Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between dyed mulch and undyed?

Dyed mulch and undyed are both triple shredded hardwood. The dyed will keep its color longer, as undyed tends to fade sooner.

Does the dyed mulch stain?

Yes, so we advise our customers to lay down a tarp. Mulch needs to be put down in beds when no rain fall is predicted within twenty four hours.

How much mulch do I need?

Our mulch is sold by the cubic yard. If you have purchased mulch by the bag, that is roughly equivalent to nine (9) bags containing three (3) cubic feet of mulch. If you know the area in square feet of the location needing mulch, you can use our mulch calculator on our homepage.

Are there any termites in the mulch?

All wood can attract termites, but because mulch has considerably small pieces of wood, termites will most likely choose a different home.

Does someone need to be home at the time of the delivery?

No. Someone only needs to be home if you want your mulch dumped in a potentially problematic area. (Please see our delivery release form.) Otherwise, leaving a check to be picked up in a convenient location at the site where you would like your mulch and explaining where you would like your mulch dumped prior to delivery would be acceptable.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit cards, and checks. Northwest Recycling, LLC is not responsible for any damage done to the property when dumping, nor for any citations or fines given. Please see our delivery release form.

Do you carry sand, gravel, stone, etc.?


Does it cost to dump?

Yes. Refer to our dump price sheet by clicking here.

Why does it cost to dump?

The equipment used on the materials dumped here are very expensive to run. Some materials are harder on the machines than others so they are more expensive to dump.

Can I rent a dumpster?

We do provide dumpster rentals. For $375.00 we will deliver and pick up a Roll Off container at a specified address. Some restrictions apply.

We accept the following:

  • natural wood waste
  • trees
  • limbs
  • pallets
  • leaves
  • clean lumber
  • scrap metal (at no charge)

Unaccepted material:

  • trash
  • concrete
  • asphalt
  • mixed loads, brush with dirt
  • painted wood
  • treated wood
  • railroad ties
  • grass clippings
  • bamboo thistle

* There will be a reload fee for unacceptable material.

Terms and Conditions:

  • All material entering facility is monitored. We do our best to reject unwanted debris. However, it does end up, on occasion, making it into the mulch.
  • We assume no responsibility or liability for any damage while loading or assisting unloading any vehicle.
  • We assume no damage done by our vehicles while loading or unloading.

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