What exactly is mulch and why do people use it? Simply put, mulch is a protective covering made of organic material (such as compost, peat, straw, sawdust or small pieces of wood).It’s normally spread over the ground around plants, small trees, or in a garden to help prevent soil erosion, enrich the soil, reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, and prevent weeds from growing.
Mulch can be made from many kinds of materials, including: compost, peat, straw, cocoa beans, rubber, newspaper, rocks, and some plastics. The most popular mulches used for landscaping come from wood chips, ground bark, and ground wood pallets. When you get mulch from Tri County Pallet, you don’t ever have to worry about debris being mixed in with your mulch supply.
As a pallet recycling company that’s what we produce: wood mulch produced from ground up pallets. Tri County Pallet recycles pallets that can no longer be repaired.
How we turn pallets into mulch
We use a piece of heavy machinery known as a “tub grinder” to do the dirty work! This tub grinder can grind up very large amounts of pallets and scrap wood at a time into top quality raw mulch!
Any nails inside the tub grinder are separated using powerful magnets, so only the ground wood reaches the mulch pile.
How we color the mulch and the benefits of coloring
Colored mulch is getting more and more in demand these days, and Tri County Pallet offers the 3 most popular colors: brown, black and red.
We use a special colorant machine to color our mulch. There is a mixing chamber inside the colorant machine, where a blend of non-toxic colorants and water are injected and completely saturate the wood. This is a highly regulated process to ensure deep colors and full saturation. Once produced, the newly colored piles are left to dry for a minimum of 3 days to ensure maximum drying time.
Because of the low moisture content of the wood we use (generated from pallets and scrap wood) our pallet mulch absorbs a deeper saturation of the color so the colors last much longer than most of the other materials used to produce colored mulch.
As Pallet repairers and recyclers, we at Tri County Pallet believe that protecting the environment comes naturally to us and we are proud of our contribution to preserving wood as a renewable resource. We efficiently utilize our operations to help our community and environment by being Green.
We provide mulch to very large nurseries and landscape supply companies looking for minimum amounts of 30 cubic yards. If you are looking for a high-quality, environmentally responsible supplier of colored mulch in the Cleveland, Ohio area, then Tri County Pallet would fit the bill!
Feel free to setup an appointment to see the high quality mulch we create on a daily basis.