Gardening

Our Recycled Material

Use our cubic yard

Calculator. 

All mulches are made from local woods that are by-products of local tree maintenance. Other products such as granite fines, asphalt millings and street pavers are materials that have been specifically salvaged for recycling. First-time customers are encouraged to visit our site to learn the differences between our products prior to purchase.

 

Composts

 

Screen Garden Compost 

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $6.25 | Bulk: $32/cubic yd

Black loam appearance, very fine texture

Made from: 100% local leaf and other plant material. Requires over a year for LRC to complete the process of turning, screening and stockpiling.

Applications: Excellent soil amendment that enriches and improves both sandy (adds water retention capabilities) and clay (adds porosity and air space) soils. Can also be used as a top dressing for lawns or worked into flower and vegetable gardens. Great for container gardening as well! Average pH is 7.5.

 

Stable-To-Soil Enhancer 

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $7 | Bulk: $35/cubic yd

Light brown and very fine textured material that can retain manure odor for several weeks

Made from: Hardwood bark, straw material and horse manure from local stables that is composted into a high-quality finished product.


Applications:  Natural fertilizer for non-food crop landscapes. Excellent source of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). In addition, manure returns organic matter and other nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and sulfur to the soil, building soil fertility and quality.

 
 

Shredded Mulch

Premium Shredded Hardwood Mulch

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $5 | Bulk: $25/cubic yd

Rich dark chocolate brown in color and fine fibrous texture

Made from: Brush and log material with a percentage of mixed greens that are milled and composted to a perfect age before being milled a second time into a fine fibrous mulch.

Applications: Easy to plant through, work into soil and will stay in place even on inclines. Excellent for trees, shrubs, perennials, annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs.

 

Standard Shredded Hardwood Mulch

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $5 | Bulk: $20/cubic yd

Rich dark chocolate brown in color and medium-fine fibrous texture (coarser than our premium shredded, so does not break down as quickly)

Made from: Brush and log material with a percentage of mixed greens that are milled and composted into nicely aged medium textured mulch. This high quality medium textured mulch is LRC’s standard shredded mulch.

Applications: Easy to plant through, work into soil and will stay in place even on inclines. Excellent for trees, shrubs, perennials, annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs.

 

Acidifier Mulch (Shredded Pine Mulch)

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $5 | Bulk: $15/cubic yd  (available Feb-Apr)

Shredded light golden pinewood mixed with pine straw medium texture

Made from: Wood from the community Christmas Tree Recycling Program.

Applications: Excellent for acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, blueberries, pin oaks and various conifers.

 

Chipped Mulch

Premium Chipped Hardwood Mulch

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $5 | Bulk: $25/cubic yd

Carmel to dark brown and uniform fine chip-like texture

Made from: By-product of local tree trimming materials. Select chips are composted and aged for several months before being milled into a top grade, uniform product.


Applications: Excellent for pathways and garden trails as well as around trees, shrubs, perennials, annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs. Interesting companion mulch when paired with shredded mulch due to its different texture.

 

Select Chipped Hardwood Mulch

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $5 | Bulk: $20/cubic yd

Light tan to silver gray and chip-like texture may include twig and leaf debris

Made from: By-product of public and private tree maintenance. Carefully selected wood chips from only the sharpest wood chippers that are screen tested to meet minimum quality standards. This choice mulch is composted to create nicely aged chipped mulch that represents the best of chipper mulches.

Applications: Economical choice for mulching around trees, shrubs, perennials, annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs.

 

Firewood

Quartered Wood

Free | $5/load if LRC loads into dump truck or open trailer.  (quantities limited)

Made from:  Bulk logs that have been split into pieces about 3 ft in length and 1 ft wide making the wood easier to transport. Varies in age from several weeks to several years old. Most pine wood has been sorted out.

Applications: Great for outdoor bonfires. Can also be split into firewood.

Bulk Wood

Free (LRC will not load this material)

Made from: Various deciduous tree woods that are by-products of local tree maintenance. Varies in age from several weeks to several years old. Most pine wood has been sorted out. Generally unseasoned, although seasoned pieces are easily recognizable as wood darkens and turns gray.

Applications: Furniture building, wood carving, firewood, etc.

Split Firewood

Choice of 15 pieces: $7.50 (Self-select and load) | Rick: $75 (Self-load) (quantities limited)

Made from: Unseasoned mixture of various deciduous tree woods that are by-products of local tree maintenance. Varies in age from several weeks to several years old.


Applications: Wood burning fireplaces, stoves, etc.

Other Material

 

Pulverized Topsoil Blend

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers: $7 | Bulk: $45/cubic yd

Organically enriched premium topsoil with good structure and a fine grade of texture

Made from: Premium topsoil from our local community that is pulverized and blended with 1/3 compost.


Applications: Enriched topsoil that is less likely to clump and clod, and easier to work. The addition of organic material improves soil aeration and water retention.

Recycled Red Granite Fines

5-Gallon Bucket: $12.50 | Bulk: $118/ton  (quantities limited)

Made from: Decomposed granite material is a by-product in granite excavation.


Applications: Excellent medium for hard surface pathways, driveways and patios. Fine texture allows it to be swept between pavers. Also useful around building foundations where something other than wood mulch is desired.

LRC products are sold in bulk, so please bring your own vehicle/containers/bags.

Customers that are looking to load their own material are required to provide their own tools.  The Attendants of Landscape Recycling Center are not permitted to allow use of tools or equipment to customers.

Options for picking up materials at the LRC:

Bulk Per 1/2 cubic yd

Bulk Per 1/2 cubic yd

Up to 35-Gallon Bags/Containers:

Customers that have open bed trucks or trailers can be loaded for with a purchase of half cubic yard or more.  Customers are encourage to have knowledge of their max weight the equipment can handle stated by the manufacture.  Customers that fill containers are restricted to the use of a container that has the capacity clearly labeled or 5/7 gallon bucket.  Customer are not allowed to shovel material in to vehicle without attendant’s approval.

Note:

If you are a commercial/government entity interested in large quantities of LRC products or custom potting mixes, please contact us regarding availability and possible discounts.

 

How Much Product Do I Need 

  1. Measure the length of the area needed to cover.

  2. Measure the width of the area needed to cover.

  3. Multiply length by width to calculate square footage.

  4. Locate the square footage in the first column of the chart below.

  5. Locate the depth in inches required for your project across the top row of the chart. (We recommend 2-4 inches for mulching; 12 inches for certified playground mulch)

  6. The corresponding number represents a close approximation of the number of cubic yards require

© 2020 by Ground Floor. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon

1210 E. University Avenue Urbana, IL  61802

(217) 344-LEAF (5323)
Directions

Open

Mon - Fri | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed

Sat, Sun & Holidays

The Landscape Recycling Center is operated through a cooperative agreement between the cities of Champaign and Urbana, Illinois.