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Well, that depends on what you’re hauling. If you’re hauling mulch in a full sized pick up with a full sized bed, you can fit 2 cubic yards in the bed and have it be level. While 3 yards is a heaped load. If you’re hauling soil, weight then becomes the issue. Most pick up trucks can hold 2-3 ton/ cubic yards of topsoil, however they can only haul 1 ton/ cubic yard. 

Weight is unquestionable while volume can be subjective. Why? The certified scales reduce the human error factor. In addition, operator techniques vary causing variance in the compaction of the material in the bucket. 

NO… Weights are taken at the beginning of each day and up dated according to changing weather conditions throughout the day.

There are no industry standards to define single, double or triple shredded mulch.  Our goal is to create mulch that is fine enough to satisfy the aesthetic preference expressed via feedback from contractors & homeowners and to be efficiently used by contractors in mulch blowers while maintaining enough texture to give visual dimension and prevent matting.  Some of our mulches require the wood to visit the grinder multiple times while some are able to be manufactured to size by simply altering the screen size in the grinder to maximize efficiency.


That’s what we’re here for! Plug the square footage of the desired area to be covered into our chart here on our site. Calculate 2B Round at 2″ and 2B Special at 4″. And if you have trouble or can’t figure it out we will be happy to help you out! Just give us a call or email!

Masonry sand is appropriate for underneath swimming pools.


According to the Field Guide To Compost Use, compost is the product resulting from the controlled biological decomposition of organic material that has been sanitized through the generation of heat and stabilized to the point that it is beneficial to plant growth. Compost is an organic matter source that has the unique ability to improve the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of soils or growing media. It contains plant nutrients but is typically not characterized as a  fertilizer.

There is NO animal waste, human waste or food waste in Rutter’s compost. Rutter’s compost is a yard trimming compost made up of leaves; grass clippings; ground brush, logs and stumps. These ingredients are proportionately placed in windrows. The windrows are watered, turned and monitored for temperature change. In 6-9 months, the compost is ready to be screened.


Generally, one cubic yard weighs approximately one ton. 

Rutter’s soil is available 12 months of the year.

Absolutely. Our soil is kept under roof.


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