Selling debris in bulk

matdand

Active Member
Have you ever done this in your market?

I was thinking of trying to sell bulk wood in containers, like 20-30-40 yards. Nothing cut up or split, just straight from our truck, into a container then when it's full, off it goes.

Was thinking of offering hardwood at a premium cost and then a softwood/conifer mix at a discount.

Was also thinking of doing the same with chips. Maybe figure out some way we could filter out the larger stuff, twigs and branches to offer a higher quality product.

Wondering if it's worth the time, management, equipment, etc.?
 

evo

Well-Known Member
Have you ever done this in your market?

I was thinking of trying to sell bulk wood in containers, like 20-30-40 yards. Nothing cut up or split, just straight from our truck, into a container then when it's full, off it goes.

Was thinking of offering hardwood at a premium cost and then a softwood/conifer mix at a discount.

Was also thinking of doing the same with chips. Maybe figure out some way we could filter out the larger stuff, twigs and branches to offer a higher quality product.

Wondering if it's worth the time, management, equipment, etc.?
There is a guy here that loads up shipping containers with logs of value and ships them off to buyers somewhere. There is a market for anything it just takes the right buyer. He was looking for 18” or greater alder logs a while back, perhaps going to a veneer peeler?!

Maybe there is a firewood processor near you (could be a few towns over if buying bulk)?
 

OasisTree

Active Member
Have you ever done this in your market?

I was thinking of trying to sell bulk wood in containers, like 20-30-40 yards. Nothing cut up or split, just straight from our truck, into a container then when it's full, off it goes.

Was thinking of offering hardwood at a premium cost and then a softwood/conifer mix at a discount.

Was also thinking of doing the same with chips. Maybe figure out some way we could filter out the larger stuff, twigs and branches to offer a higher quality product.

Wondering if it's worth the time, management, equipment, etc.?
We are currently doing this...we save back any hardwood logs and sell them by the cord delivered. The softwood logs get discarded. I can haul around 6 cord with my grapple truck, and it sure beats processing it. I just stockpile it thru the summer then haul it out in the winter. The buyers are either firewood sellers themselves, or have large outdoor wood burners.
 
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