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    ​Dealing with Challenging Feedstock

    Mulch producers may be dealing with a variety of raw materials, from pallets to tree waste, fresh timber to sawmill waste.

    Regardless, the end product needs to meet the specifications and quality demanded by their customers.

    Here are 3 quick tips to help you use challenging raw materials and produce high-quality colored mulch:

    1. Organize your feedstocks. When dealing with multiple feedstocks, separate them as best you can upon receiving them. For example, keep municipal and tree waste apart from pallets and fresh timber.
    2. Remove organic material like leaves and dirt to delay decomposition — which can make coloring difficult.
    3. Use efficient equipment and keep it maintained. When it comes to colored mulch, a stand-alone coloring machine is more efficient because it reduces water usage and controls color rates.