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What size options are available?
You can purchase ecoSHRED rubber mulch in 24 lb. sacks or in our 2,000 lb. super sacks.
Is ecoSHRED safe and is it non-toxic?
ecoSHRED rubber mulch is 100% non-toxic.
Our rubber mulch is virtually metal free! Through production processes and several series of magnets, metal is
extracted, and mulch is sampled to be at or above 99.9% metal free by volume.
ecoSHRED has been tested by 2 outside sources and passed for not only zinc, but also lead and
other hazardous metals.
Unlike wood mulch, ecoSHRED rubber mulch is non-flammable material (based on testing by the Federal Hazardous Substance Act).
Unlike colored wood mulch, ecoSHRED does not have issues with color leaching. What is color leaching? Over time wood mulch breaks down and water washes over it. This causes those contaminants in mulch colorant to leach into the soil. This sometimes includes the actual dyes used for the coloring.
ecoSHRED has also been certified
Is ecoSHRED IPEMA Certified?
Yes, our mulch has been tested by IPEMA and passed all tests required for certification.
“In the Interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association
(IPEMA) provides a Third Party Certification program whereby a designated independent laboratory, TÜV
SÜD America Inc., (TÜV), validates a surfacing manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM
F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment
Performance Criterion, Section 4.2; ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under
and Around Playground Equipment Performance Criterion (in its entirety); ASTM F3351, Standard Test
Method for Impact Testing In Laboratory at Specified Test Height; and for an engineered wood fiber
manufacturer its certification of conformance, also to ASTM F2075, Standard Specification for
Engineered Wood Fiber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground
Equipment; and for a Loose Fill Rubber manufacturer its certification of conformance, also to ASTM
F3012, Standard Specification for Loose Fill Rubber for Use as a Playground Safety Surface under and
around Playground Equipment. A list of current validated products, their thickness and critical height may
be viewed at www.ipema.org.”
Is ecoSHRED rubber mulch flamable?
Based on testing by the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (16 CFR 1500.44) in 1995, rubber mulch was found to be a non-flammable material.
Does ecoSHRED rubber mulch smell bad?
Initially, there will be an odor from a newly opened bag of mulch but once installed the smell dissipates very quickly.
What makes ecoSHRED better than other rubber mulch?
Is ecoSHRED really better for the environment than wood mulch?
The short answer is, YES!
More specifically, when we recycle semi-truck tires, that avoids this material from filling up our landfills. ecoSHRED rubber mulch is made from 100% recycled material and keeps over 22 million pounds of used tires from going to the landfill.
Additionally, countless trees are saved when a home or business uses ecoSHRED rubber mulch instead of wood mulch. Wood mulch washes away, fades easily, and deteriorates quickly, so it needs to be replaced yearly (at least!). But ecoSHRED lasts nearly forever! Think of all of the trees you are saving!
It’s important to also note that ecoSHRED is non-toxic, not harmful to plants, soil, and ground water.
Does ecoSHRED rubber mulch get extremely hot in the sun?
The temperature of rubber mulch will be equivalent to wood mulch, sand, or pea gravel.
What kind of insulation value does ecoSHRED rubber mulch have?
ecoSHRED rubber mulch will keep the soil under it 10% cooler in the summer and 10% warmer in the winter. Rubber mulch does a better job of insulating outdoor plants from heat compared to wood chips and other organic materials.
In ‘Indoor’ gardens like sun-rooms and solariums, it is especially beneficial because it does not break down and emit a rotting smell.
Is ecoSHRED rubber mulch safe for children and pets?
ecoSHRED is much more protective in terms of falls or accidents than wood mulch.
Additionally, our rubber mulch is non-toxic. If a child or pet swallows a rubber nugget, it will not permanently injure them. They may experience some stomach discomfort at the beginning, but as the hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) does its work the nylon will be dissolved and the rubber will be expelled by the body with no lasting effects.
How long does the color last on ecoSHRED rubber mulch?
Since ecoSHRED employs UV resistant technology, it will hold its color for at least 10 years!
Is ecoSHRED rubber mulch really insect resistant?
Unlike wood mulch, ecoSHRED helps repel pests that destroy plants and flowers. Unlike soil and wood, rubber isn’t attractive for insects to build nests in or gnaw on. This is particularly true for ants and termites. Some even use rubber mulch as a sort of insulation around their homes to keep insects at bay.
Is ecoSHRED rubber mulch really weed resistant?
How do I maintain rubber mulch?
What about metals?
Can I use ecoSHRED rubber mulch for playgrounds?
Safer when slips & falls occur than wood mulch. Plus, no splinters!
ecoSHRED is available in 12 colors and will make any playground instantly more aesthetically appealing.
Unlike wood mulch, you don’t have to replace ecoSHRED rubber mulch. It lasts nearly forever!
How do I install ecoSHRED rubber mulch?
Questions? Ask EcoShred
If you have questions about the process at EcoShred, we have the answers you need. Whether you want quality recycled products or you want affordable tire disposal services, EcoShred is your one-stop-shop. Reach out to our team to get started today!