Not only are you helping the local recycling effort by buying mulch in bulk, you are also saving a considerable amount of money. On average, one yard of mulch equals 14 bags of mulch. Our least expensive mulch is around $15/yard. An average bag of mulch costs $3.00, so it’s roughly three times cheaper to buy mulch in bulk.
Here’s a link to a chart that shows how many bags of mulch you need to cover various areas and depths.