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Our Processes

Grinding Process

Grinding Process

We grind mulch, and a lot of it. Meet the Diamond Z, the tremendously powerful tub grinder which pummels wood at 1050 horse power! A complete pulverization occurs in this process. First, raw and clean wood material (never pallets or construction debris) is dropped into the tub grinder and shredded one time, resulting in what we call Single Grinds. The single grinds then sit in a large pile for 2-4 months, decomposing and becoming a more mature and darker product. After the Single Grinds have been sitting for the appropriate length of time, it is ready to be ground again, resulting in what we call Double Shredded Mulch. Taking the single grinds and shredding them again in the Diamond Z tub grinder makes for a finely ground mulch that trees and plant life love to be covered in. Having the right tool for the job is very important to our company’s success. Having reliable and heavy-duty grinders allow us to stay ahead of the competition and gives us very good quality products. Mulch sits in the piles for 2-4 more months before it is sold allowing it to become darker, richer, and finer as time passes. Using the Diamond Z grinders allows us to continually provide high quality mulch to our customers year after year.

Colorizing Process

Colorizing Process

We color our mulches to make colorized brown, black, and red double shredded mulch. Our natural double shredded mulch is run through a machine that sprays the mulch with an eco-friendly colorant. The coloring machine spins the mulch in the colorant until it is coated all over the wood. This spinning and spraying motion, along with the use of high quality colorant from the industries leaders is what gives our colorized mulches the vibrant visual appeal and the ability to hold its color for up to 9-12 months. This process is done the same way every time, resulting in a consistent looking colorized mulch product. After the coloring process is complete, the mulch is dropped onto a conveyor belt and moved to the appropriate location where it sits for at least a month, drying and soaking in the colorant. That is how you create a high quality long lasting colorized mulch product, and we are experts at it!

Bagging Process

Bagging Process

We take pride in the ability to bag our own mulches, soils, and composts in our own bags with our own machine (and robot!). The bagging process begins with dropping material in “the hopper”, which is a large bin that holds the material before it is bagged. The product is then moved along a conveyor belt at a steady and consistent rate so the bagging machine can handle the material that come through. The bags are then formed, filled, and sealed. The bagging machine, measures the precise amount using its internal computer, whether it’s a 1 cubic foot, 2 cubic foot, or 3 cubic foot, and drops the material into the plastic bag. The bags are brought up another conveyor belt so the material is evenly spread throughout and pressed for stacking. Our robot then stacks the bags nice and neatly. Once either 45, 60, or 65 bags are stacked, depending on the product, the pallets are then moved to the wrapping station, where the pallet that is topped with bags is ready to be secured by the plastic stretch wrap. Once the pallet has been completely spun and wrapped tight, the pallet is moved to the correct location for storage. Come by our store locations to see all of our bagged products. They include mulches, soils, and composts in either 1, 2 or 3 cubic foot bags!

Screening Process

Screening Process

Using only high-quality soil and compost, our company uses large screens to rid the majority of rocks, sticks, and other debris in order to sell only the highest quality screened soils and composts. We use what is called a “trommel” to screen out the larger sticks and rocks, separating the soil or aged compost itself. This soil is clean and very high quality. We always screen our materials on asphalt or concrete so that the final product that will ship to you is always clean and of the highest quality and consistency. We take great pride in the soil we sell. We always want to make sure that it is easy for the end user to spread and consist of great quality so that grass, plants and trees will thrive growing in it!

Trucking Process

Trucking Process

When you order our mulches, soils, or composts, you can have it delivered. We have small trucks, large trucks, and everything in between. Our fleet of tractor trailers are always ready to move our products to the market. Give us a call to have us ship some of our high-quality materials direct to your project or home!

Firewood Process

Firewood Process

Remington Mulch manufactures and sells green, seasoned, and kiln-dried firewood in Northern Virginia. Local tree and landscape businesses bring us their wood debris for us to dispose of. Based on species and wood grade, we separate logs to be processed into firewood instead of being trucked out and ground into mulch. This dramatically reduces our carbon footprint, because every log that is processed into firewood is material that never has to be trucked up and down the highway.

We cut our firewood with a 100% electric, European processing system that is extremely safe, efficient, and eco-friendly. This machine allows us to produce more beautiful, clean firewood than any other supplier in Virginia. After the wood is cut and split, the wood is tumbled to separate bark, scraps, and mulch from the cleaned, finished product.

Wood that will be sold as seasoned is stacked with an excavator in a tall wind-row pile, which will again be tumbled once more before it is loaded into a delivery truck.

Kiln-dried firewood is processed directly into our specially-designed steel baskets, which are then loaded into one of our two kiln dryers. These kilns kill all bugs, eliminate mold, and reduce the moisture content of the wood to 8-12%. Most logs enter the yard with a moisture content ranging from 30-60%, and once this process is complete the wood is ready to be sold as USDA certified firewood, which is extremely easy and pleasant to burn.

Our Springfield yard is home to our wood processing site. Here we offer a variety of wholesale firewood. We can also deliver right to your driveway. Please note that our delivery service is dumped only, no stacking provided. For stacking inquiries, please contact our Springfield office at 571-565-3565, and we will put you in contact with stacking services.

Locations

Fairfax 8524 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031 View Map 703-560-2275
Springfield 7920 Woodruff Ct Springfield, VA 22151 View Map 571-565-3565
Dulles 23540 Pebble Run Place Sterling, VA 20166 View Map 703-661-4040
Gainesville 14601 Lee Highway Gainesville, VA 20155 View Map 703-753-3838
Elkwood 13411 Beverly Ford Rd. Elkwood, VA 22718 View Map 540-829-1105