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Bulk salt pickup locations Chicago north burbs?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Northsnow, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Northsnow

    Northsnow Member
    Messages: 42

    Converting to bulk salt this year and I already have one supplier for pickupo, problem is reliability. Have to call, wait for them to get there, etc. Looking for reccomendations for other suppliers / pick up locations near Palatine, Mt. Prospect, Libertyville? Any help would be appreciated. Just tried to google for half an hour and no luck yet. Found some in Seneca, but that would be an hour each way, not so good during a storm. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. tracigroup

    tracigroup Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    The Material Yard in Mundelein , Arlington Power in Palatine and Lester's Material in Grays Lake ....... if you use Lester's just be sure you the one with the Buffalo logo , good people , the other guy (Lester's Nursery L/S and Const.) is a scamer......
     
  3. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    There was a nursery or landscape supply on Dundee or Lake Cook Rd' just East of 294 that was selling bulk last year. I forgot the name
     
  4. The Garden Guru

    The Garden Guru Member
    Messages: 49

    I know Shemins in Addison and Landscape Depot in Lombard both have bulk and bag. Both are off I355 as well
     
  5. weevensteven

    weevensteven Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    bulk salt

    we use menoni maconi on rt.41 at park ave west in highland park
     
  6. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Lowes in Cary

    It's always dry and clean. 82.50 per ton during normal hours. 10 more after they close. Open 6-3:30 and normally have people there during the storms, however I would recommend going there during the day before and just figure out how to keep it dry.
     
  7. The Garden Guru

    The Garden Guru Member
    Messages: 49

    Wow Lowes is selling bulk salt? That's a bold move to make for a big box store. I've been seeing it for $82 ton and $79 ton down this way
     
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Not the same place. This is an excavating company
     
  9. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Red's garden center on dundee rd. 105 yd during normal hours, 115 during storm ( after hours) good salt... usually there within 10 minutes of calling to get loaded.
     
  10. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    They have been pretty reliable for years as well.
    Still selling it next to the Hollows on RT.14?
     
  11. The Garden Guru

    The Garden Guru Member
    Messages: 49

    Ah ok. What does Reds and Lowes consider "After Hours"? I'm curious about that
     
  12. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Yes. If I ran out they are my back up. Last few years the salt they have gotten has been very clean, very dry, only complaint is they don't always have someone there at all hours... I have called before... And between getting her there, starting the loader, scaling,...it was 3 hours. So just go load when they are open
     
  13. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Red's is extremely reliable i live down the street in northbrook, i can wake up at 1:30 in the AM call and someone will be there loader ready in 30 minutes on average... longest i ever had to wait was 1 hour.... after business hours... so whenenver they close to whenever they open....
     
  14. RMC LANDSCAPING

    RMC LANDSCAPING Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    at reds they are now charging by yard? how much does there yard weigh?
     
  15. RMC LANDSCAPING

    RMC LANDSCAPING Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    when i go to menoni, i get about a half ton, and it costs me around, $60 with tax, im just trying to find the best deal
     
  16. Northsnow

    Northsnow Member
    Messages: 42

    does anyone have a number for afterhours for any of these guys? kinda in a bind at the moment.....
     
  17. RMC LANDSCAPING

    RMC LANDSCAPING Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    where are u at?
     
  18. Northsnow

    Northsnow Member
    Messages: 42

    hey- thanks for the reply. Im in palatine and could really use 2 1/2 tons now....clients calling and my supply yard has not been answering his "emergency line" for 3 hours!
     
  19. RMC LANDSCAPING

    RMC LANDSCAPING Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 98

    reds garden center in northbrook 847 417 1350
     
  20. Northsnow

    Northsnow Member
    Messages: 42

    RMC....you are a LIFE SAVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you very much!