Plain ole rock salt

In this last storm for my smaller lots and drives I used 50# bags of rock salt.
They cost $4.95 a bag. We applied them with a hand spreader and the results were great as usual.
Can someone sell me on a cheaper more efficent ice controler/deicer/snow melter?
That I don't have to purchase in bulk?
If there something better i'd like to hear about it.
"Snow is green"

paul soccodato

Senior Member
westchester ny
around here rock salt is about the same price, its discounted a little if you buy a full skid. bulk is the way to go, around here 1 yard of rock salt goes for $89.00. if you dont have a place to store it loosley, look into some garbage pails, i used to store mine in them, and when i needed it i would fill up some compound buckets. much more expensive going with the bags, but also easier, and cleaner to work with


Senior Member
Albany NY
I make my guys bag the bulk salt in sand bags for walks. As long as you dont tie them in a million knots you can reuse them. We only use them for walks so most of the time it gets put down by hand. They have a brand new broadcast spreader but they dont use it because the bulk doesnt flow so well. I have a couple i deas for a cure but I'm not sure yet.

Big M

If you got a tailgate salter with a vibrator you could use the sand bags. The savings using bulk over bags will pay for the salter. I have a buyers with a vibrator from karrier co that cost less then 1000 all together.


Senior Member
I went in with two other guys and we bought a truckload of bagged salt ( twenty tons). It cost us $2.00 a bag. The cheapest price we could find locally was $3.00 a bag. We all use bagged salt, because none of us have a good place to store bulk salt. :) ;) :) ED