Coloured Chip

Coloured Chip is a landscaping product made from untreated and unpainted end-of-life timber pallets, packaging and off-cuts. Produced at EMRC's Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park, Coloured Chip mulch not only looks great, it is hard-wearing with superior performance compared to more traditional wood chip mulches.

Coloured Chip mulch is produced by shredding, and then colouring, timber with naturally-occurring colours. This recycled product is an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional pine bark mulches, reducing reliance on virgin timber and pressure on landfill.

What are the benefits of Coloured Chip?

The performance and appearance of Coloured Chip is far superior to traditional pine bark mulch. It breaks down more slowly than pine bark and is available in either red or black and gold (limited availability).

This hard-wearing product has been specially engineered to ensure colour fastness for approximately twelve months. The colours are non-toxic to plants and animals.

Coloured Chip mulch:

  • helps manage weeds
  • helps retain soil moisture
  • is low maintenance
  • is hard-wearing
  • is visually appealing.

How can I use Coloured Chip?

Coloured Chip mulch is both practical and visually appealing. It provides the benefits of a traditional mulch, such as weed management and soil moisture retention, while creating a stylish landscaping look.

Apply mulch to achieve an even thickness of 75mm over the entire area, leaving a clearance of 25mm around plant stems/trunks to avoid stem rot. The surface should be raked occasionally to rejuvenate the colour and topped up to 75mm thickness every 12 to 24 months.

How can I work out how much Coloured Chip I need?

Coloured Chip should be spread at a depth of 75mm (0.075m).

To calculate how much you'll need for your project, use the following formula:

Length (m) x width (m) x depth (m) = total cubic metres (m3) - to convert m3 to tonnes, divide by five.

E.g. if your site is 96m x 10m x 0.075m, then you'll need 72m3 or 14.4tonnes (72m3/5).

Where can I get coloured chip?

Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park, 77 Lakes Road, Hazelmere WA, from Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm (closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & New Year's Day). Please phone (08) 9274 7807.

We can also deliver the mulch anywhere in Western Australia (minimum two tonnes or  approximately 10m3).

For the current price list of Coloured Chip, please click here.


For a quote or more information, please contact the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park on 08 6216 3100.

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