Ecological Landscaping Materials in Chicago, IL

Recycled Materials for a Beautiful Landscape

granite stones for walkway

Bulk Crushed Limestone

Brown mulch

Mulching Material

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Recycled Aggregate

backfill dirt

Rough Topsoil

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Filtered Sand

Collecting Clean Construction & Demolition Debris | Producing Quality Landscape Materials

Stockyards Materials Yard is located on South Ashland Avenue in Chicago and is licensed by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago to accept clean construction and demolition debris for the purpose of producing materials for contractors, landscapers and homeowners throughout the area. Stockyards Materials is able to receive clean, broken concrete, bricks, rocks, stone, dirt, spoils and asphalt generated during construction or demolition activities.

Stockyards Materials in turn uses their knowledge and equipment to produce such products as: bulk limestone, recycled aggregate in a variety of sizes, sand, mulch, pulverized soil, rough topsoil and a variety of custom blends of soils, lifts and capping materials.

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Why Using Recycled Materials for Landscaping is Your Best Option

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Landscaping with recycled materials has become increasingly popular in recent years because of its environmental benefits and its cost-effectiveness. Recycled materials such as concrete, bricks, glass, and even plastic can be used to create beautiful landscaping designs that are both visually stunning and sustainable. Using recycled materials in landscape design is not only beneficial for the environment but also for the homeowner's budget. Recycled materials can be obtained at a lower cost compared to new materials, making it an easily accessible option for those wanting to create a budget-friendly landscape.

One of the main benefits of landscaping with recycled materials is the reduction of waste in the environment. By repurposing materials that are no longer in use, it is possible to prevent them from ending up in landfills or polluting waterways. This not only reduces the amount of waste in the environment but also conserves natural resources by reducing the demand for new materials.

Another significant advantage of using recycled materials in landscape design is their versatility. With a plethora of recycled materials available, including bricks, concrete, and glass, it is possible to create a variety of landscaping designs that fit any style or theme. Recycled materials can be used for anything from patios and walkways to retaining walls and garden beds.

In addition, using recycled materials in landscaping can also improve the air and water quality. For example, planting wildflowers or using permeable surfaces instead of traditional concrete can improve water infiltration, which helps ensure less runoff and more absorption into the soil. As a result, water quality can be maintained or even enhanced. Landscaping with recycled materials is a sustainable and cost-effective way to enhance the beauty of any outdoor space while also caring for the environment. Whether for a backyard garden or a large outdoor space, recycled materials offer endless possibilities for unique and eco-friendly landscaping designs.

Find One Of Our Material Yards in Within Easy Reach of Your Chicagoland Home

Kankakee Recycling

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Morris Dirt & Top Soil

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Riverdale Materials

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Markham Transfer

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Here are just a few ideas of how our materials can be used in your lawn and garden projects...

mulching garden beds

Garden mulch from either our Riverdale Materials or Stockyards locations can be used to highlight plants, bushes, and other shrubbery in around your home and gardens.

banking garden beds

Reclaimed topsoil and pulverized materials from our Morris Dirt facility is the perfect material for backing up garden rows of potatoes, broccoli or other garden vegetables.

Soil, rocks and stones from any of our locations, like Kankakee Recycling can make a marvelous rock and herb garden which will certainly give you bragging rights in eco-practices!

wood chip pathway

Recycled wood collected and ground at our Markham Transfer site can be used to make a durable and beautiful path through your property or as a weed-block cover around raised beds.