Frequently Asked Questions
How thick do I need to have the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch on my playground?
The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch is tested to ASTM F1292-09 which is the standard for critical fall height for head injuries . At 6 inches of compacted depth the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch exceeds the test parameters which are 17ft. Certain state regulations may require licensed childcare facilities to have a certain depth. Contact us to help determine the correct amount needed.
For most backyard sets a 3-4 inch depth is adequate.
How is the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch packaged?
The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch is sold in 1 ton increments. Each ton is packed in a sack that is banded to a standard pallet.
What does 1 ton cover?
Do you sell in stores or through distributors?
We only sell the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch factory-direct, which puts you in direct contact with the manufacturer (hey, that’s us!) and eliminates the markups of distributors and retailers.
What is the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch made of?
The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch is made from the scraps and cutoffs from manufacturing a rubber tile. When the tile is stamped we take the excess and run into a chipper to make the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch. The material is pre consumer virgin rubber. Its latex free and sterile, unlike rubber tire mulch.
How do we know it is safe?
Jelly Bean has been third party ASTM tested for toxicity including heavy metals, phthalates and other red-list chemicals. The tiles are made for use in schools, daycares, hospitals, headstarts and more. They meet strict guidelines for indoor air quality in the state of California and do not emit harmful VOC’s. This inert rubber is high on the durometer scale and will not leach.
What color is it?
The color is how the product gets its name, Jelly Bean. The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch is a mixture of many different colors. Over 60 percent of the tiles we recycle are in the grey family so from a distance the material appears to look like gravel on a playground.
This is one of the biggest advantages of the Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch is the fact that unlike tire mulch the material does not have a coating. Ask anyone who has had tire mulch for an extended period of time and they will tell you about how the color eventually comes off on the kids. Even the best coatings are only warrantied for 15 years against total color loss.
Does The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch meet ADA requirements?
You bet! The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch meets F1951-99 to satisfy accessibility guidelines.
Does the material mold or mildew, what maintenance is required?
Mold, Mildew… not at all! The tile we are recycling has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties baked in, so it perfect for humid climates. The only maintenance is occasional raking as needed in high traffic spots. The Jelly bean Rubber Mulch tends to stay put better than tire rubber mulch due to its piece size. In fact you can take a leaf blower to it and it stays put. Take a look below.
What is the lifespan of the material?
Unlike wood mulch that rots and has to constantly be replaced the Jelly bean Rubber Mulch does not degrade. The material is warrantied for 20 years against degradation. While the cost is more upfront you’ll sleep well knowing the safety surface you’re responsible for is always in compliance and will cost less over time.
Does it get hot?
The Jelly Bean Rubber Mulch stays cool and does not trap heat or experience ramp up like other synthetic surfaces. We do recommend a shade structure for playgrounds that are prone to high levels of heat, as the equipment and surface will inevitably rise in temp as the ambient temp rises.
Is it a choking hazard?
Unlike hot dogs and grapes the Jelly Bean rubber mulch pieces are flat, while it’s unlikely that a child would choke on the material parental supervision is required.
How Does Delivery Work?
Via Freight Truck. The delivering company will call to set an appointment for delivery. Talk to your sales rep for more details.
Do you sell borders, mats, etc?
Yes contact us for details.
Where can I see it?
We encourage you to order a sample before ordering. Push here to get a free sample: just pay for shipping!
Do you offer leasing/financing?
Yes please check out this video or inquire about options with your sales representative.
Does Jelly Bean Sell Residential Orders?
Due to supply chain shortages and transportation disruptions we are unable to deliver to residential addresses at this time.