Playground Chips

Picked-up: $38.00 /cubic yard

A high-quality engineered wood chip product, screened to contain a variety of graded sizes to ensure necessary compaction for optimum performance and safety.




Highway Fuel’s Playground Chips are a high-quality woodchip product that is designed, tested, and approved to meet the necessary certifications outlined by ASTM* (F1292, F2075, & F1951) and ADA** for fall protection, hazards, and wheelchair access. 

Product advantages include:

  • Impact-absorbing playground surfaces offer more give than concrete, asphalt, wood, gravel, or packed dirt.
  • Engineered wood fiber materials third-party certified to ASTM and ADA standards for playground surfaces. Meet legal requirements for public playground areas.
  • Made primarily from natural virgin wood by-products. No negative health or environmental effects, unlike rubber mulch, which certain studies have shown to leach out toxic chemicals over time.
  • Resists years of play in many different weathers and environmental conditions – such as extreme heat and cold, rain, wind, and snow. Includes drainage properties to allow for quick water removal and drying.

*American Society for Testing and Materials
**Americans with Disabilities Act

Calculating Materials


1,728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot
27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard
7.5 cubic yards = 1 unit
One 5 gallon bucket = 0.67 cubic foot


144 square inches = 1 square foot
9 square feet = 1 square yard
43,560 square feet = 1 acre

How much area will a cubic yard cover at a given depth?

At 1/2″ deep, 640 square feet
At 1″ deep, 324 square feet
At 2″ deep, 162 square feet
At 3″ deep, 108 square feet
At 4″ deep, 81 square feet
At 6″ deep, 54 square feet
At 12″ deep, 27 square feet

Material weights

Please note weights can vary due to moisture content.
Bark Mulch: 500-800 lbs/cubic yard
Compost: 800-1,100 lbs/cubic yard
Soils: 1,300-2,000 lbs/cubic yard
Gravel: 2,000-2,500 lbs/cubic yard
Sand: 2,000-2,300 lbs/cubic yard


Volume of a Rectangle


Volume of a circle


Volume of a Triangle

Our estimate planning tools are provided for your reference and convenience. Highway Fuel is happy to help, please call us at 503-363-6444 or email for assistance.

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