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orange palleted sandbags We're New Mexico's only full-service sandbag company. Since 2009 we've been supplying defense contractors, governmental & tribal agencies, and businesses both large and small. We pride ourselves on meeting customers' specifications and deadlines with reliability and a superior product. We'll bend over backwards to get your order to you on spec & on schedule.

We provide burlap and polypropylene bags, either filled or empty. Both varieties are available in assorted sizes, with the polypropylene bags available in a selection of colors & weights. If we don't have it in stock, we'll order it. No minimum quantities; you can buy 1 or 100,000 bags.

Our standard poly & burlap filled bags conform to Corps of Engineers guidelines: approx. 30-35 lbs. & about 0.4 cubic feet each, run 75 bags to the pallet, and 20 pallets to the truckload. We also provide 50 lb bags; these run 50 bags to the pallet (1,000 bags per truckload).

We use washed masonry sand from recycled concrete & secure our bags with 58 lb. test nylon zip ties.

If you have particular or exacting weight specifications (± 1 lb) for your bags, we're happy to accommodate your needs at no extra cost. though bag count per pallet & shipping costs may require some adjustment. Since we're a small company, we might need reasonable lead time to get your bags filled. Rush orders are available at extra charge.

Emergency? Call us at 505-750-3478 (DIRT), pretty much 24/7. If we don't answer right away, leave and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We check email and voice messages multiple times during the day.

All prices are FOB Albuquerque. Shipping and/or delivery are extra. Call for a quote.

Credit card purchases over $1,000 may be subject to 3% card processing fee. 
NM gross receipts tax of 7.1875% applies to all in-state sales (waived with valid NM NTTC).  



Empty bag prices:

White Polypropylene, light weight (850 denier)
woven, 15"x27" with tie strings, treated with 1600 hour UVI


1-99 bags $0.50 each
100-499 bags $0.40 each
500-999 bags $0.35 each
1000-1500 bags $0.30 each
over 1500 bags call or email


Orange, Yellow, Green or Tan Polypropylene, medium weight
14"x26" with tie strings, treated with 2,000 hour UVI


1-99 bags
$0.65 each
100 - 499 bags
$0.55 each
500 - 999 bags
$0.50 each
1000 - 1500 bags
$0.45 each
over 1500 bags
call or email


Black Polypropylene, heavy-duty, 4-5 year lifespan
14"x26" with tie strings, 4.5 oz/yard (12 mil), treated with 4,000 hour UVI


1-99 bags $1.00 each
100-499 bags $0.80 each
500-999 bags $0.75 each
1000-1500 bags $0.70 each
over 1500 bags call or email


Treated Burlap (US military specs, CID-A-A-52141 class A, resistant to moisture, mildew,
UV, critters & insects) / olive green, 14"x26" with tie strings, tight 10 0z weave


1-99 bags $2.00 each
100 - 499 bags $1.80 each
500-999 bags $1.50 each
1000-1500 bags $1.35 each
over 1500 bags call or email




Filled bag prices:

1 pallet (30-35 lb. bags) = 75 bags                              truckload = 20 pallets, 1500 bags

White Polypropylene, light weight (850 denier)
woven, 15"x27" with tie strings, treated with 1600 hour UVI


1-74 bags $3.00 each
1-10 pallets (75-750 bags) $215.00 per pallet ($2.87 per bag)
11-19 pallets (825-1425 bags) $200.00 per pallet ($2.67 per bag)
1 - truckload (20 pallets, 1500 bags) $3,750.00 ($187.50 per pallet, $2.50 per bag)
over 20 pallets call or email


Orange, Yellow, Green or Tan Polypropylene, medium weight
14"x26" with tie strings, treated with 2,000 hour UVI


1-74 bags $3.25 each
1-10 pallets (75-750 bags) $230.00 per pallet ($3.07 per bag)
11-19 pallets (825-1425 bags) $211.00 per pallet ($2.81 per bag)
1 - truckload (20 pallets, 1500 bags) $3,975.00 ($198.75 per pallet, $2.65 per bag)
over 20 pallets call or email


Black Polypropylene, heavy-duty, 4-5 year lifespan
14"x26" with tie strings, 4.5 oz/yard (12 mil), treated with 4,000 hour UVI


1-74 bags $3.50 each
1-10 pallets (75-750 bags) $252.50 per pallet ($3.37 per bag)
11-19 pallets (825-1425 bags) $237.50 per pallet ($3.17 per bag)
1 - truckload (20 pallets, 1500 bags) $4,500.00 ($225.00 per pallet, $3.00 per bag)
over 20 pallets call or email


Treated Burlap (US Military spec, CID-A-A-52141 class A, resistant to moisture, mildew,
UV, critters & insects) - olive green, 14"x26" with tie strings, tight 10 0z weave


1-74 bags $5.00 each
1-10 pallets (75-750 bags) $356.25 per pallet ($4.75 per bag)
11-19 pallets  (825-1425 bags) $337.50 per pallet ($4.50 per bag)
1 - truckload (20 pallets, 1500 bags) $6,375.00 ($262.50 per pallet, $4.25 per bag)
over 20 pallets call or email

All prices are FOB Albuquerque. Shipping and/or delivery are extra. Call or email for a quote.
Tax of 7.3125% applies to NM residents (waived with valid NM NTTC).

all prices are current 04/01/2017 - subject to change



Sizes:

  • Standard sizes for most poly & burlap bags is 14"W x 26" L. Our standard white bags are 15" x 27". These bags are rated for 50 lb. fill.
  • Larger bags (18"x30") are available in white, yellow & untreated burlap bags (75 lb. capacity).
  • Tubular sandbags (12"W x 38"L) are available in white polypropylene; about 60 lb. capacity.
  • Other sizes available as special orders; we ask pre-payment. Allow an average of 3-5 business days. UV treatment may not be available for unusual or custom sizes.

Other items:

  • Polyethylene monofilament bags for stormwater runoff, filtering & ballast. These include snake bags (6"x48", green) and gravel bags in either 14"x26 (hi-viz yellow) or 19"x28" (rust).
  • Both light-weight (3 mil) and HD (10.5 mil, tarp weight) fitted UV-resistant pallet covers; and
  • Supplies including bag filling stands, hand tampers & sifters, and 4-pt, 15.5 gauge barbed wire (for locking stacked bags together), sold by the foot or by the roll.

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Applications:


Erosion & flood control, levees, pipeline construction, ballast & anchoring, road barriers, slide retention, spill control & containment, commodity storage & transportation (gravel, compost, animal feed, etc), and temporary structures for containment, barricades or storage.

Our standard 30-35 lb. bags, solidly tamped, come in at about 12" wide, 16" long, and 3-4" high.
A pallet of filled bags will cover about 25 square feet. A truckload (20 pallets, 1500 bags) would be enough for 500 square feet - a 10' x 20' structure with 10 ft high walls, or a 5' high x 100' long x 12" thick wall or dike. Guideline to some basic calculations / bag counts can be found here.

These calculations are based on 30# bags, a little over half-filled. This weight allows them to be easily handled, but they're capable of holding up to about 50 lbs each - which means you can get more volume for fewer bags. If you want filled bags heavier than 30 lbs, we'd be happy to provide them. Or you can simply buy empty bags & put your crew to work filling & stacking them. 

If requested, every bag can be filled & weighed to an accuracy plus/minus 2 pounds. We secure all our bags with 58-lb. test cable ties (rather than use flimsy bag ties). We don't cut corners... if it takes a little longer or costs us a little more, we'll do it.



Accounts & Payment:


We can accept corporate and government credit cards over the phone. We do charge an extra 3% for purchases over $1,000 for credit card processing. We can also set up accounts for large and/or repeat orders with preferential pricing & payment terms (on approval).
Billing is net-30 with a 3% break for net-15. Because we're small, we may request a 50% deposit on large jobs. We gladly accept New Mexico NTTCs for tax exemption from qualified customers. Call us at 505.750.3478 or write us at info@nmdirtbags.com for more information.



About us:

We're a small, home-based business that started in 2009 catering to folks interested in alternative earthbag construction, then expanded to start meeting the needs of commercial, industrial, environmental and engineering clients.

We make it a point to go out of our way to provide work to people who are disadvantaged or facing barriers to employment, with priority going to minorities, women, veterans, ex-felons, single parents, and others who just need a break. We pay our people a minimum of $10 an hour. It makes our prices higher, true, but it's the right thing to do & helps sum up our business and community ethic.



Our Products:


We don't scrimp. We appreciate quality, and want what we sell to reflect on us. Both our treated burlap and our poly bags meet US military specs.

Polypropylene bags: Our standard white woven polypropylene bags are 10x10 weave and a minimum of 800 denier, resisant to moisture, tears, rips, soil bacteria & critters, and treated with a minimum of 1600 hour ultraviolet inhibitor (UVI).  In New Mexico, this equals out to a lifespan of about up to a month in the summer and about 6-9 months in autumn through spring,  before they start to break down. After use, polypropylene is recyclable with household plastics (RIC #5, PP).


Burlap bags (treated) are tightly woven 10 oz. jute, dipped in an EPA-approved ammonia solution to stiffen them & enhance their resistance to mildew, moisture, insects and soil bacteria. They're biodegradable and can be left in place (and can even be stuccoed or plastered over for permanent structural  installations). They conform to US military specification CID A-A-52141 (formerly MILB-12233E) / NSN#8105-00-285-4744 - class A, and are made in the US.

Burlap bags (untreated)
are 100% additive-free and are food-grade with no odor. These are available in a variety of sizes (call or email for more information). We normally keep the 14"x26" and the 18"x30" sizes in stock. Other sizes will require special ordering.


Four-year bags:
Our heavy-duty woven polypropylene 14"x26" sandbags currently come only in black. Like our other poly bags, these are rip-and-abrasion resistant and largely leakproof. While the manufacturer rates them 4-year bags, under different conditions they may last a shorter or a longer term. Heavier than the average tarp (4.5 oz/yard, 12 mil), they're the toughest bags we've seen.


Monofilament bags:
These are made of a monofilament polyethylene and are a bit open-meshed; they're better filled with gravel than with sand or dirt (which may sift out). Depending on use & conditions, their life span is about 3-6 years or longer.

  • Durabags are 14"x26", come in seven colors (great for landscaping or conditions that call for either high or low visibility).
  • Snakebags have a filled size of 6" x 36" and include a handle on one end. They're excellent for both ballast and filtration.



Tools include hand tampers & soil sifters, 4-point barbed wire by the foot (used to lock stacked bags together), and bag filling stands.



Building:

Building with earthbags (bags filled with a wet adobe mix) is easy, cheap, and in many cases can surpass conventional building materials for strength. Want more information? Click here to download a 1998 article from the ICBO's Building Standards Magazine on earthbag/sandbag construction.



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