Let me give you some advice: THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!
That stuff comes from somewhere, and if you figure out where that is you are ahead of the game. I BET there is a sawmill near where you live. You can get trailer loads of sawdust there.
They also love horses and they have dairies in Ohio - somewhere nearby is a LOT of manure that you can get cheap.
Here's the kicker:
Every state has a highway department building roads, and also a railroad that each have quarries that have all kinds of stuff that they pass on to places that refine it. Those raw materials can be found cheaply....
Think about "ROCK DUST", a favorite of John Kohler. Does it seem to you as it does to me, that you can get it from a quarry mining operation? Go there instead of a store. Every state that builds roads has one somewhere. Every state that has RAILROADS has quarries all over them.
Every state that engages in these activities has a source for materials - and as a result, other materials. Materials that they consider WASTE materials. You can get them, if you know where to look.
Again - think outside of the box. What is waste to some, is a goldmine to others. If you are walking up to a cash register - chances are you went to the wrong place
*Lumber yards and sawmills have sawdust falling out of their pockets
Le Revanchist du Finances
There is no such thing as a "STUPID QUESTION"
~ Unless you or I fail to ask it in time...