View Full Version : Whats your city DUMP FEES?

ATL Lawn
11-01-2005, 07:25 PM
How much does your area dumps charge you guys? here its $35-$45ton (for tree/grass/leaves debris) and avg wait time 5-10mins. i was told that was cheep vs nationwide prices. just wondering.

AL Inc
11-01-2005, 07:28 PM
That is cheap. I have a facility close by that charges $65/ton. I believe demo debris is even more. They open at 4:30 am, so I usually go early, never have to wait in line.

11-01-2005, 07:33 PM
Ours is free they have alarge area for small branches and yard waste only. Real handy when I do cleanups I use the dump trailer with sides and from anywhere in town the dump is probably only about 5 to 10 minutes away.

11-01-2005, 07:35 PM
its free for us too!!!

11-01-2005, 07:48 PM
look at the locations, Im in MD right in Annapolis, Between DC and Baltimore, we pay $65.00 ton.

11-01-2005, 08:02 PM
I live on the same road as my town dump, pretty convenient right? well, not when they charge 6 cents a pound. I was going there and loading my own compost for awhile for free and then they yelled at me towards the end of the season. They said it's not for commercial use. i was a little po'd since i pay $5400 in town taxes a year!

11-01-2005, 09:07 PM
we pay $100/ton for brush/leaves. they do not accept grass.

11-01-2005, 09:20 PM
no city dump, so I pay $15 at the local dump site to dump anything I want, execpt stuff with nails in it and roofing material. I can dump grass, leaves, concrete, brush, etc. Its $15 for an 8ft bed wth 2foot sides. So thats like 5 yards :)

11-01-2005, 09:24 PM
free here.

Jason Rose
11-01-2005, 11:05 PM
FREE!! But only open 8 to 5... They take everything, just has to be offloaded into the appropriate site. Compost, brush, demo., trash, metal, concrete.

I used to think all the seperation was dumb, but I appreciate that fact that it's FREE and I obide. It cheeses me off when I see brush and trash bags in the compost pile... That means that someone has to go thru it and dig all that crap out, costing the taxpayers more money for labor.

11-01-2005, 11:19 PM
45.00 per ton. I have waited over 20 min to get on a scale during peak times.

11-01-2005, 11:31 PM
WOW that much for a ton...its anywhere from $8-15.00/yd for leaves, brush, grass clippings around here. No scale either, just gotta be honest about what ya got, plus the guy in the office can usually size up the load himself. How can the use a scale, wet grass is heavier then dry grass and same for leaves, i mean certain things can take up a whole dump truck but weigh nothing?? Interesting


11-01-2005, 11:38 PM
Truck load up to top of the cab,brush and yard debri,light trash..12.00.If they think you have a ton or more then they will weigh your truck and it's $43.00 a ton

11-02-2005, 01:15 AM
heres free for me too . one day i cut down 5 pines piled all of them on my trailer went to to dump no charge .

Green Pastures
11-02-2005, 01:30 AM
Grass clippings, leaves and pruning debris are free to dump.

Anything like block, garden timbers or something with dirt in or on it is $30 a ton.

11-02-2005, 01:37 AM
Grass clippings, leaves, Branches under 6 inches in diameter are free. Only problem is they close at three.

11-02-2005, 02:49 AM
$38 a ton here for lawn debris. But it's $18-$20 for construction-demo material. Seems kinda backwards to me but oh well. You guys that get charged by the cubic yard. How do they determine your volume?

11-02-2005, 10:59 AM
55 a ton . Dirt and brush are free to dump

11-02-2005, 11:51 AM
no city dump, so I pay $15 at the local dump site to dump anything I want, execpt stuff with nails in it and roofing material. I can dump grass, leaves, concrete, brush, etc. Its $15 for an 8ft bed wth 2foot sides. So thats like 5 yards :)

Where at that's not bad

11-03-2005, 09:34 PM
$65 per ton here or $15 per yard. Depending on what you have sometimes it pays to get weighed in. Sometimes it pays to not get weighed.Everything is local too

hole in one lco
11-03-2005, 09:41 PM
well i have 2 options I can go downtown to harvard and pay 55 a ton. I can go right around the corner to rocky river and dump for 120. a ton.
I picked up the city work for rocky river so i pay 000000:)

Critical Care
11-04-2005, 05:11 PM
The recycling place out here will charge several bucks per cubic yard of yard debris, aka "green waste". Most of the time they just eyeball the load and charge you whatever they guess is correct, but sometimes they’ll pull out the tape measure. Could be good or bad.

If a place charges $40 per ton, that could come out to be a better deal than if they charged you by the cubic yard. Would it be a better deal to pay $40 per ton or $4 per cubic yard, to dump out ten yards of leaves and pine needles?

Actually, I think they should pay us for this material. They turn it into compost and make a good profit off of it. And because of wildfire hazards in this area, homeowners are encouraged to clean up and dispose of this green waste. If people got paid at least a little bit for their debris, then don’t you think that more people would be cleaning up their places and reducing the fire hazard?

zim bob the landscaper
11-04-2005, 06:36 PM
i have to pay $50/a ton fpr grass trees leaves stuff like that but most of the places i mow i just put the stuff in the woods

11-04-2005, 06:44 PM
65 A ton for everything besides bush, leaves and grass. I do not know what they charge for the other stuff. All i know is that i can load my 8 ft bed 5 feet high with brush and it runs like 6 bucks.

Only open 7-2. It sucks that they close at 2.

And BTW, there are leeches every where at the dump. People leeching off the goverment and my tax dollors. They employee to many people that do nothing there.

11-04-2005, 07:18 PM
There is a local Cementary here that has a huge compost site, they charge 100 dollars for Dump trucks and 50 for a regular truck. They will only take small branches and grass clippings. If you want to dump other material you have to drive about 20 mins out of your way and pay a heavy fee. It all depends what you are dumping in this landfill which just p*sses me off to no end. Its like whatever the guy working that day feels like charging you is what your bill is.

I wish I had a piece of ground some place that I could get an backhoe in there and dig myself a 8 foot hole 8 foot deep and place PVC pipe in the bottom and have some standing for Oxygen and lime it monthly and have my own compost pit. It would save my so much $$$ and I could possibly sell the compost as Humus or something.

11-04-2005, 08:09 PM
46.00 a ton for trash. 25.00 a ton for green waste, no palm fronds, just wood and clippings of grass.

Concrete, 450.00 for a dual axle, $75.00 for a tripple axle, $125.00 per semi.

Fines, or spoils, $250.00 per load.

Rich's LS
11-04-2005, 08:12 PM
They charge 27 a ton here for yard waste. You have to watch them or they wil charge you a arm and a leg form stuff you didn't have like demo stuff...

11-05-2005, 12:41 AM
we pay $9.00/per ton here in Hillsborough county...

Critical Care
11-05-2005, 01:24 PM
Uniscraper, what's the deal with them not taking palm fronds? Guess that they have so much fiber they don't break down, eh?

northwest lawn
11-05-2005, 05:20 PM
a green waste recycling facility charges $8 a cubic yard and for brush, grass, leaves, homeowners are free of charge, and concrete is $50 a load

11-09-2005, 10:37 AM
Something like $20 for the first ton and $2.50 per ton after that with a $15 minumum. That's for grass and leaves, not sure on brush.

General Landscaping
11-28-2005, 01:04 AM
Well, I'm shocked...... something is cheaper down here.
County landfill is $22/ton up to 4" green stuff.

Or wait till after a hurricane and dump green stuff free.

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
12-19-2005, 12:21 AM
We are around $8 per yd here.

True Cut Lawn Maintenance
12-19-2005, 01:38 AM
Yard waste is FREE here, most construction waste is 10-12 bucks per pickup load. they have a citywide cleanup in the spring and fall and for a month you can take anything to the dump for free. City also goes around with payloaders and trucks and does curbside junk pickup along with the regular trash pickup, really has helped clean the town up.

12-19-2005, 03:16 AM
Our dump charges $50.00 per ton on green waste, and $65.00 on building materials and regular trash.

We have a state ag farm 1 mile down the road from our shop that takes all processed green waste for free...all shredded/ vac'ed leaves,tree chips, stump grindings, and grass clippings.

12-20-2005, 05:10 PM
42.00 per ton:cry:

12-20-2005, 06:24 PM
$25.00 per ton here for green waste, $65.00/ton for construction debris.

12-20-2005, 08:50 PM
Uhhh.. we pay 15 bucks for the bed of a pickup (full size) and a trailer. Not bad at all!

12-20-2005, 09:08 PM
$12.50 per Cubic Yard...with $25 minimum. Sounds cheap until they charge you $90 for a dump trailer (8 yards) of leaves. I explain that expense to cleanup clients in advance!


12-20-2005, 09:16 PM
Nothing... When I or one of my guys goes on the scale they check to see if we have an in county window decal, ask what we have, then tell us to go ahead. I've heard from people that there's a commercial dumping fee but have yet to pay it. And it's pretty common knowledge I own a business since I know most of the people working there and we're there at least once a day during peak with a load.

12-20-2005, 10:22 PM
Hey just a tip because I never thought before. I told a lady I would dump the debris in her back yard for a hunded bucks. It took me and my son about 15 min to load it and another 15 min to drive it over to the dump. O damn, it cost me $75.00 to dump the very small refigerator that was in the the rest of the stuff from the peopel that moved out. I thought I would net about $70.00 per hour, but I might have broke even. Maybe.

12-20-2005, 11:50 PM
Find a farmer! I have a relationship with a farmer about 15 miles from me. He uses the grass for his garden and leaves, etc. for filling in where the cattle run around his building. He wants it and I want to get rid of it all for FREE!

12-21-2005, 12:55 AM
My local landfill is $7.00 a ton. I have several locations that I can dump for free....bio-degradable only. Leaves..I dump on my property.

12-21-2005, 01:58 AM
5.00 a cubic yard. for green waste. 13.00 cubic yard for solid waste. Most of the ladys will error on the low side. I.e. 3 cubic yards will still be 5-7.50 a yard. My average yearly dump bill is right at 450.00.

It really does not matter what it is as long as you are making a decent living while dumping. Each and every area of the States have varying rates depending upon what they need to either ship it out or refuse it. Just bid acordingly.

12-21-2005, 04:40 PM
free at the cement plant its used for land reclamation, and free at the land fill
grass,leaves,branches,no logs over over 24 inches. We get around that by cutting those bigger logs in halves or quarters.FREE FREE FRREEEEEEEEEEEE

03-28-2006, 09:42 PM
ok guys great posts but what i want to know is how much are you chargeing clients for dump fess per yard per green barrel or what ? per dump truck? per ton ?

1.grass per yard per green barrel
2.spring clean ups per barrel or per yard how much ?
3. fall clean ups. trap away or vacum up ? $$$
4. pruning shrubs debris?$$:dizzy: