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dfor
12-28-2011, 06:38 PM
I'm lucky enough to be able to dump my leaves for free at a local farm. So I have no idea what it would cost to dump a full load of leaves from a full sized pick-up truck with racks that go up about 2 feet above the truck cab.

Customer is questioning my price for leaf removal and disposal.

Thanks.

Kelly's Landscaping
12-28-2011, 06:58 PM
Our cost is 5 dollars a yard our leaf trucks can fit as much as 16 but we seldom pay for more then 10 yards in a dump.

sweetland
12-28-2011, 07:06 PM
I can either dump for free at the dump or when i do have to pay, its $25 for a pick up and $40 for a dump truck like a 3500 or an f450

sjessen
12-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Leaves are free at most places locally. Brush is about $30 per ton.

Petr51488
12-28-2011, 08:13 PM
Leaves are 10.00 a yard and 18 a yard for grass.

Barrett Landscaping
12-28-2011, 09:14 PM
most places around here have a flat fee for the season.... say $500-$1000 for the entire season with unlimited dumps. for everyone else its $18 per truck/trailer.

knox gsl
12-28-2011, 09:25 PM
I have 2 dumps I can go to one is free for leaves and chipped wood and the other is $25/ton to dump. I think I paid $80 to dump a load of wet leaves in there a few years ago.

metro36
12-28-2011, 10:05 PM
I have three dumpsites. One is a organic farm that takes my leaves for free as long as they have been run through my leaf loader. The second charges $9 per yard for leaves but you only pay for the first 10 yards. He also charges $5 ( I think) per yard for brush. The third place is a transfer station that does everything by the ton plus an entry fee. They have never charged me the entry fee but they can if they want. Then it is $20 per ton for leaves and $40 per ton for brush.

greenpoint
12-28-2011, 10:07 PM
Most places here charge by weight regardless of what it is (as long as its "yard waste" of course). Between $37.50 and $50.00 per ton

ReddensLawnCare
12-29-2011, 12:29 AM
15 here for up to 12 yards

RigglePLC
12-29-2011, 01:12 PM
Go to your local dump and get a receipt and weigh station print out.

I remember years ago, I charged this nice guy $30 to remove his leaves. I was turned away at the landfill-- and sent 10 more miles to the organic landfill. They charged me $25 for my pickup load. I had no sides on the truck--just a bit of a bulge held down by my tarp. And I almost got stuck in the mud. The city allows homeowners to dump leaves at their site--but not us commercial guys. I learned a lesson.

ryan alyssa
12-29-2011, 06:06 PM
Around here it is 35 dollars a ton

andyslawncare
12-30-2011, 06:28 PM
I get charged $25/ton with a minimum charge of $15 for the trailer. I have to be weighted for anything that 'appears' to the scale operator to be more than 2 yards, otherwise the charge is less, but I'm never charged less than $15.00. I also have a 16' trailer that we fill up taking truck loads would be highly inefficient.

KeystoneLawn&Landscaping
12-30-2011, 09:14 PM
For leaves I have 3 sites. West side of town is $10, central is a free site, and east is $3. My truck with sides holds about 10 yards of leaves.

fireman gus
12-30-2011, 10:57 PM
It is free here. I have a farm to dump at but the city landfill takes it for free and composts it.

32vld
12-31-2011, 05:48 PM
Town I live in charges $50 a ton.

FoghornLeghorn
01-03-2012, 11:04 AM
19 yards of brush/$30

DavidsonLandscaping
01-16-2012, 12:06 AM
up here its $8 yrd for lawn and leaves and $14 yrd for brush

lawn care St. Cloud, MN
01-25-2012, 01:06 AM
The best thing to do if you get charged to dump around your area such as our dump site in St. Cloud, MN. Try to become friends with a local farmer or land owner in your area. Give them a end of year cleanup for free if you can dump year round clippings on their site. I have done this over the years and then they have actually referred be to other business in town in the St. Cloud area for lawn care.

LawnXperts St. Cloud, MN
http://www.saintcloudlawncare.com