View Full Version : Full load of leaves.... what would the disposal fee be

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.


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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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