View Full Version : hypothetically, how much do you charge for cleanups

01-10-2004, 10:35 PM
for the entire fall cleanup, how much should i charge, i know there are millions of things that go into pricing, but i just want a basic understanding of the going rate, i went on an estimate and i think i might of been to high

01-10-2004, 11:08 PM
It all depends on your overhead there isnt one set price that everyone uses.( example) I Have one employee that is paid $10.00 per hour and myself My rate would be $40.00 per hour that includes using my equitment and $30.00 for hauling debre in truck.

Metro Lawn
01-11-2004, 04:42 AM
As a rule, 35.00 per man hour. plus any disposal fees

01-11-2004, 09:09 AM
Well, I am close to you in Hunterdon County and I will tell you that last Fall, we billed at $75 per man hour for every job no matter what we were doing.

The year before we were at $65 an hour and the modest increase this year was barely noticed.

01-11-2004, 11:00 AM
75 a hour and deposal fees

01-11-2004, 12:58 PM
30.00 an hour per man...then charge accordingly if i have to personally remove the leaves.

01-11-2004, 03:47 PM
Depends on your capabilities, and setup. The companies charging $60. an up per man hr., are well set up for leaf removal. It will take these companies alot less time than your average. Charge hourly, and accordingly. This season we were getting between $60-$75 per man hr, plus dumping fees. :cool:

02-26-2006, 11:49 PM
when you all say x dollars per hour per man.. do you also charge for yourself, or your payment is in the diff from there rate and your x amount an hour per man?

02-27-2006, 01:44 AM
For leaf cleanups we charge $1.25/min for a 2 man crew, id say most lawns ave. about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. to cleanup. but that is just an ave 8000-12000 sqft lawn, depends on the trees and beds as well.

just Cuts
02-27-2006, 05:50 AM
75.00 an hour for 2 guys.

02-27-2006, 08:31 AM
I lie to get atleast $40 per manhour.

just Cuts
02-27-2006, 01:02 PM
Jbailey52 I charge $75.00 an hour. That price is for me and one helper.I pay my helper $11.00 an hour and the rest is mine. Example: Clean-up job that takes 6 hours 6x75= $450.00 + tax $477.00.My help gets 66.00 and I get $411.00. (nothing gets taken away from property.All piled at street for township to pick up.)

02-27-2006, 01:08 PM
Please define what yopu mean by claen up I just finished a 3 lot clean up for the city here they wanted a bid on so I went and looked at it it was a mess more chain sawing than anything but I ddi not bat a eye when I told them $300.00 told them it fixed out a $100.00 per lot They did not even take the time to put it before the counsil they said do it so I did was there about 8.5 hrs and they told me to jsut pile the brush and they would get the fire dept to burn it TWJ

02-27-2006, 01:16 PM
How do you get these township lot cleaning gigs?

just Cuts
02-27-2006, 01:27 PM
A clean-up for me is all leaves,sticks to the curb. (In beds,lawn,drive) Thats it.If they want shrubs trimmed I'll do that then to.

just Cuts
02-27-2006, 01:31 PM
I would have charged 637.50 + tax for 8.5 hour clean-up.

02-27-2006, 02:19 PM
I would have charged 637.50 + tax for 8.5 hour clean-up.

As far as 637.50 for the clean up this area will not support it ..The repair shops are on the average of 50.00 per hr if that tells you anything plus too many people have tractors and brushogs around here there are so many that it seems that they drive them to the local Dairy queen for coffee.
Our population is approx 1500 plus about 90% of them are either retired or on welafare living in sec 8 housing making their money by selling drugs or they have a lawn mower that they either push down the road or put it in the back of their car or if they are lucky they have a pickup and they will mow your yard for $15.00 to $20.00 When I got strarted in this we only had a tractor and my dad had retired from the steel mill here so he bought one and when he started doing custom work the going rate for it was $20.00 PH Dad finanly got to old to handle the tractor so we I took over we went up on prices and you would have thought that I must have cut their heart out and and I was just plain evil and then the rate onlywent up $5.00 PH to a total of $25.00 PH this last season due to alot of factors we went up again to a min of $50.00 and $30.00 ph Again they thought that I was Hitler or his cousin at the price O well if I can not make a little money then It can sit at the house . Had one person look at our RIG and said that lookking at our equipment that tere was sure no way in HE** he could afford us he never even ask us what our rate was and I was not even at his property I was doing one of his neighbors down the street .At one time I really felt guilt about charging them what I thought the job was worth but no more they either like it or I go on down the road. Have a good day Twj

02-27-2006, 02:31 PM
Yea i've been getting around $60-$75/hr for 2 guys working, then i charge for dumping. A lot of cleanups are around $225.00.


02-28-2006, 02:05 AM
What is the average cost of dumping?

02-28-2006, 10:24 AM
What is the average cost of dumping?
It use to be 10 cents at a pay toilet.:hammerhead: