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Old 12-28-2011, 06:38 PM
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Full load of leaves.... what would the disposal fee be

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.

Mama, whats vacation mean???
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:58 PM
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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.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:06 PM
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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
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:16 PM
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Leaves are free at most places locally. Brush is about $30 per ton.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:13 PM
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Leaves are 10.00 a yard and 18 a yard for grass.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:14 PM
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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.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:25 PM
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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.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:05 PM
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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.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:07 PM
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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
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:29 AM
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15 here for up to 12 yards
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