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Old 10-13-2013, 01:08 AM
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Leaf Removal Cost?

Hello all sorry if this is in the wrong section I could not figure out how to post.

My question is about leaf removal pricing, earlier today I blew leaves to the street of a half acre property. Blowing into piles and then using a trash can to transport to street. It took about three hours in total using a backpack blower that is top of the line and a two rakes (one broke). I am an 18 year old college student who has been mowing lawns for years my typical rate for lawn mowing is $30 which I charged the same customer who I blew leaves for. My question is how much would you charge for that kind of labor it also took my mower two refills of gas.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:20 AM
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I am confused.
How much did you charge your customer to do that leaf removal?
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:53 AM
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Leaf Removal Cost?

I have a labor rate. Then I charge by the hour.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:07 AM
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Hourly rate (x) Hours + dump fee (x) number of trips to dump= price. Fuel should be figured into your hourly wage. If it took you 3 hours with one guy it would be $130 job from me, assuming It only took one trip to the dump
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:14 PM
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Three hours would cost about $200 plus a disposal fee if I took the leaves with me. You need to charge enough to cover your time, fuel, and equipment. you will have to figure those numbers out yourself and come up with an hourly rate. Then just multiply your rate times how many hours the job took. Just charging for a regular mowing isn't even going to cover your costs.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:10 PM
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Try mulching first and then bag up with mower...much easier
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:46 PM
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3 hours I would of charged $150-$250
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:55 PM
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Try mulching first and then bag up with mower...much easier
That works in southern areas, not in the northern areas. Its why wheeled blowers, large backpack blowers, leaf loaders, leaf plows, etc... were invented.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:56 PM
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Hello all sorry if this is in the wrong section I could not figure out how to post.

My question is about leaf removal pricing, earlier today I blew leaves to the street of a half acre property. Blowing into piles and then using a trash can to transport to street. It took about three hours in total using a backpack blower that is top of the line and a two rakes (one broke). I am an 18 year old college student who has been mowing lawns for years my typical rate for lawn mowing is $30 which I charged the same customer who I blew leaves for. My question is how much would you charge for that kind of labor it also took my mower two refills of gas.
$80/man hour plus disposal fee unless you're leaving it there.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:51 AM
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$80/man hour plus disposal fee unless you're leaving it there.
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$80 an hr would be hard to get around here. I charge $40. People always want to know "how much to clean up the leaves" as they are pointing to a tree full of leaves.
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