Bagging not bagging

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by T-Trim, Oct 23, 2007.

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bagging not bagging

Poll closed Oct 26, 2007.
  1. Bag all the time remove off site

    7.4%
  2. Not Bagging

    70.4%
  3. Bag only if need be dump on site

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Bag and dump on site

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Bag only if if be remove off site

    22.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Do you guy bag or not bag the whole season? And what is your pricing? As far as different in the way you handle it.

    If you were to bag and remove off site, what would be the different in price if bagged and dump on site?
     
  2. B Stove

    B Stove LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    Nope, I only bag 2-3 times in spring and fall cleaup.
     
  3. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237


    I used to bag throughout the Season, but this past Summer I started mulching the clippings and I've noticed that putting the clippings back into the lawn does make a big difference. I think I'm gonna keep mulching in the summer, and then when the leaves fall I bag/vacuum them up. I'll also bag as part of the Spring- Clean up, When the lawn is very long, and of course for the people that perfer their lawn to only be bagged!
     
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    The only bagging I do is when the customer wants his bermuda scalped the first of the season. Was charging 2x mow price....after reading lawnsite, I know I should be charging 3x mow price and $3 per bag if I haul it.
     
  5. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Well in my area it could be 5 buck more to bag . I don't know what it would be for removal off site. That why I asked.
     
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    If the customer wants it baged all year then I do it, otherwise I usually bag in the spring/fall and mulch in the summer.
     
  7. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    I look forward to just a few years from now, when the biofuel industry as a whole turns to the commercial mowing industry and begins to ASK FOR the bulk of our clippings for use as ethanol! I envision township and county operated clipping and brush drop-off 'stations', that, of course, would be voluntary, but at some point may actually pay :usflag: the 'dumper' a small amount for their 'clean' loads! (Smart investors, right now, are putting their money into things like that: ANY type of biosolid recycling, and smart research into feasability of use of different types of wastes for biofuel for the future, and how they would be best transformed, and the logistics of how it would get done.)
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,676

    That would be cool:cool2:
     
  9. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 202

    Our contract states: Clippings will be discharged or mulched. If they want it bagged we charge per cut $5 and leave it with them or $8 and haul it off. We don't want to do allot of bagging, it take way to much time and $$$ to dispose of all the grass. Even in the fall we won't do it unless there paying for a "Fall clean-up"
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,842

    It would be more like a forced requirement to give them to the township. Just like the hundreds of townships that make it mandatory to recycle for "their" profit
     

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