i just sent out my billing. my clients who are on a "per cut" billing system, all got a "debris" surcharge added to each cut, for the last 2 weeks of october. most were only $10 a week, but some, as high as $50. here is what may cause a problem: contracts changed in wording around mid may. the old contracts had nothing concerning a debris surcharge, the new ones did in fact adress the issue of an extra fee for debris on lawn, such as the leaves that have been dropping. well, i'm not going to knock on each door when i arrive, and forwarn each client that todays visit will be extra due to the debris on the lawn, nor, am i going to call them. i think they most certainly should expect to pay extra for the grasscut, if there are branches and leaves on the lawn. i added the surcharges, and will hold firm if the complaints come in. will they pay without questioning it? or, will i once again be forced to use strongarm collection tactics? i did roughly 1/3 of my billing today(30). i bet all but 3 will pay, without questioning it. opinions?