Curb Side Pick-Up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by MICHPLOWER, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Hi guys, I am rather new to the fall clean-up I have a customer that wants a price for just curbside pick up for a acre property with around 15 maple and oak trees. only problem is all the leaves are still on his yard so its pretty hard to see how much leaves are there to bid correctly. I was wondering if you guys could throw me some estimated quest so I don't under bid and don't over bid.
    Thanks in advance for any help or input.

    MICHPLOWER
     
  2. stan the man

    stan the man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 705

    i have flat rate 100.00 curbside pickup. not saying a 100.00 total. if i had account come to me for amount. i would say get them in a pile then i can give amount or throw amount to him. hope it right picture would be great.
     
  3. mowZ06

    mowZ06 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 248

    Depends on how you plan on getting them to the curb. How long will it take you ? Bagging unit on a mower or blowing them ? I have an ultra vac set up on my lazer that really holds a lot of leaves and you can dump them while sitting on the mower right at the curb. An acre is a pretty good size job. Need a picture for sure.
     
  4. AA+ landscaping

    AA+ landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    Be careful some townships will not let lawn companys put leafs on street to be picked up. You can be fined.
     
  5. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    I charge $150.00 to fill up my trailer (they load), $175.00 if I have to load. This is per run! Let them know up front and don't worry about bidding. If they are cheap (lets hope so), they will have someone their to load, all you do is drive to the disposal site and dump. BAM... thank you MAM.
     
  6. MICHPLOWER

    MICHPLOWER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Thanks every body for the help and input
     
  7. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    No problem, good luck.
     
  8. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    I charge a per truckload fee, so if it's 1 truckload, it's $A 2 truckloads is $Ax2 Minimum charge is $1/2A
     
  9. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    Do you give discounts if they need more then 1 truck load. I don't give discounts but I was wondering if I did, will I generate more business.

    Let me know.
     
  10. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    Why should I? Still costs the same to dump each load, and still have to do the same amount of work and driving. What's different? Might have to fight the second or third load, when the first went in QUICK.
     

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