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"Debris Disposal Rate"

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by procut, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I'm working on a bid for a couple apartment complexes, and in the bid package, it wants a price for "Debris Disposal Rate" it is defined nowhere in the bid package, what is meant by this??
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    Cost per yard of leaf removal and/or sticks, limbs, etc. That would be my guess.
  3. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    It is debris removal for limbs, leaves, trash, spoils from improvements. I usually go with 10% of selling price.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I would bid it at a "per load" basis...that way you're covered no matter how much there is.
  5. scagwildcat

    scagwildcat LawnSite Senior Member
    from nw. ct.
    Posts: 507

    i know most of you guys will say im high, but i charge a flat rate $100.00 per truck load, but in my area it costs me atleast 35 to dispose of it at the local dump....i usually put about 3yds on my truck at a time ...
  6. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    We charge buy the load.no other way to do it!!!
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    sounds good. I charge $75 per load and no cost at the dump.
  8. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    call up and ask, because that may be them wanting you to act as the janitor for the trash tossed out in the yard.

    For that I price it at $60 man hour beyond 20 man minutes per visit. this is my only listing of an hourly rate and I do it for shock and awe purposes, so they will make their maintenance guy do his job, or make the tenents do it. Anyone but me.

    If it is for trimmings disposal, I just include that in the price of the bid with no separate line item price.
  9. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 983

    I'd ask them too, as they might have a bunch of mattresses and furniture and miscellaneous CRAP that people abandon when the move in the middle of the night!

  10. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    Thanks for the replies. I'm definetly going to call monday and ask exactly what they mean by it.

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