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Dump Site Fees

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by MOW ED, Apr 14, 2005.


Pay to Dump?

  1. I pay a fee every time.

    46 vote(s)
  2. I pay per year.

    3 vote(s)
  3. I don't have to pay.

    23 vote(s)
  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    that grass clippings/thatch. here they'll take anything. its the sanitation police in their little orange cars that you have to look for. once i actually leave, i'm clear cuz they can't prove the homeowner didn't do it. in the fall with the leaves they're pretty strict on leaves being in clear bags, but that's only cuz there are certain leaf pick up days, where they dispose of them differently.
    the other day, the garbage truck was coming down my block. turns out one of my best friends from a few years ago got the route that does my house.... the things i will be dumping this year :cool: (we where talking for 20 minutes while the traffic backed up :D )
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    it sucks.. I pay $20 for a 8ft bed of grass. and one time $40 for some bushes that only filled up my bed. I need to get into the dump business. They freakin charge you to dump, they turn it into mulch, rocks, concrete, soil, etc, and then charge you to buy it back. Its a rip off, just like gas, but you gotta buy it. :(

    I rather pay like $200 to have unlimited dumping.

    Oh and this place is only open until like 5, and 4 on saturday. so sometimes I have to drive around with crap in my truck for a few days. it blows.
  3. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    $45 per ton for commercial here. I quit going to the dump/transfer station when I found out my mulch supplier will take my debris for free.
  4. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 331

    $35/ pickup bed full and $80 for a 1 ton dump with 4' sideboards or if I am feeling lucky I hook the dump trailer to the caravan and take it to the composting place that takes from homeowners for free, usually the fat chick that works there (and has the hots for me) will let me dump for free :cool2:
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    The county dump charges a flat $10 per pickup truck.
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    or drive down the freeway doing 70 with the gate down. ofcourse thatd be a big a$$ fine and not to mention the danger for the people driving behind you. so then again, dont to this. Ive seen people doing this, it was funny at time time, but then again, now that I think about it, it might have been dangerous.
  7. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    hows it look now? :p and i pay $5 per 500lb's

  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    Minimum 15 bucks in Sullivan County. Half ton or less. No wonder all them azzholes dump on the back roads.
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    We have 2 sites here they range from $7.50/yard of clippings to $9.75 per yard of clippings. Brush is $7.50-$15.00/yard and wood chips are free to $4/yd. My weekly fee in the spring averages about $85-$100. The dumpsites are open 7:00-4:30. I love hearing about other guys getting caught doing the "midnight run". One guy I knew of (out of business), got caught twice that I know of w/ fines of about $20,000 as well as a week in jail. Yeah baby-- now thats what I'm talkin about. If you run w/ the big boys, you have to play by their rules.
  10. l1011100

    l1011100 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    In Cobb County they take trees, sticks, clippings, dirt and leaves. $15 for a pickup and I only pay $35 for a full dump trailer.


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