Dump Site Fees

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

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Pay to Dump?

  1. I pay a fee every time.

    46 vote(s)
    63.9%
  2. I pay per year.

    3 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. I don't have to pay.

    23 vote(s)
    31.9%
  1. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Hi, here we have 2 legal choices?- drive 1/2 hr to the scale at $40 ton or to the "Let me take a look at it place"- where a brushy load a ft and a 1/2 over my pick up costs $40 bucks- guess it depends how much free time or cash you have. :dizzy:
     
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    cool man, i resaved it from that pic...not even gonna attempt to figure out how you did that. :)
     
  3. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,942

    ms paint and i magnified it up and did a copy & paste from a area with no bag
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    tell me what you are going to do, when south jersey finally evolves (currently, they are about 12 years behind on the evolutionary scale, due to inferior breeding/no splitting of bloodlines), and you are not allowed to dump grass anymore? it will happen, it's just a matter of time. what are you gonna do? eat the grass?
     
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    We use the local WVU AG Farm for processed waste(clippings, shredded leaves, stump grindings, and chips) for free . When we have to use the local transfer station, it's $55.00 per ton. I also just found out yesterday the supply yard we deal with is wanting fill dumped all summer, so I guess we'll be using their lot a good deal this year.
     
  6. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Actually, Jacka$$, I'm sure there are recycling centers by you, but that you don't price accordingly and/or care about doing things legally. Let's all take bets on how long you last on your own w/out going to work for someone else again. Do I hear less than 1 year??
     
  7. CrewCutEnterprises

    CrewCutEnterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 893

    Anne arundel county Resourse recovery facility is my place... in MD. $65.00 a ton. But good thing i dont take it over a ton very often.

    brush is always about 40.00

    dirt. o gosh another story
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    actually mr. gump, they DO NOT take grass here. there were three recycling centers, two were closed down for good, because of pesticide contamination after years of accepting grass. the other one, discontinued accepting grass, and actually has an employee stand over you and watch you while you're dumping. if you have even a little grass, like a handful, the guy screams at you, and makes u put it back in the truck. your place will get shut down, it's only a matter of time. then you'll still bag, but you'll be carrying around little plastic bags and leaving it at thier house.
     
  9. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,449

    that's the norm here from 20 employee companies to solo guys. just some commercial building require you take it away cuz the city sanitation doesn't stop at commercial addresses.
    i get (100) 33 or 45 gallon bags for $10, good thick ones.
    also, a growing trend here for doing jobs since there's limited option for dumping... containers.
    i've seen a guy have one at his house that he dumps in at the end of the day with grass. and if ihad to do a big enough job with a lot of refuse, i'd factor in $250 for a container for the site. this is done often. no headache when all is said and done, and the customer foots the bill ofcourse, all legal.

    the width of gobbler i bought from you fits perfect in the opening of the 33 bags, and i can usually dump 2 of those in one bag. but since almost all of m accounts are 21", bags go a very long way.
     
  10. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,027

    $10.70 a ton here. Compared to some of your prices Im glad to pay it.
     

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