fall clean ups

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grade, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 34

    what is the average rate on cleaning up leaves then hauling them away?
     
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    3 times the cost of what you charge them for a mowing.

    If you are not a mowing contractor then you could plan on an average of 6 man hrs.

    Hope this helps.
    Kris
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I sometimes use what Kris posted. I mostly estimate my hours on the job and multiply by $35 to $45 depending on difficulty.
     
  4. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    What is your rate per hour for labor? RATE X HOUR + DUMP FEE. Take into account the time spent unloading, loading, drive time to the dump, etc. It's a really simple formula.
    Hope this helps, Bill.
     
  5. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 527

    We charge 3-4 times the price of what we cut the lawn for. At first last year, i couldnt understand how these guys got sooo much!! Let me tell you, once you do couple the picture gets much much clearer =).
     
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    My prices vary greatly not only buy the size of the yard but by how many trees they have! I have some $25 per cut lawns that i charge $75 for a cleanup and some $25 lawns that I charge $200. You need be able to estimate in your head how long it will take and take according to how much you want per hour!
     
  7. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    We refer to this as STUD time:
    Start: This is how long it takes to get ready for your day before you leave your ofc/shop/garage in the morning
    Travel: This is how long it takes you to travel between your routes throughout the day
    Unload: This is how long it takes you to unload your equipment and trucks upon returning to your ofc/shop/garage etc.
    Dump: This is how long it takes you to travel to and from the dumpsite plus the time involved in unloading your trucks of debris

    Kris
     
  8. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 34

    Thanks Guys I think I'm going to enjoy this site
     

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