Fee $ to bag clippings?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PeakLawnCare, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. PeakLawnCare

    PeakLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    I have a customer that would like all grass clippings removed each mow. I normal do not do this and not sure if I should add a fee for this. I have a bagger and I know it is more work and time. What should this fee be???
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  2. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Since I bag every yard, I charge like this:

    5 dollars to dump a truck load of yard debris

    5-10 yards per day

    I figure in an extra $5 every yard for the dumping fee. PLUS an extra $5 for fuel and labor.

    $5 x 5-10 yards = $25 -50 extra daily income

    Thats 125-250 weekly income. The little things add up.
     
  3. PeakLawnCare

    PeakLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks alot!!!!
     
  4. kman8674

    kman8674 LawnSite Member
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    depending on size of yard i offer 5 dollars for front and another 5 for back
     
  5. PeakLawnCare

    PeakLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    This yard (lawn) is about 1 acre.
     
  6. Firefighter337

    Firefighter337 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depends on the amount collected. If you need to dump 5 times. Of course, go up in price. If you have to dump only 2 times. Go ahead and use your judgment.
     
  7. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
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    we bag each time except in the winter when we mulch the rye sometimes.we charge a monthly fee for year round service.depends on how large the lawn is to.1 acre or more we mulch but the customer cannot tell.
     
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    It really depends on the yard. I could bag one acre and get half a yard of clipping then drive a few houses down and bag 1/2 acre and get 2-3 yards worth of clippings. I pay 40 per ton to dump and have used a formula that works pretty close for me, it is adjusted for each account based on expected growth. Basically $0.25 / K on site and $ 0.45 / K taken gets me pretty close. This obviously would be different for everyone.
     

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