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Leaf box pics!!!!!

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by johnnybravo8802, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    I know this has been done in the past but I'll ask again, for updated info. I just bought an open landscape truck that dumps with the dove tail dropped. I plan to build a box for leaves in the fall and buy a vac. I was wanting to do research on the construction of boxes. Also, has anyone on here ever contracted with the city for leaf removal-we have one city leaf truck for the entire town and no other LCO in town with a leaf rig. I'm seeing $$$$$$$$ signs!!!!!!!!:clapping::clapping: I'm also wondering about prices to just collect leaves on the roadside.
     
  2. oakwdman

    oakwdman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,297

    If the town does it as a free public service (well not really free but no direct out of pocket costs) you're gonna have a hard time getting people to pay for it.
     
  3. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    The thing is, the leaves may sit there for over a month before they get picked up because the city is so overwhelmed-Yea, the service is free. However, I figure if I remove an eye sore or before they blow across the yard again, I'm doing them a service. Yea, I'm just thinking out loud and maybe you're right but it never hurts to try. I'm thinking of maybe $25-$30 to remove all the leaves X2/yr=not much money. I may be dreaming.I do think being the only leaf service in town is a great thing for yard clean-ups though.
     
  4. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,718

    Contract with the city to do pickups and charge by the truck load and they pay the dump bill or provide a place to dump, Maybe $200 per load and keep it running 6 days a week, sounds like money to me.
     
  6. johnnybravo8802

    johnnybravo8802 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 2,313

    Thanks for all the tips. I see a lot of money potential here, even if I just do my own stuff.
     

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