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Mulching Complaints

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fairways, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Does anyone get any complaints about having mulch dropped in front of a house on the road? Had this problem the other day!
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    not me. Then again, most times i have them dropped in the corner of the driveway so its easier to cleanup.

    I get up to 12yd dumps at a time. never had anyone complain.
  3. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Not as of yet. Although I only have dumped what I can do in that day. City Ordanaces give 48 hours, so they have no reason to complain.
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    Put some cones or around the pile so people can see it clearly and you should be alright...We always dmp at edge of driveway as well as long as it's not a huge load
  5. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    I wouldn't worry about one complaint, unless the city/county writes you up for it. In that case, you'll have to rethink things.

    You have to remember that someone out there is always looking for an opportunity to carp about something. It can be anything. Some people might not like the look of my truck. Ask me if I care.

    Got a call from a woman about two weeks ago, complained about getting my mailer. It took her a lot longer to call me than it would to throw the postcard in the recycling bin. This is a case of someone with WAY too much idle time. I don't worry about people like that. Over, done, moving on. Who has time to worry about people like that? We who are self employed certainly do not.
  6. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 378

    I hardly ever dump or have it dumped, i work out of my one ton dump. but if u dont have one, i can see the problem
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    I can see that you haven't done any large 10+yrds of mulch. I wish my one ton could haul as much as I need. That would save me right around 2grand a year in delivery fees.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    No complaints for me either. I almost always get it dumped on the street, that way customers can get in and out of their garages.
  9. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    I can easily get 10 yards of mulch into my 16 foot open trailer. So that is how I do it. No dumping or delivery fee needed.

    PM me and I will tell you the trick.
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    It is not a good idea to have mulch dumped on a public road, sooner or later a political apointee or law enforcement officer will explain it to you................

    Always in the driveway.

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