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Pet Waste

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JLawn, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. JLawn

    JLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Ok, here's a smelly subject... what do you guys think is the best way to address pet waste? With 2 big dogs in the yard, is it better to make a quick sweep and then mow or just plow on through the poo?
  2. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    if you have to weedeat around it, wear a brush guard that covers the whole face
  3. Pro-lawns

    Pro-lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    if want to go through it it makes a mess and smells
    tell your customers that you can remove it for a extra 10.00 a week
    some take it some will remove it them selfs
    most of my customers oay me the 10 bucks so they dont have to deal with it
    the pooer scooper 5.00 at ace hardware payup
  4. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    i do not pick up dog ****! we do charge extra for waste in the yard, but do not remove. There is a service up here, that cleans up pet waste. I tell my customers to call them if they are to lazy to clean up after thier dog!
  5. andersonmowing23

    andersonmowing23 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    I charge 10-12 bucks to pick it up, I carry the pooper scooper, but I do not dispose of the dog ****, thats their job I leave it in a bag for them. I used to take it and get rid of it for them but I couldn't stand how bad it smelled on those hot days.
  6. bp418

    bp418 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I agree, I also charge an extra $10.00 a month to "de-poop" the yard. I include this in my written contract, when I do the first estimate inspection. I don't remove the poop, I just put it in their waste can.

    XTreme Lawn Care
  7. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    I think $10 a month is too low. We charge $12.50 for one dog + $4.00 per additional dog for lawns under a half acre. Poop is a high profit business and a good add on for you.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I have never picked up for a dog and I never will.
  9. MikesLS

    MikesLS LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 35

    Hey I am with Tiedeman,I never pick up dog *** I mow over it
    and if I get any on my machine or stuck on tires , I use their hose
    to clean it off then I charge $10.00 per cutting extra,after a couple
    times they will sometimes clean it before I get there.
  10. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    I'd say you'r emore in line with the 12 dollar range too. If they are that lazy they will probably complain about it all the time to their freinds but they will still pay it so they won't have to pick it up themselves.

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