Pricing Debris Removal

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Buckeye2006, May 30, 2006.

  1. Buckeye2006

    Buckeye2006 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 12

    What may be a good hourly rate to price for this service? Load and go....no trimming or cutting involved.
     
  2. KERRTURF

    KERRTURF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 129

    Your hourly rate should be based on the time and cost it takes to do the job. For example:
    One hour labor to load and unload the trailer @ your $/Hr. Labor
    20 mile round trip to dump site @ your cost per mile
    Dump Fees @ cost to dump
    Profit margin

    If you price your labor at $25, 20 miles cost you $10, dump fees are $25, and your profit margin is 20% the total should be $72 plus any applicable tax.

    I know this sounds elementary, but you have to be able to know your cost AND have the business make a profit in order to stay alive. If you do not know your cost, you will not make any profit.
     
  3. Buckeye2006

    Buckeye2006 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 12

    Thx for the reply....i too use the 20% rule, just like to see where I stand in relation to others. We have a yard waste facility near me that you can dump for free. They in turn mulch the debris and resell it.
     

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