as i said, we can just blow the leaves to the curb, and the town sucks them up. my question is: you spend the time to do a thorough cleanup, pile them at the street. you are now done for the year at this property. but the towns leaf pickup truck doesn't come for a week. you send a bill, the client refuses to pay it, because the wind blew the leaves back onto the property. do you#1- demand payment, period, even though this will cost you the client? #2- go back, clean the leaves AGAIN, in order to stay on good terms , get paid, and retain client. #3- don't go back, don't demand payment, a few hundred isn't worth the hassle.