what would you charge?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by plantzpropertymanagement, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    just got a little spring clean-up job the customer wants leaves and sticks picked up just in the back yard not much work at all maybe an hour tops not even a short pickup bed full of stuff what would you charge just wanting to see if my estimate is around the same.
     
  2. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
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    70.00 plus dump fee. What did you charge?
     
  3. plantzpropertymanagement

    plantzpropertymanagement LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    i charged 65.00 no dump fee
     
  4. Full throttle lawn care

    Full throttle lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 151

    Is your dump free? Is your labor,gas and time free? My dump charges 20.00 bucks and I'll tack on 20 to 60 bucks depending on travel time and time to unload at the dump. I prefer to bag it and leave it on the curb.
     
  5. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    Nothing usually less than $100. By the time I send a 2 man crew, truck, trailer and euipment out tot he job, and then to the dump I wouldn't charge any less.
     
  6. mad_wrestler

    mad_wrestler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 339

    On normal spring clean-ups. No bushes. Just reg service and pick up sticks and mulch leaves. I charge 2.5 to 3 times what I would normally mow the property for. $40 yard would be $100 - $120. On bigger clean-ups I figure $45 per man hour with $85 per load to the dump.
     
  7. DistLawns

    DistLawns LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 120

    I would charge 80.00 that would include the dump fee. Our Dump fee around here is like 2.00 a yard. We can usually compact 3-4 lawns into 3 yards of waste. So I wouldn't even bother charging seperate for a dump fee, just throw it in to your price.
     

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