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what would you do?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by loydm689, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. loydm689

    loydm689 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I have a few residents who have large dogs.Do I ask them to clean up the piles the dogs left behind before I mow,or do I charge more to play dodge the pooh!

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    give them the option tell them either they clean it up or you will have to charge them for clean up of your equipment.
  3. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    Yeah, that is what i do. either they clean it up or it is a $5 (or $10 depending on account) surchrage for cleaning the equipment.
  4. MMLC

    MMLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I charge $5 equipment clean up if it's not removed prior to service.
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    i never thought of charging a equip. clean-up surcharge for that! thanks for the tip, i just usually run it over and leave it were it lands.
  6. BCF

    BCF LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Charge them for it, or make 'em clean it up. But charge them good enough that you won't want to die when you're cleaning it up.
  7. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    That is what I do too and then charge them extra on top of that!:laugh:
  8. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    get it on your tire on purpose and rub it all over in front of there main walkway by slamming the breaks and the right time
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    yes, tell them it needs to get picked up or there will be an added fee for it.....welcom to LS, btw, i really like your avatar....GO COWBOYS
  10. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 492

    You do BOTH, if they dont clean it up, u charge them. its something that should be in YOUR contract.

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