changing garbage cans at commercial accounts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gman2310, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 334

    Has anybody been asked to change garbage at commercial accounts. How often do you change the garbage cans. They are places that have food, I imagine they have to be changed more than once a week.
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  2. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    What do you mean by "change"? Swap them out, throw out the old ones and put new ones in? Empty them?
  3. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 334

    sorry, I meant empty, change the bag
  4. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Messages: 1,267

    I never have had to do it, but I have seen RFPs that asked for it. I think the timing that it needs to be done really all depends on the location. A restaurant or commercial building you can probably get away with maybe 1x per week. But somewhere like a park, probably needs to be done 2xs a week.

    If its asked of you, simply inquire about how often they believe that they get changed out.
  5. Daily Lawn/Landscape

    Daily Lawn/Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 695

    We did the trash for a national drug store chain and we would do it 3 times a week.

  6. wvaughn7

    wvaughn7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I haven't done it for my mowing business, but when I worked at the local grocery store they needed emptied every day. We had six cans that sat outside for the public to use and they were full every single day.
  7. Gman2310

    Gman2310 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 334

    I was thinking it was gonna have to be at least 2x's a week. IT wouldnt be bad if we could just do it when we cut it, but I think it will need to be done more
  8. GrassesGuy

    GrassesGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    You might as well mop floors while your there. Then you can get one of those sweet shirts and have your wife sow a patch with your name on it.

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