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Christmas tree pick-up

gglawns

LawnSite Member
Location
Midwest
I want to pick up the trees after the season is over. Has anyone done this? What would you charge per tree? Also when would be a good time to try and get customers and how? Any help would be great. Thank You.
 

lawncare18

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Syracuse ny
I would think it would be a good idea. I also think it would be pure profit for you. I know most towns around me have recycle centers where you can drop the trees off for free. Also some villages even pick up treees on the curb so might wana look into that before you go pass out hundreds of flyers. best of luck
 

John Gamba

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
ct
gglawns said:
I want to pick up the trees after the season is over. Has anyone done this? What would you charge per tree? Also when would be a good time to try and get customers and how? Any help would be great. Thank You.

Do you have a big wood chipper??

John
 

Wells

LawnSite Member
Location
SLC UT
I think it's a good idea but where I live the Boyscouts always pick them up. I think they charge about $5.00 per tree.
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
Wells said:
I think it's a good idea but where I live the Boyscouts always pick them up. I think they charge about $5.00 per tree.
Same here. I put out a winter flyer to pick up some tree triming and other misc jobs to fill space and offer to my clients pickup on the next service. figure in second week in jan or before and charge 5.00 per tree and 25 per tree with tinsil. usually pick up 20 trees a year. cost is 10 to dump 20 trees.
 

work_it

LawnSite Senior Member
Heck, $5/tree would cover your gas and vehicle maintenance, but what about you being paid? I wouldn't touch it unless I made $20/tree.
 

sildoc

LawnSite Silver Member
work_it said:
Heck, $5/tree would cover your gas and vehicle maintenance, but what about you being paid? I wouldn't touch it unless I made $20/tree.
This is true and like I posted before I only pick up durring my January visit.
 
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gglawns

LawnSite Member
Location
Midwest
Thanks for the reply's. There is a tree recycling center not even a block away from my house. And i was also worried about the boy scouts.
 
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gglawns

LawnSite Member
Location
Midwest
The trash services around here stoped picking them up off the curb. Now they put about 5 locations around the city so you would have to load your tree up and tie it to the top of the suv or what not and then dump it. I would make it easy for people again and pick it up from the curb.
 
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