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Disposal Costs

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Shawninfl, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Shawninfl

    Shawninfl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Does everyone take their disposal to a dump site, or landfill? And how much does it cost on average?
  2. LawnProz

    LawnProz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    We take ours to a farm in our area. The farmer then shreads it and spreads it on his fields. Grass, leafs,small branches or trimmings. Cost $7.00 a yard.
  3. Shawninfl

    Shawninfl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Thank you. We have a landfill nearby, but I didn't know the roundabout cost, or if it would be worth it.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    In my case I live in a densely populated county (over 200k households, nevermind population) and so it is hard to find a place for disposal.

    I used to try and keep a lower price by finding cheap places to dump, then I got tired of breaking my back with loading / unloading and also got tired of looking, seems every 6-12 months I was having to find yet another new place...

    So now I take my stuff to Shoosmith Landfill, an 1100+ acre property that charges $22/ton for organics (leaf and brush), $40/ton for everything else, and a 40-dollar minimum, so basically it's 40 dollars a 6x12 trailer load.

    This forces me to charge a minimum of 160 dollars per trailer load, and the price can go up to 200 / load... It hurts some but in the end I find I'm far better off as I'm not getting nearly the demand for this job I dislike... Not to mention, a 6x12 (2 foot sides) full of any kind of debris really ought to cost at least 160 anyway.
  5. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    had to get rid of some old tires this last Dec and it cost me $ 6.00 per tire OUCH !! but the other stuff I end up collecting is from the city owned properties so I take it to the city landfill and dump it there at no cost as it is already thier stuff any way
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    Middlesex Count y Landfill here in jersey is about 75/ton. Then you add in the 40-50/yr in annual dues. Oh ya, jersey has a fee and a liscense number to be placed on all vehicles, I forget already its around 150-175.

    There are places that except just 'organic' debris for much less (so I'm told I haven't gone that route). My nursery excepts the shredded leaves in the fall for nothin. Heck, I'm paying 25/yd for the 'humus' anyway the next year.
  7. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,208

    I have a hauling/disposal charge but I haul everything out to the shop and have a burn pit I dug last year. Works out well.:)

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