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Dump Costs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by AGLA, May 7, 2002.

  1. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    What are you the places in your area charging to dump various materials?

    $120 per ton for "demo" here.
  2. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    I can only gauge with 1 ton dump size loads -

    Harvard Refuse for building materials/demoltion (anything but green waste): $20.00 for soil per load, $30 minimum and up to about $45.00 if the load has a lot of timbers/ties.

    Boyas Excavating for clean fill and yard waste about $20 to $30 a truck. Concrete, ashphalt, logs, bricks, etc. all for about the same price.

    DeMilta Sand & Gravel - takes concrete, ashphalt, bricks, etc. Don't know the cost - but it's very inexpensive. They recycle the concrete and brick for resale - so they don't charge much of anything to drop it off.

    Other various local places charge a little more ($11.00 to $16.00 per CY) to dump yard waste - no soil, timbers, stumps, branches, etc.
  3. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,488

    No landfills in PA accept yard/lawn waste.
    We have to find alternative (legal) methods to get rid of debris.
    We recycle our own. As long as we compost and recycle our own (and don't accept material from others, or accept materials and charge for it) we don't need a permit (according to the local DER office). Although DER does inspect us monthly to ensure that we have no "garbage" in the piles.
  4. Pick up load is $20- 30 if over cab. Double charge if uncovered.
    Posted rates show truck/trailer size and not weight. There is a scale but I do not have to deal with that.
    Accept grass, branches, leaves, anything but hazardous waste.
    Not an issue for us, but they also take tires, refrigerators, and a few other listed items at an additional per item charge.
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    $120/ton for demo? holy ****. I thought i had it bad at $30/ton. I shouldve kept my single axle dump trailer, cause it was only $2 a load no matter what weight. now with my double axle i have to get weighed. oh well.
  6. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276


    What do you do with your compost? Potting mix or soil amendments? Or do you give it away to anyone wishing to take it? I'd be interested in learning how you approach that.

    And you must tear out some concrete slabs, and have wood and brick waste from hardscape projects - landfills take that?

    As for us, around here the landfills charge $18/ton, but that's really on the expensive side for us. Most of our waste, if just soil, goes to places looking for fill. If it's concrete, brick waste, etc, it goes to the quarries, who charge around $6/ton.
  7. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    In Lindsay anything that goes to landfill is $70.00 a ton. Good soil we dump at our yard. Compostables go into a separate pile. Anything else that is good fill is dumped anywhere someone needs it. We always have somewhere it is wanted. Every couple of years we shred the compostables and used in the making of triple mix which is then sold at $25.00 a yard. All bruxh and wood is burned in late winter but this will probably end soon because it is getting harder and harder to get a fire permit.
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    John the landfill near me takes yard debris. It's Waste Management. They go $35 a ton with a half ton minimum. When dumping some other stuff there recently I saw huge piles of mulch (even colored) and compost. Not sure what they do with it though, sell it? Use for township? Dunno.

    But anyway as far as regular dump sites other then landfills, there is a landscape supply near me that sells everything for commercial landscapers (equipment, trailers, etc.), but they also sell firewood, mulch, topsoil, etc.

    To dump there they charge me $10 for pick up bed full and $15 for my 5'x10' trailer size full.
  9. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    I have a place here that will take yard/brush waste for free. They make mulch from all of it...
  10. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    I Pay $3.00 a yard (packed) for leaves, grass, or dirt, ect. Sticks or brush must be chipped first.

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