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fall leaf cleanup?????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scott in the soo, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. scott in the soo

    scott in the soo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    yes, sad to say but summer is almost over.. just a quick question about bidding on leaf cleanup jobs. i am switching over from charging per hour to charging per truckload.

    for the guys out there who charge per 1/2 ton truck load,, what is your rate per load and 1/2 load???????????

    please respond.... thanx
  2. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    I think most people do it by how many yards they get. I am going to charge $20-25 extra per yard to take the leaves away. It costs $9 a yard to dump, but if I drive out 40 minutes I can dump the trailer for free. Thats 15+ yards of leaves dumping for free, which will be $300-$350 per dump trailer load + the cost of the actual cleanup.
  3. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    I charge for time only. Some yards that are big and few leaves will take much longer than small yards with tons of leaves. I like my method of charging for time that way I don't mess up big on estimates and end up with less than I need year after year on the same accounts.
  4. Oates_Landscaping

    Oates_Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    This is probably a stupid question considering I'm working in the same area as you but, were do you dump your yard waste? Anywere locally.

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