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Full load of leaves.... what would the disposal fee be

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by dfor, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    I'm lucky enough to be able to dump my leaves for free at a local farm. So I have no idea what it would cost to dump a full load of leaves from a full sized pick-up truck with racks that go up about 2 feet above the truck cab.

    Customer is questioning my price for leaf removal and disposal.

  2. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,684

    Our cost is 5 dollars a yard our leaf trucks can fit as much as 16 but we seldom pay for more then 10 yards in a dump.
  3. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,441

    I can either dump for free at the dump or when i do have to pay, its $25 for a pick up and $40 for a dump truck like a 3500 or an f450
  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,486

    Leaves are free at most places locally. Brush is about $30 per ton.
  5. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Leaves are 10.00 a yard and 18 a yard for grass.
  6. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,629

    most places around here have a flat fee for the season.... say $500-$1000 for the entire season with unlimited dumps. for everyone else its $18 per truck/trailer.
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,159

    I have 2 dumps I can go to one is free for leaves and chipped wood and the other is $25/ton to dump. I think I paid $80 to dump a load of wet leaves in there a few years ago.
  8. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I have three dumpsites. One is a organic farm that takes my leaves for free as long as they have been run through my leaf loader. The second charges $9 per yard for leaves but you only pay for the first 10 yards. He also charges $5 ( I think) per yard for brush. The third place is a transfer station that does everything by the ton plus an entry fee. They have never charged me the entry fee but they can if they want. Then it is $20 per ton for leaves and $40 per ton for brush.
  9. greenpoint

    greenpoint LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Most places here charge by weight regardless of what it is (as long as its "yard waste" of course). Between $37.50 and $50.00 per ton
  10. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    15 here for up to 12 yards

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