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how much clippings to get to 1 ton

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pugsly, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. Pugsly

    Pugsly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    my local transfer station charges $50 for 1 ton disposal. with a $50 min. fee. How mant acrea's you think i need before i get 1 ton of clippings? Anybody ever weight what an average 44 gallon rubbermaid can full weighs? how bout a 32 gallon rubbermaid can?

    BRIAN GALLO LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I'm assuming you have a dump truck, otherwise it's a moot point. You should be able to gauge the tonnage approximately by the amount of fill you have in the dumper. Spring wet grass will obviously weigh more. A 45 gal rubbermaid filled with wet grass is approximately 100 lbs, substantially less for dry grass.
  3. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Based on that price structure I don't think the volume of grass to make a ton matters. With this price structure it would be least cost effective to bring any amount less than 1 ton and most cost effective to dump much more than 1 ton. You need to use the the biggest dumper you have available so you pay the $50 minimum fee the least number of times. The more tons you can dump the more cost effective it will be.
  4. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    Is there anywhere else you can dump besides your transfer station. I dump at a large landscapers store that sells mulch, stone, pavers, fertilizer, and so on. They charge $7 dollars for leaves/grass and $20 for brush/wood. These prices are for pick-ups and 1 ton dumps only.
  5. Pugsly

    Pugsly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    yeah after doing some research...I found a quit a few places. I founfd another transfer station that charges $46/ton but no minimum. so i bring in 200 lbs i get charged for 200 lbs. Another place charges $15/yard. still have 2 other places to call to get their prices.

    I got the list from the Illinois EPA which emailed me a list of all the rigistared dump and compost sites in the state......106 pages worth!!!!!!!!! started calling places near me. Looks like i have about 4 differant places to choose from depending on where i am that day :)
  6. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Not sure on your location? House, rent, lot size,etc
    But around here that is GREEN GOLD!!!!
    I compost all my grass clipping, leafs, etc
  7. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I can't hold back any longer. Answer is 2000 pounds.
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    LMAO!! :laugh:
  9. Pugsly

    Pugsly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    ahhhhhh hhhhhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha:rolleyes:
  10. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    How much grass could a lawnmower cut... if a lawnmower could cut grass?? :confused:

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