hypothetically, how much do you charge for cleanups

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by environment, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. environment

    environment LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    for the entire fall cleanup, how much should i charge, i know there are millions of things that go into pricing, but i just want a basic understanding of the going rate, i went on an estimate and i think i might of been to high
  2. workaholic

    workaholic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    It all depends on your overhead there isnt one set price that everyone uses.( example) I Have one employee that is paid $10.00 per hour and myself My rate would be $40.00 per hour that includes using my equitment and $30.00 for hauling debre in truck.
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    As a rule, 35.00 per man hour. plus any disposal fees
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Well, I am close to you in Hunterdon County and I will tell you that last Fall, we billed at $75 per man hour for every job no matter what we were doing.

    The year before we were at $65 an hour and the modest increase this year was barely noticed.
  5. 75 a hour and deposal fees
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    30.00 an hour per man...then charge accordingly if i have to personally remove the leaves.
  7. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    Depends on your capabilities, and setup. The companies charging $60. an up per man hr., are well set up for leaf removal. It will take these companies alot less time than your average. Charge hourly, and accordingly. This season we were getting between $60-$75 per man hr, plus dumping fees. :cool:
  8. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,095

    when you all say x dollars per hour per man.. do you also charge for yourself, or your payment is in the diff from there rate and your x amount an hour per man?
  9. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 378

    For leaf cleanups we charge $1.25/min for a 2 man crew, id say most lawns ave. about 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. to cleanup. but that is just an ave 8000-12000 sqft lawn, depends on the trees and beds as well.
  10. just Cuts

    just Cuts LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 130

    75.00 an hour for 2 guys.

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