Okay, this is a question for anyone who runs a leaf loader collection unit and does all residentials. In your cities, does the city have a leaf collection service for their residents, where they can put their leaves curbside and be picked up? I know that in some areas cities make contractors haul all of their debris away. In most of the areas where my customers are, a collection service is available in the fall/early winter, and they collect the leaves i put out at my jobs, the piles being noticebly larger than neighbors who choose to do their own as i get all the leaves where as they probably do a half a$$ job. My question is this, if this service is available and you still run your own leaf truck and collect and dump, why do you do it? Personally, if i were faced with the communities telling me i had to haul away leaves, i don't know that i would even bother with doing it. it would cost me probably 10k to get a good setup, and i would have to charge extra for hauling and dumping. Furthermore, some of my clients are rather tight with a buck and would raise holy hell with the city and would probably do their own shotty job before hiring me to do it for more. I know it looks real professional to have a nice setup, and being a toy guy just like everyone else, i would probably get a kick out of it, but, come on, why do it if you don't have to.