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leaf removal

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsfrk, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 126

    How do you all get rid of the leaves that you collect? Does the city pick them up?
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    we leave bags at the curb, and the garbage men take them with the rest of there stuff.
  3. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 126

    cant' those bags become pricey? Or do you just charge the customer?
  4. firststarkid

    firststarkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    I dump them in the back of my dump trailer and take them to city Landfill.(They are FREE).
  5. jsfrk

    jsfrk LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 126

    Is there a free service to where they can pick up the leaves.
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Messages: 4,739

    I put a big box on back of my truck, dump the leaves in a pile from the mower bagger, or blow into piles with blowers then drag with tarp to the truck and suck the piles into the truck with a vac loader. I can't afford a dump on the truck this year so i have to manually unload it all (yes that stinks). We have free dumping at the recycling center where it's composted, or i bring it home for mom's 4,000 square foot garden. Last fall I was able to sell a truckload of leaves for about $30 a load to homeowners with large gardens they wanted the leaves for compost. I didn't sell a ton that way but it at least paid for my time to unload them so i wasn't working for free :)
  7. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i bag commercial bags in a box.. 100 bags for 10 dollars. there's a wholesaler here for bags and thing like that. but i more then make up ffor that cost. but ideally, the customer should wind up paying for everything you use.
  8. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Where are you in Ohio? Call you local service department to find out what services they provide in your area you work in. If you need bags go to Sam's club. 8.99 for 25 bags.

  9. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I do the same thing.
  10. ince8728

    ince8728 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    i dump them in piles at the curb and the town picks them up with front end loaders

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