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prices for leaf clean up

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by jcyankees, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. jcyankees

    jcyankees LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    hi everyone
    im looking for some help- im just starting out and wondering how much to charge for leaf clean up. Most of the lots are 1/3 to 1/2 acre, and im just leaving the leaves for curbside pick up. any help or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks

    -the new guy
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Cleanups are charged by the hour.
    I use a mower with bagger,or lazer with ultra vac, or blow into piles, put on a tarp drag to street. It would be hard to say what to charge because of the amount of leaves different properties will have. I think most are are around 25.00-35.00 hour per man.
    Last year I got a referral from a customer and the man wanted the leaves raked from entire lawn. :cry: If he wants this done the same way this year the rate will be 50.00 hr.(Thats a lot of work, really makes you appreciate the commerecial mowers,blowers.):D
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

  4. LawnPro in NC

    LawnPro in NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Blow Leaves From beds 40.00 hr. Same price as mowing to mulch I add 10.00 to dump on-site and 25.00 to bring them to my house for the city to pick up. The garbage man wonders.........where does he get all those leaves and has only 2 trees.

    but I'm New at this also.
  5. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,904

    ill be charging 35 bucks a hour, 15 dollaz per load taken away (dump fee) and a few extra odd things...usually for a normal half acre comes out to be around 200 bucks
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Using the ultra vac and exmark lazer HP last season, by myself, I average $75 per hour in revenue. Most of the time I bid by the job, but on some of the really big jobs that are hard to estimate, I gave them an hourly fee. Usually $50 when I go that route. If I use my helper I adjust that rate accordingly.

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