Pricing leaf removals?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by C.T. Lawn Care, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. C.T. Lawn Care

    C.T. Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    How do you guys price leaf removals? I know that you can make a killing from leaf removal but was just wondering how you do it.
  2. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    Have you tried a search about this topic? I know it's been talked about several times.
  3. mulcahy mowing

    mulcahy mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 721

    By the hour i get from 45-50 an hour doing realy need to know you own equipment and how long it will take you.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    For me, the primary "killing" on leaf removal is my body. It is work for hire, but much harder work than mowing for the same money. Obviously, rates will vary around the country, so for some, it may be very good money, but not in my neighborhoods.
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    I price per hour, per job, per season, per month. It all depends on the given situation.
  6. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    I have a concrete price at $30/hr/person. A two man crew will get $60/hr and a three man crew will get $90/hr. But it all depends on the equipment you use. You can't charge that price if you're using rakes and trash bags. We have Redmax 8000 blowers and 18hp leaf vacs. The only thing we are lacking are dump trucks, but that doesn't cut into our time on the job. That cuts into our time after we leave the job. We can bite the bullet on that one for now. As long as we are efficient while working on the job site. To make any money you've got to be efficient as possible.
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Generally, it depends whether or not I can dump them on site. If I can, it ends up being about 75-95 perhour. If I have to haul them away, it's he hourly rate plus 75 bucks per load. Don't laugh but I use my trailer to haul the leaves. At the end of the year, I found a guy that will pick them up if I get them to the curb so now I'll be subbing that part out.

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