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Sloping a Raised patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by donutz022, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. donutz022

    donutz022 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I believe there dumping at sundial in port Jeff station.
  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    $25 tipping fee.

    They have to truck it there, cover the costs of running a big rig like that, pay the driver and make a profit.
    The tipping fee is so minor it's not even part of this equation.

    How far do they have to go to get to the dump site?
    How long round trip does one load take?
    What is the access to the site? You also have to figure in the loader time to get the overburden into the rig in the first place. If it's a long tram from the overburden to the closest place the truck can park, that costs $$ too
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Let's assume it takes 20 minutes to load the truck with the loader or bobcat.

    You have to pay the loader operator and the truck driver for that 20 minutes (1/3 of an hour)

    Assume a large bobcat is at $90/hr. So $30.00
    Assume end dump solo is at $130/hr So $44.00
    Assume 1 hour turn around time from construction site to dump site and back for another load so $130.00
    Dump fee is $25, so call it $40.00.

    that's $244.00 per 10 cubic yards to dump overburden.
    all on easy mode.

    This is Long Island, usually small/difficult access and probably over an hour haul round trip.
    That price could easily double per load of ex-fill.
    at $3000 they are calculating 7.5 loads to haul out.
    You are probably looking at 80 cubic yards.
    So it would be costing $38 per yard to get rid of it.

    In long island, that's probably a good price.
    Your location has everything to do with it.

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