Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by derekseger, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. derekseger

    derekseger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    What do you do with trash, pick it up, mow it over, and if you pick it up do you charge extra? Let me know :blob3:
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I don't take jobs in "trash" areas. I try to pick up all trash on my properties rather than mowing over it. No extra charge as there is very little.

  3. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I have properties that are near shopping area's and customer's ask for trash pick up, the cost is added in. In the spring and fall, trash is not a factor since I'm bagging.
  4. HighGrass

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

    It depends. Most of the time I just pcik it up. I don't work in "trash areas" either but occasionally a loose bag or whatever is on the lawn. I don't pick up plastic bottles...hey you gotta have some fun once in a while!
  5. PR Fect

    PR Fect LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,076

    We have a few lawns that we walk first, every time we mow! Apartments. Trash, Sticks, Kids Toys, Pine cones. It all gets picked up and put in their dumpster before a mower starts. Cig butts stay, but if there was a way to get them easy we would. Our lawns are clean after we mow. No chewed up confetti. It all it in our bid price.
  6. mbricker

    mbricker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 505

    Nuthin' says "scrub" like trash chopped up and blown all over the property.
  7. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 82

    we do one large shopping center, we walk it everysingle time. usually get 4-5 5 gallon buckets full.

    we also sweep the lots at night so that keeps some of it out of the grass.

    everything we mow gets walked first every time.
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Most of the time I will pick up the trash or blow it out of the way with the discharge chute. If its a small piece of plastic, like that on the outside of a ciggarette pack, it gets mowed over, but the smallest piece of tissue gets pick up.
  9. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I will pick up alot of stuff, but not tissue! Gross!
  10. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    We have plastic grocery bags on machines for the trash pick up,we cut a couple business in Detroit and i swear they just toss trash out the windows.These properties we wear rubber gloves to pick up trash,we have picked up lots of trash including syringes w/needles still attached...

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