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What do you charge for clean-ups??

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by fastrunner, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. fastrunner

    fastrunner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Hi, looks like a great site. I was wondering what you guys charge to do fall and spring cleanups? I do this as a side job and another guy helps me do the work, and i charge $40/man hour as of now. So when i come to a cleanup and spend an hour with two people, it would be $80.00 I am just mulching the leaves with ztr's, no raking, also blowing the leaves out of beds and stuff like that. Do you guys think that is too expensive or not enough?? Thanks. Looking forward to your response.
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    i think u may be a tad bit on the high side there but pricing depends on ur area. also u might save time by usind doubles.

    however please do a search, u will get all of our answers to ur question for it has been asked many times
  3. Not bad. I get $75 per a man hour for vacing them up. T&M is the best way to go.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    $65 per man hour to blow out beds, etc., with backpacks. $65 - $95 per man hour to use WB's with front-mounted Trac Vacs or 72" Toro Groundsmasters with rear vacuum systems.

    I know a lot of people who don't mind mowing their own grass...haven't met too many people that like to rake their own leaves, though. That's why we charge what we do for Spring & Fall Clean-ups.

    Hope that helps...

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I gotta move to new jersey,65.00 a man hour for using a backpack blower-wow
  6. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    If you can pay your bills, cover your expenses, and keep a 40% profit then I would say that you are doing it right. ;)

    If you dont know what your costs are then you need to evaluate what they are and set your profits accordingly. I would think that for your position that the $40 should suffice. Many like to get $1/minute or as close to it as they can.

  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    fastrunner? Boy, do I feel inadequate, now!:(
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    $1.08 per minute, plus disposal. and we get paid for every minute. if we start at 9:45 and stop at 11:47, we get 2 hrs and 2 minutes.
  9. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656


    Just wondering how you came up with a number like $1.08/minute? Do you have a problem with customers and stopwatches?
  10. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662


    I think he was shooting at $65/hr. However to make sure that he doesnt lose money he should change the buck 8 to $1.09 and then he will never be on the low side. ;)


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