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Old 07-08-2012, 03:45 PM
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I think its a great idea to offer a dog waste removal service for a good fee. It takes next to no money to start up, but what do you do with the waste after you remove it from the customers yard? You can't just keep full garbage bags of dog waste in your garage.
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I think its a great idea to offer a dog waste removal service for a good fee. It takes next to no money to start up, but what do you do with the waste after you remove it from the customers yard? You can't just keep full garbage bags of dog waste in your garage.
I would chuck it at my competitors trucks. Sorry I'm a bit bitter after some a hole slashed my tires and stole my trimmer.
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I changed my service agreement up to add $8 if the owner has a dog.

If they say no, fine I don't have to mess with dog crap, if they say yes and I have them, then the 8 bucks more than make up for it. I have a dog, I pick up after him, so it's not a big gross out deal for me. $32 extra a month per lawn is worth the wiff of dog crap.

BTW, it does say "minimum charge".........I have not had a problem yet, but I only have 2 lawns that have dogs and don't pick up after them.

One customer, I have actually pulled up and they asked me to trim first or ask if i mind waiting a few minutes while they pick it up because it was a late night, etc and they didn't have a chance to.
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Truth is you should be so busy that you don't have time to worry about things like that. Just run the crap over get it stuck in the wheels and go on to your next lawn. You can hose it off at the end of the day.
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Truth is you should be so busy that you don't have time to worry about things like that. Just run the crap over get it stuck in the wheels and go on to your next lawn. You can hose it off at the end of the day.
You are very fortunate you are so busy!
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You are very fortunate you are so busy
It's not really about how busy you should be. It's about how busy you have to be in order to make a living mowing lawns. We have a very short season in up state NY. We all have to start in the same place. You have equipment and no customers. Then you get your first customer, and you're hooked. For better or worst you're in baby. BYOB. Be Your Own Boss. Not bring your own beer.
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The problem isn't getting dog crap on the equipment its getting it on yourself (boots and pants) which then tracks into the truck and never goes away. Sure, take time at the end of the job and dig it out of your boots...this takes time and time is money. Then the worst part about it is when a trimmer guy is moving along at a steady pace and is in the zone (you all know what I'm talking about) and all the sudden a hot pile of fresh crap gets hit and sprays everywhere! Now its all over the trimmer guys as well as the guys running the mowers (innocent bystanders). Believe me if it was a pile here and there and only getting on the wheels I wouldn't be complaining, I'm talking $hit showers and it aint cool, really it makes you want to end the day early, tuck your tail between your legs and go home.
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