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Old 10-11-2012, 10:14 PM
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Could you hire someone to do curb side pick up. I am adding that to my list of services
I dunno. Never considered that.
I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay enough to cover the added expense of paying someone else to suck them up. I guess it depends on who you are working for. Around here, I haven't found many who want to pay much for leaf cleanup.


Fortunately there are several municipalities around that do curbside pickup on certain days.

I screwed up last season and blew a customer's leaves to the curb. She called later to tell me they have to be removed or she will be fined. I misjudged her location - the area that has curbside pickup starts a few streets away.

Fortunately when I went back to bag them up, the borough truck that sucks up "excess" leaves form "problem areas" was going by and they offered to suck them up if I "bought them lunch".
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curb side pick up is one major reason I don't do fall leaf removal. Theres no point, because all you have to do is put the leaves on the curb, they do 2 pick ups incase you miss the first one. No point to advertise if everyone does it for free.

offering a service to a part of town who doesn't have curb side pick up, that could be a pretty good idea! Maybe let them know all the leaves have to be there by a certain date, this way you can go suck them all up at once????

Its easy for the home owner too...just rake the leaves onto a big tarp and drag/dump.
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Maybe let them know all the leaves have to be there by a certain date, this way you can go suck them all up at once????
there is a ad on youtube for leaf loading service
"We charge $5 per minute for the vacuum truck and operator with a $50 minimum. As you can see in this video we can remove a significant pile in just a few minutes"
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Yeah, ummm... tacking on an additional $60 or more isn't going to fly unless you're dealing with something HUGE that has a HUGE bill to begin with.
"Average homeowner" (here) isn't shelling out that kind of cash to clean up leaves - they'd let them lay there first.
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i dont really do leaf collection really i dont thing here in south TX thats a big thing but i see this guy, on you tube with his lawn tractor, i believe its a nice idea, i have one customer that he is not in a year round contract, he have his house for sale, he is in another state, he call me yesterday he prepay for the month i dont have to call him and ask (i really hate that) so he ask me, the grass will stop growing here really soon, how are we going to do for the winter,
well he have lets say 3 big oak trees they shed their leaves here around next month,
my answer: well u probably will need only around one law service in the cold months, so lets say pay me for the one mow, $75 and then add $25 for i have to blow the leaves to the grass before i mow and them mulch them.

this is what i plan to do but with out the bagger,
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this is what i plan to do but with out the bagger,
How do you think it will come out without the bagger?
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