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Old 06-28-2015, 10:33 AM   #21
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We are on the line of 4 counties so we heave to take debris to the county landfill where it was generated we also have to prove with contact so we charge what the highest landfill charges plus labor and drive time. We have a 5 yard dump truck we use everyday when it's full we dump typical dump fee is nearly $450 for us on normal debris roofing is extra
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:05 PM   #22
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We are on the line of 4 counties so we heave to take debris to the county landfill where it was generated we also have to prove with contact so we charge what the highest landfill charges plus labor and drive time. We have a 5 yard dump truck we use everyday when it's full we dump typical dump fee is nearly $450 for us on normal debris roofing is extra
$450 is crazy and about the same we pay. When I was young I remember the average dump fee was free or the highest was about $2. I remember when people wanted trash to fill in holes so they could build. Then, they built a school on landfill that created methane gas and it blew a huge hole in the school yard. Now, the dumps are all engineered with all sorts of systems for methane gas, underground pollution and the cost for the systems is probably hundreds of millions.
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We have a 20 yard dumpster at the shop, call it when its full. We add a fee to cover time and dumpster space into every job, it gets marked up with the rest of the line items.

We also have a 20 yard Big Tex we take to the dump an 1.5 hr away for jobs that warrant it, its fee covers the equipment and its maintenance. Usually just call in a dumpster to a normal job. Sometimes the dumpster company i use is out of them and we resort to the dump trailer. We generally have several on jobs though, and we have the company move them to our shop sometimes in between a job if its 2 or 3 days, they are ok with it as we use a lot of their porta pottys and dumpsters and im buddies with the owner. Been using him since his first day in business.
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We very rarely work T&M, if I wanted to do that I would be an employee of someone else. Every estimate we generate has a line item for an on site roll off construction dumpster(s). We very rarely transport trash, if we do, it's a couple trash cans that we dump in our small 3 yd. shop container that gets picked up weekly. It's just not worth the expense to pay our staff to deal with hauling trash and having an on-site container doesn't give our subs an excuse not to clean up their own messes.
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I often forget to add a line for small jobs (1 or 2 small bags). I usually just chuck them with the regular trash. I charge for two hours time plus a flat dump fee for every trailer load I think I'll end up taking out. A full dump trailer would cost max $100 if it had heavy stuff.
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I figure all my clean up/ labor and dump fees at time of estimate.

Make sure trash/debris removal is covered in your proposal. You should get pretty good at figuring that out. (Owners think it magically disappears.)

I usually hall one trailer load to the dump on most jobs. The I ask homeowners what day their garbage pick up is. And put clean light loads on the curb in cans that I supply for the duration of the job.

Also, I sometimes bring home small loads that go on my curb on my pickup days. I respect my garbage guys and always give them easy to handle loads. I have at least a dozen trash cans designated for this.
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We have a dumpster company called Tubs in our area. They offer 3yrd dumpsters for $100 each or two for $180. I use two of these on bath jobs. They are delivered with a boom truck and can be more precisely placed than large dumpsters.
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We have a dumpster company called Tubs in our area. They offer 3yrd dumpsters for $100 each or two for $180. I use two of these on bath jobs. They are delivered with a boom truck and can be more precisely placed than large dumpsters.
I haven't gotten one from them in a while but I heard their prices have gone up about 50% from what you have stated.

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