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    I have a yard that takes brush, and they turn it into mulch.
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    How do they charge?

    I think the local county green waste recycler is about $38/ ton, and the other places go by volume. Unfortunately, across the county.

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    Last year was free to dump, this year they wanted $50 a ton, but I have not had to pay yet. I go in with a clean load, only brush. I guess people dump other things with the brush.
    Peter

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    I'm liking having the chipper instead of loading and unloading branches and shuttling to the tip.
    I can sell a load of chips for $50.
    To dump a load of green waste at the tip is $30 per metre, so my ute stuffed up good with branches would probably be like $60-90! Not many people are willing to have that charge plus time to take it there...

    I still think my prices are pretty reasonable, but here in the country inevitably I 'compete' with matey with spare time, a truck, a ladder and a chainsaw, 'yeah, nah, I'll just cut them branches off, chuck 'em there...she'll be right mate...' sheesh.
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    Just to bring this full circle.

    I just spoke with my friend.
    He had gotten 2 other bids for his 3 tree removals.
    He gave another guy the 2 dead rotten trees at the one house.

    And I matched his lowest bid for the single tree in the small front yard (the 3rd tree in the pictures at the beginning).

    Here was my original bid for that tree:

    House #2

    $650 put safely on ground and cut into pieces - stump cut low (a few inches above ground)
    $75 stack on curb
    $250 haul off

    I thought 650 was a decent/fair price for the risk, etc. involved and the cleanup part, I just tried to figure my time.

    I wound up taking the job, removal and cleanup (leave a low stump) for $500

    This should be all good experience for fine tuning bidding, expectations, etc.

    With my newly acquired trailer (hopefully) it won't take me more than 2 days (by myself).

    Thanks everyone.
    - Robert
    Quit city job... Now, slowly learning and doing in general direction of some kind of tree work.

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    That sounds like a fair price. Now collect the cheque!

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    Well, do the work first...


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    Sounds like a good starting point to break you in on it lol
    DENVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    That sounds like a fair price. Now collect the cheque!
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    Well, do the work first...

    Thanks squisher.
    Sounds like a plan, Butch!
    - Robert
    Quit city job... Now, slowly learning and doing in general direction of some kind of tree work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstimber View Post
    Sounds like a good starting point to break you in on it lol
    Thanks DENVER
    - Robert
    Quit city job... Now, slowly learning and doing in general direction of some kind of tree work.

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