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    £1.73 for a 240 litre bin full.
    Subscription Fee From the 1st April 2014 the annual subscription for one years collections (26 in total) is £45 per bin plus a one-off registration f…
    • Andrew- there is no way I'm going to be moving 240 litres of rubbish for £1.73!!
      Craig- that's the grey area as you can load a bulk bag up so heavy that it can be almost impossible for one man to move it, alternatively it can be very lightly packed - I was just wondering if anyone has a more accurate way of pricing it
      Subscription Fee From the 1st April 2014 the annual subscription for one years collections (26 in total) is £45 per bin plus a one-off registration f…
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        Agreed, at that price the customer can have a bin on their own property throughout the year.

        So that leaves determining a price for major clearances that produce more waste than the bin will take.

        Subscription Fee From the 1st April 2014 the annual subscription for one years collections (26 in total) is £45 per bin plus a one-off registration f…
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    At the moment I charge £5 per 1 metre cubed bag. 

    Costs £40 to empty our LWB van, and I can get up to 20 bags in it normally. So  I'll have taken £80 to £100 in waste charges, that extra covers time and fuel.

    It's getting difficult to keep at £5 per bag, this year I have taken much more waste than last year, sometimes leaving it on clients site and picking up when we go to waste disposal meaning more time and fuel. Mostly I collect and store until I have enough to justify a waste run, taking one or two only doesn't seem a good use of time.

    • Taking away the rubbish is another service that should be charged for. 

      Try charging £10.50 per 90 Ltr bin. Customers are willing to pay extra to have the rubbish taken away.

      • It seems to be an undervalued service- for a fiver, I wouldn't bother
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          Agree, been working through the numbers this year, getting to grips with a better method. 

          Priced up a couple of green waste disposal companies to shift 16 bags, talking hundreds, much the same for waste skip hire, that is the commercial value of waste.

          • That's what I'm talking about Scott, I know we are not trading as rubbish removal, but when you check the prices of skips, waste removal companies, hippo bags etc. They are all incredibly expensive and my outrageous £40 a bulk bag still works out at good value for the customer
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              Not sure I could still pick up the work at £40 a bag, but then I don't really know!

              Where I am at is that this year I have had to take to odd morning off work to shift green waste. So, that mornings pay has to be covered. 

              But then I don't really want to be doing it, not to the levels it is getting to. Paying a waste carrier to take it seems the best option, finding one is more difficult.

  • Last time I produced a vanload of waste from a single domestic job I got a man and van waste removal guy in for £80 for the load. For me to take the time to load it up and take it to the farm I'd come out cash neutral at that price, so I cut the waste, leave it where it is and just get this guy in. I charge the customer exactly what he charges me as it's saving me hassle. 

    Commercial I charge within the contract price. I know what I pay for a full load (van and trailer) at the farm then I charge a good 1hr rate on top, anything charged above those costs is profit. 

    General domestic grass cuts and maintenance I put waste in the customer's council green bins (some customers have up to 8x240l bins, all collected as part of the council service!).

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