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disposal fees

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by Illuminator, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Illuminator

    Illuminator Member

    Feb 28, 2008

    i just did a dumb thing and posted this request to another forum, hopefully i am not banished for my carlessness.

    Anyway i was hoping to get some ideas on how to price disposal of removed signs. i have an opportunity for a sizable project and one component of my bid is removal and disposal, typically i have always charged $150 to $200 for disposal depending on quantity. we usually recycle most parts of the sign but it still cost to have an employee cut down faces and breakdown the signs and the few hundred bucks covers that. we also pick up some recycle income when we get enough to take in.

    My question is what does everyone else do on this? any help or direction is most appreciated.

  2. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

    Jun 8, 2005
    Sunny Florida
    no banishment... I deleted it for ya' :smile:
  3. N2Harpz

    N2Harpz Very Active Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    We charge around $100. But 95% of the time the client says to just leave it , cause they don't want to pay the extra money.
  4. John L

    John L Very Active Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    Same here. Labor rate X #hours to remove from the building. And we add $75 per raceway for disposal within reason. We once hauled an entire 1900 linear foot shopping center, 40 some stores, worth of old surface mount CL's and thats when we discovered selling the old transformers to recyclers. You do need to charge for disposal though, because as eluded to here, the aluminum and transformers aren't worth much even after the labor to clean them for recycling.

    Your location says Mt Vernon. If you are in Mount Vernon, Virginia... PM me for the number of a transformer recycler that will buy from you.
  5. UFB Fabrication

    UFB Fabrication Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    I dont know how much poly carb and plexi you trash but we have a company that drops containers and pays for shipping back and forth. They sort it weigh it and send us a check. Beats paying for our trash service hauling it away and is green to boot. We also have a dumpster for steel but alum is kept inside to keep the thieves at bay.
  6. Illuminator

    Illuminator Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    thanks for the replies, sounds like we all have the same situation etc. i had thieves steal the wire off my trucks.

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