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How much to charge for garden waste?

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by newhandyman, 20 Jul 2017.

  1. newhandyman

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    I just took a ton bag full of garden waste to my local tip and they charged me £6. A heavy one would probably be £8. How much should I charge per bag to customers? I can take 2 bags in my van.
     
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    I get charged up to £125 per tonne for industrial waste.
    Not sure if there are concessions for garden waste, but I assume if it is related to commercial/business enterprises, that they will ask a lot more, than if it were purely your waste and not something gathered up through employment.
     
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    https://www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration

     
  5. newhandyman

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    I have registered. I have a waste carriers licence. My local tips charged me between £6-£8 for a ton bag of garden waste. I was wondering how much I would charge on top of that per bag for customers? I have to consider the time to drive it and move the rubbish. I can get two bags in my van. Would £25 for one bag so £17-£19 profit(£6-£8 the tip charges per bag) and £40 for two so £26 profit sound reasonable?
     
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    I should have asked before posting the regulations. Some tradesmen are still un-aware of the law about moving waste legally.

    £25 sounds OK , but profit could be less due to fuel costs
     
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    Are you filling the bags or is the customer doing that? Also, you need to take into account your travelling time and mileage.
     
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    I am filling the bags but it would be included in the time I am paid for to do the gardening. It's about 7 miles to the tip. Would probably only be worth it with two ton bags. Pay the tip £7 or £8 for bag so does £25 for one bag and £40 for two sound reasonable?

    I just don't know what people are charging.

    Waste carriers licence for green waste is free.
     
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    Free market economies work on people charging what they feel they can get away with.....Quote for £30 and if no-one wants to pay it, next time quote for £25, etc etc. This is why certain trades get away with extortionate hourly rates.....its because they all charge the same so there's little or no option but to pay it.
     
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