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post #1 of 14 Old 01-25-2016, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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What have people paid for snow removal?

Here in western NJ we got 30 in of snow. I cleared over 1,000 feet of sidewalks and 5 driveways for my neighbors for free. Then today I spoke with my boss and he said he was going to be charged $10 per inch of snow by some landscaper he hired for the 24 inches up by him. Luckily for him the first guy didn't show up and he ended up paying someone else $90 for a 3 car long by 1 car wide driveway and about 75 feet of side walk. I thought maybe $50 but $90 or $240 for 1 time. What do you think?
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-25-2016, 07:59 PM
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I'm gonna subscribe to this, i plan on having 2 blowers going and potentially a quad with a plow next storm
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post #3 of 14 Old 01-25-2016, 08:08 PM
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I seem to remember a while back, a neighbor of mine saying she paid $100 for plowing every time the guy came, and he'd plow whenever about 8" had fallen. So it would be 3 trips = $300 for a 24" snowfall.

That was for a fairly large driveway... about a 75-foot 1-car-wide straight section leading to about a 30' x 30' parking area in front of the garage.

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In Brooklyn there was about 27". I saw an elderly Gent offer two kids $20 to shovel a 20' wide by 10' deep sidewalk and they walked away.

I saw another guy offer $20 to dig out his car and that guy walked away also.

Another thing I noticed was there seems to be a lot more guys driving around in pickups with large two stage machines looking for work now then there was a few years ago.

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In my City, in my area, you can get a contractor to do a normal residential driveway for $100 a month. This is for 4 visit a month maximum, whether it snows or not. Extra visits are $30 extra as per your request. So if you're in Arizona during the winter, your driveway is clear. It appears both sides remain happy with the arrangement.
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I hear that after last year's epic snow, a lot of the plow operators have gone to a flat rate system. Maybe $1000- $1500 for the season.
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I charge $50 for snow removal with my blower. I have 6 houses under contract. Two pass operations are $75.
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I own a landscaping/snow plowing co Last year we had a 30'' storm and I charged $160 and up. That's with out me getting out of my truck. If I got out to clean walk's extra $30.

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I'm paying 800 $ for the season. 600 ft from here straight to the road , another 180 ft more road where that white line is just past the maple trees and all 3 driveways ( mine on the left and the close one on the right just get back dragged ). This year the plow dude is making out pretty good so far


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