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glass clean up

Ok I get a work order to go to a property to board and secure. We get there and theres 8 windows broken out. Also inside property all glass fixtures, mirrors, light bulbs, anything glass was broken. So we board the windows get the police report clean the glass that was broken up from the windows and bid to clean up the other glass mess in the house. Get the work order today to return and clean up remainder of glass ( this is a hazard) for the allowable and that the bank only pays by the cubic yard for glass and they go on to tell me that one cube is 3 LARGE CONSTUCTION SIZE bags to make one cube. Ok I know what a cube is 3by 3 by 3 divide by 27. Theres no way with even all the glass there that I can fill 3 bags full for the allowable wich is 22 bucks. My question is this how would you guyes handel this because I am getting tired of not getting paid what hud says a hazard is ( tires, paint, chemicals, batteries , glass) If hud says this is hazard then how does the bank determine what is and what isn't? When the bank is suppose to go by hud guidelines. And why wouldn't the regional or national relize this and point it out I mean the more I make the more they make don't understand can anyone explain
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1 small bag upto 3 bags =1 cube

any amount i pick up up to 1 cube is still 1 cube

but on glass I usually bid that by the job/time to do and not by the yard.
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The nats/regs do realize it
They just pay you for debris and
Charge bank for hazardous debris
More money in their pocket not yours
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1. I give them a price to clean it up. I bid high because they love to haggle, but I have my rock bottom price noted.

2. Agree on a price at or above my rock bottom price, wait for the work order and complete the work.

If step 2 does not work out they are welcome to have someone else do the work.

I have a come to God meeting with all my customers about "allowables." My definition is that I will do the job for the price we agree upon and not one penny less. That is the only "allowable" way for me to do business. I can go broke lying in bed. No way I am working my ass off to go broke. Once we agree upon a price it is written in stone.

I encourage them to hire my competition for a lower price, but point out that if they think my price to do the job is high then they are really not going to like my price to undo the mess left behind by someone else and then do the job right.

Typically something like that is an emergency hazard abatement. Glass being sharp and nasty to deal with. So I get a $50 emergency trip charge plus hourly rate to clean up the mess. For something like that I would expect to get between $75 and $100 in total for the job and I would not proceed until I had a work order in hand with the agreed upon price clearly written on it. And no BS about the pictures justifying the work. Once we agree on a price it is written in stone.

Car or pick up tires - no rim =$5, with rim = $7
Semi truck tires = $20 each
Paint, oil, etc = $7 per gallon
Auto batteries = $7 each

I recommend you research how much it is going to cost you to dispose of each hazard item. This will help you to set the price you need to get for them. prices can vary from on city or county too so be sure and educate yourself on each area before you bid the work. I learned the hard way that what costs me $40 to dump locally costs over $135 two counties over.

For example, paint costs me $7 per gallon to get rid of. Batteries I can scrap. Paint I do not budge of price to remove. Batteries I will do for free if it means getting the job.

You have to be able to pay all of the costs for the job and make a profit, period. If you cannot do it then let someone else do it.
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That's just the way it is. Just send in your previous photos for that order and "bid" the glass on you update again and maybe they will send it to the next guy.
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seems they do not thing are time is worth anything! they want to pay a Cubic Yard for glass removal. stick to your bid or let someone (dumb a** hack)do it!
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