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Just curious if anyone gets reimbursed for dumpster/dump fee's from national or regionals? I see so much on here about $15.00 cyd ect. how can anyone make money at these prices unless they are paying for your dumpster/dump fee's?
I would also like to know how everyone bids debris such as logs, firewood, pool tables, piano's ect. Is there a method for converting weight into cyds?
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Unless your name is Fred and you have a son named Lamont, $15 cyd is a money loser even after flydumping afterhours.

There is no reimbursement for your trips to the landfill.

Most nationals in the last couple of years have moved away from paying separately for paints, rock, oversize/heavy items. It is all debris to them and falls under the "you take the good with the bad" rule.
I no longer use Nationals that play one sided, so I can only tell you that I bid debris in order to make a profit; if the client will not accept that then we just don't do business.
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GTX63, I just read that you no longer work for the nationals. So assuming that you work only now for regional?? I am a 5 year preservation company, have worked very hard for nationals, and gotten so badly screwed by them, only because in my 5 years of researching, calling, emailing, I have never known or gotten a regional to give us work?? Or even respond? I wouldn't even know how to find them. Do you know some regionals that you could share with me?? Or a resource,website, ect. to find them. I'm in Washington state. You would be helping a struggling family of 7 !!! Thank you for your time in advance.
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The same company one contractor brags about is cursed by another.

I was buying flips and doing new construction when we fell into the PP/REO world 10+ years ago. We have worked with most every national and many regionals in that time. I knew things were getting bass ackwards when I was pulling guys off of framing new homes to go do sales clean refreshes and professional landscapers wasting time doing recuts for safeguard. The money was good for quite a while, but the more I heard my people talked down to by them, and the more ridiculous chargebacks we got, the more I realized that continuing to depend on them for income would turn us into a dish rag they wrung out and threw away.

All I can really suggest is that you work hard and getting local clients that will pay you top dollar with little expectations other than a job well done.
We just did a sales clean and some painting in the basement for a local broker's rental house. Three hours work, $600, no photos and everyone is happy.
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