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Rent price for a salt bin

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by White Gardens, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    One commercial property we do grounds maintenance for is courting us for snow removal.

    One thing I asked is if we could put a salt bin on the lot. The salt would get used for all of our properties and not just this location.

    The bin would be there all year around.

    What do you think is a fair rent price for the space/bin per month?

  2. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    include it as part of the contract...don't set a fee

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    If this were my property I would want at the very least $250 a month, maybe more.
    You are going to have trucks coming in to re-fill it and use a skid (I assume) to load trucks and fill the bin. That is a lot of wear and tear on the asphalt/concrete. Normal lots are not built for heavy weight and over time it is going to show some wear and tear.
    I would draw up some sort of contract with the place but don't be surprised if they ask you to fix any and all damage caused.
  4. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 734

    I have had this issue. I gave them two prices one for me bringing in salt and one for allowing me to keep salt in a bin on site. Didnt have to lower the price very much for them to agree and if it does t snow it dod t cost me anything. I would bring attention to it by saying rent or outside use etc. i would keep it as low key as possible. Most times when your loading salt its after hours or people leave due to weather.
  5. wagil90

    wagil90 Junior Member
    from normal
    Messages: 5

    are you referring to a salt bin similar to the one behind collage hills mall? If so whats 3 parking spaces worth for rental? plus extra room for your loader and truck parking.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The idea got axed.

    I dropped one of my bigger accounts, so salt usage will be cut in half. Basically I traded one big lot for another.

    They wanted around 250/month for a space. Considering that only 10% of the salt was going to get used for other accounts, it just wasn't cost effective at all.

    I can go to the material yard and get salt for a reasonable price, so it was all just a convenience factor and that's all.

  7. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I have a salt bin ( storage Container) at a self storage lot.. Parking spot $75 a month, $125 for for the container
  8. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    I was gonna say work it in or sell the fact that every single event they will be the very first lot serviced. To any decision maker concerned with liability to the extent that most are- should make it an easy sell.
  9. straightlinelan

    straightlinelan Member
    Messages: 53

    We don't make a big issue of it. We have a line item in our contract that states we have the right to store material and equipment on site. We are courteous of the client and there property. We are also always using the equipment on site to plow the client's lot (I.e. Skid steer).