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Salt used for snow removal

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by crazyboy, Jan 5, 2014.


Charge for Salt if used as a snow removal method?

  1. Yes charge for plowing & Salt

    14 vote(s)
  2. Charge for just plowing.

    0 vote(s)
  1. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 296

    Good morning, if using salt as a method for snow removal during a storm are you charging for a salt application or only for the standard plowing for that depth storm since you are using it as a method to remove the snow?
  2. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    Absolutely you should charge if you are using salt for removing hard pack, ice, whatever, as long as it's within the terms of your contract.
  3. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Yes, you charge for salt.
  4. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    You'd go broke if you bought a few tons of salt and spread it on a lot then didn't charge for it. As said already, you charge even if you're using it to get hard pack up or icy frozen slush to melt. I'd probably charge more if using it to break up the thick hard pack/ice. After all, you'll be putting it down heavy in those areas and using more then you would normally.

    I salt two private roads that equal about a mile total. I use 12 bags of salt and charge $156 for each time I drop it. I've had to salt the road at 8pm and go back up at 5:30am the next morning and salt again! Hell yeah I'm billing twice, I spread the salt twice. If I have to plow two times, I bill them for two times.
  5. crazyboy

    crazyboy Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 296

    Just for the record I have always been charging for it, just curious.
  6. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Charge for what you do.
  7. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 771

    X2!! If it cost you, charge them! payup