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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by diesel dave 04, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    I had to salt a small parking lot today I did it by hand, I used 50 pound bags of salt.
    How do I charge? I thought by the bag used.
    If so what should i charge per bag?
  2. 4u2nv

    4u2nv Member
    Messages: 78

    I've spread salt before for a guy I occasionally work for... he charges per bag plus labor... pays $3 a bag for the salt and charges $7, plus $40 an hour for labor... minimum 1 hour.
  3. E.D.

    E.D. Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I dont know from personal experience, but the answer that i see comonly on here is 2x-3x the price of the bag of salt. i.e. $5 bag of salt, you would charge $10-15 per bag of salt used.
  4. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Greetings my friend...... The going rate in our area is .37cents to .48cents per pound applied. Price varies on type of salt (de-icer) used.
  5. diesel dave 04

    diesel dave 04 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Ok thanks guys I just wanted to make sure I was in the right price range.
  6. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    Im charging 3.5x the price I paid, but im not spreading by hand either. I read on here 20-25 cents/lb is another figure.
  7. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188


    we charge $22.50/bag for sidewalks and any thing or spreaders wont cover. price going up to $27.00/bag on the 1st