How To Start A Junk Removal Business?


In the world of today, most of the individuals go for a line of work that is more challenging and does not involve monotonous and mundane routine work each day. The individuals go for positions in big companies which involves more of skills rather than an unskilled job where much pay is not involved. But these lines of work keep the individuals busy for most of the time and they do not have time to dedicate to their own homes. A lot of junk is generated from each home and from each office. These days, even the corporates who prefer to work under the corporate guidelines do their work professionally. Hence they go for outsourcing the junk removal work to a business that is quite professional in their line of work. Hence starting a junk removal business is not that bad of an idea and can fetch you regular and good income. In the article to follow, we shall discuss the various aspects of starting a business in junk removal.

Notice your surroundings

Make a note of the various types of junk materials that is accumulated in your own area. Take a drive in your own area and also the surrounding areas to make a note of the various types of junk which needs to be cleaned and removed so that those areas remain free of junk and clean as well as hygienic. Many of the times it so happens that the junk is lying in the garbage can and is waiting to be removed by someone else. Junk falls into various categories. They can be categorized into construction debris as result of demolition, flooring and carpeting materials, appliances and old furniture that are lying around, magazines, newspapers and other paper goods, medical equipment and other materials that are hazardous to health and recyclable waste.

Decide on your services

You have to determine as to what kind of junk removal services does your business has to offer. You have to research and keep yourself up to date about the various updates that are issued on junk removal safely and its disposal. Perhaps you might need certain certification to remove junk from your area and do business in the same. An OSHA certification is one such kind of certification. Contact the waste removal services that locally operate in an area. You can contact a public health agency as well. Learn from other services and get knowledge on the various licensing and permits that may be required in your area in order to operate a business in the field of removal of junk from an area.


You might need certain equipment in order to remove junk in an area at a fast pace and that too very quickly without much effort. You can either go for purchasing a truck that has equipment for the removal of junk or you can rent such vehicle on a periodical basis. You might as well need some other materials like garbage bins where you can store the removed junk from an area, shovels, safety equipment for your workers like gloves, glasses and boots, helmets in some cases etc. Go out for a junk removal truck that can be operated on an automatic basis like picking up a garbage can with a crane at the back, brushes rotating in the clockwise and anti clockwise directions to brush the surface of the roads, etc. In this way, you can go for a waste removal process that is speedy in nature and less time consuming. This way you can cater many requirements on a daily basis. This is a means of earning more money on a daily basis.


You need to develop many contacts in many areas of businesses and other related services for operating your own business. Develop your contacts with worker unions and many associations who are directly or indirectly involved in the junk removal business. This way you can get help in getting more business through contacts. You can contact refuse centers and recycling companies who go for recycling of waste materials. Once you establish contacts well in the industry, you can get your business through referrals. Referrals are the best form to get any business since you get business through other businesses? recommendations. When other businesses recommend you, it means that they are happy with your service and hence it is very good for your business to develop associations with other businesses.


You need to develop a marketing strategy and a plan for marketing your business. Avoid unnecessary spending in marketing your business. Let your services speak for themselves. It is a good idea to always carry out a business card with you and hand it over to your potential clients. Always make it a point to hand out at least 2-3 business cards to each person. Perhaps they can hand it over to someone in need of your services. Put ads in cheap but famous newspapers and magazines. Paint your trucks with your business names and contact details.

Thus, in this article, we have seen the various aspects of junk removal business and what all needs to be done to start a business in junk removal.

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