Households and businesses need help hauling away broken furniture, clearing out trash, and even emptying properties during a foreclosure. Therefore, the demand for junk removal services is high. Starting a junk removal business can be profitable if you own a box truck and are looking for self-employment opportunities.
To begin, perform market research in your area, and apply for the necessary regulatory permits or licenses. Build a website and market your services.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a junk removal business:
1. You Call We Haul Junk Removal ($300K/year)
Sam Evans (from Pennsylvania, USA) started You Call We Haul Junk Removal almost 7 years ago.
My name is Sam Evans. I am 23 years old and a recent graduate from Penn State Altoona. I am the founder of You Call We Haul Junk Removal, a junk removal company that removes anything from single items to hoarder home cleanouts. We’re located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and have been in business (part-time) since May of 2016.
Our main customers are middle-aged and up adults, typically with a higher income that do not want to or are unable to do the work themselves. We complete over 75 jobs per month, bring in about $20,000 in revenue per month profiting about 65% per job.
2. A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition ($492K/year)
Sal Polit-Moran (from West Pittston, Pennsylvania, USA) started A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition over 5 years ago.
My name is Sal Polit-Moran. I am 25 years old and am the founder & owner of A+ Enterprises Junk Removal & Demolition. We are a junk hauling & demolition service that specializes in cleaning out homes and demolishing small structures. We’re located in West Pittston, Pennsylvania and have been in business since August of 2017.
Primarily, our main customers are people who have recently purchased or inherited a home and need it fully cleaned out. We average approximately 90 jobs and $41,000 in revenue each month.
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4. MJ Home and Truck Services ($48K/year)
Matthew Jones (from Atlanta, Georgia, USA) started MJ Home and Truck Services about 6 years ago.
My name is Matthew Jones. I have a waste management company, MJ Home and Truck Services. We specialize in junk removal and cleaning services. I service residential and commercial clients...most are repeat customers.
We usually complete a minimum of 20 projects a week and the project costs range from $75 and go up depending on the number of items we have to pick up from the customer. We price based on the type of items, weight, quantity, and labor/disposal costs. We provide free estimates and usually only need a description or photo of what a customer has to generate an exact price they will have to pay. There are no hidden costs.
5. Integrity Junk Removal & Demolition ($180K/year)
Lewis Vandervalk (from Fredericton, NB, Canada) started Integrity Junk Removal & Demolition over 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is Lewis Vandervalk and I am the co-founder of Integrity Junk Removal And Demolition with Ryan Grice, who founded the company. We are a premium, eco-friendly, residential, and commercial junk removal company serving Fredericton, Oromocto, New Maryland, and the surrounding areas that are dedicated to giving back through donating your stuff to local charitable organizations like Habitat For Humanity and community involvement. We do whatever we can to keep your junk out of the landfills through donating and recycling.
6. 1-800-Got-Junk ($444M/year)
WTF man!? Are you willing to fail! Let that be your new mantra. That's the rule Brian Scudamore -- the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK -- lives by. What started with a $1000 investment (Brian's life's savings at the time) has turned into a home services empire that does $1 million in sales on…
Brian Scudamore (from Vancouver, BC, Canada) started 1-800-Got-Junk about 34 years ago.
Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK - an international junk removal franchise based in Canada.
Brian grew the business to $37M/month, initially driving around looking for piles of junk or simply knocking on doors and asking the owners if they needed anything taken away for a fee.
This company offers a franchise-based, full-service junk removal business devoted to assisting clients in recovering lost space in their residences and places of business.
They collect all types of trash, including clothing, household items like furniture and electronics, and junk from renovation projects. Additionally, they help those in need by donating any possible items to charity.
Read the full story on sidehustlenation.com ➜
7. SOCO Waste ($2.76M/year)
Dustin (from Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) started SOCO Waste about 6 years ago.
Hi! My name is Dustin Maze. I am the owner of SOCO Waste, a locally owned and operated residential waste removal business based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Originally the loan provided a trailer and 5 dumpsters. We now have 51 dumpsters, two roll off dumpster delivery trucks and two residential garbage trucks. We are projecting $700-800k in sales for 2020.
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