4 Junkyard Business Success Stories [2022]

4 Junkyard Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Junkyard Business

A junkyard is a place where scrap is collected before recycling or discarded. The junkyard operators purchase scrap metal at their weighted price and sell it to recyclers for a profit.

With the demand for scrap metal and recyclable items expected to touch $60 Billion in the next few years, starting a junkyard can be a profitable venture. To start, you need to meet the legal paperwork, so authorities allow you to purchase scrap metal.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a junkyard business:

1. 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 almost 34 years ago.

Revenue
$37M / month
Team
1 founders / 1700 employees

Case Study

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.

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2. 1-800-Got-Junk

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is your Full-Service Junk Removers! Just Point, We Do The Rest - Book Your Free Estimate Online Now - We're ready to help with junk removal today.

  • Estimated revenue: $37M/month
  • Business rank: #80.3K

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3. Pick N Pull

Pick-n-Pull self-service recycled auto parts stores provide OEM parts at incredible prices. We have quality parts for cars, vans and light trucks.

  • Website traffic: 1.01M/month
  • Business rank: #150K

Check out their full website ➜

4. RECYCLEINME

RecycleInMe is the online B2B scrap trading portal connects local and international scrap buyers/sellers. We deal with 200+ sorts of metal and scraps.

  • Business rank: #327K

Check out their full website ➜

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