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Dustin started SOCO Waste in 2016. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on SOCO Waste?
I came to the realization that I had a problem with staying at a job for more than 6 months. I would come in to work every day, learn the job, and about 6 months later I would be sitting there bored and wondering why they didn’t do things a certain way to make the business more efficient.
I tried working everywhere from door to door sales, fast food, shipping companies and at one point I was even an O.T.R. truck driver!
Eventually, I would find another job and move on because being inefficient wasn’t me!
One of the last jobs I had was for a waste management company and I realized I loved being outside all day, getting paid to work out and it never got old but what did get old was the fact I would be working for someone else and I could be building something great doing what I love. So while I continued to work I started to plan the future digging into the waste industry market and doing research on the equipment I would need along with figuring out my cost of fuel, insurance, maintenance, landfill fees and any other cost I could think of.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story