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Old 12-14-2009, 12:02 PM   #41
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There's definitely money to be made in the roll off dumpster business, but a lot of owners have gone out of business in the last few years with the recession. Depending on where you live, landfill fees, competition, etc... you should be able to make about $75 to $100 in profit per rental.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #42
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Seeing as we have not heard from him in a while, I'd bet that he was shown just how profitable this business is.


The roll off companies areound me have been chaning hands real quick being as the Feds keep going after them. Lots of Name Changes Here.

There are a few smaller guys though. One Large Construction Firm here started doing their own Roll Offs a number of years ago. Now, just about anyone who is anyone has either a Dump Trailer or a Roll Off. Heck, I even have a 6x10 dump trailer. For about 3-4k you have a nice size trailer. And around here we pay $800 for a 20 yd dumpster. Dosen't take long to recoup your $4k especially if you are still billing out the customer at those rates.

I have never paind more than $100 to dump my trailer and I have had it loaded to the top of the racks. Like someone else said, the dump trailers don't damage the driveways and I can pull them out before someone else decided to fill them up on a mid night dump. A 20 yd, I would end up with all sorts of crap in there if I didnt cover it up completely with ply wood.
Yeah we charge the same as the roll off for my dump trailer, its a flat bed with walls. The bulldozers at the dump pull the trash out in about 30 seconds, its the best profit I usually make on the job.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:05 PM   #43
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I hear that business is really picking up.
Funny you wrote that, Our business is picking up is the slogan for the largest local refuse company here in Windsor. They have an in door landfil, they service the garbage and recycle needs of all of the surrounding towns. There is a business that is recession proof. Windsor had workers nstrike this past year and the company had lines the whole time. They had a fire couple of years ago burn down there building, soon after the fires were out they were recieving garbage.
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I'm shopping for a dump trailer right now so I won't have to keep paying someone else to do do my hauling. It's amazing how the dumpsters fill up after dark. Some landfills have their own hauling service and will consider you a competitor and charge you a higher dump fee to discourage you.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:27 PM   #45
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Yeah we charge the same as the roll off for my dump trailer, its a flat bed with walls. The bulldozers at the dump pull the trash out in about 30 seconds, its the best profit I usually make on the job.
Where are you in Montana? IS there any cool demo goinog on up there?
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The roll off business is heavily regulated and that is why the fees are larger then you would expect. I have many contacts with companies in Atlanta and they are struggling just as much as anyone. Overage charges are necessary because land fills can not handle a roll off full of wet dirt. I have been in the roll off business and with what you have, you should be able to undercut some of the larger guys with overhead. Be weary that when you take your stuff to the land fill, to take overage into account.
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I too have been trying to start a roll of company in the houston area. I have been looking at mini roll offs 8-20yds to try and get DIYers and commercial clients. I am on the verge of purchasing a hooklift and 5-10 containers to get going. I have worked with my fatthers company in SC, but we were mostly residential and only did roll offs for about 2 years so I am still very new to the idea. Are most contractors starting to haul their own waste or is there a strong market for containers this size?
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DMV charges too much for rolloff truck registration. Trailers only cost $35.00 for 5 years in Calif. Not to mention the diesel smog laws that are in effect.
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DMV charges too much for rolloff truck registration. Trailers only cost $35.00 for 5 years in Calif. Not to mention the diesel smog laws that are in effect.
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Most cities in the U.S. have a franchise agreements with local haulers. Meaning that any and all recycling and garbage is handled by these franchised haulers. But if you can get in the buisness Here are some ideas that will keep you rollin when the construction buisness is down. Contact local dairy farms, horse stables, paper mills, sewage treatment plants, biodiesel plants, fish processing plants ect. All of these create waste that needs to be hauled off. Boiler ash, manure, guts, and toxic solids. Good luck mate.
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You do realize the original post was like 4 years ago? I hope he figured out his future by now....lol.
After reading the info you stated though, where are you from that farms haul the manure off?
Manure is a gold mine no farmer and/or rancher I know of would ever pay to get rid of manure.
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Didnt realize this post was so old. I live in shingletown california. I have 20 rolloff trucks that have pull trailers allowing me to haul 2 dumpsters at once. I have 20 dumpsters that i have contracted out to a stockyard in west sacramento hauling cow manure. 5 trucks are dedicated to this running 24 hours a day 5 days per week. We haul the manure to weed california were they bag it for the homedepot. For a backhaul we pickup boiler ash from the powerplant in anderson california and take it to the sacramento landfill. Several of my other trucks are dedicated to hauling biosolids in the orange county area, a few trucks are hauling captain hairys seafood in brookings oregon ( Fish guts ). We also haul toxic sludge from garth brooks biodiesel plant in mitch, california. Great money. Never met garth although his pictures are all over the plant.
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This trailer can haul 14ft, 16ft, 18ft & 20ft long bed/bins. Plus the beds go over the fenders, not between the fenders. Uses 5" bore hydraulic cylinders on winch & hoist. Full hydraulics using a 13hp Honda engine or a hydraulic wet kit hookup from your truck.
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Is the Nedland 16000 lb trailer better built than the Pro-Tainer trailer? Does anyone own a nedland or pro- Rainer trailer? Is this the way to start a roll off business, when funds are low?
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The nedland looks a lot better built. Those things are pricey. I think there is another company that makes one as well. U dump I think. Uses electric winch. Also another one called south something trailer I think.
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Thank you Morning wood. I'm wondering how is the best way to enter the roll off business with low funds, I have read that the electric warn winch is not the way to go? Everything I read is to use a gas over hydraulics? Also what about the electric dumps? Do they stay charged? Is the battery down at the landfill and the load is still on the trailer?
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The roll off business is going to be expensive to get into. I'd get a loan for the right equipment before I invested money in a half azz setup.

Do you have your CDL?
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I have CDL class A . I'm afraid I will get started wrong and get discouraged ? How should I start out the roll off business the right way
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Are you also a heavy equipment operator? A guy I know has a demolition company with a container truck. He does very well. Honestly, around here, I would not get into the container hauling business and I already have a hooklift truck. I certainly wouldn't risk much of my own capital to do it.

First you need to know what others in your market are charging for various size dumpsters, then you can calculate how much the cans/truck/labor will cost vs. what you can charge.

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