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Old 10-18-2015, 12:07 PM   #61
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Yes, I'm a heavy equipment operator. Here in Kentucky, there is a guy that took one roll off truck and rented 30yd roll offs, in one year he has expanded to three trucks and 60 plus boxes.
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Old 10-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #62
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Jhark123 I thought about renting a skid steer loader, to work with the container business, of course this would be when the customer would allow, I have been in the Landfill business for 20 plus years, the roll offs come and dump at the sites, I just thought it would be profitable business and I would be able to manage.
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I need some advice ? I can't afford to quit a good paying job, if I go into a start up roll off business I would not be able to provide for my family? This is why I thought I might start with a roll off trailer, get my name out there and build a name and add equipment as finances would allow. Option 2 borrow money for a 40k roll off truck and five boxes for 15k, now I would have a larger expense and not be able to work the truck as it should, having a full time job, any suggestions?
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Yes, I'm a heavy equipment operator. Here in Kentucky, there is a guy that took one roll off truck and rented 30yd roll offs, in one year he has expanded to three trucks and 60 plus boxes.
Yes, but is he really profitable? And at what volume did he become profitable?
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:17 PM   #65
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He's an established farmer, so he had money to put in the roll off business. What if I purchase two dump trailers, 7ft wide, 14ft length, 2 ft height $7500.00 per trailer, what could I charge? And how could I get the customer to pay the landfill disposal?
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Dozer man,

Setting up a business successfully requires careful planning. There is a thread on here on overhead and profit, maybe someone else can link it.

You/we need to know:

1. Current/Safe market rate for 10,20,30 and 40yd containers and the time period (usually 30 days).

2. Cost of the various equipment options.

3. Cost of each can for the various equipment options.

4. Maintenance cost on equipment.

5. Labor/fuel cost to drop and pu a box in your service area.

6. Your desired profit per can (what makes it worth it to you to make this investment). This is an important point, because as you know, a man can make decent money working on the side as an operator or a CDL driver.
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The competitor's in my area will deliver a 30 yd roll off for $50.00, dump the box for $ 175.00 3 tons and under. $40.00 for each ton overage. I cannot afford a 40k truck and 5 - 3 K 20yd dumpsters. How do you suggest I start? How do I figure profit?
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Dumpsters are a dime a dozen around here. Most successful hauling companies seem to have their hand in other things like trash and recycling removal for townships.
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The competitor's in my area will deliver a 30 yd roll off for $50.00, dump the box for $ 175.00 3 tons and under. $40.00 for each ton overage. I cannot afford a 40k truck and 5 - 3 K 20yd dumpsters. How do you suggest I start? How do I figure profit?
At that price I would suggest you DON'T start.
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The cities around here only allow one company to be in the trash business. I have no choice but deal with them.
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Thank you. Good info.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:11 PM   #72
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Ok I would like to hear a story of how someone started the roll off business with a success, or stumbled into another career, when attempting the roll off business? Any takers?
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I started with a 10CY dump trailer, and now have three rolloff trucks and 50+ cans. How I did it: worked my @$$ off for years, with very little pay. My profits went right back into the business, as they still do. I assume this is going to be the same scenario for most successful self-made businessmen.
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I started with a 10CY dump trailer, and now have three rolloff trucks and 50+ cans. How I did it: worked my @$$ off for years, with very little pay. My profits went right back into the business, as they still do. I assume this is going to be the same scenario for most successful self-made businessmen.
Not for me, I immediately made lots of money and put very little of it back in! That's why you should buy a franchise agreement from me
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Thanks for the comments, I checked awhile back with no comments. I can see how starting the business and putting the money back in to supply demand could become a cycle. Could a person make money with a few dump trailers? Also will the battery stay charged enough to dump the trailer at the Landfill?
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Buying a Franchise? Are you talking about buying a business going out? Or is there a Franchise and what is the name of this Franchise?
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Dozer man,

Setting up a business successfully requires careful planning. There is a thread on here on overhead and profit, maybe someone else can link it.

You/we need to know:

1. Current/Safe market rate for 10,20,30 and 40yd containers and the time period (usually 30 days).

2. Cost of the various equipment options.

3. Cost of each can for the various equipment options.

4. Maintenance cost on equipment.

5. Labor/fuel cost to drop and pu a box in your service area.

6. Your desired profit per can (what makes it worth it to you to make this investment). This is an important point, because as you know, a man can make decent money working on the side as an operator or a CDL driver.
Although I know nothing about the dumpster business, I would think one of the most important cost factors involved would be the expense to dump at the landfill.

Most 30 yd here run $400 and up, plus delivery.
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I do appreciate the response. Any info on containers and dump trailers are appreciated.
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Buying a Franchise? Are you talking about buying a business going out? Or is there a Franchise and what is the name of this Franchise?


He was making a joke.
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If you need some "solid" information on the rolloff business -- I can help. I started with a trailer and 10 boxes. And it did not take long for things to get going. Several important factors that helped us. I sold our roll off business 4 yrs ago. Now, I buy/sell/trade waste and recycling equipment.

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