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Old 05-02-2017, 07:14 AM   #81
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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?
I'm sorry I wasn't around 2 years ago for this discussion Dozer but one of two reasons why any small business fails is that they are under capitalized.

You simply need to have working capital. I can tell you, overhead in the roll-off game isn't that significant. You'll need to budget for a driver because it is extremely difficult to grow the business if you're driving the truck all day.
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Old 05-02-2017, 07:20 AM   #82
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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?
Bin There Dump That is the franchised company in the roll-off game.

I do think he was making a joke though
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I can tell you, overhead in the roll-off game isn't that significant. You'll need to budget for a driver because it is extremely difficult to grow the business if you're driving the truck all day.
This^ Don't expect a paycheck. Reinvest back in to equipment. PS there happens to be a local BTDT. There's a lot of growth in my area.


There is a lot of good info here! I see this is an old thread that keeps rolling. How have you guys made out over the past few years? I'm slowly getting started as I've been chipping away at it for the past year. This is starting out as a side hustle since I will be retaining my day job.

I was considering the trailer route with my ecoboost F150 but wasn't worth it. I purchased a used International with a 54" 24,000lb hooklift. A hooklift is a great universal tool for additional operations. Learn all of the trucking and waste regulations!
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You are in the sourthern PA area? Our franchise operator in York is thriving.

You're right, you can't expect a paycheck early and you're better off investing in more equipment.

To be honest, it will be hard to make it a viable business as a side project (unless you have capital to hire employees to manage the business). As a full time business, as we say, where there's trash, there's cash. Best of luck.

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This^ Don't expect a paycheck. Reinvest back in to equipment. PS there happens to be a local BTDT. There's a lot of growth in my area.


There is a lot of good info here! I see this is an old thread that keeps rolling. How have you guys made out over the past few years? I'm slowly getting started as I've been chipping away at it for the past year. This is starting out as a side hustle since I will be retaining my day job.

I was considering the trailer route with my ecoboost F150 but wasn't worth it. I purchased a used International with a 54" 24,000lb hooklift. A hooklift is a great universal tool for additional operations. Learn all of the trucking and waste regulations!
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u may want to look into recycling
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Home Depot just got into that business locally here,
Yes Lowes, HD et al are now in the garbage business. They are selling throw away dump baskets (that hold X yards).
They charge for the bag then you pay for the pickup separately.

I researched the cost and it is above the highest cost of a roll off....and frankly I do not think they are worth it.

The problem for any small business start up is advertising and word of mouth, as well as finding a few commercial clients like contractors etc. A few contractors even at a discount and designed to pay your overhead only would be a great way to start. If the truck, driver and fuel are paid as well as phone and insurance then you have a go.

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I was doing a project for a club to give people real world experience instead of just book knowledge of the trades. The person in charge decided it would be better to use those than a true roll off. Well they say they hold x yards but they donít becuase you canít stack the stuff as well and the sides give out when you try to fill it to capacity. We have filled about 6 so far and we are still filling them (have some water damage that wasnít known about and then have to do drywall, trim and finish a bathroom (thatís been subbed out along with the trim). But it wouldíve been significantly cheaper to get a roll offf. But they are getting our work for next to nothing since itís a club full of college students who are learning for the most part. The guy who did the framing (worked on a commercial crew for year or 2 before college and does It summers and weekends, and I are the only ones who truely know what we are doing. Everyone else knows how to manage but not get their hands dirty (I hate bosses like that btw)
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Have friends in both roll off and recycling.
Roll off needs a large bank roll.

I also know individuals in the tow behind container biz. Too make money, you need economies of scale. However the game changer for you in my book sounds like the connection you have with the land fill.
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There is a huge amount of money in your business. We are always looking for deals 20 dollars lower than the big boys will make me call you. You have to market and get your names out there. Go to where contractors go in your area pass out your card. Have your truck there so they can see it.

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