Can You Spare 10 Hours a Week? Here’s How to Earn an Extra $400 to $600 Hauling Away Trash

Junk Hauling Business

You’d really like to make some extra money. Who wouldn’t? And you know it’d sure be nice to be able to put aside some money for a college fund, a family vacation or any other way you’d like to spend it. But then again you already have a full-time job or other commitment, so you can only spare a few hours a week. And you don’t really want to sign up for a job that doesn’t pay well and forces you to work set hours. So what could you do? Do you own a truck or van? Perfect! Now you can start your own haul-away business.

Haul-away businesses do just that. They haul away debris, trash or other unwanted items. They often transport large or heavy loads to landfills, recyclers or donate the items to charities, such as Goodwill. They’re often carrying loads or items that the local garbage company won’t take. It’s a much-needed service for any community.

So what kind of money can you make with your own junk-hauling service? Pay varies on what part of the country you live in. After deducting dump fees, fuel and vehicle maintenance, the national average comes to $53 an hour. Okay, let’s do the math. Say you want to make $400 a week. How many hours would you need to work if you’re making $53 an hour? The answer is a little over seven and a half hours. Okay, what about if you wanted to make $600 a week. You’d need to work about eleven hours. That’s not bad at all.

Plus, there is no time commitment. You can work as little or as much as you’d like. Have 10 hours a week to spare? That could mean well over $500 you could make in a single week. You could do all that work in a single day or spread it out throughout the week. You’re the boss, you decide.

Best of all, there is no formal training or expensive start-up costs. If you have a van or truck, a cell phone and a computer, then you have most of the basic items you’ll need. After those you’ll want to look into some additional tools and insurance and then you’ll be on your way.

If you want to make some extra cash and work when and how long you want to work, then you should seriously consider starting your own haul-away business. It not only helps the community, but can put great money in your pocket. To learn more, read Haul It Away.