How to Earn $43 to $87 an Hour With Your Pickup or Van With a Junk Removal Business

How to start a trash removal business

How to start a trash removal business

Wouldn’t it be nice to turn that truck or van of yours into profit? Good money too. It’s all possible by starting your own haul-away service. Everyday people need junk, trash and other discarded items taken off their property. That’s where you come in. Hauling away items that people no longer want can be quite profitable. In fact you can make over $40 an hour doing it.

Over time, appliances and furniture break down. A brand new house is completed, leaving behind a lot of debris that needs to be disposed. A house is foreclosed and must be cleaned out. So what does that mean? A lot of work for you and your haul-away business. Not only can you make money simply picking up the stuff, but you can also make money by selling it at a garage sale or recycling the items if appropriate.

So how much money are we talking about here? A large number of junk-hauling services charge by the size or weight of the load. If they have to get stuff from upstairs or a basement or it’s simply difficult to reach, there is often a surcharge for this as well. How much you get paid does vary by the location of where you live. Haul-away services on the East or West coasts typically make more than those in the Midwest, South, or in rural areas. Still, after you deduct the cost of dump fees, gas, vehicle maintenance and other overhead, the national average comes to $53 an hour. So wait, if you worked a full eight-hour day how much money would that be? $424 a day! And that’s not even counting if you’re able to resell any of the items you haul away.

Most junk-hauling businesses charge by the cubic yard, typically between $30 and $50 a cubic yard. They also have a minimum charge if it’s a single item, say a couch for instance. Jobs that require a little extra work (cleaning, taking things apart, having to bag or box items) usually bring with it a surcharge. Often, this is in the form of an hourly wage in addition to the charge for the size or weight of the load. At the moment, an average hourly wage is $20 to $25. Also, if you are working outside your normal business hours or you’re asked to do a rush job, these can also bring with it various surcharges.

By starting your own haul-away service, it’s quite possible to make $43 to $87 an hour or more. You charge based on the size or weight of the load and add a surcharge if there is additional work involved, or you’re performing the task outside your normal business hours. You also stand the chance you’ll be hauling away an item you can sell yourself for big profits. There is simply unlimited profit potential by starting your own haul-away business. To learn more, read Haul It Away.