Lost Your Job, But Not Your Pickup Truck? Here’s the Perfect Business

Time to start your new trash removal business

Time to start your new trash removal business

These tough economic times are hurting everyone. People are losing their jobs and having to cut back left and right. As someone who has recently lost your job, you’re probably frustrated. What to do? The 9 to 5 rat race isn’t as appealing as it used to be. Maybe you’d like to be your own boss for a change. And make good money too. But what could you do? If you have a pickup truck, here’s the perfect business for you: hauling away unwanted items and debris for other people.

Starting your own trash removal business is easy and shouldn’t cost you a lot of money. What does a trash removal business do? It does just what the name implies—you haul away other people’s unwanted items and debris, whether it’s that broken treadmill that’s been taking up space in the garage or that large pile of debris that was left behind after the kitchen remodel was finished.

A junk removal business takes the stuff most local garbage companies won’t, because of its large size or quantity. It’s simply a service everyone will need several times in their life, if not on a regular basis. It’s a much-needed service for any community. It helps clear away clutter and eases the stress on people.

So how much money could you make with a junk removal business? The pay varies based on what part of the country you live in. Those junk haulers living on the East or West coasts typically make more than those living in the South, Midwest, or in rural areas. After deducting dump fees, fuel and vehicle maintenance, the national average is $53 an hour. Yeah, that’s right, an hour.

You simply go to a pickup site, load the unwanted items or debris in your car, and then drop it off at your local landfill or recycler. It’s really that easy. And get this, some of the items you pick up you can resell for even more money! Whether it’s a garage sale, eBay, Craigslist or Backpage.com, there are many ways to resell items. In these troubled economic times, many haulers are also adding a foreclosure cleanup business, a natural sideline, to their list of skills

Best of all, you can work as little or as much as you’d like. Maybe you’d like to try out junk hauling part time. Maybe you’d like to continue looking for other jobs in the meantime. It’s whatever you want. Who knows, you might find a haul-away service is right up your alley, and this can become your new career. It’s up to you. You’re the boss.

Starting your own junk-hauling business is quite easy. You already have a truck, the main component you need for success. This tough economic time doesn’t have to be as tough for you, thanks to all the work you can get by simply hauling away other people’s unwanted items and debris. To learn more, read Haul It Away.