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Old 11-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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Adding garbage collection to services?

I've been thinking about this more and more. I feel it would be such an easy way to get more money out of your already existing customers. Everyone needs trash removal and maybe even recycling as well. One thing I've learned about people is that they like to have one guy doing multiple services for them. They don't want to have to pay one guy for lawn maintenance and another for fertilizer, snow plowing, etc. So if you could incorporate this into your business and really be a full service provider, it would be an easy sell I think..

Anyone else do this?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:51 PM
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have at it, but its not for me.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:42 PM
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Adding garbage collection to services?

Me either.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:09 PM
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Nope. City sends out garbage and recycling trucks weekly.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:26 PM
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The county does trash pickup around here but even if they didn't I wouldn't get into that business. I don't mind getting dirty but I don't want to be handling trash.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:54 PM
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Spitfire you should look into the DEP rules behind it. I'm in NJ and I have DEP tags on my truck to go to the landfill. The tags I have say I'm a self generator. I believe that means I cannot be a garbage man, I'm just allowed in with garbage I make. You should look into it first and see if you need a different tag. Something tells me being a trash hauler tags would cost more money.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:24 PM
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Don't think it's a good idea. If you want to add on services, do something associated with Landscaping.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:36 AM
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The old adage that you can't serve two masters immediately comes to mind. Trash hauling requires specialized equipment, and, I'm guessing, a high volume of accounts to be profitable. I live outside the city limits. The company I use furnishes one wheeled cart for free, and I only pay $20 per month for weekly service. It would take a lot of $5 a week customers to cover expenses, I believe.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:47 AM
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My full time job is working for a trash company. Take it from me, it's not worth it.

Between the permits, tags, registrations, etc you'd have a hard time making money. Depending on the area you live in (urban or rural) could make it even harder.

I wouldnt do it if I were you.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:17 AM
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The problem is you don't have enough room on the trailer.
Better off poopie scooping if you ask me.
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