Looking into a roll off or hook lift truck for my father's business to dispose of scrap metal (white goods) and other recycling, along with hauling snow and possibly debris. Long story short, the "recycling company" who is the roll off provider is screwing him over. They take the goods and truck them across town to a large metal processing facility run by a different company and basically pay him 2.5 times less the market value than it would be if they were to haul it themselves. I didn't know about this until this summer. So I thought, why not just do the trucking yourself and maybe make a little money on the side with a few extra containers? Yes it will cost money to do but I think it has some potential, I just don't know a whole lot about it as far as costs of operation go. I do think you could make it pay with having a few extra "for rent" containers out there to generate income along with recycling income. The requirements for his business would be: disposal of scrap metal, waste wood products (pallets, crates, etc), hauling cardboard bales, and hauling modified IBCs (totes) full of scrap metal. Add to that in the wintertime it would need to be used to haul snow away from the retail location and for contract snow hauling for other businesses if needed. From the start I see the need for probably 3 containers plus a flatbed body to put on the truck. Obviously more would be added as income and demand allowed. First off, would we want to go hooklift or rolloff? Can a hook lift/roll off be used as an effective part time dump truck to haul snow, demo and tree debris? I have more questions than I want to post at once but would something like this make any sense at all or am I crazy?