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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Wrobel#1, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Wrobel#1

    Wrobel#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Do you think adding a dumpster service is a good idea to a landscaping business :confused:

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    If you have the time in peak season and the profit is there go for it.
  3. John B Laidlaw

    John B Laidlaw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    I believe you are comparing apples and oranges. But if you see a niche to fill in a profitable manner and it does not add any more to your overhead ( or headaches!) then try it. Knowing a little bit of NJ's landfill problems such as space and the competion with those that rely solely on this business to feed their family, I think you would do better concentrating on the Lco side. Do a business plan while you have time now. This will tell you all you need to know when you complete it in a honest manner. Good luck.
  4. PTP

    PTP LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,398

    Landscaping is a good business. Dumpsters may also be a good business.

    But if you try and chase both of those rabbits at once you will likely catch neither.
  5. Wrobel#1

    Wrobel#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    the only reason i'm interested in the garbage removal is it's more work during winter and i'm looking to purchase a new ford lcf for a few thousand more i can get the switch and go and use the truck to run my landscaping and run the garbage removal i only plan on having a maximum of 5 or so containers just looking to increase my profit on the truck
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yes, but isn't garbage removal a year-round type of affair ...?

    Course, I suppose you could market towards 1-time removals...
  7. Markf

    Markf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Before you make the investment be very knowledgeable of hazardous waste EPA regulations. Are you responsible for some knucklehead hiding hazardous material in the middle of the dumpster where you cannot see it before you haul it away? There are some serious fines for this type of violation. Good Luck.
  8. Wrobel#1

    Wrobel#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    thank for the info

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