How to Start Your Own Waste Disposal Business

by Tom Z. on November 3, 2016

With all the business in your city or town and even more being introduced everyday, the job of waste collecting doesn’t look so bad. If you are serious about making money, you can manage to ignore the waste that you will be dealing with on a daily basis. To enable your employees perform well, you need to invest in some protective gear. This is quite vital especially when they are handling hazardous waste.


Starting and running a business are two very different things; that is why you find some people start businesses based on brilliant ideas only to shut down shortly afterwards. However if you want to be successful at business, you need to find exactly what you are good at first. If you are not capable of running the day to day duties of your position, you can always hire someone who can. This gives you time to focus more on things like expansion and even coming up with better ideas. Waste management is a service that most people get from outside their business. If you want to start a business in waste disposal, you can use the following tips to help you get started:

  • Business Plan
    This is the first step that you should take when looking to venture in and new business. This will help you to have a good idea of what you will be doing. Find all the businesses and residential buildings that you plan to be working with. In your plan, you should have clear and well detailed points explaining how well you can handle the waste. It is important that you pay attention to the needed capital and expertise to run a successful waste management business.  When writing a business plan, you will be forced to carry out some thorough research on the industry you are planning on working in. This gives you a lot of information and knowledge of what you will be dealing with thus preparing you in advance.
  • Permits and Licenses
    With a well written business plan, you could even get some investors to work with you if you are looking for assistance. You need to apply for your business license before you start doing anything. You could do this online or just visit the department dealing with license issuing and request for a copy.  Permits will come in once you start working. Waste management permits are capable of covering you on things such as waste transport and storage. When applying for a permit, you need to fill an environmental protection application form. In this form you will be require to divulge information pertaining your business; this might include things such as the landfill you plan on using and the type of waste you will be dealing with.
  • Dumping Site and Transport
    Once you have the necessary documents, it is time to start your waste management business. Find a great dumping site that is not close to any major population settlement.  Though you might bury the waste way down, it can still affect the ground in some unpredictable ways. Ensuring that your landfill pits are away from where people live is a good for business. Neglecting this could end up costing you thousands of dollars from a lawsuit.

Though starting a business can be somewhat of an achievement, you should not celebrate just yet. You first need to work on ensuring that you start your waste management business right. The next step is to ensure that you have a plan of growing it. If you do it right, you will be able to grow your business in no time.

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