Start a Recycling Business

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There is money in recycled non-biodegradable garbage materials that are used in the making of new household items. This business has helped clear up the garbage dumpsites of unsightly garbage before that government did not know how to dispose of because they did not rot even after so many years.

With recycling, this problem is no longer a concern.


The first requirement you have to meet is for you to have an area big enough where to pile up recyclable garbage items that you gather day to day through your many workers who go around the communities that you intend to serve with your recycling business. When the garbage items piled up are enough to fill up a truck you load this and send them to the shipping point where cargo barges are waiting to be filled up with materials before sailing for the factories that melt the garbage into reusable form again.

Locate Your Garbage Collection Site Centrally

The open area that you use to gather all the recyclable garbage materials must be located centrally so it will be easy for your gatherers to reach it from all directions as they go house to house in their daily task of garbage gathering. If the site of your collection and sorting area is near government garbage dump site or collection point, so it is much better. Have a reliable water source near your garbage collection pile area in case there is need to clean up some of the items collected.

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Have an Efficient Trucking System

Another important investment you have to make is trucks big enough to do the hauling from your collection area to the shipping point where your garbage collected are weighed, and where you get paid for the items you send. Proof of this delivery is issued to you before the loading into the cargo barges of the receiving factories, that complete the recycling system into the new metal, plastic, or glass materials that manufacturers can use in their making different new products. You collect the actual payment from the banks designated by the factories in their payment system.

The recycling business you are setting up will provide jobs to many people who act as your work force in the manual gathering of all metal, glass, plastic and other synthetic materials from the households, and from the garbage dumpsites nearby. You will just pay them by the kilo for the items they deliver so you must have a good weighing system for this purpose. The workers you pay on a daily basis are the ones who sort the items by kind in your garbage collection area. Many of the new workers you will be hiring may be jobless for the moment and they will be very thankful to you once you set up the new recycling business.

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  • 1. glen mcdonald said on May 10, 2009
    looking to start a small recycling firm on land i already use for a small pallet recovery business as the market just now for recycled pallets is limited so while doing my local rounds i cannot believe the things local company's class as rubbish scrap metals plastics cardboard computer waste pallets old machinery and much much more on thinking there is a good chance that there's money to be made. i am needing a little help from anyone who is in the know about grants prices for computer waste cardboard etc and also any other waste materials that can help my company make more profit at the same time keep a step ahead and do our bit for the environment so any help or new ideas would be much appreciated and feel free to do your bit and give the company a realistic chance of getting this project up and started just send all the things that are recyclable and the prices you get for all the different compounds plastics metals etc kilos and per ton. thank you very much
  • 2. GLENN FROMENT said on June 15, 2009
    hi, i want to know how i can open a recycling place in my home town. i live in lincoln ro, 02865. i want to open a place where people can come and bring there cans and bottles and plastic and i will pay therm for the items and then i want to know how to scrape it to get paid my self or get people to pick it up for me and i want to do paper to so can somebody help me. thank you, email me
  • 3. Carol Spearmon said on July 10, 2009
    I would like to start my clothing recycle business to export globally. How do I get started? What is the first thing to do? It appears that this could be a very lucrative business. Thank you for your help. My email is
  • 4. shahid ashraf said on July 16, 2009
    hi, how can i start a small scrap metal company? can you give me few ideas? Thank you very much.
  • 5. Stacey Bowles said on July 21, 2009
    i would like to start a recycling business and i want to know where do i scrape the recyclables and get paid for it. i also need for someone to pick it up and dump it at a site, i also need to get paid for this as well so please help me if you can. Thank you, Mrs.Bowles
  • 6. Douglas Lightsey said on August 1, 2009
    I'm seeking any backers who wish to Start a Full service recycling business, For cans, Bottles and Glass in the Phoenix Arizona area, as well as statewide. these people only recycle cans. Come on folks lets make some money. Arizona has lots of Opportunities, come here and make some money.. 602-626-7311
  • 7. Trinity investments llc said on August 1, 2009
    Phoenix, Arizona is a great city. as well as the entire state Investors, Business owners, and anybody who likes to make money. come to Arizona and make it. this is a paradise in the middle of the desert. a lot of Potential is here. come on and do it. 602-626-7311 818-880-7850
  • 8. josephine kotsi said on August 11, 2009
    how much a recycling business going to cost, what are risks involved, the machines that are used. Thank You
  • 9. Jim Aguilar said on August 15, 2009
    I would like to start a commercial recycle pick up of all glass, aluminum and plastic. How do I get started with this process? What type of Truck or trucks do I need to complete this task.
  • 10. SMRS (U) LTD ; Samuel said on August 18, 2009
    Hey you can contact, well Here there is a market for recycled products. Here also we have a lot of products to recycle. In Uganda there are many places you can get to put your recycling company, i have a place which we would put a company if you are really sure to come and we do business together. you can come and take a look at the place then see what we can do about that. if you want to start this business with me, just get back in touch... i will be very happy to do business with you. thank you, email me : enjoy your day,
  • 11. nishanth said on September 1, 2009
    i want to extract precious metals from electronic waste. could you please tell me the equipment required and where can i get it.
  • 12. K Bond said on October 13, 2009
    I live in a small town. We have garbage pu, but nothing is recycled. I would like to pick up the recyclable items and recycle them for profit. I need to supply recycle containers for cans/plastics/glass. I also will need to be able to go around to homes and pu these with ideas..cost/ practicality/ etc.
  • 13. samantha said on November 13, 2009
    i want to start a recycling business, but on a small scale. can you please tell me the names of manufacturing companies that sell compressing machines in south africa, number of workforce to employ, size of a truck to use and the prices they charge for plastic/ton/kilo.
  • 14. tayyy said on December 18, 2009
    I live in the suburbs. But you didnt answer my question. "How many workers do you need to start a recycling business?"
  • 15. m umamaheswara rao said on December 23, 2009
    i am living in small village. i did my MBA i have a good exp in marketing. so i would like start a business in recycling, can u suggest me about process to stat a plant & investments & business process
  • 16. adrain said on December 27, 2009
    hi live in san diego california and i want to start recycle business. start small and will see any info or course on line that can help me thanks
  • 17. DARYL said on December 27, 2009
    I'm trying to start my own recycling business in my town in the Santa Barbara County in Lompoc Ca. and was seeing if anyone have any information on what I need to do to get it started. Thank you
  • 18. Tony Williams said on January 6, 2010
    Hi I live in Bedforshire, UK and I'm trying to start my own recycling business, but I need some more information. On how much a recycling business going to cost, what are risks involved, the machines that are used. Thank You Tony Williams.
  • 19. James Gordon said on January 11, 2010
    Aloha, I am interested in starting a recycle pick up business on the Big Island of Hawaii. I need information on how to develop a successful business plan. I plan to start small and expand. Mahalo, James Gordon
  • 20. adoga adogwu said on January 18, 2010
    i live in nigeria western africa i am looking for investors in recycling...we have got a lot of rubbish to dispose off. please i need more info please i am in lagos nigeria
  • 21. Logan Naidoo said on January 21, 2010
    I would like more information on how to start a re-cycling business in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 22. neha upadhyay said on January 22, 2010
    i want to know the exact details of starting a recycle business at a small scale with a minimum capital. OR wants to know other business with the criteria. neha upadhyay 9837412525, haldwani-nainital, uttarakhand, india
  • 23. narra said on January 26, 2010
    HI, i would like to start recycle business at a small scale with a minimum capital. can you provide me metal scrap and cloth recycling business details. i need full information in this thanks in advance
  • 24. Shaun Thrasher said on January 27, 2010
    i am in Cleveland, OH, USA. I need help on starting a recycling business.
  • 25. Ben Taylor said on January 27, 2010
    I want info on starting up a recycling company. I have a location in Fresno, where I'd like to put a bin. Please contact me. Thank you.
  • 26. Masooma Hassan said on January 29, 2010
    Please give me some more details on how to start up a recycling plant. thank you
  • 27. Dante Williams said on February 2, 2010
    I am currently located in Miami Gardens, Fl. I am interested in starting up a recycling business in my area and would like to get more information on how to go about doing this.
  • 28. Bill Clay said on February 7, 2010
    Would like to have information on starting a recycling plant in a small town. Where do you find the equipment, places to send it to, and how to set prices for buying of what ever is to be recycled, such as paper, plastics or cans?
  • 29. prameet mehta said on February 13, 2010
    HI, want to start recycle business. can you provide me metal scrap, cloth recycling business details and how to recycle the unused electronic products. i need full details in this regard
  • 30. chivaka said on February 15, 2010
    Harare. i also need to see how i can start up a recycle business in my area if you can help me with details. thanks
  • 31. Barkha said on February 24, 2010
    Hi, I want to start a electronics waste recycling in Delhi, India. i will collect the electronics waste and will pay them, then will extract the recyclable components from it and then will send it to recyclers. i really appreciate if you can help me in determining the cost, i.e how much should i pay to the customer for taking a suppose laptop from them??
  • 32. adeline said on March 2, 2010
    Hi, I want to start a plastic and paper recycle business in my area. I wish to get advice on how to start such a business. I live in kroonsad, free state province, south africa
  • 33. Emoghene A. Richard said on March 3, 2010
    I really want to start a waste recycling business that will reduce paper, plastics, glasses, polythene bags, computer scraps, cell phone and metals to reduce pollution. i stay in Nigeria, delta state warri city. please if possible, i need a detail guideline on how i can start up. looking forward to hear from you through my mail.
  • 34. lennox said on March 5, 2010
    I am currently in Durban in SA and would love to start a recycling business, recycling specifically bottles, please could you give me more information with regard to that.
  • 35. Sandeep Kumar said on March 18, 2010
    Hello, I am Sandeep Kumar from Bangalore, India. Currently I am unemployed as I tried in Travel agency business, had a big loss from it. Now a thought came across to my mind to start up a recycling business from glass bottles. Can you please suggest me in this regard? Should I need to go for any training, what all the sophisticated machines I need to acquire for washing purpose and How can I collect the bottles etc. All the information from starting of business till selling. And would like to know the market for this business in Bangalore, India. Please I need help or you can suggest any concerned person in India to help me in this regard.
  • 36. clement kali said on March 27, 2010
    I'm interested in starting up a recycling business in the fort lauderdale area. I have very little capital. By the way the city recycles. Any ideas on how to get started.
  • 37. ROY DESELL said on March 28, 2010
  • 38. yinka said on April 9, 2010
    i want to start a small scale recycling industry that recycles just paper and plastic. and with time gradually moving to metals and medical waste surulere, lagos nigeria
  • 39. Faiyaz Patel said on April 11, 2010
    hi!!! I have very good idea to start recycling business in small city of Gujarat(INDIA) but don't have finance ... anyone interested please do not hesitated to contact me on my e-mail its
  • 40. AYANNA said on April 14, 2010
    I live in a small country area and would like to start a recycling company. plastic soda cans etc. I would like to do it small at first. i would like to know what kind of license I would need, containers to use and what to charge people for this service. Also I would be using my car for this service until I am able to buy sufficient transportation. please give me some advice.
  • 41. Ellafi said on April 15, 2010
    Hello there, I am looking for information how to start up Recycling business . i live in Libya , Benghazi City . Thanks in advance .
  • 42. sara said on April 17, 2010
    Hi, London, UK. I want to start a plastic re-processing form MRF's products in london. Please guide me. Regards, sara
  • 43. mrs sam said on April 18, 2010
    hi Sandeep, regarding your comment no 44 I need your e mail or mob no: to reply or you can contact me on my email
  • 44. mrs sam said on April 18, 2010
    hi Aha regarding your comment no 56 you did not leave your add or email. You can contact me on my email:
  • 45. VICTOR said on April 20, 2010
    hi, i have scrap of plastic, nylon, copper, lead, battery, bottles etc in large quantity for recycling. pls if anyone is in need of such scrap in large quantity should contact me e-mail: rmg ltd. ceo
  • 46. JItessh Tomar said on April 25, 2010
    Hi, i am from India M.P.. I want to start Ayran, Plastic and Paper recycling small business unit in Biggest city in My State. so pls give me a Briefly details as well as possible. My E-id Thanks Dear
  • 47. Betty Bradley said on April 25, 2010
    I live in Sacrameto, Ca. MY son asked me to assist him with obtaining information on how to start his own recycling business for aluminum, plastics, etc. He has been recycling himself for the last three years and wants to start his own recycling business. He does not have much capital but i will assist him if I can. Any information that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
  • 48. JR said on April 27, 2010
    I'm interested in starting a recycling business in Arizona. Plastics for now and metals in the future as revenue grows. We have great experience and proficient in the metals industry. I'm looking for partners/investors to join us with the start of a recycling business. contact me: JR
  • 49. Raul J said on May 1, 2010
    I'd like to start a recycling business in Boston, MA. What kind of licenses do I need, where's the nearest recycling plant in MA, and any other info you can give me on the subject. Thanks, Raul
  • 50. buloala lilly-west said on May 2, 2010
    i 'd like to start a recycling business specifically polythene bags and plastics. can someone advice me on how to start, the machines needed and all i need to do as well as the cost. i also need anyone who is interested in partnership. I can provide space in port harcourt and bayelsa state all in nigeria. Thanks, lilly-west
  • 51. Subhajit Das said on May 5, 2010
    I want to start Mobile & Computer Recycling Business in 127, D.H. Road, Thakurpukur, kolkata-700063. Can U help me how can I start my business. Subhajit Das
  • 52. Alex said on May 6, 2010
    Hi, I want to start a recycling business of anything that can possible be recycled. I leave at Mtubatuba and my area is just a kind of rural area. Can you please help me, how can I start it?, because currently I don't have money I'm just a student at a university.
  • 53. Netshandama Hulisani said on May 10, 2010
    Hi i'm a young man interested in opening my own recycling deport. anyone with a little help is welcomed to email me
  • 54. nwachukwu uchenna said on May 11, 2010
    hi, i want to start a recycling business, Recycling papers, plastics. i intend to collect them and forward them to a recycling center BUT i do not know any. i need help in that area and advice on how to run the business AND partners in sincerity. Thank You. uche
  • 55. ifeanyi okpara said on May 16, 2010
    Hi, i want to start a recycling business, Recycling aluminum cans into ingot or aluminum sheets. Can someone advice me on how to start, the machines needed and all i need to do as well as the cost. I live in Nigeria, Imo State, how do i start a small scale aluminum cans recycling industry?
  • 56. Er. Ravi Vyas said on May 17, 2010
    hello ravi here. I am looking for this recycling business in ahmedabad, gujarat. I have found out so many ragpickers in this city. so, please tell me how to start this business? with regards, Ravi
  • 57. abhijeet mote said on May 17, 2010
    i am a student of i am currently in mumbai, India. looking to start my own business in Recycle in paper & plastic, & how to degrade the non recycle material what amount of money i would required for start the small business first. so please help me
  • 58. Er.Nishant said on May 17, 2010
    Hi , am a mechanical engineer with MBA in operation & management. i would like to start up a business of plastic recycling plant with plastic injection molding integrated. so can i get the information regarding the minimum area, and minimum initial investment required. the place where i stay is urban with no such recycling plant. and what help i can get from government organization. Gulbarga, Karnataka, India. Plz help me .......
  • 59. Dave moropa said on May 18, 2010
    i want to start a business in recycling, can you please help me on how to go about? i can collect bottles and glass material at my neighborhood even rubber and tyres. please help. I'm located in burgersfort(limpopo) not far from lydenburg and polokwane
  • 60. Roy Riutta said on May 19, 2010
    I would like any information on starting a recycling business in the Detroit, Michigan area. Is there a recycling center in the area to bring recyclables to? I'd rather have my entire own business. I want to help save the environment and make money, and hopefully expand nationally and possibly internationally. Do schools need help re-cycling? My company throws out tons of paper and bottles. Can I start there by bringing recyclables to a center in Detroit area? Please help, I want to get started!!
  • 61. Amrit Hans beginner adviser said on May 19, 2010
    UK - Worldwide. I represent a Social Enterprise Recycling Business. We are looking to set up small medium and large scale business of recycling. Please contact me if you would like to know how to or if you are already doing or have large quantities of waste that you need someone to look at recycling ethically then please email me. || Scrap Business Adviser

  • 62. Frankki said on May 20, 2010
    For those who wanted to get their hands into recycling money and care for the environment, A book ( The Money Makers: Crisis & Opportunity) has been on sale at @ USD12.95. It covers four areas of recyclables in detail and coaching as to how to do it. These products are recycle papers, recycle scrap metals, used batteries and electronic waste.
  • 63. plasco ltd said on May 27, 2010
    We have a lot of business developments regarding the environmental such as. We propose to you an environmental solution relative in general to plastic waste. Specially an investment for production of new products from recycling plastic waste. The products will be made from 100% recycled plastic and the same products recycled again. Why from plastics because plastics are not degraded and doesn’t absorbed for at least 400 – 500 years from the environmental. Some accessional advantages.
    We do not cut trees.
    We use renewable sources of energy.
    We do not pollute the environment with waste.
    We help in the maintenance of planet no CO2 production.
    We draw from environment the charge of plastic waste.
    Many new work positions. Export possibilities.
    100% green ecological industry.
    Many others benefits for the country.
    The total approximately cost of the investment is 20000000 to 25000000 €. we request financing serious investors. Dear sir we are at your disposal for further discussions and serious proposals other wise dont contact us. plasco ltd athens, greece
  • 64. Omkar S said on June 2, 2010
    I am an investor from birmingham UK. Shortly starting up a Recycling Plant. Any tie up's or Joint Ventures are welcome. Contact me at With your Company name, Phone Number and what sort of turnover you are looking at. I'll get in touch shortly.
  • 65. Rajendra said on June 5, 2010
    Looking for US based partner / joint venture for setting up of scrap export organization. To begin with for ferrous scrap
  • 66. Bwalya said on June 9, 2010
    Paper Recycling / Supply of all paper products: Opportunity in Zambia - Serious offers invited to partner with local firm. The potential is immense!! Managing Director VMS Ltd, Lusaka Zambia
  • 67. Justin Kim said on June 10, 2010
    I would like to start recycling business in Dallas, Texas or around the city of Dallas
  • 68. Travis Vogtman said on June 11, 2010
    i am an experienced recyclers {scrapper}. i have no problem stock piling my scrap that i collect. i want to be the one who sells it to the smelter. here is my question. who buys scrap non-ferrous metals in large quantities? i want to cut out the middle man {recycle centers}. tired of getting half my money..thanks for any help
  • 69. syed h zaidi said on June 11, 2010
    i want to know how to start state go green recycling business and how much money do i need i live in orange county
  • 70. yessree said on June 16, 2010
    I would like to start a waste recycling business in bangalore, India. I have done some research on the technology and equipments but i would like to hear some suggestions from you. thanks for you help
  • 71. Connor said on June 23, 2010
    I want to start a curb side pick up recycling business in Williamson Co. Tn, any helpful ideas would be great
  • 72. Malik Kamal said on June 24, 2010
    Hi, i'm Malik Kamal live in Lahore, Pakistan. I want to start the recycling business of garbage, i think its a profitable business. But i don't have finance to start such kind of business. If any investor is interested, is most welcome. My contact detail is given bellow: +92301-4750165
  • 73. Akintunde Akinsola said on June 24, 2010
    i really want to know who you should i talk recycling in my country will be very profitable and i will like to know if any investor will like to come around.
  • 74. sanjay kumar said on June 30, 2010
    I Have a 3000sq ft commercial land in ranchi jwant to start a recycling business, but on a small scale. can you please tell me the names of manufacturing companies that sell compressing machines in india, number of workforce to employ, size of a truck to use and the prices they charge for plastic/ton/kiloharkhand india. i want to start recycling business
  • 75. kamal beginner adviser said on July 12, 2010
    hi please contact me if you want to set up a waste plastic, or waste cardboard business in the uk

    Plastic Recycling Expert

  • 76. jose ragiles said on July 16, 2010
    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Where I am thinking of this recycling business. I have a family members that resides here. I want to assist them start this business. I can visualize the potential of this endeavor, please reply. thank you, Jose
  • 77. Devotion Moloto said on July 21, 2010
    We have a land in Kimberly that has diamonds and we were able to get all the required documents, mining permit, geological report, etc. We are looking for an INVESTOR not someone that will buy us out. Anyone interested can contact me on 078 303 8919 or e-mail me.
  • 78. Bhushan Sonawane said on August 4, 2010
    I want to start the electronics and cell phone recycle business in Nashik, Maharashtra, India. please guide me.
  • 79. Ismyl said on August 8, 2010
    How do I locate a company that needs electronics waste products? Kindly assist.
  • 80. Rick said on August 8, 2010
    I want to start a electronics recycling business in Wisconsin how do you get people to donate there stuff to you
  • 81. Vaishali said on August 9, 2010
    Hi all, I want to start a paper recycling business in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Kindly help me How should I proceed?
  • 82. APURBA said on August 17, 2010
  • 83. LC said on August 21, 2010
    I would like to start a recycling business in Houston, TX any information and guidelines needed please.
  • 84. van said on August 23, 2010
    Hello, i am looking to start a small scale cans and bottles redemption center in lowell massachusett. please help guide me toward the right startup process. thanks in advance
  • 85. Pavan said on August 26, 2010
    I want to start a Plastic recycling business in India. Can any one help me what are the prerequisites to start this business. How much capital required to start this business.
  • 86. venkat said on August 28, 2010
    hello, i am looking to start a small scale plastic bottles and containers recycling industry. please help me by your information and guidelines
  • 87. Master Dludlu said on August 28, 2010
    hi all, i'm running a recycling business in South Africa, so in our business we need someone who may be able to buy a SKIPLOADER TRUCK that we may use to collect recyclable, refuse waste and rubble, we got enough customers for waste removal, currently we are spending too much on our Transport service providers, so we feel that its better if we get one person whom we may be in partnership with to provide a TRUCK FOR US. our Mobile:076 052 1969,only if you afford to by the TRUCK PLEASE....
  • 88. adedapo sijuwade said on August 30, 2010
    I would like to set up a paper, plastic and paper recycling company in lagos and other cites in Nigeria but need information on setting up. Can u please provide me with detailed information on how to go about it or who to contact for this information and recycling companies who may be interested in a joint venture partnership.
  • 89. Bob Stephens said on September 4, 2010
    Location is Atlanta Ga I have a dumpster company and need advice on how start my recycling business.
  • 90. Carlos Mejia said on September 4, 2010
    I'm trying to start my own recycling business in houston texas, and was seeing if anyone have any information on what I need to do to get it started, Thank You.
  • 91. samantha said on September 9, 2010
    i'm in matsapha, swaziland and i would like to start a textile recycling business. where in south africa can i sell my fabrics to for recycling?
  • 92. Dennis Marco said on September 11, 2010
    is there anyone to help me start a recycling business in Indianapolis IN USA
  • 93. ashwani kumar said on September 12, 2010
    how can i arrange funds to start recycle business, can i get help from local banks to start recycle business. Do indian banks provide any funds to such starters.
  • 94. Terry Wells said on September 12, 2010
    I live in Raleigh, N.C. I would like to know the location of businesses in this area that pay for recycle materials and how to start this business.
  • 95. Stan Battock said on September 15, 2010
    Hi - I'm looking to assist people interested in starting a small recycling company in their home regions of Africa. I work in collaboration with a Kenyan company to provide low end recycling solutions for interested people. I cannot arrange funding but may be able to point you in the direction for sourcing funds.
  • 96. Roy Riutta said on September 16, 2010
    I want to start a recycling business. There is so much waste in the commercial sector. Paper, plastics, etc. I would like to pick up recycled products for a fee, and bring them to a recycle plant for a fee. Start small. and grow, grow, grow. I need investors or financing. Can someone help? Please help me save the planet and make make money at the same time. Contact ASAp Detroit, Mich. area
  • 97. Jennifer Barnes said on September 16, 2010
    Me and my hubby are looking to start a small recycling business in the Washington, DC, Prince Georges, County, MD area. We would like to recycle plastic bottles, aluminum. How can we get this business started. We have very little capital.
  • 98. Monica said on September 22, 2010
    Hi there I live in South Africa in Durban.I have almost a ton of fabric offcuts weekly and would like to sell this for recycling.Who can I sell this to?
  • 99. Carolina Recycling said on October 2, 2010
    We are looking for serious investors for our recycling business. We recycle plastics, cardboard, mixed paper. We are looking into an electronics recycler and possibly metal. We are currently in need of location change and need help with money immediately! Have access to several good locations. We have good suppliers and buyers! We just need better facility and money to purchase, lease, or rent to start up in better place. Help!
  • 100. dan patton said on October 6, 2010
    central oregon ,i would like to now if charging for this service would be ok can i store this stuff on my property until i get up and running is there an special license i'll need and are there grants or moneys out there to get started thanks dan patton
  • 101. samir said on October 7, 2010
    USA New York I want to collect the used cardboard , I am looking for company that can buy my cardboard ...thanks email :
  • 102. Khanyisile said on October 7, 2010
    Please help me to contact Connie Kheswa who is number 21 in the list or you can ask her to contact me on 011 271 7121.
  • 103. Richard said on October 8, 2010
    I live in Canada yet want to start a recycling center in a place that there is nothing to due with recycling. I am looking at gathering paper,plastic and glass as in pop and beer bottles.I am unsure of who to contact to sell my product back to. Any useful advise would be greatly appreciated.
  • 104. Greenleaf said on October 10, 2010
    Hi, I am interested in setting up a paper recycling plant in India. I would like to know how to get started. Any pointers to startup the recycling industry will be highly appreciated.
  • 105. Leader said on October 12, 2010
    Phoenix Arizona. (Recycling Startup) I bring many years of experience in the scrap recycling industry. Looking for honest partners/investors to start a company locally or out of state. Please send me your info if interested. If you are interested to in purchasing scrap please also send me you info and what you are looking for
  • 106. Excel said on October 18, 2010
    I am interested in getting the whole start up process of paper recycling in Lagos Nigeria. I am also interested in knowing which body inspects and certifies the quality of waste papers to be sold and the MRF that best practices engages.
  • 107. Nana Kwame said on October 19, 2010
    i am interested in starting a small scale paper recycling plant on the university campus. And i want to know the estimate for a start up capital to do this
  • 108. Jerry Son said on October 26, 2010
    Hello I want to start recycle business specially paper and pet. I guess in my area may have one but not good enough. Could you please advice me how am I going to start. Here is Dominican Republic the caribian.
  • 109. dedoc said on October 27, 2010
    hi, everyone. i'll like to start a polythene recycling biz in nigeria. pls what machines will i require and whats d likely cost?
  • 110. Denny said on October 28, 2010
    I am interested in settling up a paper recycling business in Dublin(Ireland)but the govt is into the same recycling business as in papers,plastics,cardboards,cans etc. How do i go about it having my own small recycling business and how do i make my profit?
  • 111. Emmanuel.o.Akinyemi said on October 30, 2010
    I would like to know the business i can start with $10000 dollars that will bring me net income of $1000 dollars in a week pls thanks
  • 112. Hartley Robinson said on December 5, 2010
    Hi, i'm from Fiji and i was quite interested in what i have been reading through the list above, i'm interested in setting up a compost manure business using house hold garbage, sugar cane trash from the fields, sugar cane mill mud from the mills etc what would be the machinery to be used this is only for a small scale and how would i get about this to kick it off. I'm even interested in some one who is willing to come in as a joint partner who is willing to finance the business and enjoy the sunny islands of Fiji.
  • 113. Ally said on December 8, 2010
    Hi, I would like to start clothing recycle business in Northamtonshire to export to Eastern Europe. What is the first thing to do ? also how do I get started ? Please could you send me full details regarding this. I have already done some research on Polisch market and received lots positive feedbacks. Thank you
  • 114. radika mura said on December 8, 2010
    I would like to start my own recycling or getting rid of all electronic items. I live in Mi, USA. I would like to seek your help as how to start this as a business and save my environment. Thanks and appreciate your reply as email.
  • 115. sarah said on December 17, 2010
    denver colorado we are thinking about starting a metal recycling business, but do not know where to start. We have a yard and a scale, but we dont know what permits and or licenses we need... In need of help denver
  • 116. Timmy Shunmugam said on December 20, 2010
    Hi, I would like to start a waste recycling business in Cape Town, South Africa. I would like to seek your help as how to start this as a business and save my environment. Thanks TS
  • 117. Tracey Marshall said on December 20, 2010
    I would like to know how to start a tire recycling/ shredding business in Tennessee. Thanks TLM
  • 118. Raghuvendra said on January 3, 2011
    Want to start a recycle plant for Computer and electronic items.. In India
  • 119. peter bribiesca said on January 5, 2011
    martinsville,va. how much do u think is the capital i need to start my own recycling business and is it enough to star just me . for the beginning
  • 120. GARY D said on January 17, 2011
    Fresno, CA. I would like information on whom I can contact for funding to start my own recycling business?
  • 121. Tareq said on January 18, 2011
    Is any one interested in coming to Qatar and opening a recycling company?
  • 122. amol ujawane said on January 23, 2011
    hello i want to start medical waste recycle plant at solapur/nagpur maharashtra,india. and also interested for E-waste plant. need help for the establishment also want estimate of the investment. any investor for the project are welcome. regards AMOL UJAWANE, +919860080108,
  • 123. quentin Jordaan said on January 25, 2011
    i want to start a cellphone recycling business can someone please help me with cellphone prices, etc. i'm in the Western Cape Vredenburg area. My email address is, contact nr 082 680 2962. THanks
  • 124. Marie Grace O. Asenci said on January 29, 2011
    hello. i am planning to put up a recycled business out of foil from the wrapper of junk foods. i am starting collecting all of those wrapper but i don't know what to do. i am planning to buy those wrapper from my pupils so that i can collect much of them. How much will i pay to my pupils? will it be by piece or by kilo? Please advise me on what business i can put up out of it. this is a great help in our environment to save mother earth and to prevent flood during rainy days because this wrapper can be the cause of flood because it traps in the canals anywhere. you can email me at my email ad thank you.
  • 125. Murad said on February 2, 2011
    we looking for Partner. we Want setup a Factory, plastic recycle Use make plastic Belt. Its good Products, we have land and others support from here. We prefer foreign partner. The Belt is world wide market., Regards, Murad
  • 126. Johnpaul said on February 4, 2011
    Hi, I am currently in the UK and have completed MSc. in Environmental Management. I am highly interested in establishing a food waste collection business, to generate electricity from food waste using anaerobic digestion in Nigeria. Please advise and guide me on what to do and how to start. Thanks.
  • 127. Joe said on February 8, 2011
    I like to star a recycling business of plastic and glass in the Caribbean, would you know what I need to do? or who I need to contact? Thank you
  • 128. sami abdelmassia said on February 13, 2011
    i would like to start a recycling business in egypt ,would you know what i need to do ,and how much to spent
  • 129. Tazcat said on February 14, 2011
    I want to start a medical waste recycle business on a small scale, in Jacksonville Florida. 32254. I wanted to know what all is involved and equipment.
  • 130. kanchana Arni said on February 22, 2011
    I have a lot of interesting scrap and samples-cloth, metal, plastic, wood, toys etc which could be used creatively. I also have a huge collection of lovely maps which could be recycled to make interesting products. I am based in Delhi, India and would be happy to collaborate or give my collection to interested students, designers, artists. Please contact me at 011-9910617594 or email me at I would be very happy to share my ideas for designs as well.
  • 131. Judith Mulangala said on February 23, 2011
    I would like to start a recycling company in Lusaka, Zambia. I would like to start with plastic bottles. I would like to find out the estimated cost of starting the business i.e. trucks and equipment. I believe I can be give land by the Government.
  • 132. Steve said on February 25, 2011
    I am looking for partners in San Diego, CA who are interested in starting a recycling company. You can contact me through email at
  • 133. Cierra Parsons said on March 3, 2011
    My husband and I start Scrap Attack METAL Removal in Vidor, Texas, USA in 2009... We currently only remove METAL items. We are looking to expand because the metal end of the spectrum isnt paying out what we thought it would. There are MANY MANY MANY "scrappers" in our area and we are trying to make our name in this field. We want to start recycling paper, plastic, glass, and medical waste but we need more information on how to get licensed and what equipment is the best and who buys it once we get it all broken down and packaged. Thank you. Visit our webiste-
  • 134. Fran said on March 7, 2011
    how do I start a recycle business in Maryland. where can I get paid for plastic bottles. I live in Calvert County, North Beach MD Fran
  • 135. oscar muchemedzi said on March 11, 2011
    I need partners to start up a plastic recycling business in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, southern Africa.
  • 136. kirby lim said on March 11, 2011
    i'm interested in putting up a small e-recycling facility in the Philippines but i really have no idea how? what machineries are needed? can you assist me for more info?
  • 137. Scott said on March 14, 2011
    I am interested in starting a precious metal recycling business in central Wisconsin, I would like to concentrate on gold, silver and platinum as well as any other small amount high dollar metals. Please let me know the best way to get this business off the ground. Thanks
  • 138. Samuel Zhasa said on March 15, 2011
    I am very keen to start a low cost plastic & paper waste recycling business in North-East India & make creative recycled finished products out of it. What are the resources needed, machinery etc. How do I get started? What is the first thing to do? Please guide me on this...
  • 139. Bill Mushi said on March 15, 2011
    I am looking for large scale Garbage processing plant contact me at
  • 140. Girish Bhama said on March 16, 2011
    Hello I am in Mumbai India and I am looking out for Waste paper collectors all over the world who can supply me waste paper as I am a buyer of waste paper but my requirement would be a minimum 25 Metric tons at a time as I buy in containers only please write to me on
  • 141. umar ali said on March 21, 2011
    hi i want to start up a cardboard and plastic recycling business in the UK i'm from Bradford, west yorkshire, England.
  • 142. Sani Haruna said on March 22, 2011
    Hi, i have 7 years experience in metal work and a registered company in my country nigeria, i just need a foreign partner to invest in. the business is lucrative here. contact 08061596766 or
  • 143. Hazel said on March 24, 2011
    I would like to start a recycling business and would like ideas on how to get Started eg equipment costs,warehouse rentals etc my email is
  • 144. janice beginner adviser said on March 27, 2011
    I don't know if you really will respond, in hoping so. City of Cleveland is very slow moving forward w/a Citywide Recycling Program. Recently they sold to have it handle current and future expansion to a Pittsburgh Co. How can I squeeze a foot in the door to start a profitable recyclable co. I am interested in plastic, paper (incl cardboard), glass, and composting. I love the idea this will help the environment as well as people, a win-win relationship for all life forms. And of course aluminum and tin cans too. || Haircare Product Adviser

  • 145. Alfie said on March 30, 2011
    Hi, i am based in the UK I would like to set up a mobile phone/electronics recycling firm in Bangaldesh. The reason for this is to keep costs low and I have readily available land there. I already managed to collect a fair number if P.C and seeking for a business partner with knowledge and keen interest in this field. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact me on my email address
  • 146. Roscoe Houston said on April 2, 2011
    My business is held in San Diego CA (United States). We recycle plastic, cardboard, paper, and life(you live longer because of recycling). I'm enthused by everyone's eagerest to start recycling programs. I believe this task it to much even for me, so let us come together and together we can impact the world by making it more clean for humanity. After all our job is to be good stewards over what God has given us. Feel free to contact us at the email above.
  • 147. Teofilus N. Sheehama said on April 5, 2011
    i love how people express their ideas, but how do we get helped. i want to start up a paper recycling business. Where do i start. Do i consider just collecting paper first or trying get machine which will be a big problem. EKODHI TRADING T/A EKOHDI PAPER RECYCLE, 17 ERF, HAHNEMANN STREET, WINDHOEK WEST, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA
  • 148. kapil kendulkar said on April 5, 2011
    dear sir, i want to open a new business for waste product at small level in my city there no one for these business so please guide me how to be start it and were it to be sail and from where it to be collected easily and also give me type of business for waste products. i am from burhanpur. near indore state madhya pradesh and country india
  • 149. JOHN AYUBA said on April 8, 2011
    i have started gathering waste paper from computer printout and script of students. how can i get information of how to sale this product. thanks
  • 150. keki said on April 9, 2011
    Hi, I from Bhutan. I really interested to set up wastes papers and plastics recycle plant. So, what types of equipments do I need in order to produce product like high quality copier paper, Stationary, offset, files, book printer papers , etc and equipment that can maximum 1-2 tons capacity to recycle waste per day. Help me to find appropriate equipment and excellent supplier from India. Welcomes to investor who wish to implement recycle business in Bhutan. please Contact
  • 151. Javirus said on April 12, 2011
    Northwest Fl. I'd like to start my own recycling business very soon. Could you please inform me of companies that would purchase the recyclables in bulk? If you have any information on grants that would help, that would be great as well.
  • 152. Sonja Keserovic said on April 14, 2011
    I am situated in Sunninghill, which is a suberb of Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. I would like to start the business of placing the bins, collecting them and carrying them to certain stations. I live in an area where there is many town house complexes where I could leave these bins. Please help me with your advice.Greatly appreciated,Sonja
  • 153. Navi said on April 17, 2011
    I want to start a recycling facility in Sacramento area and need a advice how to Start it ... Thx 916-541-5051
  • 154. Allan said on April 22, 2011
    I want to start a recycling center in South California, such as Los Angeles or San Bernardino county, I would like to place a 20 feet container near supermarket to recycle PET bottle, can ,and glass. All I concern is how is the average quantity of a small recycling center can collect per day or per month, and how much cost of rental is reasonable **Please provide average value** cuz i know the answers of above questions really depend on location, thank for your help.
  • 155. Mr. J. Stuer said on April 23, 2011
    My non-profit organization wants to start up a recycling business in order to provide support for our programs(youth, homeless population, and pregnant teen moms). Fort Worth, TX, USA,
  • 156. Roy Riutta said on April 24, 2011
    I did not receive any comments to my knowledge regarding a recycling business in Redford, Mi., near Detroit. I know companies are throwing vast quantities of paper and plastics out. It needs to be recycled. I want to be able to pick-up the material and bring it to a plant or place to be recycled. I need bins, a truck, capital, and any help on how to get started. We can help save this planet of ours, and make money at the same time. I would think the potential is unlimited. E-mail or call me @313-629-6072! Thank You, Roy!!
  • 157. ADENIYI OPEEMI ENOCK said on April 25, 2011
  • 158. M.PRAKASH said on April 28, 2011
    Hi, I from combatore(INDIA). I really interested to set up wastes papers and plastics recycle plant. So, what types of equipments do I need in order to produce product like high quality copier paper, Stationary, offset, files, book printer papers , etc and equipment that can maximum 1-2 tons capacity to recycle waste per day. Help me to find appropriate equipment and excellent supplier from India. Welcomes to investor who wish to implement recycle business in bangalore or combatore. please Contact
  • 159. Prakash hajipura said on April 29, 2011
    hi, i wanna start recycling paper mill ,now i am in sydney ausralia. i want to establish mill in county Palanpur district banaskantha state Gujarat country india. is there any subsidy for that ? how much cost in indian currency? plz, could you send me information? thank you Prakash hajipura
  • 160. Aneez said on April 30, 2011
    I from kerala(INDIA). I really interested to set up wastes paper recycle plant. So, what types of equipments do I need in order to produce product like high quality copier paper, Stationary, offset, files, book printer papers , etc and equipment that can maximum half tons capacity to recycle waste per day. Help me to find appropriate equipment and excellent supplier from India.please mail me @
  • 161. francis said on May 5, 2011
    Hello, i reside in Africa and need to start a small recycling business copper, iron, paper much do you think it will cost to set up a small firm. please you advise and information are needed on this issue. thanks.
  • 162. paul k yegon said on May 8, 2011
    we are in the process of setting up a paper recycling plant in western kenya. we are looking for honest partners.we have already acquired the land for the plant,the source for raw materials is guaranteed and for paper products is very huge. Regards, YEGON P. Kericho Kenya
  • 163. Pratik Goel said on May 9, 2011
    Hi, I would like to start garbage recycling business in Utthat pradesh, Meerut city (INDIA). I want to know that how the government can help us or other process and requirements. Thanks, Pratik Goel 09897581919
  • 164. T Hillbrand said on May 9, 2011
    Our community "garbage dump" accepts only paper for recycling. There is no place to recycle plastic or aluminum within our community. We would like to start a recycling program do we get started? Livingston, TX 77351 thank you!
  • 165. Jagu said on May 14, 2011
    Hi, I want to start a small scale business of aluminum recycling. I try to collect aluminum waste from UK and export to India where we want to recycled. Can you help me about how it works?
  • 166. Abhishek tripathi said on May 14, 2011
    Hi I wanna start a plastic recycling plant in BHopal , India. How do i get started and from where i can get recycling machines? Mail me @
  • 167. sharif said on May 21, 2011
    hi, i am from Goa, India, and want to start recycling plant from wastage and garbage collected from home, hotel, and different place, i have been dumping all collected item to dumping area and latter burnt, i am aware that we can use same and earn as living so please assit me
  • 168. Babitha said on May 24, 2011
    i wanna start a plastic recycling plant in Bangalore, India. how do i get started and from where i can get the recycling machines? what could be the total cost on investment? is there any training programs in setting up such small scale industries?? please help me in progressing further Thanks in advance!
  • 169. PET Bottles for now... said on May 26, 2011
    I live in Pretoria south africa. we have a client overseas who we supply PET (plastic bottles). i would like to know of scrap yards or collectors that are available to help us collect it. We buy from big companies but would also like to buy a few tons here and there from local suppliers. We can pick up anywhere from pretoria, sandton, germiston ,town etc... please email me if you should like to make good money.
  • 170. recycle metals said on May 26, 2011
    I am from houston, tx. i want to start recycle\export scrap metal business. can you give some idea on whats involved?
  • 171. jessi said on May 26, 2011
    I live in the upstate of South Carolina - Spartanburg. I am starting a recycling business. I have a company to sell my paper product to but I need help finding a company for the plastic and glass. I have collect about a ton and half but have nowhere to get rid of it. Please give me some help on cost per lb/or ton. Please let me know where I can sell the waste to be recycle. Thanks
  • 172. kamal singha said on June 1, 2011
    Sir, am from assam (INDIA)looking to help my people who are unemployed and moreover in our location we find lots of waste plastics items and making the environment unfriendly so am looking to know the complete process of recycling business so that i can save my place as well as my people. Thanks kamal singha
  • 173. Nimesh Patel said on June 2, 2011
    hello , sir/madam, i want to start a small scale scrap recycle (aluminum, Iron) business, please guided for machinery required & process
  • 174. naglaa said on June 2, 2011
    how much money can recycling save for a country? and how much money can an individual save or gain through recycling? I need this information for my Bachelor project i am having trouble finding it anywhere.. its about recycling in egypt.. if you can give me any statistics even about another place? like maybe how many tons of garbage equals approximately how much money? or profit? Thank you.
  • 175. akshay said on June 11, 2011
    hi i am akshay from india...want to know abt recycling business in my interested in plastic recycling pls provide me the want to sale the scrap of plastic...
  • 176. sidrah said on June 12, 2011
    hi i am sidrah and i am from pakistan give my details about recycling program i am interesting in recycling papers
  • 177. Lehua Moe said on June 17, 2011
    My husband and I was thinking about opening up a recycling business in Del Paso, California. Where do we start and how much money would we need to start it up? Thank you
  • 178. Tasneem said on June 18, 2011
    Hi, I want to tell my municipality in the city of Pune, to start a recycling unit for e-waste from computers and printers. Since we are one of the IT hubs in India, we are also generating a lot of ewaste. Are there any estimates as to what is the cost of e-waste recycling or disposal for one ton of such waste. Also what are the costs if these wastes end up in landfills?. Help most appreciated
  • 179. Brajmohan said on June 21, 2011
    hi, i am Brajmohan from Jaipur (Rajasthan)India.i want to start mobile, computer, laptop recycling business, How do i get started and from where i can get recycling machines? i need guidance...kindly help me in this... Mail me :
  • 180. Erica crego said on June 22, 2011
    Hello ,Please send me all info to start a recycling business on clothing ,glass and plastics and also who to sell to in south Florida and Brazil .thank u
  • 181. Dominick Rodrigues said on June 24, 2011
    Hi I am from Goa, India and need to know how to go about starting a waste collection and recycling business with cheap yet efficient basic infrastructure and minimum staff, since i will be spending from my own pocket which is practically limited due to age and health reasons. can you guys out there lend a hand please? i am a freelance journalist trying to do something practical rather than just writing about it. will appreciate all the help and advice i can get. thanks. Dom
  • 182. Parag Bagde said on June 29, 2011
    I am interested in to start a small unit for the same. I want to know about the machines, equipments, infrastructure and expenses required for start-up.
  • 183. Christy said on June 30, 2011
    I would like information on the start up cost and what are the recommend acquisition items I would need to start a can and bottle drop off center. I have in mind to purchase a storage container and set in at a market parking lot in my city. Please respond via email to Thank you in advance. Alhambra, Ca., 91801
  • 184. alh iliyasu abdullahi said on July 16, 2011
    i already have a recycle plant under construction which eventually stopped due to financial problems...needed somebody to partner with for the completion of the factory..such person will participate as a full time share holder in the company..
  • 185. gary said on July 18, 2011
    I want to buy card board from United State and import to other country. I am in California, if anyone could share their professional intelligent to me, I am fully appreciate for your valuable help.
  • 186. Tito said on July 18, 2011
    Hello, I want to recycle used textiles and fabrics and really make money from it also do it in such a way that people do not have cultural issues such that they are wondering where their clothes are going to. I expect your response. Thanks
  • 187. Partha Bhattacharya said on July 22, 2011
    Hi, I want to start recycle business in my area. I stay at North Kolkata, West Bengal, India. I will be very much if anybody give me the details where to contact in my place to start recycle business. Thanks & Regards. Partha Bhattacharya.
  • 188. Noor Muhamad said on July 24, 2011
    interested in recycling clothing and shoes highly experienced in this field but would like to do it in qatar but need data Tariq any suggestions ie number 141
  • 189. bharat bhushan said on July 25, 2011
    i want to start waste recycling plant at a medium level and i want to know about all the basic requirements for it. I dont have any experience in this field. pls tell me what should i need, from where i should start and how to start. bharat {India(rajasthan)}
  • 190. edem said on July 30, 2011
    hi friend, Am an african, a ghanaian to be precised living in the city of Accra. I want to find if human hair can be recycled and into what. Thanks
  • 191. Autumn said on July 30, 2011
    I am interested in starting a pick-up service for glass, plastic and cans. Is there money to be made in Arizona for this? I have been researching, but am finding it hard to find places that pay for glass and plastic esp.
  • 192. Jeevan Jyot Kendra said on August 1, 2011
    Greetings, my name is Mitesh Dave and I am President of Jeevan Jyot Kendra, an NGO. We wish to start a recycling company in our location as there is no company to recycle trash. Please give more info on
  • 193. Kenneth said on August 1, 2011
    I am considering starting a large scale paper and tyre recycling business and I need help on start up. I'm located in Douala Cameroon. I will appreciate your assistance on this. Cheers
  • 194. Lusi said on August 6, 2011
    I am interested in starting a glass recycling business. Any advice given is appreciated. Specifically am interested to know if there are any countries that wish to import the end product
  • 195. Kendra said on August 7, 2011
    I would like to earn a living doing something that I am passionate about. The earth is definitely my passion. I live in Houston Texas and would like some help to create a company that helps both women and the planet
  • 196. Vishal Rasailee said on August 10, 2011
    Hi I am from bangalore and I have a site aswell however I need more information in how to go about it, do I have to go through some training and where do I get the workforce or how much investment is required. Please mail me or call +919741711800. Thanks n regards, Vishal
  • 197. shayb simplice nguie said on August 12, 2011
    Hi am a manager of global technic services interim in congo brazzaville. we just a contract with the municipality of three cities in congo brazzaville for recycling papers, bottles, plastics, tires and other we are looking for any investors in the recycling environment or anyone who got a recycling plant to be work together with our company. we really got enough products to recycle. please anyone interested to not hesitate to contact me my phne 00242044469910
  • 198. kaushik said on August 12, 2011
    hi i want export waste cardboads from london to india if you can give some advise how to start and what is the procedure. thanks kaushik
  • 199. Nicolas Conil said on August 15, 2011
    Hello im from dominican republic, we are in the market since 2003. We are wholesaler and now want to do a refurbish and recycle plant for computers and lcd, cellphones in dominican republic. also if you collect dell computers and used gsm cellphones we can buy to you. we looking for partners for long terms business can call me to 8098411360, 3057353534
  • 200. Bilal said on August 18, 2011
    Hello We are currently sourcing people outside the UK to source waste materials for us to purchase, preferably in the middle east. We require paper, plastics and metal. Any interested parties please contact us on Thanks
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