Starting a Waste Management Business

It is not a bad idea to open your own waste management business but there are ways that you must do in order to make it a success.

If you will do it right, you can definitely achieve your goals as a businessman.

Things to Consider in Developing a Waste Management Business

Before you can launch your own waste management business there are things that you must check or studied first. One of these factors is its competition with other company especially that you are just starting to operate. You must check first whether you have the chance to be successful in this kind business or you’ll just fail. Your chance of succeeding in the world of business will sometimes depend to the place where you are going to build it. If the place that you choose already has a lot of waste management businesses, perhaps you must change your choice of business or look for a new place. Also, studying the market trend will help you to know if it is right to open the business during this season.

Choose from Franchising or establish your own Company

When establishing a business you have the choice whether to create your own company or just franchise from an already popular company. If you don’t have enough money to build your own company, franchising may be the best one to acquire instead of investing into a new company of your own. This is the best way to earn income without costing you a lot. All you need to do is to look for companies that will help you achieve your goals. Compare each company and choose among them the best one to franchise.

Purchasing the Equipment Needed for the Business

If you are done with the first two steps, then you are now ready to manage your own business to operate. The next thing that you should do is to purchase the equipment that you’ll need in serving your customers. Making sure that it is made from high-quality materials should always be your concern because if you will not choose a company with this kind of quality, your service might not attract clients. You must have a steady truck that can keep with heavy task and other equipment that will keep your job efficient and easy.

Advertising your Business

Once you establish your company, you need to promote it in the most effective way, so that it will be known to more people. Use different type of strategies in promoting the services that you offer, just make sure that you are doing it right. Even the internet usage will be a great option in marketing your business.


  • nonso said on January 9, 2011
    i want to start waste management business am in Nigeria. needed more tips to go about it. thanks and God bless
  • lorine said on February 18, 2011
    am having a leading by God to go into waste management service. how do i get the kind of trucks to use for it. am in delta state in Nigeria.
  • maseray said on March 29, 2011
    i would like to start a waste management business in maryland what contacts do i need and the vehicles and routes
  • Rahim said on April 26, 2011
    I want to start a waste management business in the Accra Region of Ghana. I hope that I can because it is being filled with e-crap from all over the world.
  • Sandeep said on October 18, 2011
    Hi there, I reside in india and am keen to know more about waste management service. Kindly let me know as to how to go about it and the contact person or company here in India. Many thanks in advance and look forward to hear you soon.
  • shubham chatterjee said on May 5, 2012
    how can i open a waste plastic recycling plant in bhopal, india. how much is the starting cost and what are the licenses necessary for starting this business. my email is
  • sulaimon afenifere said on December 3, 2012
    i am a student and i need to start waste management business in a small scale. for example is it possible to start the business without having a vehicle for a start. i reside at ebute-metta and i am very sure given the opportunity i will do it. thank you.
  • raj said on January 8, 2013
    I am seriously looking into possibilities of investing in WM in Kerala, India. I am also researching on disposal methods. Is it possible to get further guidance or information on this?
  • SANJEEV BANIK said on February 21, 2013
    Hello everyone, Just letting everyone know that India is the most exciting place to start and grow in the waste management sector, as of my experiences in the last year. I have just returned from a 12 year spell in the UK and have started my own waste collection and treatment business and am getting dividends already. Please contact me on 8826492144 or email kartoos2k at hotmail dot com if you are interested in investing and starting your own small scale waste management business. Thanks and good luck.
  • Sachin V said on March 17, 2013
    Dear All, I am planning to start waste rubber & plastic pyrolysis plant in MP, looking for experienced & energetic people with financial support in the same domain. please contact me if any body interested. Sachin V. Mo. 9527825773
  • chidi nwaogazi said on April 4, 2013
    want ideas on starting a waste management business in portharcourt nigeria
  • archibong said on May 6, 2013
    what are the requirement to register a waste management permit company in port harcourt .riverstate nigeria
  • mezue austin said on May 7, 2013
    good day to you all i reside in nigeria Abuja city i want to start a waste management business right here in abuja i need a tip or a business plan on how to accomplish this and where i can get a good truck to start. thank you.
  • EMMAN AKUBUEZE said on May 13, 2013
    How do I market disposable waste bags?
  • Philip said on September 5, 2013
    Hi, i want to start a waste management and recycling company here in Asaba, delta state, nigeria and in Hong Kong. what do i need to start? here is my contact thanks.
  • ademola adebayo said on November 11, 2013
    Good day, i have already started a waste management business here in Abuja Nigeria. I never knew it would be this lucrative. Started 3 months ago with only 22 households. Now i service close to 100(in just 3 months). my major problem now is expansion as i discovered i need a bigger truck. Pls is there any where u can suggest where i can buy a mini truck suitable for this type of business? My price range is between 300- 500k. Many thanks.
  • Vytautas Briedis said on December 3, 2013
    Greetings, I am working in waste management company and have knowledge about this thing. As i'm willing to help people who interests in cleaner environment, contact me ( e-mail ) with your questions.
  • Ify said on December 8, 2013
    I am doing a feasibility studies on converting waste to energy for power generation. However, the waste generated is not enough to generate the needed energy; What does it entail both financially and legally to get extra waste from surrounding areas say about 78 tonnes per day?
  • bharathi said on January 6, 2014
    I want to start waste management business in chennai. so i need some tips about the requirements. how to get the license.
  • Rey said on February 17, 2014
    Goodday to all, Opening a waste management business is always my dream. And I am a kind of stuck now , don't know how to start waste management business in Nepal. So, Please help me with more tips how to start it. Million Thank in advance and God bless you. (
  • edwin said on June 26, 2014
    i want to start a waste management business and based in RSA, phalaborwa, Limpopo province
  • mariya said on July 25, 2014
    i want to start waste management business in pudukkottai pls give me the idea.
  • Nagratna said on July 26, 2014
    Greetings to you,
    1. I want to start west management business in India,
    2. don’t have science background,
    3. Idea about costing/investment,
    4. About license
    5. What will be the recycled product and there usage?
    6. Is there any support from government .
    Please guide me my id, Thanking you
  • Trudy Kritzinger said on August 26, 2014
    We are situated in Montague Gardens in Cape Town but have a few sites around the Cape Area. We would like to cut out the middle man and have our own bins for each site as the rental for an outside company is becoming more expensive. What steps and registration do we need to follow for us to be able to do our own waste disposal and management.
  • Aman Agarwal said on September 12, 2014
    My friend and myself planned to start waste management business in Kharagpur, India, but because of lack of idea in the field of business and management and finance we are searching for any person or group of person who is having an idea about costing, licensing, equipments, etc, for setting up waste management company/plant. If any one having an idea in this field and interested in setting up business or guiding us to setup company in kharagpur, India, please feel free to contact me: E-mail: Aman: 9046660626,
  • seth said on October 14, 2014
    i want to start a waste management business in zimbabwe particularly i want to do a pilot project in gweru this also include town or city cleaning services and recycling waste i need knowledge on licensing cost and ideas on how to run it
  • bharathi said on October 21, 2014
    I want to start waste management business in bangalore pls give me correct information
  • Nick said on November 2, 2014
    @Bharathi , hi i'm from bangalore and i've been aiming to do the same thing too , recently the mandur crisis escalated as government asked the municipal to clear off the heap till 1st dec ....i would like to get in touch with u regarding this matter. PM me - 9620630708
  • C. Morgan said on November 19, 2014
    Hello everyone, I have started a Zero waste recycling company in TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA by the name of THINK INK LLC RECYCLING. I have started on a small scale and in the process of expanding to a 50 ton per day facility. I'm currently looking for a investor to help develop a 500+ ton per day facility, based on my design, if you are interested please contact me @ an if anyone would like information on what I have done to get started please feel free to contact me. I'm also available as a consultant and full service design, development and implementation of a zero waste system.
  • bharathi said on November 20, 2014
    hi @nick, I am thinking to start my own and I have some new plans .what about you
  • Naveen said on November 30, 2014
    Hi, everyone those interested in waste management company operations in India can call me on 8960809371 or reach me at Individually it may be tough but collectively we will do wonders because I'm seeing many peoples from different states hence at one go we can capture many areas as I require team for expansion.
  • Pranav Rai said on March 7, 2015
    i planed to start a waste management business in Azamgarh, uatter pradesh (India) i want to know company details who providing franchising and support.
  • dickson mulubaila said on April 25, 2015
    Hi everyone, I am qualified Environmental Health tech. Want to start a Waste collection company in Zambia. Am looking for anyone to partner with especially someone who can help in finances. My watsup contact:+260964900266
  • vasanth r kakani said on July 24, 2015
    dear all, wanted to start a waste recycling unit in Andhra Pradesh india . initially looking for a small scale. kindly help me with ideas regarding technology and financial requirement.
  • sajid said on July 24, 2015
    Hi there, i would like to buy franchise in waste management in india for the state of Jammu and Kashmir
  • ceejay said on August 6, 2015
    planning to invest on waste disposal business in portharcout. I have a mini truck that can serve both selected corporate and private individuals around the city. I need ideas on how to go about it. Moreso, registration and dump pit. My office is around Rumudara phc.
  • sani hadi muhammed said on November 1, 2015
    Gooday, am an economist while my partner is an environmentalist, we want to combine our knowledge to start waste management business in abeukuta, ogun state. we will be glad to get your mentor-ship. thanks in anticipation.
  • bharathi said on November 4, 2015
    Hi I want to start waste management business in Bangalore .if anybody interested in this please call me
  • ibijola said on February 9, 2016
    Dear all, wanted to start a waste management and recycling unit in benin republique. initially looking for a small scale. kindly help me with ideas regarding technology and financial requirement.
  • mary le roux said on March 14, 2016
    Dear Sir,please help me with information on how to start a waste and recycling business in my community.kindly assist with ideas and technology and financial requirements.Regards.
  • ijeoma said on March 16, 2016
    My Name is Ijeoma, i want to start my own waste management business. What registrations and dump sites do i need. Please educate me and i will remain grateful. Thank you.
  • Nisha Shetty said on August 4, 2016
    Hi @Bharathi. I am an environmentalist and would like to start a waste management venture soon. I need people with like minds to connect. I dont know how I can connect with people here. Please do buzz me on We can connect and build something better together.
  • Blessing felix said on January 27, 2017
    I want to start waste management business in lagos and am looking for partners who have brilliant and creative ideas and are interested to venture into this business should pls contact me 08138397328 or
  • Faisal Mahama said on May 15, 2017
    Hi, i live in a community where waste disposal is a very big problem for most households. i want to take the chance by starting up a waste management venture. would love you help me with an insight of the business so i provide the services to the people effectively and efficiently. i also need people with like mind so we can share ideas render better services to the people, interested people can contact me on 233241812755 or
  • ijeoma said on September 21, 2017
    I want to start a waste management business in Port Harcourt, What are the steps to begin.
  • Rajesh said on July 19, 2018
    Hello people, Just wondering I am also planning to start a Wm business in Hyderabad India. But I have only little idea about that need to know more about this operation if anyone has been doing in this business or know about could you help me just ping me here that would be great... Thanks


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