Starting Roll off Container Business

If you want to start a roll off container business, you should study the local market and know if there is a demand for such service. Find out the local requirements to opening this type of business and decide on the business structure.

Find a landfill in your area and check out the rates.

Anywhere you go waste disposal is always needed whether it is construction cleanup, lawn debris, and trash. Starting a roll off business can be a great way to earn money. Most states have dumpster companies and with this type of business, you will need to get in touch with them. This is the most important consideration because if you can’t determine the place where you will put the waste your business will not succeed. In every municipality, there is a landfill where you can dump all the trash you’ve collected. This will involve paying fees, so try to find out the charges first.

Things to Do

You will need roll off containers and trucks. This will entail a significant capital and if you don’t have enough, you can always apply for business loans. You can check with SBA to secure small business loans but you must have a detailed business plan. This is the easiest way to get the funding that you need for the business. The second thing you have to address is the legal requirements. Determine the licensing requirements in your area. You can inquire at the local city or county office about the licensing for haulers.

It is not possible to start a home-based business because you can disturb neighbors. You should locate a space where you can park the trucks. Try leasing out a space and the office should also be located on site. Pick a location that is easily accessible to you and your staffs. It should be near the area that you’re servicing. Purchase the needed equipment like dump trucks and roll off containers. You can begin with only one truck and as you expand, you can now purchase additional equipment. For the container, you will need a small, medium, and large container. Make sure that your truck can handle the capacity.

If you are not going to drive the truck, you will need a driver. Determine if there are special permits that you need to obtain, including your employees. Start setting up the accounts, utilities, internet, phone, etc. Find network functions in your area and try to attend. Make a positive impression among the guests to attract potential clients. Marketing the business is very important. You can try giving away flyers or business cards to provide contact information to clients. Starting a roll off container business can be very easy if you have a business plan. Conduct a market research and you will be able to ensure the success of the business.


  • MOHD SOHAIB ALI said on December 1, 2010
    Dear sir, i liked to invest in 20 feet container,pls send full information like container price list,insurance i attached container in shipping company and how much company give return on investment. pls send details your india office. i hope you give positive response.. Mohd.Sohaib Ali, India, phone no-0091-9219864557
  • ganesh sawant said on January 4, 2011
    dear sir i am new in this business. i want all details about container service how many investment. where to invest. what is steps to start d business. to whom give service. where to contact. all things i want please help. & guide me
  • Vasanthan said on February 7, 2011
    Hi, I plan to commence a new business which is container leasing. I looking for new 20ft cntr with pleasant price in chennai and suggest me to offer ideas about container lease and necessary steps. Please advice me where i need to reach for it. Regards, Vasanthan.N
  • Anup K rishnan K R said on May 4, 2011
    i am planning to start a shipping container repair unit at kochi kerala india..can u pls send me the requirements for the units and procedures for registration..
  • Neda Soydan said on May 16, 2011
    I am as well planning to start a container leasing business. Especially on specialized containers , such as those with the cooling systems or those that are used for the shipment of dangerous chemicals. I will be glad if you can suggest. Thank you!
  • Syed said on May 22, 2011
    Hi, I'am looking to start business of container leasing business from bangalore, could some one please arrange to send the plan and details,
  • Mildred Gaby Zulu said on August 31, 2011
    I want to open a container leasing business but i dont know where to start nor have any idea how to make a business plan, pls help
  • Nolan said on January 24, 2012
    Hi,I am looking to invest in a container to make returns. I am living in Trinidad & Tobago and would like more info and companies into it. Thanks.
  • Amit Singh said on May 15, 2012
    Sir, i am planning to start container business in kandla or mundra(gujarat). what is the process to start. what is the license process. whether it is profitable. please arrange to send the detail business plan and help. Thanks
  • vusi ngwenya said on August 12, 2012
    Hi, i will like to start a container shipping in south africa's harbours. i don't have any information about this business, can you please provide with all important information. pretoria, gauteng, south africa
  • Tarun Bellam said on December 8, 2012
    Sir, I intend to lease containers to shipping companies as an investment to make returns. Kindly walk me though the procedure. I'm located in Mumbai, India and have a shipping background.
  • Mir Mubashir Ali said on January 13, 2013
    Hi, I want to start the container leasing/hiring business in Hyderabad, Ap India.
  • siyabonga Ndala said on February 24, 2013
    Hi am looking for info on how to start a container shipping company in pretoria or durban and cape town just wanna know the right channels to go to and what's the good and the bad side of this investment
  • G.Dhayabaran said on April 24, 2013
    Hi, I plan to commence a new business which is container leasing. I am looking for new 20ft & 40 ft container with pleasant price in Tamil Nadu and suggest me to offer ideas about container lease and necessary steps. Please advice me where i need to reach for it. Regards, G.Dhayabaran
  • Rijk Myburgh said on September 1, 2013
    I would like to start a container to hire business. Start off small and build it up. I live in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. Could you please provide me with any advice and tips on the starting and running of the business. Thank you for the help and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  • janekettinger said on October 9, 2013
    I rented a roll-off container from A-1 Containers in Columbia, Mo. When the container was delivered, the driver damaged my roof, gutter and soffit. I called the owner and told him what occurred. He said he makes the driver responsible for any damage they cause. Is he saying he doesn't have insurance for his container-delivery trucks? Is this legal in Missouri? When I've tried to call back to let them know the container is ready to be picked up, I get a recording saying the caller cannot leave a message. An attorney said I can fill out a form with the Missouri Dept of Revenue, but I haven't been able to find the form on the internet. Do you have any advice for me? Thank you
  • Humbulani said on December 6, 2013
    Hi!! i want 2 start a business container from could u gave me a plan how to start that business.
  • ankit said on January 17, 2014
    plz send me details on the business profile of starting a container leasing business.
  • lungi said on February 24, 2014
    I'd like to have all the necessary information regarding buying & leasing shipping containers, & would like to make a profitable business from leasing containers. I'm in Durban, SA
  • kenneth said on July 1, 2014
    Hi, i would like to start a container shipping business in perth,australia. i don't have any information about business, can you please provide with all important information.
  • Labinot said on July 20, 2014
    Hi, I'm looking to buy up to fifty (50) containers. Can you please provide all the necessary information regarding buying and leasing shipping containers. Financially I'm in a good place. I'm in South Carolina. Thank you. Labi
  • Jairaj M.D Dr. said on July 21, 2014
    Our business location is in Kochi. We would like to know all details about starting a freight container leasing business. Please provide all details including the prospects of the business in realistic terms
  • abdul rahman said on September 30, 2014
    I would like to invest in 20feet container and give them for lease can u please send me details about container price leasing plan i am from hyd india plz send me details looking forward to it
  • vincent jones said on October 15, 2014
    3620 Jackson St. Bellwood, Il. I have a small wrecking and demolition company that does business in the Greater Chicago land Area. I would like to add roll off rental to my business segment. I plan to invest in 5 containers 10ft. How much profit can I generate in year one. Where can I find market research for roll Off containers.
  • kanaiyalal R. bhalala said on October 23, 2014
    Hi I am in western part of india, I what to start the container renting business. Pl.provide me all relevant information. Thanks .
  • Louis Jackson said on November 16, 2014
    I'm interested in getting into the roll off container business in the N.Y.C.area; I have 25 years experience in related field; Any advice & possible partner would be considered- - THANK YOU
  • Mangesh said on January 15, 2015
    Dear Friends, We have container NVOCC plan, if any body is interested please write to us. We are looking for investor to start this project. You can write to me on Rgds/Mangesh-00971528478098
  • antonio said on November 19, 2015
    Hi I am from Jersey City New Jersey the company that I work for pay 550 per 6 containers a week they are giving me the opportunity to start a roll off truck company I have the company name I have the location to have an office I have parking for the trucks and containers I have the money to buy a roll off truck an the amount of containers that are in the need of this company I need to know what the state requires and where can I go just to make sure everything is legal please help.
  • Sanjay Dhonchak said on June 10, 2016
    I want to start container leasing business,please give me all the details about licensing and how to make starting customer to start this business.
  • Vaibhav Tarde said on June 16, 2016
    Dear, want to start the Container leasing business , provide the details so that i can start.
  • sam said on October 28, 2016
    i want to know the details of this container service business. what will be the investment? i'm from kerala.
  • Ajay Bhargav said on October 22, 2020
    I want to start container leasing business,please give me all the details about licensing and how to make starting customer to start this


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