I have always seen scrapping as a financial oddity.
As a smal time scrapper, you are making untaxed money for “free”. You have little to no overhead, you work for yourself, and you decide your own hours. (Well, gasoline is getting very expensive, so there is that) You can make as little or as much as you want. And that is the truth; you really can make as little or as much as you want!
As the cold weather rolls in, I usually like to expand my scrap business, as this is when other guys are going into “hibernation” for the winter. If it’s warm year round where you’re from, then I guess that doesn’t necessarily happen near you.
The most important thing to remember when expanding your scrap business is that it is, in fact, a business, and therefore, it requires time and (sometimes) money to get more customers.
To many people, scrap removal is a very useful service. To people like who you ask?
- Foreclosure / Real estate agents.
- Apartment / Condo managers and owners.
- Auto Mechanics and Servicemen.
- City officials (who need refuse cleaned).
- College or University Officials
- Trailer Park Managers and Owners
- Small Engine Repairmen
- Small Demolition Jobs
- Big Demolition Jobs
- Office Building Clear out jobs
- Heating and Cooling servicemen/installers
- Fabrication Shops
- ect, ect, ect