People & Their Junk: Why the Junk Hauling Business is Booming
Junk removal has been around long before Americans started filling garages and storage sheds. Today, many spend more money buying new, instead of repairing, and more time in their homes than ever before. This surge has increased the need for junk removal services.
The Junk Hauling Industry
The US produces 250 million tons of garbage, of which, 85 million tons are made up of reusable items. However, only 34% of reusable goods are recycled. This is primarily due to the lack of knowledge and time required for proper disposal and recycling of unwanted items. Junk removal services eliminate the stress associated with getting rid of unwanted items from a customer’s home or business. This stress-free solution has turned junk hauling into a $10 billion a year industry, and with the rise in work from home, eco-friendliness, and trends in home decluttering and remodeling, the demand is expected to continue to grow.
What is Junk Hauling?
College HUNKS removes unwanted items from homes and businesses and properly disposes of unsalvageable items and donates reusable items to local charities. The benefits of junk removal are both direct and indirect – while some use junk removal services to declutter their home, others use donated items to refurnish their homes or create their next DIY project. It’s a win-win for customers, businesses, local communities, families starting over, and the environment.
Since the pandemic, more families and businesses are relocating and leaving unwanted items behind carving out an additional opportunity for junk removal as a beneficial add-on to traditional moving services. Junk hauling also provides the removal of construction debris for commercial and residential customers. The recent popularity of home remodeling projects creates additional lucrative opportunities for junk removal services.
On average, residences spend $210 for junk removal services, while businesses spend an average of $500. Some non-hazardous items that College HUNKS can haul away include:
- Computer equipment and electronics
- Big and small appliances
- Construction debris
- Books, toys, and clothing
- Musical instruments including large items such as a piano
- Hot tubs and spas
- Mattresses and box springs
- Exercise equipment
- Household fixtures (old cabinets, toilets, etc.).
Junk removal is a recession-resistant business that is perfectly paired with moving services and remodeling projects. As long as families move or remodel, companies build and consumers buy new, there will always be junk and a consistent need for junk removal services. This makes the College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving business model one that will stand the test of time. Our business model provides an award-winning, ideal franchise model for business-minded individuals who are natural leaders looking to maximize their service and profit potential.