Exactly What Is Junk or Trash

We say that we are the trash hauling and junk removal business.  It sounds simple and straightforward doesn’t it?  For some unknown reason it is more complicated than it looks. Exactly what is trash or junk?  This my friends is the proverbial $1M question. Like many of you I quickly went to the old standby, the dictionary to get a definition of “Junk”, and this is what I learned.                       “Old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value” Seems straightforward, but I have a little bit of a problem with this definition. First of all it defines Junk as “OLD”.  Is old truly a requirement for JUNK? Second, it also refers the items as “DISCARDED”.  This clearly states that it has already been thrown away. Third, it described as something of “Little Value”.  According to who?  The old adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” immediately comes to mind. Let’s rethink the definition of JUNK a little bit and add a few new ideas to the definition. You Haven’t Used It In A Year This could include clothes, a piece of furniture nestled in the back of the garage, old toys or play equipment, a treadmill, your old dusty and musty college textbooks.  By now you should be getting the picture clearly. You Recently Bought A New or Updated One What did you do with the obsolete TV or computer?  Is it tucked away in the basement?  How about the new counter top appliances like to coffee maker or toaster?  Maybe it’s a lawnmower...

AC Trash Hauling Is Your 1 Stop Trash Hauling Company

Have you thought about your habits when it comes to saving unwanted and unneeded items?  How much STUFF do you really have? We challenge you to take a minute and think about the STUFF you have.  How much space can you regain but getting rid of STUFF?  You are one of the throngs of people that have vowed to simplify their lives, reduce the clutter, and get rid of the unwanted and unnecessary STUFF. Congratulations!!! When are you going to start? AC Trash Hauling is here to help you.  We do more than simply haul away the pile of STUFF you have.  Our crews will carry items from your basement, attic, crawl space, garage, or storage shed.  Sit back and relax, let us do the heavy lifting. Ok you say not everything is junk.  There must be someone else than can use this stuff.  AC Trash Hauling has a solution for that.  We will take your gently used items to local charities and ministries.  Indeed there are other people who may need some items.  We will give you the donation receipt for your efforts. Is “Green” an important consideration for you?  AC Trash Hauling covers that as well.  We have partnered with RecycleForce to manage our electronic recycling.  Recycleforce demanufactures the equipment, recycling as much as possible and keeping unwanted elements out of the landfills. Our “Green” efforts do not end there.  We have identified locations where we can recycle carpet, cardboard, metal, car batteries, wood pallets, tree limbs, and yard waste.  Our goal is to be environmentally responsible. AC Trash Hauling is your one stop location to handle your...

Customer Satisfaction is Our Key to Success

The process sounds simple.  Answer the phone, send a crew to the address, load the truck and haul the trash and junk away to the landfill.  Rinse and repeat.  No doubt, that is the simple side of the trash hauling and junk removal business. The AC Trash Hauling team does more than the simple task.  Here are a few examples of how we react to the needs of our customers. Ed and Moving Boxes Ed had recently moved into a gated community.  He and his wife spent the day unpacking boxes and organizing their new home.  Their objective was to get unpacked and have the moving boxes ready for pick up with the next day’s trash service.  The pile of boxes and stuff grew at the end of their driveway.  The trash service approached the alley and did not enter.  The trash was partially blocking the road.  What Ed did not know was that their trash exceeded the weekly limits for a pick up.  Furthermore, the truck did not pick up their neighbors trash Ed had used the services of AC Trash Hauling previously and was confident that they would solve the problem.  It was late in the afternoon, the local transfer station   was closed.  That did not stop the AC Team.  They quickly loaded the mountainous pile of cardboard boxes and hauled it off to a local recycling center.  On the second trip, they loaded up the trash, including the neighbors that was left behind.  Crisis avoided, Ed and his wife were good neighbors.  The AC Trash Hauling team was able to solve a potential problem outside the bounds of the...

Boot Strapping…. A Fundamental Building Block for AC Trash Hauling & More

Boot Strapping doesn’t sound like a sophisticated business model.  It’s not.  It is a common sense approach to business.  It’s a mindset.  It’s discipline. Boot Strapping is the art of starting and running a business with little cash and no debt.  In today’s economy, not the most vibrant economy ever, it is a philosophy that can’t be ignored.  In a more robust economy, it is a process that should not be ignored.  Boot Strapping always has its place in business. The key to Boot Strapping is to exercise restraint and discipline.  Every decision made must show immediate cost benefit for you and your company.  You must make a conscious decision before you spend money, you must avoid the knee jerk reaction in hopes that it will have a positive result. While there is no litmus test for all conditions and situations, a list of questions can be easily generated to test the desire to spend.  Consider asking yourself some of the following: Do we need this, or is it actually a want? Do we have other options to get the same result? Do we have the money to pay for this? How does this fit in with our overall strategic plan for the company? Is there an adverse affect if we were to delay the purchase or action? Embedded in the answer to these and similar questions is a cost effective answer that protects your cash flow while yielding positive results. Consider the process and decision making associated with setting up an office for your business.   It may be beneficial to consider the following questions: Do I need a...