Business Idea Center: Recycling

Industry / Startup Costs / Franchises
Business Name / Description

Bookbinding and Repairs

Don't be bound to just one job--try bookbinding and repairs for another source of income.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Cloth Diaper Service

People still use cloth diapers and they still need them cleaned.
Category: Children's Businesses
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Disposal Bin Service

This takes a little bit of cash upfront, but if there's one thing we're never short of, that's trash.
Category: Business Services
Startup Costs: $50,000 - $100,000
Franchises Available? No

Energy Management Consultant

Got tips on saving energy? Teach others how to be frugal with facilities as an energy management consultant.
Category: Education/Instruction
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Furniture Upholstery Service

Give furniture another chance by re-upholstering it.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Junkyard Furniture Creations

Creating functional furniture from junkyard items doesn't have to be trashy. Just get creative.
Category: Home Products/Services
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Junkyard Sculptures

Turn trash into treasure with your artistic skills.
Category: Arts & Crafts
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Litter Cans

You can clean up with a business selling advertising space on litter and recycling cans placed in highly trafficked areas.
Category: Advertising
Startup Costs: Under $2,000
Franchises Available? No

Online Recycled Renovation Products

You know what they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure.
Category: Online Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Pawnbroker

Use your negotiating skills by opening up a pawn shop and bringing in second-hand goods.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Scrap Metals

A great recycling venture, a scrap metal depot brings out the shine in eco-friendly businesses.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Toner Cartridge Recycling

Reduce waste and save customers money by selling refilled toner cartridges.
Category: Manufacturing
Startup Costs: $2,000 - $10,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Appliance Sales

Buying secondhand appliances for resale is a tidy way to clean up profits.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

Used Children's Clothing

Help parents out of financial hardship by selling used children's clothing.
Category: Retail Businesses
Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Franchises Available? No

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