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Waste collection in itself adds value to humanity and can be done as a business and make millions of dollars. With the right mindsets toward some information that regularly come our ways on a daily basis, if we can have them sifted properly and with our ego dropped by the side, the rate of poverty being encountered will be highly reduced to the barest minimum.

With good number of people out there sleeping in embassies struggling to get visa and travel out to other countries in search of all kinds of dirty jobs, while neglecting many cool business opportunities at home that can be done with real peace of mind.


While Nigeria can boast of various self made millionaires, there are also millions of self made poverty stricken members of the society as well.

The problem with many people in Nigeria is pride and egotism which at times eats deep into our senses of belongings in the communities where we live. And deprive us chances of doing businesses that can actually bring us good money.

While different companies and offices are doing what they deem fit for the success of their businesses, employing in hundreds and sacking en mass, most of us are still busy gathering up and our CVs and certificates and continuing without let up in search of office jobs whereas there are jobs waiting to be done by their footsteps. At times, the same jobs you celebrated after securing, will turnout to be complete rubbish when compared with what you can conveniently make from your own business.


Waste Materials That Can Be Collected And Converted To Wealth

Do you know that you can make over N100,000 a month supplying waste polythene nylons to waste recycling factories within your area?

If we also know that instead of burning those pure water nylons/rubber containers or throwing some of the metals away just like that, gathering them up and sourcing them out to recycling plants could make us millions of naira, probably our attitude may have changed.

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There was an article in one of the daily Newspapers of a recycling company in Nigeria that made about $65 million from exporting metallic waste to western countries where the metals are used for manufacturing of cars, radiators, ship engines and so on.

Supplying of waste polythene/other wastes for recycling is a lucrative business, try it and you will have good story to tell. The business is so lucrative that even government, companies and other recycling outfits would like to partner with you.

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Another good thing about this business is that you can start it any how you want even without capital at the initial stage.

It is both fun and a caring business as was described by a long timer in the business. “You make money by removing the pieces of irons that may hurt people along the road ways or from other areas within the environment, I don’t look at the money I make from the business as a salary or wages, I considers it as God’s blessings to me for doing what benefits people”

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The benefits of doing waste collections goes beyond personal to even adding values to the country’s GDP and the economic growth of your nation.

You can start by indirectly gathering the following items in any location of your choice and have it grown to bigger quantity. Things like: Shopping bags, laundry bags, pure water sachets, yogurt wrappers, soft poly bags, hospital drip bags, pop corn wrapper, bread wrapper, cellophane.

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Money is good and without it, doing anything could be near to impossible but money without the proper information lasts only for a while but with the right information, you stand to make it continually and would be helping others with your knowledge as well.

Even if it means paying some children to be gathering all kinds of wastes for you, do it and when it becomes big, take it to a recycling company and be ready to count your cash as it would be measured out to you.

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Just position yourself as a waste collector ranging from polythene bags of different sources and have them supplied to a collection center operator who then process them and shifts them to the company that does the recycling.

One can make between N50,000 to N300,000 monthly, doing this business. This is the breakdown: A kilo of polythene sells between N45-N55.

If you can supply just 100kg per day for 25 days in a month that is  N50 x 100 kilos x 25 days = N125,000, that is if you are dealing with just polythene alone, but if you are into metal, your money goes up.

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In all these, just as I had mentioned earlier, there is no start up capital needed except transportation if you are not nearer to a recycling firm. Nigerians, there are more business for all us to get busy with and stop depending on others or waiting for the government to do things for us when we can actually do things on our own and even pay the government with our surplus through tax.

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  • Babs February 5, 2016

    Thanks. Do you have the contact of some of the agents one can sell to after gathering them?

  • David February 6, 2016

    Yes I want to re echo that same question. I live in Abuja.

    • Darlinton Omeh February 6, 2016

      We don’t have contacts, we don’t keep contacts but we are working on building a directly were you guys can go and get contacts of any business

  • fausat February 6, 2016

    Thank u sir,plz we will appreciate that contact, that’s the biggest opportunity where I reside, the waste is so much that I want to be of help to my environment and to make money from it is a great dividend. Plz can u enlighting me on how to partner with my locality over this waste disposal issue? I mean collection of waste like the PSP thing in Lagos.

    • jetisco4u August 5, 2016

      That is great. We are looking for partners and we may be able to work with you.

  • Chimezie February 15, 2016

    My bro which do you think is More lucrative between phone accessories business and customer accessories business. Thanks

  • Chimezie February 15, 2016

    Bro. Which is more lucrative between phone accessories and computer accessories business. Cheers

  • kelechi February 15, 2016

    i have 500,000 naira and i want go into business pls can u help with which business can i start up with.

    • Darlinton Omeh April 27, 2016

      There are countless of businesses I have written about on this website for you to choose from. Take your time and read through some of the business ideas here and choose the one that meet your need. Thank you.

  • Chimezie February 15, 2016

    Thanks a million times

  • James onoja February 22, 2016

    how do we contact a waste collector operator? some one like me have had this in mind for long but don’t know how to start

  • bukola April 16, 2016

    please sir, i hv 250k what type of business can i do with that.thanks

    • tonio April 27, 2016

      Dear Bukola, drop a mail with me via.i will give u some guide on some biz

  • Evens Balan April 17, 2016

    Greeting I would like to have a private chat with you or phone thank you God bless you

  • Tom May 1, 2016

    Thank you for a good job.
    Please do you have any information the machines and equipment needed to setup a recycling plant. Im interested in getting a reclying plant for plastics, metals and others
    Thanks and remain bless.

  • marian May 5, 2016

    plz I need to start this recycling opportunity fast but how do I start and how can I get d contact plz ur help is needed I came from a very poor family Marian.plz u can inbox me ur no through my gmail account plz I need d help ooo am tired of suffering ooo plz help oooo I reside in Lagos iyana ipaja

  • marian May 5, 2016

    plz I need to start this recycling opportunity fast but how do I start,how to know were they use to dump dirt and how can I get d contact plz ur help is needed I came from a very poor family Marian.plz u can inbox me ur no through my gmail account plz I need d help ooo am tired of suffering ooo plz help oooo I reside in Lagos iyana ipaja

  • marian May 5, 2016

    plz I need to know were dump dirty so DAT I can pick I don’t mind plz sir ur help is needed

  • Olaoluwa Omoyeni May 6, 2016

    This is good thinking and thank you for the write up…Good job man..
    Like some others have asked , how can we access the collectors or operators as there are no recycling plants around my vicinity..

    Thank you as I await you usual timely response.

  • Olaoluwa Omoyeni May 6, 2016

    Wonderful write up.
    How can we access the collector companies or the recycling plant proper?

  • Alokha Omokhekhai May 23, 2016

    Thank you so very much. I would like to have a minimal idea on what it will take (Financially) to establish a waste conversion plant. I think this is one area where many Nigerians have not seen as lucrative. Thanks

  • Orji Paul Chima May 24, 2016

    how do i get the buyers after collecting them (waste)?

  • Orji Paul Chima May 25, 2016

    Sir, I’ve not gotten mail on my question, my question is, how do i get the buyers after collecting the waste, my target waste is plastic cans of waters, minerals etc. Thanks

  • Ganiyu idris June 12, 2016

    Thanks a lot,to be precised i have an interest in waste plastics recycling business,pls how do i go about it.

  • Grace June 14, 2016

    I am most interested in this business I have already started collecting empty plastic water and soft drink bottles, are there collection agents or recycling plants in Port Harcourt?

  • hyacinth June 17, 2016

    sir,may God abundantly bless u for releasing this information. am looking forward to meeting u one on one very soon. l take delight in your write up.

  • hassana June 22, 2016

    Sir may God bless u pls where can I sell collection of empty plastic I am in kano thank

  • daniel July 19, 2016

    please sir i av 1 million naira what kind of biznes can i do with it!

    • Darlinton Omeh July 19, 2016

      There are plenty of small business you can start with one million naira. Browse around this site and you will see more than enough business ideas to choose from. Thank you

  • JOE July 26, 2016

    may God bless you real good sir, i really want to get started but the problem is where to sell the waste materials. i also wish that you come to Port harcourt sir even if it is a day seminar.JOE

  • OJEKEHINDE August 7, 2016

    Kindly inbox me on how to go about this waste issue. who to supply.address and the rest sir

  • Nkay1330 September 9, 2016

    A good idea too…as at 2013 it had an estimated capital cost of about 84million…now dollar rate is higher!

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