Starting a waste oil company will involve learning about the regulations on oil recycling, storing, and transporting. You will need to learn the applicable regulations at the federal, state, and local levels as they pertain to your business. When doing your research, the first step towards starting a company is making a detailed business plan. The business plan will serve as your blueprint once you get started. The more planning you do ahead of time, the less time you will waste trying to make decisions as you go.
You will also need to network with local officials to gauge the best location for your company based on your needs and the needs of the community. Often, when a potential business owner approaches the city they wish to build in, they can work out a mutually beneficial relationship. Most small towns are eager to work with businesses that promise to bring jobs to the community.
Working with local officials can help you get through the building process and inspections faster. You may also be able to apply for any tax incentives offered to new businesses to reduce overall expenses. Working with local contractors will help empower the community and encourage more to welcome your company in. Waste oil recycling is not a pretty business, so ensuring that local officials and community stakeholders are on your side will help you move forward without too many problems or delays.
Oregon Oils, Inc. is an oil recycling company in Oregon that has been around for many years and has an enormous amount of experience in the oil recycling business. They provide a prime example of how to collect, transport, store, and recycle used oils. You can research their company and operations to learn more about the business. Modeling off of successful companies will help you reach success faster as you are following a proven system and learning from the mistakes and successes of others.
An essential part of your business will be networking with other companies that will provide consistent sources for waste oil. Like any business founded in the recycling of materials, you will need a steady supply to thrive. The relationship between you and your suppliers will be symbiotic. Just as regulations rule you, so are other businesses in how they dispose of their waste oil. You will be providing them with a valuable service while they provide you with the raw material you need for your business.
You will need to create an inventory of the equipment and supplies you will need to run your company, including a storage and recycling facility that will meet your specific needs, Sellick forklifts, heavy-duty storage shelves, and storage drums. You will be under the regulations of the EPA, as well as state and local regulations depending on where your company is located.
Working with local contractors, you can set up your warehouse, facility, logistics, and more. While your building is being prepared, you can network with local companies and work on the process that will be followed once you are open for business. Closely monitoring all progress will ensure it is done the way you wanted, and there are as few delays as possible.
Once you are closer to opening the doors of your business, reach out to local non-profits to start interviewing future employees. Again, hiring as many local candidates as possible will making you an asset to the local community. Being a part of the community you are located in is valuable for any business, and will help you down the road as you grow and you find the need to expand.