Dumpster Market is the brainchild of Laurel Mountain Partners, a group who has bought, sold, grown and managed over 100 companies in the waste industry. The group also started Liberty Tire Recycling, North America’s largest tire recycling company.
We were looking at the way brokers use the internet to pair customers who need a dumpster with hauling companies who can provide one and we talked about the pain points for customers and haulers that result from the way this process has been carried out. It is our belief that the internet should make this type of purchase more efficient for both parties.
Our response to this was creating our marketplace at dumpstermarket.com, where customers can browse a variety of options from local hauling companies with available inventory in their area and process an order online.
Customers today are used to this type of experience and we wanted to provide something that gave the customer what they were looking for without creating additional hassle for the hauler. We met with hundreds of haulers and, with their guidance, created software for them to use that helps ensure that they get only the orders that they want. The orders they get are already paid for and they have all of the tools they need to carry out and process that order.
We took the marketplace live at the beginning of 2018 and now have over 100 haulers across the country participating in our marketplace. We’ve processed hundreds of orders with great feedback from both haulers and customers.
The first group of haulers using our marketplace loved the functionality of it so much that we were asked to re-purpose the software so that they could use it to capture online orders from the customers that came to their own website. We did just that with the Dumpster Market Online Ordering system (also known as DMOOS).
This lets haulers put a “Book Dumpster Online” button on their own website from which their customers can place instant online orders. Along with this button the hauler gets the same functionality for processing orders and managing available inventory that we developed for our marketplace.
We’re really excited to share our products with hauling companies and we truly believe in their potential to help anyone with a roll-off business.