submitted by Ceejay Amadi, Owner of Wheelie Bin Doctors
I have a story that I believe will resonate with your readers – it’s the tale of how I, a young entrepreneur, started a bin cleaning business five years ago on PEI called Wheelie Bin Doctors Inc. Yes, you heard that right – I clean bins for a living, and I couldn’t be happier about it!
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “bin cleaning? How exciting can that be?” But hear me out. Starting this business has been a wild ride full of unexpected challenges and rewarding moments that have made me feel like I’m on top of the world.
I first got the idea for the business when talking to my friend, who is also an entrepreneur. We discussed how dirty and smelly the bins in my neighbourhood had become. It was a real eyesore, and I knew there had to be a demand for a service that could clean and deodorize bins. So, I did my research, bought some equipment, and launched my own bin cleaning business.
I mainly work with customers in Charlottetown, Cornwall, and Stratford. When there are enough customers, I also make trips to Summerside, Montague, Kensington, and New Glasgow. My plan is to eventually expand across the Island and have more fleets, more trucks, more trailers, and a team of staff. I also want to offer a service of education about the environment.
I won’t lie, it hasn’t been easy. Starting a business from scratch takes guts, determination, and a whole lot of hard work. But every time I finish a job and see the look of satisfaction on my customer’s face, I know that it’s all worth it.
Not only has starting the business taught me valuable lessons about entrepreneurship, but it has also given me the opportunity to connect with people in my community. I have met so many wonderful people who are passionate about keeping our environment clean and healthy. It is incredibly satisfying to know that I am doing my part to help make our community a better place to live.
If you’re thinking about starting your own business, let me tell you, it’s not for the faint of heart. But if you have the drive and the passion, the rewards can be endless. And who knows, you might just end up starting a business that is as fun and rewarding as Wheelie Bin Doctors.
So, if you see me driving around in my Wheelie Bin Doctors truck, don’t be shy – give me a wave and say hello. You never know, I might just be the bin cleaning hero you’ve been looking for!