San Francisco Startup Offers to Take Out the Trash

Only in San Francisco: New Startup Company Offers To Take Out The Trash

The San Francisco Bay Area in California is the birthplace and melting pot of the world’s startup community. In this techie supercenter, residents can now pay to have their groceries delivered, their restaurant meals delivered, and their dry cleaning delivered, among other things.

Now, a new San Francisco startup is offering to take out the trash.

Yes, that’s right take out the trash, literally.

Trashday offers residents the chance to pay $32 to $52 a month to have someone come to their home and move their trash can from their garage to the street and back again after it’s collected.

Their tagline is: “Never Take Out The Trash Again. Let Us Do It For You.”

The company plans to offer their service in some of San Francisco’s most expensive districts, including the Mission, Noe Valley, Lower Haight, and the Castro, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

They’re assuming the overly-paid San Franciscan techies haven’t discovered they can pay the company that collects the trash a small fee to do the same thing.

San Francisco startup offers to take out the trash
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 14: A general view of atmopshere during Gallery 151 presents StartUp by Evan Yee on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine)

If you think this money-making idea sounds a little crazy, you’re not alone. The startup came to the attention of the Business Insider who dubbed it a technology to replace what mom used to do for you. The business idea has also spawned a parody called Here Comes The Airplane that offers to send people to customer’s homes to feed them with their own silver spoons.

Trashday isn’t the only ridiculous startup to come out of San Francisco. Techslinger lets users pull out their laptops like they’re drawing down in the old west, while Winbot, a window cleaning robot, looks like a Roomba that got trapped in a clear plastic box and turned on its side.

Ecovacs Robotics is making robots to do everything from cleaning your house to protecting your family.

Not every startup will succeed, however — and if you’re a failed Bay Area startup, the Inquisitr has a complete guide to getting you up and running again.

Remember, the average millionaire has gone bankrupt 3.5 times, so if you’ve found yourself on the losing end of the game, it’s only a stepping stone on the road to success.

P.S. The technology and money making industry of San Francisco isn’t completely sure Trashday is an actual company, but they feel strong enough to write reviews on it.

[Photo by Christopher Furlong/Andrew Toth/Getty Images]

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