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Trash Service Gives Customers Options

A necessity many take for granted, trash service isn’t always readily available. That was the case for residents of Brown County in Indiana, so Bear Hardware, located in Nashville, Indiana, in the heart of the county, stepped in to provide that service. 

Customers can bring in their trash to the store and for $2 a bag, Bear Hardware will dispose of the trash. Owner Curt Scroggins says when they first offered the service, they partnered with another trash company but parted ways with that company after a few years.

“I had so many customers tell me that they really missed the trash service and asked us to offer it again,” Scroggins says. “We ended up buying our own dumpsters and trash truck to provide that service again. It’s a really good thing for the community that they have somewhere to go for trash service.” 

See how other retailers added unconventional services to their operations to serve customers here.

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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