I hope your new trashout business is going well. There is a ton of FREE info and advice specifically for trashout start-ups (same concept as "foreclosure cleanup" or "real estate cleanup") at the link below. Everything from licensing and insurance, where to find new clients, marketing your business on a budget (i.e., with postcards, cold calls), etc., is discussed.
Good luck to you with your new trashout business in California. You all should be super busy out there!
Cassandra, Foreclosure Cleanup, LLC, Atlanta, GA