Posts by Sam Landa

Take the Pledge to Recycle Today!

Today is America Recycles Day! This means that all around the US, people are doing their part to help make the country more sustainable. We published a blog post last week that gives an example of what one community in Illinois is doing to raise awareness of green practices and recycling–check out their ‘trashion show’…

‘Trashion Show’ walks the runway on America Recycles Day

Calling all Americans who missed Earth Day with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? back in April: you have another opportunity to ‘be more green’ this November 15, also known as America Recycles Day. Communities all around the country are participating in their own way, whether it’s with e-waste collections, recycling drives, outreach programs or neighborhood cleanups. Google your city…

1-800-GOT-GOLF? How to socialize your company

A few weeks ago, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? hosted its first annual Fall Classic, which included a golf tournament and a buffet dinner at the golf course. Check out the video from the event here! As a company who takes pride in its corporate culture, word spread quickly following the announcement. We provided two options at the event–golf…

The Fantastic Four (business books you need to read!)

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, C-suite executive or manager, it’s always a good idea to get an outside opinion on best business practices. This second opinion may come from various sources such as mentors, professional development workshops or books. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore wrote on the latter for his column in Profit Magazine. Here…

Junk Karma, and five ways to get it

Our Vancouver Metro franchise partner, Richard Bender, recently spearheaded a campaign called ‘Junk Karma’ based on the principle that by doing good things (with junk), one can bring good things upon one’s self. Because of the nature of a junker’s job, Richard and his team often pick up items in good condition. Many of these…

It’s not easy being green (…and blue!)

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My favorite quote from the little puppet frog actually describes a major difficulty faced by today’s generations: as much as environmentalism is now at the forefront for many, it’s not always easy to act sustainably. Many municipalities offer curbside recycling or companies like 1-800-GOT-JUNK? are available to pick up your disposables, but once the trash…

The House That Junk Built

The witch from Hansel and Gretel built her house out of gingerbread. The old woman of lore built her house out of a giant shoe. Fairy tales suggest anything is possible when it comes to story book house construction, so it’s somewhat surprising that we’ve only recently decided to use refurbished and recycled materials on a large scale…