Posts by Sarah E. Gray

Do your part for Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week is coming up on October 24 and we’re making it easy to do something good for your home and the earth at the same time. We have partnered with STAPLES to host e-recycling events across Canada. On October 24, from 10am – 2pm simply go to a STAPLES and drop off your e-waste, where it…

3 Leadership Hacks from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

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By Brian Scudamore It would have been easy to spend my life as a Rubbish Boy. At 19, I started a junk-removal business called The Rubbish Boys to pay my university tuition. In only a few years, we had 11 employees and were pulling in half a million dollars in revenue a year. The Rubbish…

How to recycle your bicycle


Did you know that up to 15 million bikes are thrown away each year? They’re simply added to landfills. Think about it: bikes are made of steel, aluminum and rubber, and it all just gets added to the pile. Given that bicycles are a useful way for people to get around, not everyone can afford…

Tips for shopping a yard sale


How do you get the best deals and check for quality? To celebrate this year’s Yard Sale for the Cure–a Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation event that the Toronto 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise puts on every year–we are offering you tips on the best items to source at a yard sale. Read on!