Posts by Tania Venn

Getting Ready for Earth Day

International Earth Day is April 22nd, but now is the time to check your local community events listings to find out how you can contribute or participate. Around the world, companies, individuals, and communities are showing their environmental initiative by organizing events that encourage us all to reduce our collective environmental footprint. So consider this…

Inside a Landfill – Part 2

While landfills across the country are modernizing to enhance biodegradability, space is still a big concern. We are disposing at such a rate that it’s difficult for the earth to keep up. Landfills may be employing technology to protect the environment, but when our stuff gets packed into the earth in such a way that…

Inside a Landfill – Part 1

While this junk removal company has ambitious goals to divert waste from the landfill, let’s face it, some stuff still ends up in the landfill. With a system-wide average of more than 60% diversion, how is the true waste that cannot be recycled or donated to charity, treated? Like most environmentally-sensitive systems of this magnitude,…

Helping a Hoarder in Quebec

It’s taken them months to get going on this clean-up, but for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Monteregie Metro Franchise Partner Gilles Dube and his crew, it’s been worth it. And for one lucky homeowner from Longeuil, Quebec, who started out thinking she wasn’t a hoarder, it’s been an en”light”ening experience. View this amazing story at the link below….

Soles4Souls Shoe Drives Underway

We’ve all heard how people love to buy shoes. Well, now there’s an opportunity for people throughout North America to feel better about their addiction. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers are both partners in a national program called Soles4Souls and have teamed up to drive local shoe collections for charity that are…

Erik Church Interview with DailyVista

DailyVista is an online business news publication that speaks directly to the needs of marketing and advertising executives. Publishing five days a week, DailyVista speaks directly with corporate executives, going beyond the headlines to uncover deeper details on executive shifts, mergers & acquisitions, corporate expansions and more. Note:  To access DailyVista articles you must be…

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Welcomes Erik Church

  October 26, 2011    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  1-800-GOT-JUNK? Aims to Double Company Revenues With New Chief Operating Officer  (VANCOUVER)  1-800-GOT-JUNK? has added a new face to the company’s driver seat, announcing today the hiring of a Chief Operating Officer.  Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore has held the keys to both the visionary and operational offices…

Making sense of recycle codes

Oftentimes when I have friends and family over and we’re cleaning up in the kitchen someone will ask me:  “Can I recycle this?” Uhmm…. what do you say? Most of us are confused by the myriad symbols and numbers etched on the bottoms of plastic containers. Some of us go by feel. Hmmm…it’s pretty flimsy…bet…