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Beat the heat and get the job done

                                                                                              The majority of employees for service-oriented businesses spend a great deal of time outdoors. During the winter they bundle on the extra layers, while in the summer they often cope with unrelenting heat.  At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? our busy season coincides with those warmer days, and with heat-related hazards a serious risk, knowing how to cope…

The R Words – Part 2: Reuse

recycle earth

This is the second in a series of blog posts looking at the hallowed three Rs of waste reduction – reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ll look primarily at how people can incorporate the principles into their own lives at home, as well as how the professionals manage it. Reuse goes by many names: donated, repurposed,…

The R Words – Part 1: Reduce

lightingefficiency

This is the first in a series of blog posts looking at the hallowed three Rs of waste reduction – reduce, reuse and recycle. We’ll look primarily at how people can incorporate the principles into their own lives at home, as well as how the professionals manage it. The first of the Rs is often…

Why E-Waste Sucks

We’ve written about e-waste before on the blog, pointing to the fact that it needs special care and handling, and that it shouldn’t just be tossed in the landfill. What we haven’t touched on, and which most people never really get into, is why it’s all so awful. But knowledge is power, right? The hassle…

Downsizing the Nest

When children leave home, off to school or into their own adult homes, they leave behind the houses their parents chose to raise them in – houses that were likely chosen to accommodate a growing family. Big yards, multiple bedrooms and plenty of space were the norm for my generation growing up. But when we…

Spring Cleaning with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Just a couple more days now and spring will be here! So not to dampen your mood, but I need to interrupt your musings about bright skies, warm breezes, fresh scents, and birdsong, for just a moment. I feel it’s my responsibility to encourage you to do some spring cleaning and share with you some…

The New Year’s Resolution Paradox

It’s that time of the year again when we get a tidy opportunity for a fresh start at improving our lives. New Year’s resolutions are all about getting in shape, eating better, spending more time with loved ones, not procrastinating, and living simpler, cleaner lives. Any other time of the year is well, kind of…