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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 society has only recently decided to use refurbished and recycled materials on a large…

8 days of Junkukkah

The local thrift store is an important part of helping 1-800-GOT-JUNK? divert reusables from the landfill. The world’s largest junk removal service is also one of the biggest contributors to not-for-profit second-hand stores. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? does everything it can to find a good home for junk that could have a second life. I love a good thrift shop!…

Will You Please Recycle My Junk?

Most people are concerned about using a junk removal company because they assume the majority of junk collected ends up in the landfill. Perhaps they’ve seen our trucks at a transfer station or dump. This doesn’t mean there is no recycling occurring. The local landfill sorts a wide variety of items for proper disposal, and…

9 Ideas That Made $100 Million

Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that turn out to be the greatest success stories. Recently CNBC released a snapshot of some of these, and it makes us all think:  why didn’t I think of that? 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore made the list and you can read all about it here. For the full…

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…