More Junk Stories

How we donated a 1937 fire truck back to Baltimore

It sounds impressive, doesn’t it? “How and why did 1-800-GOT-JUNK? send a fire truck to Baltimore, and where on earth did they get it?” Well, the fire truck isn’t exactly a full size vehicle–it’s about five feet long, and was handmade by the Baltimore Fire Department in the 1930s. Here’s the amazing story behind its…

Holiday Message

I would like to share with you a holiday message sent out by Dr. Suzanne Chabaud to her co-workers on A&E’s Hoarders. Thank-you, Dr. Chabaud, for permission to share! Wonderful were the days of few options and unquestioned beliefs. When being good meant getting something on a simple list of things. When wishing was more…

How we deal with hoarding situations

While we don’t come across hoarded homes all that often on the job, compulsive hoarding is still surprisingly common: research suggests it affects millions of people in the US and almost 1 million people in Canada. When 1-800-GOT-JUNK? does come across these situations, we make sure we’re physically equipped to deal with the massive amount of stuff in…

The Business “Instinct” of Junk Removal

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs arrive at the right business decision? Are decisions made from experience, advice from colleagues and mentors, research and analysis, or intuition? My guess is most seasoned entrepreneurs find the right balance of each. Recently, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO Brian Scudamore was asked to participate in a CMA Magazine article studying…

Update on Sandy Clean-up

Service-oriented businesses in the North East are facing a battle on three fronts. They are coming to terms with how super storm Sandy has impacted them personally and psychologically. Then, they must run their businesses, whether it’s junk hauling, restoration, sanitation, or another service offering. This is a round-the-clock endeavor! And finally, there is continual…

‘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…