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Overheard in Junk – January 14th Edition

It’s time for Overheard in Junk! There are so many interpretations of the word junk, so we’re taking a look around and bringing you some of what the world is saying about it. Enjoy! @SOSmary: Snow Daze in Atlanta – got cabin fever? Sort your junk drawer, a closet, your email. Start with the easiest….

Haiti One Year Later

Today it’s been a year since a devastating earthquake struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti, impacting that island’s people and infrastructure forever. During the past year, survivors of the quake are still fighting for their lives against cholera, abuse, homelessness, and neglect. I was shocked to learn that the bodies of a majority of the…

Who Does This Look Like?

Two Truck Team Members from our Salt Lake City franchise were going about their daily routine a few weeks ago.  They took on a job at a local warehouse which was home to an unwanted old vending machine.  The gentlemen, doing what they were asked to do, put the vending machine in the back of…

Overheard in Junk – January 7th Edition

It’s time for Overheard in Junk! There are so many interpretations of the word junk, so we’re taking a look around and bringing you some of what the world is saying about it. Enjoy! @xenijardin: It’d be funny if one of the disposophobia sufferers in the TV show HOARDERS said to the host, “If you…

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…

Holiday Charity

The holidays can be a stressful time for so many people. Finding the right gift to buy, planning a perfect turkey dinner, juggling family commitments…and on and on. They all take their toll. That is why we would like to send out a special thank-you to all of you who help out with charitable activities…

The CEO’s Out of Office Auto-Reply

In light of the Holidays, I thought I’d share something I just received in my inbox.  I sent a non-urgent email to our Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore.  Since Brian is out of town at the moment, I received an instant Auto-Reply back.  Here is what it read:

A&E’s Hoarders and 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

When Brian Scudamore bought a $700 pickup truck in order to haul junk and pay for college, I bet he had no idea he’d tell the story for the rest of his life. And when Tania Venn, Senior PR Manager at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? got a call from a Seattle-based production company called Screaming Flea Productions, I…

Environmental Messaging

Companies the world over are becoming increasingly serious about their environmental footprints. Reducing them can be a colossal task. I know because I’ve been privy to conversations around our Leadership Team table on this very subject. But of all the discussions about sprucing up a company’s environmental image, one has stuck. I recall a former…