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Truck Team Tuesday – Steve Ovsak from Florida SW

If the best part about 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is the people, what would our blog be without a few guest appearances from various 1-800-GOT-JUNK? employees?

It is without further ado that I announce the inaugural weekly spotlight on a truck team member! This brave former marine, who answers to the name Steve, jumped at the chance to be the first person to be interviewed and featured on the Everybody’s Got Junk blog’s Truck Team Tuesday. As more Tuesdays go by, I hope you enjoy learning about the people behind the wheels of our blue trucks.

Forming Green Habits

So here’s a scenario that I’m sure has happened to most people, if not every person, trying to incorporate acts of green into their lives. You decide on the one thing you can change to help the environment. Let’s say it’s to begin using reusable bags at the grocery store, rather than plastic bags, as…

Confessions of a Junk Hauler

I was hired at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to work at the corporate office, the Junktion. But last Tuesday, my workday began and ended in full-on 1-800-GOT-JUNK? gear, and I was even dropped off at my house at the end of the day in a familiar blue and green truck.   My roommates stared at me in confusion as I removed my steel-toed boots and…

An Update on the Cathedral

It is with great sadness that I report there’s been a development in regards to the Cathedral of Junk that I wrote about last week. Sadly, some folks aren’t so fond of having a 30 foot high collage in their neighbourhood, and they’ve succeeded in petitioning the city to have it ordered demolished. Vince Hanneman, the…

Spring into Summer Clean!

What are the 6 top reasons to de-clutter the home and garden during the summer? How about you procrastinated in January, February, March, April, May and June? Well, now that the summer solstice has officially been checked, the holidays are about to begin, and the weather is fair, let’s get to it! Here’s your simple,…

Hard Working Junk

What has your junk done for you lately? What’s it really done for anyone lately? Other than lazing around, taking care of all that pesky ‘free space’ for you, that is. I don’t expect much from the stuff, and I don’t think anyone really does. I mean…it’s junk! I doubt anyone’s counting on it to bring…

What Does 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Do…Exactly?

Oh, I remember that question well. In my early days with the company I heard it often, in various forms:  Do you charge? You mean we don’t have to take it to the curb? You clean up afterward? Really?   Eventually, the confusion dissipated into the afterlife of oh-so-simple-business-concepts-now-understood. Yet, here I am fulfilling one of…

Why is e-Waste Different?

So – we now have the iPad in Canada, and the iPhone 4G is coming. I’m sure all the gadget geeks among us are frolicking with joy – I’m a geek, I get it. But nowadays, when there’s a shiny new model rolling out every year or so…what happens to last year’s model? E-waste is…