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Good Old Days

Several weeks ago I received a forwarded email from my manager. The original message came from a former employee, Tyler Wright. Tyler was the first dedicated PR Manager 1-800-GOT-JUNK? hired. His passion for the business was infectious. His success in the role, substantial. Tyler landed one of our biggest media appearances to date in 2003,…

Truck Team Tuesday – Indy North’s Family Business

For this week’s Truck Team Tuesday, we are interviewing from our steadfast Indy North franchise out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Answering the TTT questions today we have Franchise Partner (man in charge), Randy Wheeldon!  We also include the musings of a man who runs the day-to-day operations (Ops Manager), Rex Wheeldon. Our trusty truck team member…

Hoarders Season 3 Premieres with a BANG!

A&E’s hit documentary series, Hoarders, premiered its 3rd season on Labor Day Monday last week.  If you tuned in, you know that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? crews were, again, in full force combating hoards of junk. Right away it was obvious that the premiere was a success.  Just by browsing popular Social Media platforms I could see how…

Overheard in Junk, September 10th 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! This week, the web is abuzz over the Hoarders season premiere – as you can see! @womenwithadhd: Can’t throw things out?…

Truck Team Tuesday – Phil and Del

You may remember Phil Nance, our Operations Manager at the Greater Sacramento franchise in California.  Phil was featured in our blog post titled, Interesting Junk Benefits the Boys and Girls Club. When Phil isn’t busy giving back to his community and being a local television star, he can be found hauling junk with his right-hand…

Overheard in Junk, September 3rd 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! @chrisc043: Why collecting junk is bad — From the new CNN.com: Hoarder buried to death under her junk? – http://bit.ly/9tJQjs #cnn…

Back to School and Back to Basics

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This one’s for the moms: either the school bus has already hauled away your kids, or it will be next week. What are you going to do with all the other junk that’s been cluttering up your life this summer? I kid, I kid, but seriously – back to school season is a great time…

Overheard in Junk, August 27th 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! @JulieMorgenstrn: @1800GOTJUNK = a wonderful North American service dedicated to helping haul off your clutter (they recycle an average of 50%…

Recycling isn’t the Best Option?

Working for a company that strives to become Green, system-wide, I find that any stories about recycling grab my attention.  I happened upon an article in the business section of the Seattle Times which explores the recyclable level of paper coffee cups.  I was immediately impressed at the apparent dedication of Starbucks toward a greener…

Junk is Art in Celebrity Portraiture

We here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? do, admittedly, get a little overexcited when we see people doing cool stuff with junk (see the Forevertron and Cathedral of Junk for proof). Knowing this, imagine our glee when we came across these junk portraits by artist Jason Mecier! The pieces feature celebrities, living and gone, skilfully patched together with…