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The “New” Donating to Charity

Sometimes doing the right thing can be difficult. Even when we want to do what’s best for someone or something, we face obstacles beyond our control. Here’s such an example; one of our society’s more common actions:  donating used items to charity. There was a time when a charity store would accept anything you dropped…

Talk About Landfill Diversion

The cliché: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure has never been so appropriate as now for the the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Oahu franchise. Just returned from the company’s annual conference, Operations Manager Matt McKinney knows he faces challenges that many of his 200 counterparts haven’t had to deal with. With the Island’s only landfill, Waimanalo Gulch,…

Neighborhood Pride

As the world’s largest junk removal company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is often the focus for community ambassadors looking to clean up their neighborhoods. Countless times we’ve been asked to assist in the clean-up of a vacant lot or abandoned home that has become a local dumping ground. Here’s an account of how, with a little community initiative…

Overheard in Junk – January 28th 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! @youraddressws: Why do Americans leave their expensive cars on the driveway, but have useless junk in the garage? @1800Recycling: Alternative Uses…

Overheard in Junk – January 21st 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! @SzmGraham: Three-time contest winner sees art in junk http://t.co/Dm3zLpd via @AddThis @247moms: As you De-clutter in 2011 what is one thing…

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…