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Overheard in Junk – August 13th 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! @markcaldwell: BBC News – ‘Give out statins with junk food’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10955522 #doingitwrong @RunrGreg: “There should be few or no ‘junk miles’…

My Heart is in that Junk Truck

What do you want to be when you grow up? A junk hauler? That’s a great choice! Here’s proof: Research by an academic and former waste business official shows that truck drivers in the solid waste industry are largely very happy with the work they do. That might be surprising to people outside the industry,…

Truck Team Tuesday – Adam Pereira

It’s our blog’s favorite day of the week, and we sure do have a treat for you! This week’s Truck Team Tuesday features Adam Pereira, a Truck Team Member out of our Ottawa franchise.  Adam is a junk hauler by day and musician by night. The talented singer/songwriter has even made a few videos (which…

Overheard in Junk – August 6th 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! @ModestoJunk: Steel is a metal that can be recycled completely and saves tons of iron ore, coal, and energy. @saturnl:…

(How Best To) Get a Move On!

Following yesterday’s post: you know you’re moving – now what? Few things in life approach the barely controlled chaos that exists in your typical move from Home A to Home B. It’s one of those things that just seems intrinsic to migration – headaches, lost components, mislabeled boxes. Particularly when you’re dealing with small spaces,…

Get a Move On!

Summer is here and the living is in transition. Yes, that’s right. While many of us are taking it easy, others of us are moving house. There is a reason that the most popular times for moving are mid-summer and the winter holidays. First of all the kids are out of school (not sure I…

Truck Team Tuesday – Utah’s Finest

This week’s Truck Team Tuesday features Utah’s Salt Lake City franchise in all their glory.  Spencer Johnson has been with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for two and a half years and Shawn Hendrickson has been hauling junk for one year…and counting! What did you do before you found Junk? Spencer: I specialized in loss prevention, and was involved…

Overheard in Junk – July 30th 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! @OSLifestyles: Junk is comfort food, organic is conscience food. Can we grow fat & smug on a good conscience? #food #organic…

Hi, I’m Junk Genie

Have you met Junk Genie? No? Well, allow me to introduce you! The mystical beauty you see on the left here is Junk Genie. He’s a Genie in the true sense of the word:  “A supernatural being who does one’s bidding when summoned.” He’s particularly fond of fridges, sofas, and mattresses, but more on that in…