Spring cleaning in Asheville from the pros
Nobody knows more about spring cleaning than the junk removal experts at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Recently, David Pennebaker, owner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Asheville, shared his spring cleaning tips on ABC news to help you learn how to tackle spring cleaning like a pro!
David recommended that you sort your junk into four categories: items to donate, items to recycle, items to throw away, and items to keep. In addition, he suggested that you:
- Create a “staging area” to help you sort items in to their appropriate categories
- Have a plan for where you will take the items to donate and recycle, so that you can dispose of your junk properly right away
- Organize your "keep" pile ASAP, so you won't end up feeling cluttered even after you have gotten rid of the items in the other categories
The FedEx of Trash
Much as FedEx revolutionized the delivery of letters and packages, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (and a growing cadre of copycats) are putting a new spin on large-scale trash removal for those without trucks or the patience to wait on their municipal curbside service or private hauler to make the rounds. Click on the link to read more, http://www.mountainx.com/news/2008/091708the_fedex_of_trash
Business Hauls Junk Away
When 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Partner David Pennebaker opened his local full service junk hauling business, The Citizen Times got wind of this and wrote a story about this new local business. The story incluced how David's local junk hauling team helps residents of Asheville and the Greater Asheville area with removing their junk.
In The Community
Helping Clean Up Neighborhoods
Asheville GreenWorks and our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Asheville franchise offered a free junk removal day to the South French Broad Neighborhood on February 21, 2009. Residents gathered up broken or unwanted goods, brought them to the curb ,and our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team hauled the items away at no charge.
Asheville South French Broad Neighborhood Clean Up
The Asheville 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk hauling team assisted the citizens of the South French Broad Neighborhood to clean up.
We committed to helping them by donating our junk hauling trucks and Truck Team Memebers to collect junk from their yards, ravines, and homes. Asheville Greenworks organizedvolunteers to assist with picking up litter, and the county graciously donated free dumping for the debris collected. Times are tough for all of us right now, but the people of the SFB neighborhood are showing tremendous civic pride. Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team are happy to be a part of it.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? collects E-Waste for E-cycleme.com
When E-cycleme.com, Asheville’s new computer recycling center, had their and opening our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team was on hand to assist with the collection of all recyclables. Partnering with a reputalble company such as E-cycleme.com was a great fit. They are a computer and electronics recycling facility established by the award-winning computer repair team at Charlotte Street Computers.
Thank you Asheville for helping clean
In the fall of 2008, we sponsored Quality Forward's "NC Big Sweep," a volunteer-based river cleanup of the French Broad and Swannanoa Rivers. Over 100 people volunteered their Saturday to clean trash and tires from the river using rafts, canoes, and waders.
The 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team, plus my two children, drove along the river picking up what the rubbish and debris the volunteers pulled out. Believe it or not, we collected 6260 lbs of trash and 98 tires for a total of close to 10,000 lbs of litter.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, and for letting us be a part of the effort. We would also like to thank the Buncombe County Transfer Station for donating the dump fees, and to Buncombe County Landfill for accepting the tires at no-charge. Asheville is a beautiful place and its great to know so many people will work so hard to keep it that way.