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Junk Removal Chicago

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"Got Junk is on time; careful when removing things; capable and friendly truck guys; capable and friendly office staff."

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? got its start in Vancouver, when university student Brian Scudamore encountered a tight summer job market in Vancouver and started a junk removal service called The Rubbish Boys.

What Do We Do?

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a leader in junk removal and trash removal in Chicago. When you book your appointment online, you save $10.

If you’re in need of Chicago junk removal services for your residence or business, you’re in the right place. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago is the area’s leading junk removal expert! We provide junk removal services from the heart of Downtown Chicago to Palatine, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Frankfort, New Lenox, River Forest, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Naperville, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Wrigleyville, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, Lincoln Park and Bucktown, just to name a few!

Whatever you call it, we do it – whether you need us to remove garbage, trash, or junk, we take it all. We’re a full-service junk removal company, which means that you can reclaim your space without so much as lifting a finger. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago truly makes an unpleasant task easy.

We don’t just pick up your garbage and take it to the nearest dump - we actively do our best to recycle everything we pick up, or donate useful items to local charities as much as possible. In fact, we consistently divert more than 95% of all of the garbage we pick up from the landfill.

Why use us for junk removal in Chicago?

When we say we’re a full service junk removal company in Chicago, we really mean it. Just point at the trash you want gone, and we make it disappear. Use us for your Chicago trash removal because:

  • We offer same-day service
  • We take anything non-hazardous that two people can lift
  • We pick up your garbage/junk from wherever it is, and clean up after ourselves
  • We don’t throw your junk away – we consistently divert 95% of everything we pick up from the landfill

Book our junk removal service

If you want your garbage, trash, or junk gone, all you have to do is:

  1. Tell us when to come by, either by phone or by booking an appointment online. We know your time is valuable, so we give you a 2-hour arrival window, and will call you 15-20 minutes in advance to tell you when we’re about to arrive.
  2. Show us the items you want us to take, and we’ll give you an upfront, all-inclusive junk removal price to take it away.

If you like our quote, we get to work picking up your garbage, removing your trash, and hauling away your junk. Of course, we clean up your space after we’re done so that you get it back in mint condition.

Where does the junk go?

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago, taking your junk to the landfill is our last resort. We actively aim to recycle or donate everything we collect, and end up diverting 95% of all of the stuff we pick up from the landfill.

We recycle metal, paper, ewaste, plastic, glass, mattresses, and we donate to a number of churches, schools, food banks, clothing drives, back to school drives, medical devices, shoe and coat drives.

Chicago Junk Removal Service Providers

Junk Removal - Chicago
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Hi I’m Gerry Cote your local junk removal owner and operator of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. I opened the first 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise in Chicago over 7 years ago and we've grown from one 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck and one employee to twelve junk removal trucks, 18 employees, an ops manager and we're still growing. Our shiny 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks can be seen nearly everywhere throughout our territory along Rand Road, Arlingtong Heights Rd, Central Ave, and Lawrence Ave in Chicago. If you don't see our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks there you may see them as our drivers do waves along the busy roads through our territory such as Rand Rd, or Barrington Rd. Our customers love the service, and think our truck teams rock.

Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck teams, led by "Fast Eddie" my operations manager, have been successful at locating many recycling facilities and charitable institutions that allow us to save nearly half of what we pick up for recycling or reuse. We have recycling facilities that accept electronic waste, concrete and gravel, metal, and even mixed construction debris. Local charitable institutions such as Wings accepts furniture in good condition for their resale stores and proceeds go toward helping battered women. We have had the pleasure of being Santa's helpers in the annual toy drives for Catholic Charities and we participated in the toy parade with truckloads of new bicycles to make Christmas a little brighter for many needy but deserving boys and girls.

Junk Remover, GerryCote

Gerry Cote

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago

17 E. Palatine Road 



Trash Removal Chicago
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Hi, I’m Roy Sanders, General Manager of the Chicago Metro and Chicago North 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises.

You’ve probably seen our shiny blue trucks driving all around town – around Willis Tower and Wrigley Field, along the Chicago River and out by the Zoo. We’re everywhere!

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we’re different in our professional approach to junk and trash removal. We work anytime, anyplace and we will take almost anything you’ve got.

Most often, people ask us to take furniture, clothing, office equipment, ewaste, wood, drywall, books, paper, garbage, metal items (and scrap metal). I really enjoy helping people reclaim their spaces from all the junk they’ve been holding on to – it’s an amazing feeling.

People call us most often when they need help with estate clean outs in Chicago, or if they’re moving in Chicago and area. We also do a lot of work for property managers, cleaning up after tenants when they move out of an apartment building, and have experience working with hoarders.

We also work quite a bit for businesses and corporations, when a company closes an office or store, or opens a new location, or changes a window display. Any time a business is looking for an alternative to dumpster rentals, they call us.

We have an opportunity in the junk business to help our planet by diverting the junk we collect and keep it out of the landfill, in Chicago we consistently divert over 95% of all junk removed from the landfill.

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Roy Sanders - Chicago Junk Removal Expert

Roy Sanders

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago Metro

1300 Roosevelt Rd. 



Junk Removal - Chicago SW
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Hi we’re Sam and Gail Schick, your local junk removal owners and operators of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Chicago SW. Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise has been servicing the South and Southwest Chicago Suburban area for over 3 years. We’ve made a business of collecting peoples' unwanted commercial and residential junk.

Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks travel from as far south as Frankfort to as far north as Downers Grove with 5 trucks and 10 crew on staff, we're picking up truck loads of junk each and every day. You've probably seen our shiny blue trucks parked at Orland Square Mall or at Smugglers Cove at 153th & Harlem Ave. Maybe you've seen us at the Labor Day Parade during Frankfort Fall Festival, as members of the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, or maybe in the Orland Park Lions Club Orland Days Parade, as members of the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce. We're always up and down Ogden Ave in Downers Grove & Hinsdale and have even had customers stop our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck to have our crew follow them to their house for immediate junk removal!

The real secret behind our service is we do all the loading and lifting, you don’t. The biggest job we've had to-date was 49 truckloads out of one house in Orland Park! Now that’s a lot of junk!! We are very pleased to say that we are also able to recycle 40-60% of the junk we collect. We use several charity organizations in the area, especially Goodwill, and recycle paper, cardboard, metal and other semi-precious metals on top of that. It's always a great feeling when we're able to reuse items that, prior to our junk removal service, may have just gone into a dumpster and then off to a landfill. "What a great service you provide!"" We hear it so often, especially from the customers that have garages that protect their junk while their cars sit outside. We are the junk removal experts helping people regain their space back and we look forward to helping you!

Chicago SW's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchisees, Sam and Gail

Gail Schick , Sam Schick

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago S.W.

9 S 412 Frontage Rd. 



Garbage Removal - Chicago North
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Mark Bischoff has been a resident of the northern Chicago suburbs for 20 years and has lived in the Green Oaks/Libertyville area for 16 of those years. Mark is an Executive with a Fortune 500 company based in the Chicago area.

Mark became a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Partner in 2006, having purchased a franchise after completing a major spring cleaning effort himself and subsequently learning about the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? service.

“Had I only known about the service at that time it would have saved me a lot of effort and aggravation.”

Mark is proud of his involvement with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and the exemplary service it provides to the communities in which we serve.

Mark Bischoff Chicago Junk Removal

Mark Bischoff

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago

17 E. Palatine Road 



News Feeds

Serving a Worthy Cause

Lake County Council Against Sexual Assault raises $14,000 towards there shelter. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? donated there service to help this great cause. full story

Got too much stuff?

New junk removal franchise opens up in the Crystal Lake area that will remove your junk without you having to get dirty, messy, or even get up from watching TV. full story

In The Community

Junk floats our boat!

We have participated in various local events since our inception in 2004. We participate in The Wheaton, Illinois 4th of July Parade, The West Suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade, Scarecrow Festival of St. Charles, The Last Fling Naperville Labor Day Parade, The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta of Glen Ellyn, and The Wonderful World of Wheels sponsored by the Naperville Park District. We have a following of people that come for our free tee shirts, model replica junk trucks and other surprises.

Chicago's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team participates in local events

At the Chicago Home Show

Sam and Gail Schick, franchise partners for Chicago SW, made a real impression at the Home Show when they used their 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck as their backdrop!

Chicago SW's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team at the Chicago Homeshow with their junk truck

Celebrating 4th of July!

Chicago West's junk removal crew has participate in the Wheaton Fourth of July parade. The guys have a wonderful time being a part of this event. We get the opportunity of giving candy away to the community. It is a great event to be a part of.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? at the Fourth of July parade in Chicago, Illinois

Hauling for Help

Star 105.5 has an outdoor garage sale every year in the fall. We have participated in the removal and cleanup of left behind items such as: refrigerators, desks, electronics, and garbage. After the event was all cleaned up, we drove the items to a local boys scout troop. We unloaded and donated the items that would benefit them into a garage.

True Tales of Junk Pickup

Fossils Anyone?

One of Illinois North Central's truck team members didn't know what they were in for when they showed up on a job where a gentleman opened up the garage door and said that he would like all these boxes to be removed. The truck team member opened a box, and to his amazement, it was full of fossils. In all the boxes were old fossils that this gentleman saved and collected. It happened to be two truckloads full of fossils. The fossils were than donated to area schools and to a local museum.

Do you take Burgers?

Chicago's 1-800-GOT-JUNK team were called out one day to pickup a Mayor McCheese play set. The truck team handled it with no problem and drove away with a large hamburger in the back of the junk truck.

Ouch! Couch.

Our truck team was dispatched to a job where a couch was left outside on a property. After loading it on the truck, they heard a buzzing sound from within the couch and the fabric appeared to be moving up and down. Their suspicions were confirmed when stray bees started wandering out from under the couch!

Crazy Waves Around Chicago?

We have a fun culture at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Chicago Northwest's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? don't just stand on the side of the street and wave they do everything from throwing the football to sitting on a couch to pretending they're in a band. When the Bears were in the Super Bowl last year they rented a Grizzly bear outfit and squeezed a Bears jersey over it and wandered around Elmhurst with a sign - This attracted quite a few stares!!!

Digging out of your mess

Gerry Cote's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team got their biggest assignment in a home cleanout when they arrived at a home that was filled floor to ceiling and wall to wall with junk. We literally dug our way from room to room in order to complete this assignment. Total truckloads for a two bedroom home with a basement = twenty three.

Where it all ends up

Much of the "junk" that we pick up is recycled and donated. Our exclusive transfer station takes all of our construction debris, and recycles it. 90% of all of the metal items we collect are taken to metal recyclers. We donate items to local schools, Goodwill Industries, and various second hand stores that generate funds for Outreach. We are local residents working to give back to the community.

We have a great relationship with many of the local donation centers. Twice is Nice Resale Shop in Carol Stream has been a grateful recipient of much of the ""junk"" that we remove and they have seen record numbers for 2007 as a result of our partnership. Twice is Nice Resale Shop is owned and operated by College Church in Wheaton but all the proceeds are generously donated to the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? "The world's largest junk removal service", and The ReUseIt Center, a not for profit company benefitting the Mid-Valley Neighborhood Improvement Association, Inc., combine their teams together to make a difference in the community.

In 2006 and 2007 Chicago West's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise assisted Baird and Warner Real Estate on their annual "Make A Difference Day" campaign. We donated clothes racks to their Naperville office for a clothes drive. We transported food items collected by their Wheaton office to the Illinois Food Bank and we collected and delivered construction items organized by their St. Charles office to the ReUseIt Center in Batavia.


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