They were pleasant and it was great to get rid of things I couldn't remove myself.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Columbus can help you remove junk from your home or office. You can sit back and relax while we take care of everything. Our local junk removal team will arrive at your location at a time that’s convenient for you. We provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive quote, same-day removal, and disposal of unwanted items.
The 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Columbus team can remove almost anything two people can carry and can help you with a variety of projects — from moving or emptying out storage spaces to disposing of renovation debris or e-waste. We remove items from wherever they are located, and all you need to do is point to the junk you would like removed. Contact 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Columbus and we’ll do the work for you. Plus, whenever possible, we recycle what we take away. Watch what we do.
Hi, I'm Joe Gillotti, the owner of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Columbus franchise. We opened in January 2004 and are in our 6th year in Columbus, Ohio. We focus on being "green" junk removers and trying to keep as much junk out of the waste stream as possible. We have developed local relationships with E-Waste recyclers, charities including Habitat for Humanity, Materials Assistance Providers (MAP), paper recyclers, metal recyclers, and others. We chose our office space so it would be easier for us to offload all items that do not need to go to the landfill. We are working every month to improve this process, while providing excellent service to our customers.
Prior to joining the junk removal business, I was in the professional world for 17 years, six of those as a CPA and 11 years as an attorney. I was born and raised in Ohio and I am a graduate of the Ohio State University and Capital University Law School, living in Columbus since 1986. Go Buckeyes!
Piles of junk sit waiting to be picked up at one Columbus location.
"Anything that two guys can lift and load after light demolition. That's what we do," said 1-800-Got-Junk owner Joe Gillotti.
It takes some heavy lifting to get everything into the truck bed. Items include signs of holidays gone by, old electronics, favorite toys of yesterday, and even appliances.
"The goal is to be as green as possible and keep things out of the landfill," explained Gillotti. The junk is hauled here to a warehouse where it's unloaded and sorted. The furniture, the metal scrap, even the old golf clubs have piles.
"We off load it at our facility and then we collect enough to take to a recycler or someone that can reuse the items," added Gillotti. 1-800-Got-Junk has increased the amount of junk they recycle or reuse since the business came to central Ohio. The extra step to go green does cost money, but recycling also earns these stewards of the environment extra cash.
"With metal we do try to collect metal to get some dollars to offset my extra labor and fuel and facility costs," said Gillotti.
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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Columbus helped with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus' computer drive by offering free pick-up for businesses willing to donate computer equipment. The free event was held from March 30 - April 10, 2009 and helped get computers to those in need through Habitat for Humanity's program. Click to read the full article.