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In the DC Metro area since 2003, we have 4 franchises that operate junk removal Washington, DC and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. When you include the rest of the Mid-Atlantic (Baltimore to Richmond, Eastern Shore to Charlottesville), the number grows to 16 franchises. That's over 50 blue 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk trucks waving at you around town and collecting unwanted junk!
1-800-GOT-JUNK? revolutionized the hauling industry from mostly 2-guys-and-a-pickup-truck into a fast-growing, branded service segment with uniforms, call centers and behind-the-scenes technology. We deliver exceptional service to our customers and are creating the leading, most recognizable brand in an industry that had never before been the focus of such professionalism.
We take away large items that are too big to throw away in your regular trash like furniture, appliances, exercise machines, carpet and recyclable materials like computers, electronics, scrap metal and cardboard. We remove construction and renovation materials (think old toilets, sinks, and cabinets), swing sets, old tools and sports equipment. We go all the way into your house - into your attic, basement, or garage - and take the junk. You don't need to lift a finger. Watch what we do.
As long as the junk is non-hazardous and two people can lift it, we can take it. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? specializes in socially-responsible and safe removal of all materials. We make every effort to recycle or reuse as much of the collected waste as possible. We work with local charities and recycling centers for cardboard, metal, plastic, computers across the DC Metro area. Junk Removal Washington DC 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is on the forefront of bio-diesel testing for our truck fleet and actively modifying the way we do business to lead the industry in eco-friendly methods.
Hi I'm Mark Rubin, and I opened the first 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise in the DC Metro area in 2003.
I think the Washington DC Market is fascinating for junk removal because of some of the interesting and exciting places that call on our services. From ousted members of Congress (so many possibilities!) to Embassy cleanouts to jobs at prestigious Universities, cultural landmarks and Government institutions, Washington DC is full of junk...and the treasures amongst it.
I was named "Rookie of the Year" after breaking many revenue and performance records and tripled the size of my junk hauling fleet in just 12 months of business. You can read about our adventures in starting a junk hauling business in the local Potomac paper: One Man's Junk is Another's Franchise. Over the past 5 years I have developed systems to improve the service response time and overall productivity of the junk removal business to make my Washington DC operation the #1 franchise partner in the U.S. continuously since 2004.
I have served on the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Advisory Committee in 2004 - 2005 representing more than 100 franchise partners needs across in North America. I joined Entrepreneur's Organization in 2004 and served as a case study for business students at George Washington University in 2007.
Before joining 1-800-GOT-JUNK? I worked overseas as a consultant for Andersen Consulting, then rode the dot-com wave in San Francisco during the height of the internet boom. I returned to my home state of Maryland to open 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 2003. I also co-own 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk removal in Brooklyn and Queens, NY.
Recently, I opened up my You Move Me franchise, a moving company in DC! The objective, of course, is to bring the same high-level of customer service you've come to expect from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to the moving industry. Check out your new favorite local movers in Washington DC, and give us a call today. We can't wait to move you (after hauling away all of your junk, of course)!
Hi, I'm Davinder Sehmi and I own the Washington DC East franchise of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? We have 3 trucks servicing customers in Downtown DC, Capitol Hill, College Park, Landover and Glendale. I got started in the junk removal business after I saw one of those shiny, blue 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks on my way home from work one day. The name was so easy to remember and it made such an impression on me that when I got home I searched online for information on the company to see what they were all about - and I was hooked. That was 5 years ago and it was the best decision I have made in my life so far. Now I park my trucks in College Park, where I graduated from the University of Maryland. I was born, raised, and went to school in the DC Metro area and am very proud to own a business in my hometown. The weirdest DC junk we have been asked to remove was a live alligator - weirder still was that one of my drivers took the alligator home as his new pet. If you are moving, doing renovations, have construction debris, or just need to get rid of that old couch and dispose of appliances in Downtown DC please give us a call, we'll help with all your DC junk removal needs.
Hi, I'm Rick Galliher and I own the local junk removal franchise serving most of Northern Virginia. As a kid, I would ride my bike across town to the local dump just for fun - years later this job is still a natural fit. My family and I have lived in Fairfax County for 15 years. I started my junk removal business in 2003 with one truck, and have grown to a seven day a week operation, with six trucks, and over 15,000 junk removal jobs to date.
We haul and dispose of household junk, do appliance removal, hot tubs, swing sets and all kinds of furniture removal - from a single couch to multiple truckloads. We tear down sheds too. If you are downsizing or clearing out an estate or completing a trash out of a foreclosure, we can handle that. We also haul junk for commercial clients, residential property managers, office buildings, tear down cubicles, dispose of large copiers and computer equipment, removing retail displays), storage units, and dumpster areas. We recycle what we can, donate good items on a case by case basis, and do our best to keep junk out of local landfills. Right now we keep over 60% of our junk out of the landfills.
Almost half of our work is completed within 24 hours of booking an appointment. Many jobs can be completed on the same day - handy to know if you are closing on your home with junk still in the basement, or your dumpster is overflowing.
Estimates are always free - just phone our 24/7 Call Center to schedule an estimate. We always follow up on every job with a phone call to ensure you are happy.
Washington DC's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise gives back in a big way! Check out how they are giving back to refugee camps and orphanages in the West Africa nation. http://www.gazette.net/stories/021308/busimlo220418_32373.shtml
This Washington Post article describes the steps you can take when your home is flooded, including a call to 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to haul away any trash:
Home Flooding Trash Removal
This Washington Post article describes the service provided by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Northern Virginia and parts of the District of Columbia. Whether it's a Chanel handbag, old table, bags of newspapers, or a pesky treadmill, we'll remove it quickly and simply for you.
Unwanted Household Item Removal
Read the Fortune magazine article that inspired our successful Washington DC franchise partner Mark Rubin to start his own business: Cash From Trash
Many of our customers tell us that using 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in the DC area is an easier option than renting a dumpster. Avoid the hassles of paperwork and getting permits and let us help you; we often accommodate same-day service. With our full service junk removal all you need to do is point to what you want removed and we'll do the rest - you don't need to pick up, move, pile, or clean anything like you have to when you're dealing with a rented dumpster. We do all the loading and hauling for you, plus we finish with a clean sweep of the site. We even work with local charities and businesses and try to reuse or recycle building materials and renovation debris whenever we can. Make the stress free choice and give us a call for your full service junk removal needs in DC.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? operates 7 days a week and removes unwanted items from single family homes, apartments, townhomes, storage units, retail stores, municipal facilities, general offices and other businesses. We take away copiers, desks, conference tables, chairs, displays, old inventory, and excess items from the storage room or off-site self-storage unit. We work with realtors, property managers, building maintenance, homeowners and office managers to serve their junk removal needs. We often manage multi-truckload estate or foreclosure cleanouts. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is licensed, bonded and insured and can add any business as additional insured on our liability insurance policy. Same Day and Next Day appointments are almost always available!
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