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1-800-GOT-JUNK? is Louisville's number one junk removal company! If you have old junk that's cluttering your life, give us a call. We offer junk hauling services from the heart of Louisville to St. Matthews, Prospect, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Floyds Knobs, Sellersburg, Lake Forest, Highlands, Crescent Hill, Lyndon, Glenview and many more! We take anything you don't need, from random household junk to old appliances, yard waste to construction debris, and full home and office clean-outs. Don't lift a finger because we'll take it from wherever it is, including your basement, garage, attic or yard! Proudly serving both residential and commercial clients, we add professionalism to the world of junk. We do whatever we can do to help the environment and our community, recycling and donating as much as possible. We look forward to earning your business! Watch what we do.
Hi, I'm Robert Burns, the owner and operator of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s junk removal services in Louisville Metro since 2002. I'm sure you've seen one of our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks moving up and down the Shelbyville Road, Westport Road, Hurstbourne Lane, Taylorsville Road and Bardstown Road corridors. If you see our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Honda Element zooming along, that's me, be sure to give me a wave.
I was the 23rd 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise. Today, there are over 300! Prior to starting my junk removal franchise, I spent 11 years as an executive with the Lincoln Heritage Council, Boy Scouts of America. I am an Eagle Scout and Scouting has always been important to me. When faced with the decision to be promoted and transfer out of Louisville, I opted to leave my Scouting career and set out on my own. My family and I had no desire to leave the city we love! We reside in the Highlands, attend St. Paul United Methodist Church, and I am active in the St. Matthews Rotary Club.
Since the early days of running my junk hauling business out of my basement with one 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck and one employee, we have steadily grown to a fleet of five junk trucks and a junk hauling crew of twelve during the summer. I am proud of our staff of junk removers and hire a number of exceptional student employees from the University of Louisville, Bellarmine, JCC and IUS.
In the last six years we have completed over 6,000 junk removal jobs and disposed of over 4,000 tons of junk! We have also recycled a lot along the way. In 2006, we were recognized by Goodwill of Kentucky for donating $20,000 worth of salvageable items to their thrift stores and whenever we do that, we return the donation receipt to our customer. We also work closely with a number of metal recyclers and an e-waste recycler to make sure all of your computers and electronics are properly disposed of.
Our office is located at 3932 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207 in the heart of St. Matthews. We're near the intersection of Shelbyville Road and Breckenridge Lane, directly across the street from the Bluegrass Brewing Company.
Remember the monsoon rains that hit the Louisville area in late September 2006? We do! We did clean outs of dozens of flooded basements, garages, sheds, and carports. There's nothing like hauling wet carpet and soaked, soggy boxes of junk. We're here to help!
Robert Burns couldn't have started his 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk removal business in Louisville without the help of the Small Business Administration (SBA). His success with the SBA was picked up and featured in a college textbook, Small Business Management, an Entrepreneurial Emphasis. Pretty cool!
In 2003, we participated in our first Kentucky Derby Festival event, Bedlam in the Streets. Being a junk removal company, we felt that it was only fitting to build a bed out of junk. Over the weeks leading up to the event, we saved bicycles, a mattress, metal conduit, piping, and other junk that we picked up from our trash removals. Our junk hauling crew gathered to assemble the parts the weekend before Derby Week. Our junk bed wasn't pretty, and it wasn't very street worthy either. In fact, we didn't make it around the track! But we had a great time participating with others from the Louisville business community to support the Kentucky Derby Festival.
Louisville Fire Arena Football fans. If you've been to a game, it's quite possible you have seen one of our junk trucks on the field during halftime. Go Fire!