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Operating three 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises in Orange County, we are your junk removal experts! We haul junk from Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Santa Ana, South Long Beach, North Long Beach, La Palama, La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Stanton just to name a few! Junk removal is what we specialize in, but customer service is our number one focus. Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? teams can provide you with a better living environment while offering premium service. How do we do this? By giving you back your space and providing peace of mind, while providing service that is above and beyond. We also pride ourselves in giving back to the community in any way we can. We recycle, salvage and donate up to 60% of the items we haul away. We are also e-waste certified, ensuring all electronic waste gets recycled properly. We look forward to helping you regain your space! Watch what we do.
By Drew Boyles
Hi, I'm Drew Boyles, owner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? servicing your junk removal needs in Orange County.
I have been in everything from aerospace in the military, the bowling alley business, the coffee business, dry cleaning, management consulting and now junk!
Without a doubt, I am having the most fun of my career in the junk business. We absolutely live and breathe by the play hard work hard mantra. One of my favorite experiences with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was when we determined that a commercial customer in Irvine needed 21 truckloads removed in the same day! We rallied the troops mustering 7 trucks to get it done for the client. We have known to do death defying human pyramids in the streets everywhere from Newport Beach to Seal Beach to Anaheim.
As a former resident of Orange County, living in Seal Beach, I understand the importance of having a local business that you can trust and that gives back to the local communities. I have fond memories of surf sessions at River Jetties and grabbing a killer breakfast burrito at Nick’s Deli on Main Street in Seal Beach.
We have been in business since 2004, servicing over 31,000 customers in the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
We have donated over $50,233 in cash to non-profits. We have donated $16,789 in in-kind services to non-profits. We have 12 letters of commendation from government leaders including Governor Schwarzenegger, California Senator Jenny Oropeza, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Congresswoman Jane Harman, to name a few. In 2012 aloine, we recycled and repurposed 5,171,952 pounds of junk!
Recently, I've opened up a new moving company in Orange County called You Move Me. We're excited to bring the same level of service you've come to expect from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to the moving business through this sister company. Check out your new favorite local movers in Orange County and give us a call so we can move you (after we've removed all of your junk, of course).
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Hi, I'm Darren Tavitian, the local owner and operator for the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego Northeast franchise servicing Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and Valley Center. I started working at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in 2004 for the Greater Los Angeles franchise which serves most of the South Bay area. I started this career assuming it would be temporary, but instead worked my way up to General Manager of one of the Top 20 franchises, and in May 2007 bought the San Diego Northeast franchise.
The 1-800-GOT-JUNK? mantra we operate by is "It's all about the people," and that's exactly how we operate our business. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we treat every customer as if they are our only customer and ensure we meet all their junk removal needs. We thrive on challenges, like the 21-truckload job we completed in a single day. We diverted over 40% of the materials we picked up that day from the landfill. We were able to achieve this through our strong relationships with the Salvation Army, and the city’s recycling centers.
This junk hauling business is also an amazing way to help our local communities. We are active members of the Vista Chamber of Commerce, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and Escondido Chamber of Commerce. We have partnered with E-World Recyclers and have sponsored free electronic waste drop-off days, from which we donated half the net proceeds to local education foundations such as Escondido Education Foundation, and are currently working with the San Marcos Education Foundation. We have also helped residents that were victims of the fires in the San Diego North County area. We delivered food, clothes and materials.
Roughly 60% of the junk that we pick up is donated or recycled. Some of the places 1-800-GOT-JUNK? uses to recycle and donate items are Quality Recycling, Ecology Metal, Lee’s Recycling, Salvation Army, Father Joe's and E-World Recycling. We are certified as an electronic waste collector in the state of California, which means we can pick up items such as computers, tv's, stereos, fax machines, CRT's and assorted other electronics. These items are taken to an electronic recycler, ensuring that they are recycled properly and don't end up in a landfill.
You may notice our trucks, or one our our energetic marketing tactics. We do our signature group waves in the morning at the entrance to the 15 South and E Valley Pkwy in Escondido. If you are out at lunch time and around North County Fair, you might find us at the corner of Bear Valley Pkwy and Beethoven wearing our blue wigs, dancing around, and having a ball. Our clean and shiny junk trucks can be seen cruising around town or at their homes on Sycamore and the 78 Freeway, Hacienda and Melrose, Valley View Plaza, San Elijo Hills, Twin Oaks or the 15 Freeway and Bernardo Ave, to name a few.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? NE Orange County
Hi, we're Bill and Eileen Cox and we own the franchise of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? that offers professional junk removal service to the southern end of Orange County. What a great place to help keep clean and organized. We started junk hauling over six years ago with one truck and now have eight trucks removing rubbish daily. We service both residential and commercial clients so call us to book your junk removal today or book online for $10 off. Our middle son Tom helped us get the franchise started then went off to college for four years and is now back helping again until he finds his own passion. Eileen is a library assistant and her passion is books and helping people. What a great lady. I use to be a Senior Telecommunications Engineer and flew around the world to fix problems but now spend my days having fun with junk.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? invites Orange County residents to get rid of electronic waste the green way on April 19, 2008. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is committed to keeping communities clean, and hazardous junk out of our landfills. We will properly collect and recycle thousands of pounds of e-waste on this one day. Examples of electronics we take away are: televisions, computers (incl. batteries, monitors and other parts), and cell phones (incl. circuit boards, LCDs and plastics). We'll pick up your old electronic here at: 17099 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708. You can also find more details on company-wide e-waste disposal initiative.
As part of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? culture, our enthusiastic junk removers do waves to advertise our junk removal services. Our waves have made the local popular radio station KROQ and Star 98.7. The DJs were down in Huntington Beach and one of them said, "Have you seen those 1-800-GOT-JUNK? guys?" The other DJs started yelling, "Yeah those junk removal guys are awesome, I was on Main St. in Huntington Beach and those guys made my day."
We were at the LA County Fair on Sept. 7th, 2007. We also came to the Great Women's Expo on Sept. 15-16.
Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team loves to let loose and have fun! Here in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa after doing a crazy wave & caravan day.
At the annual Christmas parade in El Segundo California, the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trash removal crew show off their exciting culture. "Wearing the blue wigs is as much a part of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as physically removing junk," operations manager Brent Jameson says. "It's a reminder not to take yourself so seriously. It keeps us grounded, and energized." Having a fun and exciting culture is a huge part of the success of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. "Work hard, play hard. It's our mantra." As proof, here we are at it again with one of our crazy waves!
Helping out those in need is without a doubt the most rewarding part of owning a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise. Franchise partner, Terry Miller, recently read about a single mother and her disabled daughter who lost everything in an apartment fire. They were able to get another apartment, but the extent of their possessions was limited to the clothes on their backs. Terry immediately contacted the mother, Dee, and told her that he would help. The next day, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? arrived with a truckload of furniture, clothes, dishes, and even a hospital bed for her disabled daughter. Their appreciation and the priceless smiles on their faces are what make giving back the most rewarding part of this business.
A lady was moving from Long Beach to San Pedro. We removed a full truckload of junk with a couch, boxes, mattress and some other items on a Friday. After the pickup was done and we had left, the truck phone rang and it was the lady saying she could not find her cat Romeo. We looked though all the boxes of junk at the donation center and found no cat. On Monday, someone came and bought the couch from Goodwill and took it home. They felt a lump in the couch move. It was Romeo! We returned the cat to the customer who was extremely grateful.