1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s mission is to donate and recycle
Have you have ever wondered exactly where your items go once we pick them up? We’re happy to say that we do our best to donate or recycle them instead of taking them to the landfill. Portland, Oregon is a city known for recycling, and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Portland loves to take part.
We frequently donate items to the following organizations
A few of the places we frequently donate to include: the Goodwill, the Rebuilding Center, the Salvation Army, and the Children’s club. Some of the most common things we donate are toys, clothes, and kitchen equipment.
The rebuilding center is a non-profit organization that helps build a sustainable environment and healthy community. This is where we donate construction materials and building supplies. Recently, we donated more than 200 bricks, more than 60 roof tiles, countless cinderblocks, and many more items.
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? In Portland we take pride in helping our community in any way possible. Once we have donated all items that we are able to, our next stop are our recycling centers.
Where do we recycle?
Items that we cannot donate, we take to be recycled. We take our recycling seriously and will not send anything to the dump that can be donated or recycled.
We recycle millions of pounds of metal a year. We take most of our metal recycling to Metro Metals, but we also recycle our metal at Bob’s Metal and Kosta’s Scrap metal.
Steel and other items get recycled at EH Recycling in Vancouver, WA.
Countless amounts of wood have been recycled with Far West Fibre in Portland.
Do you have a special request of where you would like your items donated or recycled? Let our truck team know and we are happy to oblige!
Same and next day appointments are available. If you have any other questions about our donating and recycling or would like to make an appointment, please give us a call or book your junk removal online today!
Portland basement cleanout
Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team in Portland, Oregon is very familiar with basement cleanouts. A lot of the older homes in Portland have basements. We know how challenging it can be to remove all of your old junk from the basement and haul it upstairs on your own. We would love to do that work for you.
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, our team is licensed and insured - that means that we are fully equipped to handle the largest of basement cleanouts. We will sort through all of your items to ensure they are disposed of efficiently, donating as much as possible to places like Goodwill, Salvation army, or smaller local places such as the Portland Community Warehouse. Items that can’t be donated will still be recycled.
Call us or go online today to book your two-hour appointment window. We will show up on time and give you an upfront, all-inclusive price before we do any work. Just say ‘go’, and we’ll get straight to work cleaning out your basement for you!
Portland yard waste clean up
Those of us native to the Pacific Northwest know that with fall rapidly approaching, you must consider the best and most efficient way to get all the leaves out of your yard and off of your property. Leaves can clog drains and gutters, and make for a slippery surface for both walking and driving.
If you have a yard waste bin then we’re sure you’ve already realized that trying to get all of your leaves and yard waste in the bin can be a hassle. Filling the bin and then having to wait up to two weeks to have it emptied just to have to fill it again is both frustrating and inefficient.
Most garbage companies will not take organic waste because landfills won’t accept it. Organic waste and yard waste can easily be recycled and used as fertilizer.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? will gladly take your yard waste and debris for you. Our Portland team will ensure your yard waste is disposed of at proper recycling facilities.
How our Portland yard waste cleanup service works
Simply call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? or go online today to schedule your two-hour appointment window for us to come and pick up your yard waste. Our friendly uniformed truck team will give you a call 15-30 minutes before your appointment to let you know their exact arrival time. Once onsite, we will be able to provide you with an upfront all-inclusive price to take away your leaves, grass, and any other yard waste you may have that needs to go.
Once you say the word, we will get right to work clearing out your yard debris and loading it into our truck. No need for you to collect up your leaves and yard waste in advance: we will do all of that work for you.
From there, we will take it to the proper recycling center and you won’t have to worry about it getting disposed of responsibly.
Call us today and one of our junk removal professionals will be able to answer any question you may have.
Portland hot tub removal
When you have a hot tub you need to get rid of, you may not even know where to start. Every hot tub in Portland is unique, and the amount of moisture they are exposed to can make them very difficult to remove as the foam and insulation gets water logged and can make them very heavy or difficult to cut up.
Let our team here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? In Portland, Oregon get you started so you can reclaim space in your yard from that old hot tub.
There are many reasons that people in Portland Oregon would want to remove a spa or hot tub.
Safety is one of the most common reasons people remove hot tubs - individuals with small children often find that hot tubs can be unsafe for their little ones. Other times, a family will make the removal an old spa a condition of closing before buying a home. Lastly, the climate in Portland, OR can be tough on hot tubs. Hot tubs may break or begin to rot and wear down.
Whatever the reason a spa or hot tub needs to be removed in Portland, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is here to help.
How Hot Tub removal works at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
When you make your appointment, we will give you a call to ask you some details about your hot tub. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes hot tubs or spas differently depending on the size of the hot tub, where it is located, and what sort of access we have to it.
Most often, we can use a furniture dolly to push your hot tub out along a concrete path or sidewalk. From there, it is rolled next to our truck, taken off the dolly and tipped into the truck.
If there’s grass or a non-flat section of ground we need to move the hot tub over, we will often roll the hot tub to our truck.
We can even cut up the spa or hut tub into pieces if that ends up being the best way to remove it.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? has the expertise to assist you, regardless of the size or condition of your hot tub. Call us about your Portland hot tub removal today.
Portland Estate Clean Out
We know that cleaning out a loved one’s estate can be a difficult and stressful time. Our team at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Portland is experienced in assisting families during this difficult transition.
We know that timing can play a major role in estate clean outs, as family will often come in from out of town and may want to get the task done as quickly as possible. On the other hand, some people would rather take their time and do the clean out over a longer period. Know that we’re here to accommodate whatever your timing needs may be.
We will arrive on time and be patient, understanding, and respectful while treating you with care. We will remove all of the items you need, and we’ll pick them up from wherever they are located in the house so that you don’t need to gather them up yourself. We will do all of the work for you and carefully sweep up when we are finished.
We hope you will take comfort in knowing that the items we’ll be taking will not just go straight to the dump. We’ll donate as much as we can to local community groups like Goodwill, Salvation Army, The Rebuilding Center, and the Children’s Club--all donation centers that are doing work every day to give back to our Portland community. Once we have donated what we can, we will take the rest to our recycling centers. The dump is our last option and in most cases we don’t even need to go there.
Book your estate clean out today!
You can make your appointment online or call us at 1-800-468-5865. We even have same-day or next-day appointments available. Our friendly, uniformed crew will give you a call prior to your two hour appointment window to let you know their exact arrival time. Once they arrive, they will take a look at everything you need removed and give you a price. Once you have approved the price and given your go-ahead, they will get right to work, making this transition as smooth and straightforward as possible!
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Metal Recycling Portland
We know the importance of recycling in Portland and our team here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? places great emphasis on recycling all that we can. One of the most commonly recycled items is metal.
We put a ton of emphasis on sorting through the items we remove so that every single piece of metal - or other recyclables - are directly recycled. This not only keeps it out of the landfill, but also the environmental impact of additional mining, transport and processing. Here’s some information on our metal recycling practices.
What kind of items can be recycled as metal? Here is a list of some of the most common metal items we recycle:
- Scrap metal
- Electronics with metal components
- Industrial metals
What kinds of metal does 1-800-GOT-JUNK? recycle?
- Stainless steel
We usually recycle our metal at Bob’s Metals and Metro Metals, both in Portland. One of the strangest metal items we have ever recycled was a damaged earthquake detector from Mt. St. Helens. We go so far as to have a trash can in the truck that we can fill up with small pieces of metal throughout the day (like nails, screws or washers).
Call us today to schedule an appointment for all of your metal removal needs!
Mattress Recycling Portland
One of the most common things we do at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Portland is mattress removal. Have you ever wondered what happens to your junk after we drive away? What does our team do once we have removed your old, unwanted mattress? Here is the answer:
After we’ve taken your mattress away, we bring it to our local recycling facility (Environmentally Conscious Recycling Inc.) in Portland. Once they have received the mattress they will strip it down, open it up and recycle it properly. 95% of your old used mattress will be recycled!
Donation centers generally don’t accept mattresses as there are laws and liability issues around resale of used mattresses. However, because we choose to work only with the most environmentally-minded transfer facilities in Portland, we are able to make sure that your mattress stays out of the landfill and its components are reused!
Vancouver WA Garbage Collection
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a full service company specializing in junk and garbage removal in Vancouver, Washington.
The city of Vancouver provides weekly, every-other-week, or monthly garbage and recycling removal from your home. They offer four receptacle sizes: 20, 32, 64, and 95 gallons. The cost of the disposal service increases as the size of the receptacle increases.
Our team provides junk and garbage removal in Vancouver and all of Clark County.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Trash Removal Services
1-800-GOT-JUNK? isn’t here to replace your city-run garbage pickup service, but we come in handy if you have large quantities of items and especially items that will not fit into your normal garbage container.
People find us most helpful as a complement to the city’s existing service. We can help you if you have an item that is too large or heavy to fit in your receptacle, or items that the city doesn’t take. For example, if you have larger appliances, construction debris, or large amounts of packaging materials, we can help.
We can also take items that require special handling and recycling and can’t be placed in a garbage can. The state of Washington requires special handling for electronics, especially TVs and computer monitors. These can’t be placed in a trash can or dumpster, but 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is able to recycle them responsibly in accordance with state and local laws.
You can call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to come by and quickly pick up the waste. We do all the heavy lifting and loading of your garbage from anywhere on your property; no need to bring it out to the curb or collect it all in one place. Just point and we’ll take it away. We even sweep up when we’re finished!
We are fully insured, professional, happy people who are here to make your life easier.
Book your appointment online to save $10 or call us at 1-800-468-5865!
Moving in Portland and area? We can help
We’ve been in the junk removal business for more than 10 years, and found that quite a few of our customers were in the process of moving in to or out of their homes when they called us. They often lamented that there were no movers in Portland they could call who were as pleasant and dependable as our team at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.
We heard comments like that enough to take matters in to our own hands! We’ve launched You Move Me Portland - your favorite local Portland movers. We're a moving company that moves you, not just your boxes.
Give You Move Me a call if you want to hire a moving company that ensures you get the same level of customer service and satisfaction you’ve come to expect from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Portland.
In The Community
A Fresh Start with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
The New Year is upon us. Take a minute to think about what your resolution will be. Is it to declutter your life, home included? A great place to start is to call our team in Portland.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Portland is the perfect start to your new year, and can help you achieve a fresh beginning and a simple solution for getting rid of the clutter that has been building up through the years. We will take just about anything, including appliances, garbage, general household items, yard debris and much more!
When you book with our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team in Portland, you will receive a two-hour appointment window on the day of your choice. 15-30 minutes before that window you will receive a call from one of your friendly crew members to give you an exact arrival time.
Once we arrive, we will take a look at all you have and give you an upfront, all-inclusive price. As soon as you give the go-ahead, we’ll get right to work loading our truck. We’ll remove items from anywhere in your house or on your property, whether it’s a pile in the garage, a couch in the basement, tree trimmings and debris in the yard, or all three! Let us eliminate all of the work for you.
After we’ve loaded your items on to the truck, we’ll sort them and transport them to their new homes, donating the best items first. We’ll then drop off recyclables at the recycling center, and make a quick stop at the dump if need be (only items that absolutely cannot be deferred end up here).
Give us a call or book online today to start your new year on the right foot!
Basement Clean Out Benefits Oregon Food Bank
Last spring, Portland's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team received a call from a gentleman looking to have a basement clean out. Upon arrival, our junk removers were a bit surprised to find his entire basement filled with canned and dried foods. Apparently he had just closed the doors on a supermarket that he had owned. We didn't want to see all that food go to waste so we started making calls. In just a few calls we had a taker. The Oregon Food Bank received over six tons of non-perishable food products. The customer was thrilled and the Food Bank was extremely happy.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? In The West Linn Holiday Parade
Here in Portland we love to celebrate the holidays. To show our Christmas cheer, we entered the West Linn Holiday Parade. We decorated our junk removal truck and handed out plenty of candy to the kids.
Portland Air Show
This year, we sponsored the Portland Air Show featuring the Blue Angels. Not only did we have front row seats for a great show, our junk removal crew also handed out hundreds of toy junk trucks to the kids.
Clean Up In Vancouver After Tornado Strike
The 2007 tornado strike in Vancouver, Washington hit the Vancouver Lake Crew especially hard. A group of rowing athletes lost everything the club owned, including all of their boats and the two mobile homes they used as offices and changing rooms. The tornado also went through a residential neighborhood and left numerous homes, buildings and trees damaged. Our junk removal team watched as the community started to clean up the debris and we decided to head out to the site and volunteer our clean up services. There must have been a couple hundred volunteers as we brought our debris removal expertise to the site. We were able to get recyclers involved and were able to cut the amount of landfill waste in half, maybe more. It was a great day with good people.
Waste Removal At The US Grand Prix
In December of 2009, 1-800-GOT-JUNK served as the official recycling partner for one of the largest bicycling events, the US Grand Prix. For the third year in a row, we assisted them in reaching their goal of holding a zero waste event by helping sort then recycling all cardboard, plastics, paper, word and compostable items. We are pleased to announce that our efforts resulted in this 5,000 person event producing less than 300 pounds of waste!
Junk Team Christmas tree clean-up
On Saturday and Sunday, January 5th and 6th 1-800-GOT-JUNK donated their trucks to the Portland Boy Scouts Troop 465 Christmas Tree Pickup.
This is the 8th year 1-800-GOT-JUNK and the Boy Scouts have joined to pick up Christmas trees in the North East and South East Portland. This year we removed 655 Christmas trees and the Boy Scouts raised $4500. This annual fundraiser funds all the troops operating cost for the year as well as summer camp, whitewater rafting and rock climbing trips. 1-800-GOT-JUNK drivers, including Eagle Scout Jake, transported the scouts and delivered the trucks to an area where they were recycled into mulch.
Portland Christmas tree pickups raised $5,000 for Scouts
1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me donated staff time and trucks to support Portland Boy Scout Troop 465's annual Christmas Tree Pickup event. Truck team members partnered with scouts and parents, driving our vehicles along the collection route and helping to load the trees into the trucks. All trees were then transported to a recycling facility where they were turned into mulch.
This is the fifth consecutive year we have helped Portland Boy Scouts and Venture Crews with their largest fund raiser. This years event collected 607 trees and raised over $5,000 for the troop. These funds cover all operating costs for the year and subsidize half the cost of summer camp for Scouts that participate in the fundraiser.
Please see below for a letter from Troop 465 Scoutmaster, Dan Toyooka.
This year Troop 465 recycled Christmas Trees at the Grocery Outlet store in NE Portland. With the help of Jake and Nathan of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me, Troop 465 was able to collect 607 old Christmas Trees and generate $5,000. Jake and Nathan used 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks and along with the scouts, went into the Hollywood neighborhood to collect old Christmas Trees. They then brought the trees back to Grocery Outlet to be counted and loaded into a large dumpster for transport to Woodwaste. This money will support two separate Boy Scout units, Troop 465 and Venturing Crew 308. Troop 465 will use the money to help pay their operating costs (insurance, permit fees, awards, re-charter fee, transportation, equipment, etc.) and summer camp fees. Troop 465 pays ½ the week long summer camp fee for scouts that help with Christmas Tree Recycling (current fee for summer camp is $294/scout). I think this is a perfect opportunity for the scouts to experience working for money that not only benefits them directly, but the Troop as well. This money also supports Venturing Crew 308. This Crew collaborates with Troop 465 and provides an opportunity for Whitewater Rafting and Rock Climbing for the older scouts.
I would like to thank Robert, Jake, Nathan, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me for their support. This is the 5th year of support from your organizations and it makes a huge difference. I really appreciate the help with the collection of trees, but more importantly, the scouts get an opportunity to work with other organizations such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me to give back to the community. It is our job as scout leaders to give our scouts the tools they need to function as contributing adults and working organizations such as yours is an important part of this.
Thank you again,
Dan Toyooka – Scoutmaster Troop 465