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For over 10 years, 1-800-GOT-JUNK has been San Diego’s most trusted junk removal provider. Our four locally owned and operated franchises service the entire city and county and remove anything which is non-toxic that two people can lift: old office or home items, furniture, electronic waste, yard debris, or anything else you need removed.
Whether you are moving, cleaning up, or trying to fit a car in the garage again, join the tens of thousands of San Diegans who have let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? help. We will even do garbage pick up if you can't wait for City garbage collection services and act as a great alternative to San Diego dumpster rentals. We do all the loading and lifting and donate and recycle as much of each load as possible. Our friendly uniformed drivers arrive on-time, provide up front pricing, and all you have to do is point.
After we load the junk up, we donate to local charities and recycle as much as possible. Find out why San Diego keeps our 17 trucks in the county busy by calling or booking online today!
Hi, I'm Darren Tavitian, the local owner and operator for the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego NE 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 NE 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? in San Diego is here to take care of all of your junk removal needs, including remodeling and construction clean up. We know that debris can make a mess and quickly get overwhelming, and requires extensive manpower and space. A pickup truck is probably not large enough for the job, and a dumpster rental means finding room, cleaning it, and more work for you. Our San Diego team will do all of the work for you, and sweep up when we are done!
The 1-800-GOT-JUNK? construction clean up service offers safe, reliable, friendly junk and debris removal whether you are doing a small remodel or a complete home overhaul. Our team is equipped to handle even the biggest of jobs.
We will take lumber, bricks, cement, old appliances, and even your old toilet! We recycle as much as possible, with much of the load brought to Edco where they have a construction recycling transfer station. The Edco transfer station is the certified construction and demolition debris recycler San Diego County.
Give us a call or book online to schedule your construction debris clean up today, and we’ll schedule a two hour appointment window. You will receive a call 15-30 minutes prior to this window to let you know exactly when we will arrive. Our friendly, uniformed team will arrive on time and give you an upfront, all-inclusive price. Just say the word, and we’ll get right to work removing all of your construction debris and sweep the area up when we are finished.
Is it that time again? Your attic or storage space is overflowing with accumulated clutter and it’s time to go through it all and get rid of some stuff. Let our team at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in San Diego help you with your attic or storage space clean out.
Junk tends to accumulate fast, and can take over even the biggest and most organized storage areas. It can be a hassle to go through all of your items and then disperse them at all of the various donation and recycling locations around the city. We know this can be time consuming and generally not something that appeals to most people.
Let us save you the time and work. We will do it all!
Setting an appointment is simple: give us a call or go online to book your junk removal appointment. Our team will take a look at what you have, and give you a clear, upfront price. Upon your go-ahead, we get right to work. We will clean out your attic or storage area and sweep up when we’re done.
The best part about calling 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is that you don’t have to collect all of your junk together first. We will gather the items you want removed from wherever they are, and do all of the lifting, sorting, and loading for you.
We look forward to helping de-clutter your attic or storage space! Give us a call today.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego is here to help our customers who have the stressful responsibility of closing down a loved one’s estate. We specialize in estate cleanouts, and have highly trained, sensitive staff that can assist you during times of transition.
We know that timing can play a major role in estate clean outs. Often, family members come in from out of town and want the clean out to be done as quickly as possible. In other cases, people want to take their time and clean out the estate over a period of time.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? can accommodate you, whatever your needs might be.
Our team can also bring two, three, or even four trucks at a time to larger estates to help decrease the amount of time our clients will need to be in town, or to help decrease the time spent on the entire estate cleanout process.
We will arrive on time, be patient, understanding and respectful, while treating you with care. We’ll take all of the items you want removed from wherever they are in the house – no need to gather them up in to one common area first. We do all the work for you: lifting, loading, and sweeping up when we’re done.
We will donate as many items as possible to local charities.
You can go online or call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? To make your appointment today. We even have same, or next day appointments available. Once you have made an appointment, our friendly uniformed truck team will give you a call prior to your two-hour appointment window to let you know their exact arrival time.
Once on-site, the truck team will take a look at everything you need removed and give you a price to take it away. Once you have approved the price and given your go ahead, we get right to work, making this transition as smooth and straightforward as possible.
Fall is fast approaching, you know what that means: yard clean up, leaves, palm fronds and a lot of extra work! Fall brings extra work in the yard and sometimes you may not want to do the extra work on your own. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego can remove all of your yard debris.
The process is simple.
In order to have your seasonal yard debris taken care of all you have to do is call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Or go online to book your two hour appointment window. 15 to 30 Minutes prior to your appointment window, our friendly truck team will give you a call to let you know what time they will be arriving.
Once on-site they, will take a look at all of your yard debris and give you a clear, upfront price so you know how much it costs for us to take it all away.
Once you say the word, we will get straight to work removing your yard waste from anywhere on your property. Before you know it we will have our truck loaded, your place swept up and be on our way.
No hassles, no work from you, just simple straight forward service from a team of friendly uniformed drivers.
Once we have taken your debris we will take care of it and get it recycled at the proper location.
Call or book your appointment online today!
For anyone who’s ever tried it, you’ll understand that getting rid of your mattress in San Diego can be tricky. You can’t simply throw your mattress in a dumpster or leave it on your curb for your regular garbage service. You may want to donate your mattress, but donation centers often won’t accept a mattress unless it’s brand new and in a sealed package.
The best and most convenient way to remove your mattress in San Diego is to call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We can come and remove your old mattress from anywhere inside your home or on your property, and have it disposed of properly.
All you have to do is call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? or schedule an appointment online. With convenient, same day appointments an option (when availability permits), you won’t have to wait to get your old mattress removed. Our friendly, uniformed San Diego team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour appointment window. Once we arrive, simply point out the mattress and we will give you an upfront all-inclusive price. Mattress removal starts at $89. Once you say the word, we’ll haul away your mattress and even clean up the area. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego proudly recycles the majority of all mattresses we remove.
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in San Diego we work closely with Angie’s List to make sure our clients receive the best service and are completely satisfied. We are happy to announce that our efforts are working: we have made the Angie’s List Honor Roll!
Angie’s List is an online company that believe in finding companies that provide reliable, honest, and friendly services. There, you can see real reviews from real local clients. We’ve partnered with Angie’s List to give you the clearest idea of what our service will be like when you book an appointment with us. Some of our most highlighted services on Angie’s List are garbage collection and hauling.
The Angie’s List Honor Roll is an award system reserved for top providers in each category, and is only given to companies with numerous positive reviews and zero negative reviews.
“They came on time. They charged a fair price. They worked hard and got the job done very expeditiously. Great job. Would definitely use them again” – Edward Nowakoski
“They were extremely professional and courteous. They took great care to make sure the job was done right and to our satisfaction. And it was done so quickly! We would definitely recommend them to others and will keep them in mind if we need their services in the future. Thanks again Ben and team!” – Terrence Sullivan
1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego is your all-inclusive, reliable junk removal team. We will arrive on time and within your scheduled two hour appointment window. Our friendly, uniformed team will provide an upfront estimate, and upon your go-ahead, get right to work. Once we have hauled all of your junk, we’ll even sweep up the area!
1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego participated in this years’ opening day San Diego Padres Block Party. As a sponsor of the Padres radio broadcast, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and radio partner The Mighty 1090 held a “Guess the Junk Contest.” Visitors guessed the weight of the junk in a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck with the closest guess winning a suite at Petco Park for 10 friends, as well as a Cameron Maybin autographed bat and matchbox style 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks were provided to children attending the event.
There was a typical cross section of the junk we pick up in the San Diego area in the truck – things like an old fridge, metal shelves, large screen TVs, a mattress, cardboard boxes, scrap wood, old clothing, a kids bike, a medium sized BBQ and more.
Over 1000 people participated and, for those that are wondering, the truck had 1,869 pounds of junk in it. That’s a LOT of junk.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego was recently featured on the local television show “How Can I Help San Diego?” The show is a wonderful production that focuses on energy and environmental issues in San Diego County and how ordinary citizens can make a positive impact in this area. We were asked to be on the program to discuss our involvement in California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Program. San Diego County 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises have been part of this program since it was implemented in 2005. Go here to see us discuss the program and how we collect and recycle televisions, monitors, fax machines, printers and the like (please go to the 20 minute, 40 second mark).
Like any state run program, involvement means: keeping up to date with changes in the laws and regulations, following and adapting to the changes, being available for impromptu and unannounced inspections, and, of course, a decent amount of reporting and paperwork. The amazing thing about 1-800-GOT-JUNK’s? involvement in this program is that we have never passed the cost of participating in it on to our customers via a surcharge or additional fee.
Most junk removal or hauling operations may charge additional fees to take electronics. We do not. Not only are we one of the only San Diego hauling companies, if not the only, that is officially part of the California E-Waste Recycling program, we don’t pass the cost on to the customer for doing the right thing. (Check here to see if whomever you are contracting to remove your electronics is a state approved Collector.) Use our service and you will have the peace of mind to know that not only are we following all of the rules with regards to E-waste in California, we also do the right thing as it relates to anything else that can be recycled or re-used. The biggest advantage to using a company that follows all the rules might just be that you can rest assured that your electronics (which can often be traced back to you) will not be illegally dumped or shipped somewhere you do not want them to go.
Have some electronics you need recycled? Call us or book online. From Imperial Beach to Alpine, from Chula Vista to Oceanside and Encinitas book with us knowing that we will get your old electronics where they need to go- hassle free.
Here is a link to an appearance we made on San Diego's NBC- KNSD in late 2010. We were invited to discuss recycling in San Diego for Green Week. We discussed how 1-800-GOT-JUNK? helps our customers recycle: metal, electronics, re-usable items, paper and the like. We also gave suggestions on how to correctly dispose of hazardous items like fluorescent lights (very hard to remember what they're called, apparently), paint and batteries.
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Who said a career in junk removal can't be profitable? We landed front page in the business section of the San Diego Union-Tribune after only two months in the junk hauling business. This really helped kick start the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Diego trash removal franchise! Read about how we've done every kind of trash pickup, from warehouse cleanouts to simple couch pickups. Up to 60% of our "junk" is taken to recycling centers or charity.
What type of weird junk do you have? Does it measure up to some of the weirdest junk 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has taken away in its junk removals? How about 19 truckloads of ice cream?! This article is so bizarre it got picked up on a wire service where franchise owner Ben Hoskins ended up doing radio interviews about weird junk pickups with stations as far away as St. Louis, Chicago, and Montreal!
Looking for a job? Read this article to find out why so many college students want to haul junk at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? You can also check our job postings board - we're always looking for more junk removers system-wide!
A frequent question from commercial clients is if we can serve them after hours so as not to disrupt staff and shoppers during the day and we are happy to oblige. Recently a Anthropology/Urban Outfitters (a national retailer) did a complete overhaul of their clothing and merchandise display fixtures overnight and we were there to remove the old ones until the job was done. As you can see, even at 2 a.m. our staff was still smiling.
San Diego South's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? have done trash removals at the former El Camino Hotel, where HBO's "John From Cincinnati" was shot. The current owners were very nice and did not want to have to deal with removing the almost four truckloads of junk we took out of there. The strangest of the junk removals from the hotel was a cement deer that had been poured into the ground and set with rebar.
When San Diego Northeast junk removers Adam Daly and Brent Jameson (BJ) were out on the junk trucks a couple of weeks ago, they heard a crash. They looked down the street and saw that a police SUV had flipped over near the highway onramp 50 yards ahead. The crew immediately pulled over and BJ approached the accident scene — he is a certified first responder, which means he has training in CPR , basic first aid, and crisis control. "I have never had to use any of the training and I was very nervous," BJ said. "From a distance, the officer did not appear to be moving. But, as I approached, he proved to be conscious and responsive." The officer had surface lacerations and neck and back pain. Another man who was also a certified first responder, had his first-aid kit out and BJ helped him treat the officer’s wound. Rescue services arrived shortly thereafter and took over. Kudos to BJ and Adam!
Ben Hoskins (owner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trash removal services in north San Diego) and his wife were married at the Thursday Club in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego. It only made sense to drive away in a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk hauling truck!