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In the San Francisco Bay Area there are seven 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises operating with over thirty 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks roaming the streets! We operate in a number of cities from the heart of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland to the smaller cities of Santa Clara, Fremont, Carmel Valley, Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Eaton, Montclair, Los Gatos, Hayward and many more! Whatever type of junk you have we are the junk removal experts! From residential to small and large office clean outs we can take away almost anything that can be lifted by two adults.
... Did you know that up to 75% of everything we pick up is either recycled, donated or salvaged?
Owning a junk removal franchise in California challenges us to find new and exciting ways to recycle – Californians demand it! We are a California E-Waste collector so all computer monitors, TV’s, CPU’s are recycled according to California law. We also donate and drop off many needed items to local charities and Good Will. Watch what we do
By Tom Rypma
Hi, my name is Tom Rypma and I’m the local Franchise owner for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I started my franchise in November of 2000 after recognizing the need for a professional Junk Removal Service in San Francisco and Marin County. The amounts of junk we were removing surpassed our capacity so I was joined in April of 2001 by business partner and friend Bronic Gold.
We quickly added more trucks and expanded our business to service everyone from Sonoma County, Marin County, San Francisco, San Mateo County, Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Today we operate a fleet of 23 junk trucks and have completed over 75,000 individual junk removal jobs. As part of the local community we decided early on – even before it was vogue – to make environmental responsibility part of our business practice. Since inception we have recycled, donated and salvaged over 20,000 tons of “Junk”.
Today 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in the San Francisco Region boasts a recycle, salvage and donation rate of over 80%. If you’re looking to remove of old furniture, appliances, construction and renovation debris, garage and yard clean outs, basement, attic and entire house cleanouts, we will removal your junk quickly, efficiently and with the utmost regard for the environment. Whether you’re looking to clean out an office, place of business or home we can handle all of your junk hauling and recycling needs.
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Hi, my name is James Harvey, and I’m the Franchise Partner for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Sonoma.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is proud to be the world’s best provider of junk removal in Sonoma and area, including: Agua Caliente, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Camp Meeker, Cazadero, Cloverdale, Duncans Mills, Forestville, Freestone, Fulton, Geyserville, Glen Ellen, Graton, Guerneville, Jenner, Kenwood, Larkfield-Wikiup, Mark West Springs, Monte Rio, Oakmont, Occidental, Penngrove, Rio Nido,Roseland, Two Rock and Valley Ford.
I started my career at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? to pay my way through college. When the opportunity came up to own a franchise, I had to get involved. I love this company, the brand, and all it stands for.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is not your average junk removal service in Sonoma – we take customer service extremely seriously, and strive to turn the ordinary business of junk removal into an extraordinary service. We do this every day through our highly trained call centre, based in Vancouver, Canada, to our friendly uniformed truck team members, who will take anything non-toxic that two people can lift.
We make people’s lives better every day by helping them reclaim their space, and ensuring that whatever you have that you want gone gets disposed of properly and safely. Most often, people hire us after they’ve moved, when they’re doing fall or spring cleaning, when the kids move out of the house, when they’re having an estate sale, or after an eviction (for property managers).
We’re especially proud of our same-day service (which means you can call us or book your junk removal online, and we can be there the very same day to take your junk away).
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Sonoma is also dedicated to the environment. We only use transfer stations, charities, and recycling centres for disposal of the junk we collect. None of your items will go to a dump or landfill. If an item we pick up is in good enough condition to be reused, we donate it to a local charity, such as Sutter Hospice Thrift. If an item is recyclable - and many are - we ensure it is dropped off at the proper recycling facility so that it is disposed of properly.
When I’m not running the business, I’m spending time enjoying the outdoors going surfing, hiking, camping, backpacking, motorcycling, and so on. There is no better place to get outside than Sonoma County, after all.
I can’t wait to help you reclaim your space. Give us a call today, or book your junk removal online to save $10!
1-800-GOT-JUNK? San Francisco Bay
Address:3975 Match Point Ave.
Hi I’m Bronic Gold, your local franchise owner for 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk removal in the Bay Area. We opened our franchise on the Peninsula in July of 2000 and have been removing junk across the Silicon Valley ever since.
My wife and I moved to San Mateo from Canada to start our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise. She had just finished her degree from University of Calgary and I wanted to take a break from selling real estate to start a business. We packed up a U-Haul, drove to California and haven’t looked back. With offices in Sunnyvale and South San Francisco our franchise strives to be the most professional hauling company in the Bay Area.
Our territory has been called many names over the years, from The Peninsula to Silicon Valley. Our territory stretches from San Francisco to San Jose and covers the Peninsula and the coast including Half Moon Bay. I’m sure if you live in Ballard, West San Francisco, Capitol Hill, Sandpoint, Madison, University, Crown Hill, or Green Lake 1-800-GOTJUNK? has done a junk removal job for one of your neighbors. Our territory is home to Stanford University in Palo Alto. We also service Silicon Valley and ewaste junk removal for many of the large tech companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Google, HP, EBay, Yahoo, just to name a few.
We purchased and started a number of contigous franchises in mid-2003 which was early in 1-800-Got-Junk history. Having a small technical staff who needed additional revenue and growth potential the franchise seemed a good fit for their skill sets and ambitions and negated the need for potential lay-offs.
Coming from an international business model with a lot of travel, the initial staff really liked being closer to home and feeling an immediate return on their efforts. While local marketing was new for us we were surprised to see the quick response to the different marketing strategies. Specifically, the opportunity to make a difference in the community and return parts of the profits to local charities was very exciting. A large amount of time and resources of our efforts are given to many charitable organizations such as breast cancer, school programs, retirement facilities and many others. This kind of exposure is priceless and raises self-esteem and moral throughout our organization.
The incredible culture of "disposable assets" present in our society presents an excellent opportunity to restore, recycle and reuse many of the items thrown away by customers. To the the extent this is possible, such items find new "homes" with people who need them on a charitable basis.
Also, items that do not have the "re-potential" are often disassembled into component materials for use in new production. Chief among these are electronics, precious metals, glass, steel, plastic, wood, carpet fibers and rubber. Recapturing these materials save enormous amounts
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"Ocean Beach gets really dirty. We want to make this beach, a treasure of San Francisco, clean and pristine."
The inaugural beach cleanup of Ocean Beach, along the Great Highway, was hosted by 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Francisco.
"We hope this will be an annual springtime event," said Tom Rypma, "Our long-term goal is to slowly expand the event to include cleanup of beaches California statewide."
Whether it’s taking a leadership role in keeping the beaches of San Francisco clean by organizing its annual Ocean Beach Clean-up Event or supporting the community by participating in the Pride Parade 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is active in supporting the region – and has fun doing it!
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