Scranton's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? makes NEPA's top 20
Scranton's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise partner was named one of NEPA’s top 20 under 40 business leaders of 2008. Read more.
Putting Junk To Good Use
Michael Zayac, the junk removal operator in Scranton, knows that trash can be put to good uses. His office contains chairs, filing cabinets, and a refrigerator that were obtained through his junk removals. His garbage hauling crew routinely sells, donates, recycles, and reuses the trash they pick up, thus reducing the amount of waste that goes to the landfill. Metals are sold at scrap yards, and paper, cardboard, and plastics are turned over to the Lackawanna County Recycling Center. TheTimes-Tribune published an article about the recycling efforts of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s Scranton, PA franchise.
In The Community
The Greater Scranton Chamber Of Commerce
Proud to support The Greater Scranton Chamber Of Commerce
Flood Clean Up In Great Bend
After a devastating flood of the Susquehanna River in Great Bend, PA, several businesses saw their buildings under four feet of water. Once the waters receded, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and our big blue junk hauling trucks came to the rescue. A state owned and operated liquor store, which saw the brunt of the flooding, needed to remove and destroy all alcohol inventory immediately. After five days and an incredible twelve truckloads of waste later, the store was finally cleaned out all of its contents. This was by far the largest and most interesting junk removal assignment the Scranton franchise has ever completed.
We Support The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers!
Our culture is very important at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and we try to get together with our employees regularly to do something outside of work. Our latest adventure was a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers Arena Football League (AFL) game. We all sported our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? gear and our big blue wigs and off we went. The PR team for the Pioneers noticed us in the stands and decided to give us the "Best Dressed" award for that night's game!
Lackawanna River Clean Up
1-800-GOT-JUNK? was proud to help out the Lackawanna River Corridor Association. In April of 2007, we supplied two 1-800-GOT-JUNK? waste removal trucks and three members of our trash hauling crew to help clean up the the river bank in and around the corridor that runs behind the Ice Box in Scranton. We were there most of the day and ended up removing almost two tons of waste from the banks of the Lackawanna River. All in all it was a great success!
Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2010
Thirty-three graduates of the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2010 were recognized June 24th in a celebration held at Lackawanna College in Scranton. The evening was sponsored by Prudential Financial, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Chamberlin and Reinheimer Insurers and The Quandel Group. The agenda included a cocktail reception, dinner, the introduction of the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2011 and five service projects presentations, all benefiting organizations within Lackawanna County.
- A Brush With Kindness benefiting Habitat for Humanity
- Heritage Explorer Bike Tour benefiting the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authorit
- One Stop Donation Drop
- A Family Mentoring Program benefiting St. Joseph’s Center
- Walk the Lake benefiting Eston Wilson Lake at the Abington Area Community Park
The evening also included three award presentations - Shining Star, Class Leader and Volunteer of the Year. The 2010 “Class Leader of the Year” award was presented to Steve Zayac of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for being a true advocate of the Leadership Lackawanna program, his group project and the community at large. As a recipient of this award, he exemplified the desired outcomes of the Leadership Lackawanna program through his actions during the class year. He served as an inspiration and role model for others. He consistently acted with integrity, as seen through honesty, trustworthiness and communication. And he assisted others in leadership development through coaching and mentoring during class sessions and projects. In addition, he shared generously of his own resources, knowledge and skills to improve the shared experience of the current class and the Leadership Lackawanna program. Overall, Steve is a true advocate for Leadership Lackawanna, his group project and the well-being of the community.
Additional award recipients included Bridgette McDonough of MAC Signs Systems who was awarded the “Shining Star” Award for displaying above-average dedication to the program and board member Rocco A. Genovese received the inaugural “Volunteer of the Year” award for his dedicated and distinctive level of support, time, hard work, commitment and service to Leadership Lackawanna. In conclusion, this year’s Leadership Lackawanna graduation recognition dinner was a spectacular evening filled with great accomplishments and noteworthy success.