1-800-GOT-JUNK? Tampa Bay is on Angie's List
Tampa Bay Times
The junk business is booming in Tampa Bay - Truck Team Members are hauling more junk than ever before. 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s Troy White explains that every day on a junk truck is an adventure, and why he thinks decluttering is cool.
"Their Job is Junk"
We had a St. Pete Times reporter ride with us for a day of junk pickup in the New Tampa area. She was able to experience, first hand, what a typical day in the life of a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk remover was all about. Some of the "trash" our junk removal team reported picking up included almost-new sofas, plasma TVs, mattresses, and dressers. Around 60 percent of our "junk" gets donated to women's shelters and other charities; the rest is hauled to the dump. Sometimes the junk hauler himself keeps the items.
The Rubbish Removal Boys
This Tampa Bay Times reporter traveled with our Tampa North 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk pickup crew to see what our waste removal service was all about. Our junk removers gave her an eyeful - from removing an upright piano on the second floor, to carpets, to concrete blocks, to miscellaneous junk, to the smell of the Pinellas County landfill in the morning.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is an official sponsor of Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Inc.. Truck team members have adopted miles of local roads for quarterly clean-ups. We also assist with local, coastal clean-ups.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is an official sponsor of Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas County. Our trucks and teams have been seen at Habitat for Humanity home projects in 2008, 2009 and 2010
1-800-GOT-Junk? is an official sponsor of Toys for Tots in Pinellas County. In 2008 and 2009, truck teams distributed collection boxes throughout the county and collected them full ... for need families in our community.
Environmental Responsibility Makes Good Business Sense
We’re excited and proud that Pinellas County, with support from the University of Florida, has recognized 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for our resource conservation measures and our culture of environmental, social and economic awareness in our everyday business practices.
In The Community
Free Junk Removal For Children
We were able to provide help to a local non-profit group called Attention Home. They are a home that takes in severely abused children and provides them with a loving, caring environment. They recently moved to a beautiful location in Odessa where the previous owners had left a lot of junk laying around the property. With the help of other Tampa-area 1-800-GOT-JUNK? junk hauling franchises, we were able to remove all unwanted waste and debris (wood, yard debris, trailers, pipes, etc.) free of charge.
Helping Tampa Youth
We have worked closely with a fantastic non-profit group in Tampa called Youths Empowered to Achieve. YEA! aims to facilitate the development of entrepreneurial attributes among the young people of Tampa who are at risk of becoming a part of the cycle of poverty which is prevalent here. We have helped them by doing community junk removals (due to illegal dumping) in this underprivileged area of Tampa and also helped them with obtaining and transporting supplies for their program.
Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tourney
The Tampa-area trash removal franchises participated and sponsored the Sidesplitters Comedy Club Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament in Tampa. We had a great time at the tournament, but more importantly, the proceeds went to a great cause. We even won the award for the group with "The Best Sense of Humor"! The fact that we wore the trademark 1-800-GOT-JUNK? blue wigs for the first nine holes in the sweltering heat might have had something to do with that. Watching a junk hauler try and tee off with a blue afro wig is pretty comical.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Helps Keep Beaches Beautiful
We are proud to be a sponsor and volunteer with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Inc. We sponsor clean-up of miles of roads in the county and we regularly lend time and equipment for coastal litter and debris patrols.
Pinellas County boasts two beaches Ft DeSoto Park and Caladesi Island State Park) that in recent years have been recognized as the ‘America’s Best’ beach. In September, along with hundreds of volunteers, we partnered with Keep Pinellas Beautiful and Tampa Bay Watch to clean the beaches, shorelines and park areas of Ft. DeSoto park.