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What We Do
Do you live in Tampa, St Petersburg or anywhere in the Tampa Bay region, and need junk removal? Give us a call at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Our name is our number! We are a full service local junk removal company. We offer junk removal service from the heart of the downtowns of Tampa or St. Petersburg to communities all around, like Odessa, Palm Harbor, New Tampa, South Tampa, Westchase, Carrollwood, Lutz, Brandon, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Belleair, Seminole, Dunedin, Carrollwood, Largo, Ruskin, Lakewood Ranch, Palm Harbor and the Gulf Beaches, just to name a few! We handle single items to multiple truck loads of junk for commercial and residential clients. Our friendly, uniformed drivers will do all the lifting for you, clean up and haul away of your junk to the dump, local charities or recycle centers.
We have teamed with many business professionals to help them with their junk removal needs. We work with contractors, property managers, real estate agents, apartment managers and other businesses. We also specialize in foreclosure and estate clean outs, as well as tenant trash outa. Our professionals will handle almost any kind of junk as long as it is non-hazardous. We have even taken small boats, engine blocks, sheds, docks, and a coffin (empty of course). Thank you for visiting our website and please give us a call if we can help you with any of your junk removal needs. Remember, we give free estimates. Watch what we do.
Tampa Bay Junk Removal Service Providers
Troy White1-800-GOT-JUNK? Tampa North
Hi, I'm Troy White. My wife, Rachelle, and I opened our Tampa 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise back in March of 2005. Prior to starting our junk removal business, I was a medical sales representative selling laboratory diagnostic equipment - quite a jump from delicate, laboratory analyzers to piles of junk! My wife works part-time as a medical technologist, part-time on this business and full-time raising our two wonderful boys. We have come a long way in those three short years. Initially, we operated from a home office, had one 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck and one employee. We currently have an office in Tampa, four 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks and twelve employees! Over the last three years, we have completed almost 4,000 jobs. Hopefully, you have seen one of our shiny, blue 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks cruising around town or experienced one of our trademark "blue wig waves". Our team has a lot of fun and takes pride in what we do.
The best part of owning this business is the opportunity we have to help out the community. It has allowed us to give back to the community in a way we never dreamed of. Many of the items we pick up get donated through Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat For Humanity.
We also strive to be a green company and recycle whenever possible. We recycle electronics, metals, plastic, glass, cardboard, paper, and more. We appreciate that this community has welcomed our business and we try and give back any way we can. We have been active in various charity programs to help Hillsborough County and Pinellas County Schools, Hillsborough County Neighborhood Associations, Youths Empowered to Achieve, Keep Hillsborough and Pinellas County Beautiful and Attention Home for abused children. We also stay active in many business networking groups - Carrollwood Area Business Association, Tampa Bay Builders Association and Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association, to name a few.
We are located at 11406 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite G2, Tampa, Fl 33618. We are about one mile south of Fletcher Ave on the west side of the street, just north of Hudson Ln. We are right next to the Shell gas station.
Richard Bauer1-800-GOT-JUNK? Pinellas County
Hi, I am Richard Bauer, the local Franchise Partner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, providing junk removal in Pinellas and Manatee County communities. Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? experts haul junk from St. Petersburg, Clearwater,
Bradenton, Largo, Seminole, Lakewood Ranch, Pinellas Park, Belleair, Dunedin, Longboat Key and the Beach communities just to name a few! People see our ‘junkmeister’ crews regularly doing blue wig waves on Tyrone Blvd and 22nd Ave, the corner of 4th Street and 38th Ave, and 9th Ave and 4th St in St. Pete.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? has grown steadily over the past years in Pinellas and Manatee communities. We are actively involved in ensuring that we are a ‘green’ franchise by recycling as much as possible, including electronics, metal, plastic, and cardboard. We also work with the county to try to convert the rest of the junk into energy by utilizing the solid waste burning facility. We work closely with several local charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, The Salvation Army and Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Keep Manatee Beautiful, and Toys for Tots, to give back as much as we can. Recently, Pinellas County recognized our responsible business practices and designated 1-800-GOT-JUNK? as an inaugural member of the Green Business Partnership.
We Can Help You.
"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 BoysThis 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.
Partnerships/Affiliations1-800-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.
St. Petersburg 2009 Santa Parade
December 5, 2009 was the first time that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? had a ‘float’ in the annual Lions Club Santa Parade. Well…not really a ‘float’ but a nicely decorated, clean, shiny blue truck. There were Free family fun, bands, floats, costumed characters, dancers and much more. Employees and family members of the Pinellas County franchise shared beads, candy, and ‘junk bucks’ with the thousands who lined the parade route.
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.