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1-800-GOT-JUNK?: Your friendly neighbourhood junk recyclers

1800-GOT-JUNK? truck team TOM's standing in front of their truck

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we do our best to recycle or donate as many items as possible. We’re always looking for ways to keep junk out of the landfill and we conduct a regular waste stream analysis to see how we’re doing. We recycle the recyclables and donate the donatables, so there is no need to worry that using a junk removal company will have a negative environmental impact. 

Every franchise has their own method for sorting recyclables and donatables. Some will sort as they pick up junk and others will wait until the truck is full. Either way, items are consistently being diverted from landfills. Concerned your junk can’t be recycled? Don’t worry!

10 common items that can be recycled

1. Green Waste

Yard trimmings, trees, branches, grass, trunks, shrubbery and brush.

2. Household Items

Food waste, packaging, clothing, light bulbs, magazines, books.

3. Renovation/Construction Debris

Lumber, concrete, asphalt, masonry, wallboard, roofing, insulation, carpeting, fly ash, clay bricks.

4. Metal

Iron, steel, aluminum, copper, stainless steel.

5. Glass

Bottles, building glazing, automobile glass.

6. Plastics

Packaging, bottles, empty drums, mixed plastics, HDPE, LDPE, PET.

7. Paper/Paperboard

Office paper, newspaper, corrugated cardboard, paper packaging, phonebooks, medium-density fiberboard, mixed paper.

8. Tires

On-road and off-road vehicle tires.

9. Universal Waste

CRT monitors, computers, electronics, fluorescent tubes, batteries, aerosol cans, personal computers, computer monitors.

10. White Goods

Appliances such stoves, fridges, freezers.                                                       

If you choose to haul away your junk without the help of a junk removal company like 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, you can still be environmentally friendly. Make sure you consult your local city for information on where to recycle your items.


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  • No hidden fees.
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