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The 10 weirdest junk items of all time

Truck Team Member holding a weird cat lamp

During the 31 years that 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has been in business, we’ve come across some extremely weird junk! No matter how weird, our friendly, professional teams can handle it and they are always happy to help with large item pickup. Keep reading for the weirdest junk we’ve found through the years from the United States, Canada, and Australia!

Weird junk top 10

10. Expired cigarettes -  Monteregie, Quebec 

Well that's one way to make sure you stay smoke free! In 2018, the Monteregie Metro franchise hauled away an entire truckload of expired cigarettes.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck full of expired cigarettes

9. Mannequin torsos - Brisbane, Australia

We’ve lost our heads over how weird this mannequin collection is. Our Brisbane franchise gave a helping hand to get rid of these torsos back in 2015.

Seven white mannequin torsos in a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck

8. Horse/Giraffe sculpture - Tucson, Arizona 

The Tucson West franchise wasn’t horsing around when they found this hybrid animal sculpture in 2016. 

Metal horse/giraffe sculpture

7. Lipstick carousel - Boulder, Colorado 

While this antique lipstick carousel music box originated from Italy, it was discovered all the way in Boulder in 2019! If you think it looks cool from the outside, just wait until you see it in action!

Antique green lipstick carousel

6. Big bone - Tampa, Florida

Oh no, looks like Clifford lost his bone! This big brown bone was easily hauled away by the Tampa North franchise, proving no job is too ruff for our teams! 

Large bone sculpture sticking out of a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck

5. Giant tomato - Ottawa, Ontario

In the same province where this weird item was found is the “Tomato Capital of Canada,” where the Heinz factory operated until 2014. Maybe this was a long lost promotional item or on a parade float? Either way, that’s a lot of ketchup! Thanks to our Ottawa franchise for the fresh find.

Big red tomato sculpture

4. Donut in a sombrero - Twin Cities, Minnesota

Thanks to our Twin Cities South West franchise for hauling away this sombrero wearing donut! This mascot was actually used to promote a 2008 movie starring Clark Duke, Josh Zuckerman, and James Marsden. Even weirder than one mustached donut, is a dozen handing out movie flyers! 

Donut mascot with a sombrero and mustache

3. Giant guitar - Reno, Nevada

Look what created some HUGE hits in its day. For a little perspective, our truck boxes are 10 feet long, and this guitar surpasses it! This acoustic giant was found by our Reno Metro franchise in 2016.

Large acoustic guitar in front of a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck

2. Tank replica - Calgary, Alberta

Can you imagine having this tank replica hanging around with no place to go? This precious find most likely came from The Military Museums of Calgary, the second largest military museum in all of Canada!  Even though this replica was bigger than our trucks, our Calgary franchise mastered this large item pickup.

White military tank replica

1. Goat - Atlanta, Georgia

This goat is the Greatest Of All Time for weird junk items! Found by our Atlanta North East franchise in 2017, it’s clear that this furry friend really loves to kid around!

Blue haired goat sculpture wearing jeans

If you have some weird junk you need to get rid of, what are you waiting for?

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