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1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a leader in junk removal and trash removal in Chicago. When you book your appointment online, you save $10. If you’re in need of junk removal services for your residence or business, you’re in the right place. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago is the area’s leading junk removal expert! We provide hauling services from the heart of Downtown Chicago to Palatine, Barrington, Arlington Heights, Orland Park, Frankfort, New Lenox, River Forest, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Naperville, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Wrigleyville, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, Lincoln Park and Bucktown, just to name a few!
Whatever you call it, we do it – whether you need us to remove garbage, trash, or junk, we take it all. We’re a full-service junk removal company, which means that you can reclaim your space without so much as lifting a finger. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago truly makes an unpleasant task easy. We don’t just pick up your garbage and take it to the nearest dump - we actively do our best to recycle everything we pick up, or donate useful items to local charities as much as possible. In fact, we consistently divert more than 95% of all of the garbage we pick up from the landfill.
When we say we’re a full service junk removal company in Chicago, we really mean it. Just point at the trash you want gone, and we make it disappear. Use us for your Chicago trash removal because:
We offer same-day service
We take anything non-hazardous that two people can lift
We pick up your garbage/junk from wherever it is, and clean up after ourselves
We don’t throw your junk away – we consistently divert 95% of everything we pick up from the landfill
If you want your garbage, trash, or junk gone, all you have to do is:
Tell us when to come by, either by phone or by booking an appointment online. We know your time is valuable, so we give you a 2-hour arrival window, and will call you 15-20 minutes in advance to tell you when we’re about to arrive.
Show us the items you want us to take, and we’ll give you an upfront, all-inclusive junk removal price to take it away.
If you like our quote, we get to work picking up your garbage, removing your trash, and hauling away your junk. Of course, we clean up your space after we’re done so that you get it back in mint condition.
One of the hardest things to do is to get rid of our junk. Living in Chicago, you know that it's difficult to keep control of the junk that you have kept outside for too long. You started off by only piling up a few things, nice and neat, and promising yourself that you'd remember to get rid of it as soon as you found the time. However, time gets away from you. You add a little more junk to the pile and before you know it, you have a lot of junk. On windy days in Chicago, this isn't good. The wind starts to blow your junk around and makes a mess that you never intended on having. One day you decide "No more junk." You still don't have the time to get rid of it but you have the motivation to get a professional to do it for you. That's when you call us, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, in Chicago. We are the answer to your ever-growing junk.
Here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in Chicago, we want to be your junk removal specialists. That's why we've come up with a unique and beneficial pricing structure for our customers. Instead of adding in a bunch of different fees, hidden fees, or confusing fees, we offer you one price that is all-inclusive for your junk removal. You pay just one price for all of our services. We start with our free and no-obligation estimate. It's almost impossible to guess how much it will cost to remove your junk without seeing it. That's why we send someone out to meet with you and inspect the junk that you want us to dispose of. We will determine how much space your junk will take up in our truck and then go from there. Your one price estimate includes
Cost of truck rental
Crew of two specialists to remove junk
Crew to sort, separate, recycle, and donate junk
Gas and travel expenses
Loading, lifting, and sorting
Fully insured crew
Cost for all transfer station tariffs and fees
Everyone has a little something weird in their closet. Their junk closet, of course. One of the reasons you've put off getting rid of your junk for so long is that you just weren't quite sure what to do with it. It isn't as easy as it once was to get rid of some of our junk. Now it's important that it's discarded properly and legally. What was once a Saturday afternoon chore has become far more difficult. Unless you're using 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Then it's easier now than it ever way. Just point and junk disappears! It really does. Things you can point at that we will get rid of for you include:
Anything two junk removal specialists can carry
Construction odds and ends
Just show us where the junk is and we will remove it for you. We are the world's largest junk removal service and take pride in knowing that we recycled before it was cool. Our goal is to make this as easy as possible for you.
Your junk is gathered up and then we have a crew that will sort through it. We will try to dispose of as little as possible. First we start off with determining if your junk is actual junk. It may seem like junk to you but it may be a treasure trove to someone else. There are many organizations that would love to have that old washing machine that you haven't used in years but still works. We will donate as much of your junk as we can. Then we recycle whatever can be recycled. We take great pains to make sure that only the absolute least amount of junk is taken to a landfill. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? of Chicago is as concerned about the environment as you are!
For a fast, free, no-obligation estimate, give us a call today at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Hi, I’m Roy Sanders, General Manager of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago Metro franchise. You’ve probably seen our shiny blue trucks driving all around town – around Willis Tower and Wrigley Field, along the Chicago River and out by the Zoo. We’re everywhere!
At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we’re different in our professional approach to junk and trash removal. We work anytime, anyplace and we will take almost anything you’ve got. Most often, people ask us to take furniture, clothing, office equipment, ewaste, wood, drywall, books, paper, garbage, metal items (and scrap metal). I really enjoy helping people reclaim their spaces from all the junk they’ve been holding on to – it’s an amazing feeling.
People call us most often when they need help with estate clean outs or if they’re moving in Chicago and area. We also do a lot of work for property managers, cleaning up after tenants when they move out of an apartment building, and have experience working with hoarders. We also work quite a bit or commercial hauling, when a company closes an office or store, or opens a new location, or changes a window display. Any time a business is looking for an alternative to dumpster rentals, they call us.
We have an opportunity in the junk business to help our planet by diverting the junk we collect and keep it out of the landfill, in Chicago we consistently divert over 95% of all junk removed from the landfill.
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Mark Bischoff has been a resident of the northern Chicago suburbs for 20 years and has lived in the Green Oaks/Libertyville area for 16 of those years. Mark is an Executive with a Fortune 500 company based in the Chicago area.
Mark became the Franchise Partner of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago North in 2006, having purchased a franchise after completing a major spring cleaning effort himself and subsequently learning about the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? service.
“Had I only known about the service at that time it would have saved me a lot of effort and aggravation.”
Mark is proud of his involvement with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and the exemplary service it provides to the communities in which we serve.
In June of 2004, Ryan and Lori McSpadden opened their 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise in Naperville, IL with a business partner and his wife. Through a lot of hard work and determination, the company grew into a half a million dollar franchise with a total of 10-12 employees.
Around the same time, in September 2004, Sam and Gail Schick were going through the same process. They had both left their corporate jobs to open a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise in Orland Park, IL. In a similar story, they started out with just one employee and grew the business to over a half a million dollars in revenue by 2008.
After 4 years, the McSpadden’s business partner decided to leave the business, which left them with a unique opportunity—to merge their franchise with another nearby franchise. In January 2009, the McSpaddens and Schicks merged their franchises to form a new franchise called 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago Southwest.
Today, the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Chicago Southwest franchise is the third largest in the world, second in the US, in the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? system. Independently, each franchise started with one or two employees and one or two trucks. Now, they have close to 100 employees, 23 trucks, eight fleet vehicles, three offices, and a plan to double the business again by 2020. Sam, Ryan and Gail are still working in the franchise today and are passionate about continuing to grow their business.
They’re all about making the process of junk removal easy for customers. They love being the ones to do all the loading and lifting, so all you have to do is point! The franchise is proud to say that they are able to recycle 40-60% of the junk they collect. They work with several charity organizations in the area, especially Goodwill, and recycle paper, cardboard, metal and other semi-precious metals on top of that. It's always a great feeling to reuse items that, prior to junk removal, may have just gone into a dumpster and then off to a landfill. They are the junk removal experts in Chicago, helping people regain their space back and they look forward to helping you!
Lake County Council Against Sexual Assault raises $14,000 towards there shelter. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? donated there service to help this great cause. full story
New junk removal franchise opens up in the Crystal Lake area that will remove your junk without you having to get dirty, messy, or even get up from watching TV. full story
We have participated in various local events since our inception in 2004. We participate in The Wheaton, Illinois 4th of July Parade, The West Suburban Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade, Scarecrow Festival of St. Charles, The Last Fling Naperville Labor Day Parade, The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta of Glen Ellyn, and The Wonderful World of Wheels sponsored by the Naperville Park District. We have a following of people that come for our free tee shirts, model replica junk trucks and other surprises.
Sam and Gail Schick, franchise partners for Chicago SW, made a real impression at the Home Show when they used their 1-800-GOT-JUNK? truck as their backdrop!
Chicago West's junk removal crew has participate in the Wheaton Fourth of July parade. The guys have a wonderful time being a part of this event. We get the opportunity of giving candy away to the community. It is a great event to be a part of.
Star 105.5 has an outdoor garage sale every year in the fall. We have participated in the removal and cleanup of left behind items such as: refrigerators, desks, electronics, and garbage. After the event was all cleaned up, we drove the items to a local boys scout troop. We unloaded and donated the items that would benefit them into a garage.
One of Illinois North Central's truck team members didn't know what they were in for when they showed up on a job where a gentleman opened up the garage door and said that he would like all these boxes to be removed. The truck team member opened a box, and to his amazement, it was full of fossils. In all the boxes were old fossils that this gentleman saved and collected. It happened to be two truckloads full of fossils. The fossils were than donated to area schools and to a local museum.
Chicago's 1-800-GOT-JUNK team were called out one day to pickup a Mayor McCheese play set. The truck team handled it with no problem and drove away with a large hamburger in the back of the junk truck.
Our truck team was dispatched to a job where a couch was left outside on a property. After loading it on the truck, they heard a buzzing sound from within the couch and the fabric appeared to be moving up and down. Their suspicions were confirmed when stray bees started wandering out from under the couch!
We have a fun culture at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Chicago Northwest's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? don't just stand on the side of the street and wave they do everything from throwing the football to sitting on a couch to pretending they're in a band. When the Bears were in the Super Bowl last year they rented a Grizzly bear outfit and squeezed a Bears jersey over it and wandered around Elmhurst with a sign - This attracted quite a few stares!!!
Gerry Cote's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team got their biggest assignment in a home cleanout when they arrived at a home that was filled floor to ceiling and wall to wall with junk. We literally dug our way from room to room in order to complete this assignment. Total truckloads for a two bedroom home with a basement = twenty three.
Much of the "junk" that we pick up is recycled and donated. Our exclusive transfer station takes all of our construction debris, and recycles it. 90% of all of the metal items we collect are taken to metal recyclers. We donate items to local schools, Goodwill Industries, and various second hand stores that generate funds for Outreach. We are local residents working to give back to the community.
We have a great relationship with many of the local donation centers. Twice is Nice Resale Shop in Carol Stream has been a grateful recipient of much of the ""junk"" that we remove and they have seen record numbers for 2007 as a result of our partnership. Twice is Nice Resale Shop is owned and operated by College Church in Wheaton but all the proceeds are generously donated to the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? "The world's largest junk removal service", and The ReUseIt Center, a not for profit company benefitting the Mid-Valley Neighborhood Improvement Association, Inc., combine their teams together to make a difference in the community.
In 2006 and 2007 Chicago West's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchise assisted Baird and Warner Real Estate on their annual "Make A Difference Day" campaign. We donated clothes racks to their Naperville office for a clothes drive. We transported food items collected by their Wheaton office to the Illinois Food Bank and we collected and delivered construction items organized by their St. Charles office to the ReUseIt Center in Batavia.
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