Great bunch of guys. Super friendly - went above and beyond!
Getting rid of your junk is easy with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Olympia's junk removal services. Operating two 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises in the South Puget Sound, we haul junk from Olympia, Lacey, Turnwater, Yelm, Dupont, Shelton, Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Poulsbo and everywhere in between! We all have the responsibility of cleaning out the garage, attic, yard or basement and sometimes we even have to clean out our parent’s or other loved one’s houses, apartments or businesses. Who has the time or energy to do that, coupled with all the other stuff packed into our schedule? That’s why you need to call us at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?.
We are your full service junk removal company - just point to what you don’t want and we’ll do the rest for you. Offering same-day hauling services to both residential and commercial clients, we are the easiest way to expand your living or work space! We are extremely proud that we recycle, donate, or reuse 65% of all the junk that we remove. We remove yard waste, renovation debris, electronics, household goods, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, mattresses – anything that two strong individuals can lift that is not hazardous waste. Keep your eyes out for our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team in your neighborhood. Watch what we do.
Hi, my name is Ben Hoskins, and I own the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Bellevue/Tacoma franchise servicing Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia, Redmond, Bothell, Auburn, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Marysville, Renton, Auburn, Maple Valley, Puyallup, and Kent and all the areas in between.
People hire us when they’re moving, settling an estate, downsizing, or just doing general clean up and organizing around the house. While we take anything non-hazardous that two people can safely pick up – such as the 21 truckloads of expired ice cream we were once asked to take away - most often, people call us to haul away their old furniture, appliance, and scrap metal.
Junk removal is not your typical industry. I got in to junk removal because everyone complains about home services, and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was a chance to wow people in an industry where people do not expect it at all.
We’re different than the competition because of our people. For example, when we’re hiring, we look at 100 candidates and only hire the one person that fits in with our team of highly trained, pleasant professionals. We’re actually competitive about customer service internally – everyone strives to provide the best customer experience and have the best metrics! For us, a team that works well together and prides itself on excellence in customer service is what sets us apart from other companies specializing in junk removal.
Another thing that makes 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Bellevue / Tacoma different from other junk removal services in the area is our commitment to recycling and donating the things we collect. We have a large yard and warehouse where we take most of the stuff we pick up to be sorted for recycling. We house a separate entity – Pickers Warehouse – at our office. The goal of Pickers Warehouse is to divert as much of the junk we pick up as possible, with all proceeds going to local charities and other such organizations.
Before hauling your junk away in the Bellevue and Tacoma areas, I was a project manager for an IT company. These days, I spend most of my free time chasing around my two young kids.
We do a wide variety of junk removal jobs here at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Bellevue. We are putting a spot light on a sizeable garage cleanout we recently completed. This clean out was a vast 5 car garage cleanout. We had 2 truck and 4 team members on site, after two hours, and 4 total truck loads the job was complete.
We were able to Recycle 60% of the items removed from this job along with donating items as well. Below are some fantastic before and after pictures that demonstrate the hard work and care we put in to removing items from your homes and properties. You can even see how great that garage floor looks after we swept up!
Check out these great before & after shots. The amount of usable space, returned to the home owner, is astounding and we have the pictures to prove it!
We participated in the Whaling Days Parade in Silverdale. We drove one of our clean, shiny junk trucks while our junk hauling team walked along the streets in our blue wigs handing out 1-800-GOT-JUNK? toy trucks and candy. Everyone loves our toy junk trucks! It was a lot of fun to be out in the community, getting involved and giving back to the people that support us. Look for us again this year with bigger blue wigs and more junk trucks
On New Year's Day of 2008, one of my junk haulers, Nick Mehr, and I did the Polar Bear Plunge at Long Lake Park. It was put on by Lacey Parks and Rec. One of our other team members, Gerad Noble, saw a reader board the week before that advertised the Plunge. He thought it would be cool if we all did it together. Sometime before the the event, Gerad came down with the flu and couldn't jump in with us (his loss). We all showed up together and even recruited a few extra blue wigged, uniform-wearing crazies to freeze with us. In the past, I've seen people on the news do this in different areas and always said that is something I would never do. Now, I'll never miss the chance to do it again. It was around 39 degrees in '08, but I'm hoping for snow this year!