On Your Side: 1-800-GOT-JUNK

By: jeff.anderson Email
By: jeff.anderson Email

News 12 at 6, July 17, 2007

COLUMBIA CTY, Ga.---We've all had way too much junk that's clogging up a garage or storage shed at one time or another.

It's called 1-800-GOT-JUNK and as long as two people can carry it, they'll throw it in a truck and take it off your hands.

The name says it all. If you've got junk, the 1-800-GOT-JUNK guys will make it disappear.

"After they've had their garage sale, whatever they have leftover they will call us and we come and haul it off," Franchise Owner Dennis McDaniel said.

Whether it's sunny or not so sunny, if you put in a call, a team will come out and take away just about anything you don't want anymore.

Much of it is truly junk, so it ends up in a landfill, but not always. "About 40% of the stuff we recycle," McDaniel says.

And some of that stuff is fairly strange.

"We had a person in the military who was moving and had a samurai sword. Some of our other franchises have reported an ivory tusk and another had a truck-load of sardines," explained McDaniel.

It's a business that McDaniel feels will always be needed. "Every three to five years, we have lifecycle changes. Our old toys get replaced by new toys," he said.

It's just one more option you have to get your garage, closet or backyard finally cleaned up.

The guys will take away just about anything that your trash collector won't grab.

And getting in touch with them is as easy as calling 1-800-GOT-JUNK to schedule a pick-up.

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