Type - Private Company
Industry - Junk Removal
Founded - In 1989 in Vancouver, British Columbia
Headquarters - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people - Brian Scudamore, CEO
President &COO
Products - Junk Removal Services
Revenue - $125.7 Million CDN (2007)
Employees - 2600+
Website www.1800gotjunk.com
1-800-GOT-JUNK? - is a full-service junk removal company with over 220 franchises in Canada, the United States and Australia.

editCompany history
1-800-GOT-JUNK? was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1989 by founder and current CEO Brian Scudamore[1 after seeing a junk hauling truck in front of him at a McDonald's Drive-thru.[2
Scudamore purchased a used pickup truck for $700 and came up with the name The Rubbish Boys and the slogan "We'll stash your trash in a flash." [3
As the business grew, Scudamore began to hire other students to handle the workload. In an attempt to boost sales, his crew would "junk patrol" alleys looking for junk that the city wouldn't take away.[4
In 1993, a year and a half short of graduation, Scudamore quit university to concentrate on his business full time, formally incorporating the company as The Rubbish Boys Disposal Service Inc.[5
Scudamore changed the company name in 1998 to 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and began franchising in 1999, opening locations in Toronto, Ontario and Portland, Oregon.[6
The company has since grown to more than 220 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Australia.
In the spring of 2005, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? expanded into Australia with the opening of a corporate-owned franchise in Sydney.[5 As of October 2008, there are 2 new franchises in New South Wales and 2 more in Queensland, Australia.[7 In Australia, the company is known as - 1800-GOT-JUNK? - , without the first hyphen, to match toll-free numbers in Australia.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a participating company in the VetFran program, which offers assistance for military veterans who want to start their own business.[8

In 2006, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? became an approved vendor[9 of United States General Services Administration (GSA) [10.
A variety of branches of the federal government[11 use the removal and recycling services offered under that contract.
State and local governments are also eligible to purchase under the terms of the GSA contract to facilitate recovery from major disasters such as hurricanes and extreme weather[12

In a recent environmental audit, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? reported that their landfill diversion statistics are impressive. On average, up to 60% of the junk that is hauled is diverted from the landfill and is then either recycled or donated to charity and non-profit organizations.

editDigital Dispatch eFleet
Early in 2007, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks were equipped with the Digital Dispatch eFleet system.
The eFleet system enables fleets to be managed through the remote monitoring of vehicle movements;two-way text messaging between fleet managers and drivers;integrated GPS navigation that automatically guides drivers to their dispatched jobs;and in-vehicle credit card payment processing with receipt printing.[13

editStarbucks Cup
In February 2006, Scudamore was quoted on Starbucks cups across North America.
The quote read:
"It's difficult for people to get rid of junk. They get attached to things and let them define who they are. If there's one thing I've learned in this business, it's that you are what you can't let go of."[14

The staff of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? sometimes advertise on telephone poles, mailboxes, doors or in other publicly visible places for the purposes of free advertising.[15 Their large trucks have also parked as advertising in prominent locations without property-owner permission.[16 They sponsor foul balls at Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians.

Coordinates:34°12′32.87″N119°01′54.74″W / 34.2091306°N 119.0318722°W -  / 34.2091306;-119.0318722

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- ^ - Villano, Matt (2006-05-01). "A Cache of Cash Cleaning Up Other People's Trash". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/01/business/smallbusiness/01junk.html?pagewanted=print 2010-04-18.
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