We were servicing a client in Johns Creek, GA when she asked, “What do you do with all that junk?” Well, I’ll tell you. A lot of the junk items we pick up aren’t all junk. Many things we haul are items that still have many years of use left in them.
Let me give you an example:
Let’s say that you are moving into a new home and need to clear out the basement from your old home. Well, you’re going to want to keep your weight lifting equipment and your Christmas tree, but you’re not going to keep the baby’s crib or that old futon from college. So you intelligently decide to call Southern Rubbish Junk Removal to come pick up the baby’s crib and futon.
Instead of just taking the crib and futon to the landfill, we take it to a donation center, like Goodwill, where it can be sold in a non-profit thrift store and benefit those in need. So, by calling your local junk removal company, you are saving time from your busy schedule by outsourcing the junk pick-up you are also very likely contributing to charity.
We also recycle quite a bit of the item we pick up. Let’s say that you are getting a new refrigerator and you call Southern Rubbish Junk Removal to come pick up the old one. What’s going to happen to that refrigerator? It will get recycled. It will be taken to a scrap metal yard, where the plastic components get separated from the metal and both materials get recycled.
Southern Rubbish has an excellent landfill diversion program because let’s face it. Eventually, we’re gonna run out of space to put everything.
Brandon is our Operations Manager. He is a proud and demanding supervisor at Southern Rubbish Junk Removal. He is always ready to take on a new challenge. But what did he do before joining the Southern Rubbish team?
Brandon was born and raised right here in Atlanta. He graduated from Lakeside High School in Norcross and immediately started college at the University of North Georgia. Shortly after he started college, Brandon was recruited to come work for Southern Rubbish as a junk removal helper and navigator. The position involved helping the driver find his way to the customers. Brandon loved this job, and Southern Rubbish loved him. So much so that he was promptly promoted to the driver and shortly after that to junk removal team leader. But he didn’t stop there, oh no. He went on to earn multiple customer compliments and no infractions on his record.
So now as a Southern Rubbish Operations Manager, he is responsible for scheduling, payroll and the overall welfare of our employees, as well as customer satisfaction and loyalty.
On behalf of the entire Southern Rubbish team, we are grateful to have such an emphatic leader on our side. He really cares about our employees and customers in a way that is nothing short of genuine.
One can only hope that Brandon will stay with Southern Rubbish Junk Removal for the long haul…pun absolutely intended.
I got the opportunity to sit down with a classmate I went to school with in Buford, GA. He was intrigued in the company my brother and I had started. He asked, “So why would a customer call a junk removal company in the first place?” It prompted me to write this blog.
If you want it done right, you gotta do it yourself. Right? No, not when it comes to junk removal. When you are in a bind, say you’re moving out of your house and it goes on the market tomorrow and you need to get rid of all the leftover junk from the move, you do not want to do it yourself. Hire a junk removal company to come in and take all that stress and junk away for you.
2. Its Cost Effective.
If you’ve got a house full of junk, you basically have two options. 1) you can rent a dumpster to have delivered to your home and clear out the junk yourself or 2) you can hire a junk removal company to come in and do it for about the same price, sometimes less.
3. Proper Disposal and Recycling.
Southern Rubbish and many other junk removal companies do a lot of recycling. For instance, an old couch that we removed that can still be reused will be donated to a local charity like Goodwill. All metal items will be recycled. Electronics will be recycled. Car and truck tires will be recycled. Car and lawn mower batteries are recycled. Southern Rubbish recycles about half of the items we pick up. Being a green company and we realize that our customers find recycling and landfill diversion very important, so we continue to to walk the green path.
4. You Skip a Trip of the Landfill.
Do you really want to fill up your shiny new truck with junk and go to the landfill? Absolutely not. The landfill is smelly, dusty and full of garbage. And I’ve been to the one in Buford, GA…not really a fun place to spend a Saturday afternoon.
5. You Get to Keep Your Weekend.
If you decide to rent a dumpster, you have to wait for it to be delivered, then you have to fill it up yourself. Or maybe you’d like to ruin one of your friends’ weekends by enlisting them to help you clear your home of junk? Let us take care of it. It only takes Southern Rubbish an hour to fill up one of their trucks and you get to keep your weekend.
6. You’ll Be Supporting Your Local Economy.
When you use Southern Rubbish junk removal services, you’ll be ensuring that your hard earned money stays in your county. The junk gets disposed of at a local landfill. The metal will be recycled at a local scrap yard. And car tires are recycled at a local facility.
Need more benefits? Contact us today to talk with us about how we can serve you and your needs.
At Southern Rubbish Junk Removal, we are for the community. We believe that we can all work together to do good for many. That’s why we have compiled 7 free of low-cost ways to remove your unwanted junk in and around the Atlanta, GA area.
Take a look at our list of favorite charities and freeways to free your life of junk:
1. Forsyth County Humane Society Thrift Store
How to Donate:
To donate on site, visit their location at 168 Tri-County Plaza Cumming, GA. They offer pickups on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For pickups within Forsyth County, its free. Outside of Forsyth County will be $25. We imagine this is to cover gasoline costs.
The mission of the thrift store is to receive items donated by the community, and then sell the items at reasonable prices in order to assist HSFC in caring for more animals and ultimately save more lives.
2. American Kidney Services
How to Donate:
Go to akspickup.org and click on “Schedule a Pick Up” on the right-hand side of the screen. Type in the address for pick up and they come and pick up the items. The items need to be reusable to a certain degree and deemed re-sellable at one of their thrift stores, so use your best judgment.
All proceeds go to the American Kidney Fund. The overall goal of the American Kidney Fund is to decrease the financial burden for kidney disease sufferers and their families.
3.The Salvation Army
How to Donate:
Visit satruck.org or call their 1-800 number to schedule a pickup. A truck will come and pick up your donations. Or you can take your donations to one of their many locations spread throughout the metro Atlanta area. Please only donate items that you believe to have some life left. The charity will not take items that are damaged or worn to the point of salvage.
The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life.
How to Donate:
Goodwill has multiple locations just about everywhere in the metro Atlanta area and many locations in the suburbs. Unfortunately, Goodwill does not offer donation pick up services like the Salvation Army or American Kidney Services, but Goodwill’s many locations make it convenient for people to donate on their way home from work or on weekends.
Goodwills meet the needs of all job seekers, including programs for youth, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities, criminal backgrounds, and other specialized needs. Last year, Goodwill helped more than 9.8 million people train for careers in industries such as banking, IT and healthcare, to name a few — and get the supporting services they needed to be successful — such as English language training, additional education, or access to transportation and child care.
If your items are in relatively good condition, you may want to sell these items on Craigslist to get rid of your junk and make a little extra cash too. If your items are broken but are made of metal, people will still want to pick it up to scrap and make some money themselves. So, if this is the case, post your metal junk on craigslist under the free section and it will disappear in no time.
6. Have a Yard Sale
In this technological age where people have advanced computers in the palm of their hands, its hard to believe that people are still having yard sales. But people are still having yard sales because they work. Its hard to pass up a gently used DVD player for $3. Make some signs and put them around the neighborhood just like your parents used to do. It absolutely works. Here’s an idea: Host a yard sale and with the money you make, hire a junk removal service to come pick up the junk that didn’t sell. Many of Southern Rubbish’s customers do this and it works like a charm. It really helps to offset some of the cost of hiring a junk removal company.
We have saved this suggestion for last because it should be your last option when it comes to getting rid of unwanted junk. So you’ve tried donating your junk to charity, but they couldn’t take it. You’ve tried to sell it yourself on CraigsList and have had no luck. Well, one option is to take it to the landfill yourself. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Me? At the dump?” And you’re absolutely right, nobody wants to go to the dump. It’s smelly, dirty and a mess. You can get easily lost there if you don’t know where you’re going or what you’re supposed to be doing.
If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of loading up your junk and taking it to the dump then call us. We’ll be there for you!
Storms in Georgia can get pretty wild. One of our clients in Dawsonville, GA had a beautiful Cherry tree in their front yard that was blown over during last month’s terrible storm. The tree was about 15 feet tall with hundreds of branches. Our customer was unsure what to do because his residential garbage pick up service wasn’t going to help get rid of this for him. He got on his computer and Googled yard waste removal, and Southern Rubbish Junk Removal was at the top of the list.
We were able to come out the next day and help this man say goodbye to a longtime lawn ornament that provided shade and aesthetics to his home. It took us about a half an hour from start to finish. We used our reciprocating saw to dismantle some of the larger branches, which helped to get it inside our truck.
It’s a shame when these things happen, but our customer do have a few things to be thankful for. For one, the tree did not damage his home when it fell. And two, Southern Rubbish was there to clean up the mess.
Just remember that as a professional junk removal company, we don’t just remove household junk, but we also pick up yard debris and waste as well. So if you have a similar situation happen to you, you’ll know who to call…the experts at Southern Rubbish Junk Removal.
Have a question or need a quote on removing your junk? Contact us today!
Are you finding that the junk in your garage is beginning to form a life of its own? Is it a struggle to move about freely in your attic because there is so much junk there? We at Southern Rubbish Junk Removal would like the opportunity to help you take back your space in Alpharetta. Helping people to declutter their home and remove junk is what we specialize in. If you’re moving into Alpharetta or moving out of your Alpharetta home, we can guarantee that there will be a pile of junk that needs to be removed. For a free junk removal quote for Alpharetta, Georgia, please call us at 404-910-7108.
Selecting a junk removal service with a good reputation is very important in the junk removal service industry. Whenever possible, we here at Southern Rubbish Junk Removal will do our best to recycle or donate the items that are picked up in Alpharetta during junk removal. We feel like we should keep as much junk out of the landfills as possible. Our team of junk removal experts will show up at your home or business in Alpharetta and take care of everything. Please let the strong young men at Southern Rubbish Junk Removal do all of the heavy liftings while you sit and relax. If you don’t want junk cluttering up your life, please call, or send us an email at email@example.com.
If you live in Alpharetta and are ready for a superb junk removal experience, please follow these steps:
1. Give us a call and tell us what kinds of junk you have and how much junk you have; from that, we’ll give you a junk removal quote.
2. Once we have agreed on a time and date, Southern Rubbish Junk Removal will show up and haul the junk away.
3. Enjoy your new clutter-free area.
There are many reasons why people want to get rid of the junk that clutters their home or business. Its junk, so why would you want it cluttering up your home? Also, you wouldn’t want to pay a storage facility to house things that you don’t want. We can haul away appliances, yard waste, bulky unwanted furniture and tons of other junk you don’t want in your home. Call 404-910-7108 before you’re seen on Hoarders.
We love working in Alpharetta. It’s like having big city and suburbs in one convenient, beautiful location. If you’ve never been through Alpharetta, you should make a trip. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single piece of trash on the ground. The Verizon Amphitheatre is in Alpharetta, where the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra makes its summer home. We are huge fans of music here at Southern Rubbish Junk Removal, so many of our people go down to Alpharetta every year for the Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival in October. Music flows through the streets of downtown Alpharetta. Join us in Alpharetta this October for the festival, you better believe we’ll be there enjoying the sounds and sights! Please call or e-mail if you need junk removal services in Alpharetta, GA.