Since 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has saved more than 1.5 billion pounds of possessions from nearby landfills, earning mentions on Dr. Phil and a starring role on A&E's Hoarders. After booking appointments, clients receive a two-hour window during which the crew will arrive, as well as a warning phone call 15–30 minutes before its actual appearance. Once onsite, the team quickly clears away 19 types of undesirable items from cluttered homes, businesses, and construction sites, loading them into their truck before thoroughly cleaning the vacated area to make way for life-size statues of Felix Unger, the patron saint of cleanliness. Once loaded, the bric-a-brac makes its way to recycling centers, donation drops, and safe disposal sites, preventing usable furniture, computer monitors, and worn-out banana suits from languishing in landfills.
Signature service: Commercial cleaning and power washing
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: Having your home power washed can help retain or increase the value of your home.
Signature service: House Cleaning
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Please make sure to have clutter picked up off of floors and dishes washed.
The licensed and bonded cleaning crew at Share a Hand Cleaning Service has been refreshing living and work spaces since 2004. Scheduling regular maintenance services or one-time wall-to-wall cleaning sessions, the team does virtually everything to get rooms looking their best. Share a Hand's cleaners train their keen eyes on oft-forgotten areas, dusting ceiling fans and shining mirrors, and can even tackle big chores, from removing junk to cleaning carpets to doing dishes after a big party or gourmet mud tasting.
RecycleForce provides comprehensive recycling services to residents and businesses across Indiana, offering low- to no-cost recycling collection for a wide range of materials, including plastic, paper, aluminum, cardboard, and electronic waste. To broaden its community impact, RecycleForce uses the revenue generated from its recycling business to employ formerly incarcerated individuals and provide them with comprehensive social services and job training. Its six-month transitional job program focuses on character development, personal counseling, and job skills. After participants complete the program, RecycleForce helps them obtain full-time employment by partnering with employers committed to hiring ex-offenders.
Owned and operated by a team of firefighters, veterans, and service members, Junk Dawgs’s signature red truck totes away undesirable clutter from households, businesses, and landscapes. They cart away items such as unwanted projection televisions, washing machines, and tables, leaving fresh space for new possessions or long-term performance art. The company recycles an average of 60% of all the junk it handles, donating appropriate goods to Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and the Salvation Army and only turning to garbage dumps as a last resort. When possible, the company retains tax-deductible receipts for donated items, lessening taxes and rewarding customers with additional spending money to save for rainy days or long-awaited clavichord lessons.