Wednesday, September 12, 2007

1-800-Got-Junk

I love when I am inspired to write a random post as opposed to sitting down to think of one!! Today as I was cruising along Shelburne Road, going to the bank (KeyBank of course), stocking up on cat food (Pet Food Warehouse of course), and getting an oil change (without a shadow of a doubt from my favorites at Shearer Pontiac - home of the VIBE!!!), I came across a group of blue people dancing at the rotary before South Willard Street and at first thought - the Blue Man Group in Vermont? I quickly dismissed that idea as they are definitely not cool enough to dance around during local soccer mom traffic where South Burlington and Burlington slap five. Instead I saw it was the marketing funhouse known as the Burlington team of 1-800-Got-Junk. I see these guys at every Chamber of Commerce event and absolutely love their style - now even more so after the "blue man dance." Not to mention that the concept of 1-800-Got-Junk is a perfect fit with Burlington.

1-800-Got-Junk comes and takes away and properly disposes of, recycles, and collaborates with other groups to re-use your junk, crap, and stuff that you can't get rid of yourself, yet you would prefer it not sit around adding to potential white trash status. I love this concept for the Burlington area for two main reasons:
1.) It is much more environmentally friendly than (gawd forbid) dumping it, bringing it to the dump, or having it sit around in some inconvenient place.
2.) It gives me a reason to say: Stop being lazy Burlington jerkfaces and leaving your junk on the side of our streets - take some responsibility for yourselves, hack up the fee, and get the dudes at 1-800-Got-Junk to take it away for you!
How can we ever become globally responsible if we don't take the extra step ourselves? So, my kudos of the day - love my service team at Shearer! Kudos of the month - 1-800-Got-Junk!!!

2 comments:

Awakening Entrepreneur said...

Good company ... not only does it clean your house/office space...it also leaves u with a clean impression about themselves. I came to know about this company some days back and then i did some research on it..Finally i put down all my impression about this company at: http://www.awakeningentrepreneur.com/blog/2008/08/1-800-got-junk.html .

Anonymous said...

Glad I stumbled on your comments, I am thinking of using those JUNK folks myself. Having a hard time getting a charity to pay attention!
Thank you!