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1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a trash hauling service geared toward removing junk from homes and businesses. From furniture to yard waste, so long as it fits in the truck, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? staffers will remove it from the premises and leave the area looking clean afterward. Customers can request same-day service, and will be given a two-hour window when the truck will arrive to haul off the junk. For larger jobs, customers and businesses can make an appointment.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$107,400 - $300,000
Franchise fee
Units in operation


In order to avoid competition between 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises, only certain areas are available for franchising opportunities. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchisees are expected to have a full time commitment to offer and a background in leadership and sales/marketing. Franchises are also expected to hit a minimum revenue of $100,000 in its first year. Franchises who do not meet this goal are given a full refund.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Opportunities - History

Founded in Vancouver in 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? was the product of Brian Scudamore’s belief that he could haul trash away in a more efficient manner than the current market. Soon, Scudamore’s business took off to the point he had to drop out of college to keep up with the workload. Over the years, 1-800 -GOT-JUNK? has spread to over 200 locations throughout North America, as well as Australia.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Cost / Initial Investment / 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Franchise Income

Franchisees must have at least $90,000 in liquid assets. The initial franchise fee is $30,000, though the total investment runs from between $107,400 - $140,400. An ongoing royalty fee of 8% is also tacked on to each franchise’s earnings. We do not currently know average franchise income figures.

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Business Opportunities: Other Information

Although 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is about trash disposal, the company maintains a firm commitment to the environment. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? ensures that all “junk” that can be reused in some manner gets appropriately donated to charity or recycled in an effort to not be wasteful. The company is proud to report having saved 1.5 billion pounds of junk from landfills since its operation first began.

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