Benefitting Kansas Charities
Some of the junk our customers want us to remove include microwaves, beds, recliners, and chairs. For charities (like Salvation Army), churches, or nonprofits, this means getting nice stuff for free. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? recycles or donates up to 60% of its junk pickups to local charities. One example is Benilde Hall, a substance-abuse treatment center in Kansas City.
Always Ready for a Good Challenge
We have a staff full of athletes, 95% of our employees have played college or professional sports. Having that many athletes in one building makes for an interesting culture. With so much competition on a daily bases, physical challenges our bound to happen. For example: 4 times a month all the staff gather at the bottom of the hill for our annual “who’s fastest” competition. With bragging rights on the line this intense 75 yard race always comes down to a “photo finish”, in which the Operations Manager and former all-conference wide receiver at local Mid-America Nazarene University is crowned victorious.
On Parade in Gladfest at Gladstone
Gladstone, Missouri is a prominent community in the heart of Brian O’Neil’s franchise territory. Every Autumn the community hosts Gladfest, an anticipated street festival with live entertainment, good food and more than 20 years of tradition. The event draws huge crowds in the tens of thousands. Among the popular festival attractions is the Gladfest parade. Perhaps, you’ve seen us there; we’ve participated in the parade every year since opening our business. We always have a good time and children and adults are entertained by our famously blue and green 1-800-GOT-JUNK? trucks.
Our Cheesiest Haul Ever: 8, 000 lbs
Kansas City North’s 1-800-GOT-JUNK truck team were taken back when they showed up on a job that was anything but normal! They removed 8, 000lbs of cheese! 20 years ago the customer had planned on using the cheese to make catfish bait. That never happened, and 20 years later, the cheese was all ours!
We Support Kansas City Royals
It just so happens that blue is also the color of our Kansas City Royals baseball team. Every year all our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? employees attend a Kansas City Royals game and wear our big blue wigs and act a little crazy. Every year, without fail, we are “fans of the game” because of enthusiasm and our crazy blue wigs.