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Jan 04, 2018

123JUNK is Celebrating 10 Years!

Celebrate with us in 2018 as 123JUNK turns 10!

Yes, we’ve been hauling junk for ten years now, and yet we’re still excited about the business, and we’re still growing! We thank you for being part of our success and hope that you will continue to support 123JUNK in the years to come.

123JUNK’s First Ten Years


At 23 years old and just out of college, our founder Collin Wheeler spotted an opportunity. He was working for a DC-based moving company and as he tried to book sales, he noticed that people didn’t want to pay to move items they no longer wanted.

These people had tried to give their items away by taking them to charities, but found that many of their items were turned away by those same charities—they were selective in what they would accept. So now what would they do with them?  Sadly, much of these perfectly-usable-but-rejected items ended up in the trash bin or the landfill.

There had to be a better solution that was environmentally responsible.

Collin gathered up his life savings (which wasn’t much) and purchased an old dump truck. He asked some of his college buddies, family and friends if they wanted to help out, and he started booking hauling jobs. 123JUNK was in business.

The leader in environmentally-responsible junk disposal, 123JUNK focused on its Donate—Recycle—Dispose philosophy that greatly reduces the impact on our environment while at the same time supporting our hand-picked charity partners who in turn assist those in the communities we serve.

The company grew quickly as word spread about our polite and professional service, and we progressively added one to two vehicles per year, offices and employees. The old truck gave way to a shiny red fleet, and the territory expanded to now cover Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

The Next Ten Years


Our growth was not by accident. At 123JUNK, we carefully structured our business model from the beginning to reflect the core values that give us the “why” we do what we do. We’re different on purpose. And each and every one of our employees embodies the spirit, corporate culture and exceptional customer service we’ve become known for.

In our weekly meetings, we share the stories and testimonials we encounter daily as we go about our work. And when we reflect on all the lives we’ve touched in so many ways, it inspires each of us at 123JUNK to work even harder. We look forward to making new partnerships, building new relationships, and helping even more families in our next ten years…with your help, for we can’t do it alone.

Your choice of 123JUNK for your home and office junk hauling needs enables us to carry out our mission of supporting our local community through donations and protecting our land from unnecessary dumping. When you need to clean out a home, office, garage, attic or storage space, have perfectly good items you’d like to donate, or simply need help removing or moving a large appliance, mattress or piece of furniture or lawn equipment, choose 123JUNK.  

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