Recycling Junk

Homeowners and business owners are increasingly keen to recycle as much as possible in order to minimise damage to the environment and make more efficient use of items selected to throw out.

So are we! Currently we divert over 82% of everything we uplift from landfill. Here's how we do it.

Whenever we carry out a clearance of a house, garden, office or any other commercial or industrial property we always sort the items into categories suitable for various purposes. These purposes can be:


  • Metal (all ferrous and non-ferrous metals)
  • Reuse (MDR (Mixed Dry Recycling), WEEE, inert waste)
  • Waste wood/timber products
  • For distribution to charity
  • For diversion to biomass (waste to energy)

Junk-It has strong partnerships with local charities and other local community-based organisations which enables us to redistribute items of potential value to people who can benefit.

These can be materials such as:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Toys
  • Timber
  • Metals
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
Since our formation in 2006 we have rapidly grown to become Scotland’s largest house and office clearance and junk removal company with depots in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central Belt.

What happens to my
good junk?

We donate any useable furniture that we collect to various charitable organisations. For example, well known organisations such as the British Heart Foundation and Oxfam benefit from donations of books, clothing and bric-a-brac.

Our useable furniture is donated to the Glasgow and Edinburgh furniture initiatives that assist low income families to furnish their homes.

Increased Landfill Diversion

One of our primary goals is to increase landfill diversion. That is, the reduction of the amount of junk and rubbish that is sent to landfill sites which helps minimise pollution.

We do this a number of ways:

  • We only purchase new low emission vehicles.
  • We only use transfer stations with particularly high onsite recycling rates.
  • We donate as many useable items as we possibly can.
  • Our offices are as paper free as possible and have been kitted out with recycled items from our office clearances.

We meet on a regular basis with The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure that we are up to date with any changes in legislation and doing everything we possibly can to help the environment.

  • Mrs. June McMillan
    Hi I had my garage cleared yesterday & I wanted to compliment the two young men who did an amazing job. They were punctual, polite, efficient & got the job done quickly. They also handled neighbours with courtesy. I would recommend your company to friends & family. Thank you very much for a great job.
    Mrs. June McMillan
  • The Go Group
    Ross and all the guys at Junk It offer a brilliant efficient and hassle free uplift service. I’ve used Junk It a few times to clear out offices of old furniture etc and they never disappoint. It’s great to know that most of the stuff they take away is re-used or recycled too. Don’t just chuck it – Junk It
    The Go Group
  • Operations Director
    We have used Junk It on a number of occasions to carry out waste removal services. I can honestly say that the way in which the company operates, their fast response times, and overall methods are fantastic. It also gives us great peace of mind that we are dealing with a company who are totally up to date with SEPA and other environmental legislation, as we have come across many other waste management companies who are not fully aware of these issues. I would happily recommend Junk It to any other organisation.
    Operations Director
    CSM Facilities Management
  • Laura Bone
    I would like to take this opportunity to say how delighted I was with the recent dealings with you and your company.
    Laura Bone
    Simple Financial, Director
  • Scott-Moncrieff
    The guys today were absolutely superb and a credit to your company so thank you very much for providing this excellent service, I would certainly recommend to others. Kind Regards.
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