0141 433 4330     or  0131 228 3848

info@junk-it.co.uk

Recycling

Home and business owners are increasingly keen to recycle as much as possible in order to minimise damage to the enivronment and make more efficient use of unwanted items.

Currently we divert over 90% of everything we uplift from landfill.

Junk-it staff with trolly full of junk

How we do it

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

For example:

  • Recyclables, for distribution to specialised recycling centres
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Mattresses
  • Electricals (WEEE)
  • Wood and timber products
  • Items suitable for reuse, for donation to charities.
  • Items not suitable for reuse or recycling, for resource recovery (waste to energy).
Junk-it staff and removal truck

Items that can be reused

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.

CLOTHES

TIMBER

FURNITURE

METALS

PAPER

TOYS

What happens to my good junk ?

We donate the reusable items 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, DVDs, clothing and bric-a-brac. Local charities such as Refuweegee and Starter Packs often accept kitchenware, small furniture items, clothes and other household items.

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

pile of boxes

Diverting from landfill and minimising pollution

What we’re doing to help:

  • We only purchase new low emission vehicles.
  • We only use transfer stations with particularly high onsite recycling and resource recovery rates.
  • We use specialised recycling centres for things like mattresses, fridges, wood, metal and cardboard.
  • 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.
  • For every truck we fill, we plant a tree in the Junk-it grove in the Scottish Highlands in partnership with Trees for Life.
  • We are registered with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
Junk-it staff picking up box
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Reviews

I phoned many companies prior to speaking with Sarah, and i decided to chose junk-it because of her friendly, helpful customer service. After clearing out, i felt embarrassed with the amount of rubbish I had gathered. However, when Dom, Charlie, and Mikey came for collection, they couldn’t be any nicer. It was as if no job was too much. I felt so relaxed, i asked them to price another area of my property where old garden toys, and other rubbish needs removed. Thanks for being so lovely and I'll definitely be back in touch for your help again soon.
abigail mcghee
2024-06-03
Connor, Steven and Alex doing a stellar job as always, thanks for helping us clear the yard today guys!
Joanna Helfer
2024-06-03
I've used Junk-It a number of times now, and every time I do, I am reminded of how I would never look for another junk removal company. They are just perfect! From a super-quick response from Sarah (on a bank holiday!), booked in for exactly my preferred time, a phone call when the truck was on the way, and then super efficient removal of my items. Jordan and Alex were the team on this day, and they were champions! Lovely, relaxed and chatty, while being quick, calm, organised and making the removal (including two very large sideboards) seem so easy! Thanks guys!
Emma S
2024-05-31
Great service. Quick and efficient. Mikey & Dom were really helpful. Will use again.
Plunc Recycling
2024-05-28
Quick service. Good work from Paul, Tomo, Gordon, Eddie and Robbie. Beats the opposition on price. What's not to like?
Ian Malcolm
2024-05-24
Fantastic service, easy to book, easy to pay and customer service is outstanding. The team arrived on time, professional and friendly, got the job done and left everything clean and tidy. I would def recommend and I will be using Junk It again when I clear out my garage.
Fi
2024-05-22
Fantastic customer service via email from Sarah. Charlie, Connor and Alex were professional, friendly, and helpful when the came to collect everything. Hoskins Architects
Press Team
2024-05-14
My law firm used Junk-It a third time (hence another review) to remove two office bookcases and a chair. The appointment was very prompt, I called Friday afternoon and was able to get an uplift appointment Monday afternoon. I was given a window for the uplift and the drivers called in advance to advise of their ETA, and thereafter arrived right on time. Connor, Charlie, and Alex in Glasgow were exceptional and exemplified the highest standard of professionalism and efficiency during the uplift. It was seamless and at a very reasonable cost. I highly recommend Junk-It for a smooth, hassle-free service.
Steph Popescu
2024-05-13
Quick to come out and efficient. Tony and Connor were very helpful and clear about pricing and their actions.
Shaun Clinton
2024-05-10
Mikey and Pete were brilliant! 08.05.24 - Phoned to let me know they were on the way- gave me a quote for the job and lifted the stuff there and then. They were friendly courteous and very hard working - so glad I phoned Glasgow junk it and will def get them back for future work. Highly recommend.
claire O'Brien
2024-05-10

Accreditations

We have the following accreditations to ensure that you get a credible and trustworthy supplier offering you total peace of mind, knowing that we can conduct your clearance in a safe and professional manner.

  • Safe Contractor Approved logo
  • Glasgow Living Wage logo
  • Green Awards logo
  • Trust A Trader Logo
  • SEPA logo

Get In Touch

GLASGOW

Unit L, Woodville Court Industrial Estate, Woodville Street, Glasgow City, G51 2RL

Telephone: 0141 433 4330

E-mail: info@junk-it.co.uk

EDINBURGH

21 N Leith Sands, Edinburgh, Edinburgh City, EH6 4ER

Telephone: 0131 228 3848

E-mail: info@junk-it.co.uk