Glasgow 0141 433 4330 | Edinburgh 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

As a repeat customer I am delighted to report that Junk It maintains it high standards. The administration side is prompt and efficient. Jordan and Tony were cheerful, on time, and did the job with care (did not bump or scrape walls or the lift) and they were very personable ambassadors for the company. Thanks!
G P
2024-01-25
Great service from Jordan, Michael and Dominic, very professional and friendly team. Will definitely be using them again. Thanks lads.
Marilyn Rooney
2024-01-23
Mikey and Dom were a great help in and out quick and fest. Were great guys very helpful
Sam Walker
2024-01-19
Jordan and tony arrived promptly amd were done in no time . Hoghly recommend .
Scott Morrison
2024-01-18
Just had junk it on to remove 2 massive piles of demo work. Mike and dom never stopped going up and down from the first floor to the van to get every thing removed in a timely fashion
John Brogan
2024-01-16
Mikey and Dom came out and dismantled greenhouse without leaving any mess. They cleaned up the whole place. I was delighted by their attitude and ability and would certainly recommend and use them again.
Stan Mullen
2024-01-14
Just want to say how amazing these guys are I phoned them and they were at the address with in an hour, it was Steven and Dominic who came to clear the flat and nothing was any bother.They got me out of a bad predicament. What has been a very difficult week was made easier by the 2 guys. So thank you l won't hesitate to use this service again. Keep up the good work
Marie Tobias
2024-01-12
I had Dom and Dan from Junk It clearing away my Christmas Tree. They were very friendly, polite and efficient Junk It were faster and cheaper than the City Council so a good job
Debbie Reilly
2024-01-05
Pleasant experience from start to finish. Good communication and turned up on time. Special thanks to Dominic and Stephen who were friendly and easy to deal with. A+
Mark McLaren
2023-12-21
Dom and Michael did a great job in assisting us with our office move. Highly recommended.
Chris Davidson
2023-12-21

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