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We recycle more than our fill

Junk-it is our name and rubbish removal is our game. With depots in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen our specialist teams deal with everything from commercial to household junk removal, waste disposal and house clearances. That is the bit everyone knows about BUT how do we manage to keep so little of your junk from ending up in a land fill and why?

Once back at our depots it is time for sorting and then redistributed to local charities, recycled, or sent to landfill as appropriate. We aim to recycle 82% of all material and reuse as much as possible. We manage this by Partnering with a number of worthwhile organisations such as Furniture Initiatives, donating items such as books, cardboard, clothing, records/CD’s whenever possible.

Recycling all timber which goes to produce animal bedding, Recycling old tyres for equestrian bedding Recycling Biomass (MDF, Chipboard and plywood), Recycling all metal, donating any useable bicycles to local charity, recycling all Electrical Equipment and all inert waste such as soil, rubble, concrete and brick.

In Scotland, we have 72 active landfill sites, with the capacity to hold 77,970,566 tonnes of waste! Their purpose is for waste that cannot be recycled or breaks down slowly. If we filled Landfills with all our waste they would be packed, air wouldn’t circulate, items wouldn’t break down and decompose over time and our numbers of sights would keep on rising! That is why we are committed to diverting as much waste away from landfill as possible. If you want your junk to be disposed of correctly then give us a call now!

As heard on Clyde 1 and Forth 1


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
Connor, Steven and Alex doing a stellar job as always, thanks for helping us clear the yard today guys!
Joanna Helfer
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
Great service. Quick and efficient. Mikey & Dom were really helpful. Will use again.
Plunc Recycling
Quick service. Good work from Paul, Tomo, Gordon, Eddie and Robbie. Beats the opposition on price. What's not to like?
Ian Malcolm
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.
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
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
Quick to come out and efficient. Tony and Connor were very helpful and clear about pricing and their actions.
Shaun Clinton
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

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