123 Junk

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123 Junk is the third-largest junk removal company in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company was founded in 2008 by Collin Wheeler at the age of 23.

Background[edit]

The company, based in Chantilly, Virginia, has 5 trucks and 8 employees. They have served over 2,000 companies and maintain partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, The Closet of the Greater Herndon Area, and the Reston Fish Incorporation.

Philanthropy[edit]

123 Junk donates or recycles roughly half the items it collects.[1] Wheeler's company determines which pieces of "junk" are in good condition and takes them to local charities. Reciprocally, customers are provided with receipts so they can claim tax deductions.[2] More recently, 123 Junk has formed a philanthropic recycling operation on a local landfill, minimizing waste and keeping with the environmental trend in a low-cost, low-effort manner.

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External links[edit]

  • 123 Junk Website [1]