Saving the World, One Lug at a Time

By Focusing on Donating First, Recycling Second

It is not everyday that you hear of entire business models focused primarily on what's best for our community, our charities, and our planet. The best part is, a business that gives us all an equal opportunity to contribute to the mission and their narrative of change. Let's talk a lot of JUNK - and quick, as here in Florida, we are masters at collecting it, and why The Junkluggers of Orlando, a Veteran owned and operated business, has become a trending catalyst of change in our city.

As of March 2021, according to the United States EPA, astonishingly, Florida has a total of 75 landfills, yet the state of Texas has a total of 128 landfills. To put this data in perspective, remember that Texas is 4 times larger than Florida; therefore, it would make sense that Texas should have at least 300 landfills, right? Florida - we now have a great plan to get rid of our junk sustainably! 

The very fashionable lime green signs on many of our street corners are more than a reminder of summertime! They are the optimistic message of two South Orlando community partners, collaborators, and friends; Shea Sen and John Campbell; whose values of giving back to the Orlando community, partnering with charities, and keeping unnecessary waste out of landfills, were in harmonious alignment. All while building a legacy for both their personal and workplace families! 

In their efforts to make our Orlando area more sustainable, The Junkluggers of Orlando partners with a network of charities to repurpose and recycle your goods FIRST; affording you the benefit in the form of a tax-deductible receipt, as they curate the donations, the process and the placements on your behalf. Some of these charities include House of Hope, Habitat for Humanity of Florida, The Mustard Seed of Central Florida and The Salvation Army. With similar partnerships and the same model nationwide, The Junkluggers has diverted over 50 million pounds from landfills, and donated over $1 million to charities, so their involvement in our area is so very promising!

How do we get started? It is actually quite easy and satisfying, as all it takes is a quick call to 1-800-LUG-JUNK or an online request at junkluggersoforlando.com, for possible same-day or next-day appointments. Their big-hearted team of professional and insured luggers will handle your goods with care and efficiency, leaving you 100% satisfied (guaranteed!) with comfort in knowing that your items may have a second chance at life, in some shape or form.

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