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Coordinates: 49°15′58.50″N 123°05′03.66″W / 49.2662500°N 123.0843500°W / 49.2662500; -123.0843500

RBDS Rubbish Boys Disposal Service Inc.
The Rubbish Boys Disposal Service
Industry Waste management
Founded 1989; 29 years ago (1989)
Founder Brian Scudamore
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Number of locations
156 (2017)
Key people
Brian Scudamore (CEO)
Products Junk Removal Services

$200 million (2016)

Owner O2E Brands
Website www.1800gotjunk.com

RBDS Rubbish Boys Disposal Service Inc. (doing business as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?) is a Canadian franchised residential and commercial junk removal company operating in the United States, Canada, and Australia.[2] The company's business model consists of taking junk or trash haulage, and giving it a 'clean' image through branding and marketing.


The company started in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1989. It was incorporated as The Rubbish Boys Disposal Service, then in 1998 with its current name.[3] The first permanent franchise opened in 1997 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada[4] and a second in Toronto in 1998. In 2000, a franchise opened outside Canada in Portland, Oregon.[5] It's correctly known as "The Worlds Largest Junk Removal Service".

The chief operating officer is Erik Church.[6]


The company claims to keep 63.5% of collected items out of the landfill by recycling and by donating to community and charity organizations.[7][8] 1-800-GOT-JUNK? performs bi-annual audits of their environmental practices.[9] Franchisees have access to a report to track their landfill diversion.

Stuck truck in Montreal

1-800-GOT-JUNK? evaluates its level of customer service using the Net Promoter Score system.[10] The company claimed a score of 84 in 2016.[11] Customer calls are routed through a central call center based at the company headquarters in Vancouver and a second location in Toronto. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? released a consumer-based mobile booking site in 2012 and a mobile app in 2013 for franchisees and their employees to manage operations.[12][13]

In the media[edit]

Entrepreneur Magazine named the company 425th of 500 franchises in 2013.[14] Achievers, a company that offers social recognition and employee engagement solutions to its clients, rated the subject of this article Canada's "most engaged workplace" in 2013 and recognised it in 2012.[15]

The founder and CEO is Brian Scudamore.[16]


  1. ^ http://www.1800gotjunk.com/sites/default/files/prkit_2016_northamerica.pdf
  2. ^ Blaskovich, Sarah. "Success stories - Brian Scudamore". Success. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ "How I did it: Brian Scudamore". Business in Vancouver. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  4. ^ "1-800-GOT-JUNK Franchise Review - 1-800-GOT-JUNK Franchises For Sale". Businessmart.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  5. ^ Villano, Matt (May 1, 2006). "A Cache of Cash Cleaning Up Other People's Trash". New York Times. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  6. ^ "The Frequent Flyer: Erik Church". Go Far. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  7. ^ "1-800-GOT-JUNK? - Another Year of Successful Earth Day Events!". 1-800-Got-Junk. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Junk Salvaging Gets Environmental Audit". Greenandsave.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Our honored small businesses - Where are they now?". Winning Workplaces. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  10. ^ D'Antonio, Mila. "1-800-GOT-JUNK? drives its customer experience forward". 1to1 Media. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  11. ^ "1-800-GOT-JUNK? case study". Apptivo. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  12. ^ Levy Sarfin, Rachel. "1-800-GOT-JUNK? rolls out mobile app for franchise partners". IT in Canada. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  13. ^ "1-800-GOT-JUNK now has an app". Computer Dealer News. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  14. ^ "2013 Franchise 500 Rankings". Entrepreneur Magazine. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  15. ^ "The 50 most engaged workplaces in Canada". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Undercover Analysis | Episode #4: Got-Junk Boss Brian Scudamore". Financial Post. Retrieved 1 November 2013.

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