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Why you should call Junk-it instead of a white van man

It’s tempting to just call up ‘white van man’ when you want to get rid of your junk or waste material quickly, cheaply and with “no questions asked.”

However, there are downsides to white van man:

  • There’s no guarantee that your items are disposed of legally where required.
  • They may not be insured to cover damage to your property when removing items.
  • They can be unreliable when it comes to pickup times.
  • Their pricing can be ‘flexible’.

Junk-it, on the other hand, are above board in all departments and we always remove your junk or waste material when we say we will and within the law (we NEVER fly-tip!). We also work closely with charities to ensure that reusable items are made available to those who need them most.

Junk-It are Scotland’s first and largest licensed rubbish removal and junk clearance service, providing a simple and environmentally friendly solution for bulky waste collection and an excellent alternative to skip hire. In addition to helping homeowners throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central Belt of Scotland we have also worked with some of Scotland’s leading brands and public sector bodies.

Work Ethic, Accreditations and Awards

We have a responsibility to our customers as well as to the Law and the environment. Our ethics and accreditations are testament to the high quality service we provide which, we believe, is the best in Scotland.

Our Work Ethic

  • Transparent, competitive pricing and accurate quotations provided.
  • Fully uniformed and identifiable staff.
  • Pre-arranged time slots and we call 20 minutes before arrival.
  • Fully audited waste trail and waste transfer notes provided.
  • We average over 85% recycling rates.

Accreditations and Awards

  • Full Public Liability insurance.
  • Fully compliant with SEPA (Scottish Environment Agency) regulations.
  • Licensed Waste Carrier.
  • ISO14401 accredited.
  • ‘Scottish Green Awards’ Winner & ‘National Recycling Awards’ finalist.
  • Investors in People.
  • SafeContractor accredited.

We are happy to discuss any questions you have about the disposal of your unwanted items or loads of junk so if you want to get in touch for a quote or arrange a pickup please call us on 0141 433 4330 (Glasgow) or 0131 228 3848 (Edinburgh), email us or use our online enquiry form.

As heard on Clyde 1 and Forth 1


Jordan and Tony did a fantastic job clearing my late mother's garage, they even broke down and removed some old wooden shelving that my grandfather put up in the 90s! Very professional service, courteous and helpful. I've used this service three times now, and would highly recommend it to anyone 👍
Sam M
Excellent work by Tony and Jordan very pleasant and hard working
Anthony Sloey
3rd or 4th time using Junk-It. Always quick, helpful and a decent price.
Hanover Healthfoods
Would highly recommend. Two very polite young lads arrived, showed what needed uplifted. They were very thorough. End result better than expected. Will definitely be using again.
helen whyte
Used Junk It Edinburgh for removal of a greenhouse. Very impressed by the efficient and pleasant workforce who turned up early and completed the job in record time and left everything near and tidy. Would definitely recommend this company.
Alan Davie
Tony and Jordan from Junk It were invaluable during a recent house and garage clearance. What would have taken me weeks took them a couple of hours! They were professional, polite, and down-to-earth hard workers. I would highly recommend Junk It to anyone.
Sheena Burnside
Very professional and friendly approach from Dominic and his colleague. Excellent service, communication and very hard working. Will definitely use there services again in the future.
Verity Coubrough-Casey
We had some items collected a few weeks ago - Junk It were straightforward, efficient, and helpful and did exactly what they said they would. I plan to use them again!
Louise Hopkins
Excellent, friendly service with Dom and Connor H, arrived on time and were very fast and explained the whole process and cost structure. Highly recommend them and Junk -It Glasgow
Angie Gray Creative
Big thanks to Don, Steven and Connor H who took away all my junk from a shed clear out.
Georgina Sheward

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