Special to The Sun
For Hunter Magness, junk is his livelihood, along with clutter, rubbish, scrap and debris. And business is really piling up.
Magness is the owner of Edmond-based Junk Boss, a turnkey junk removal service. What started in 2010 with Magness, a pickup and trailer has grown to a fleet of three dump trucks and six employees.
Magness estimates that Junk Boss has removed about 20-30 million pounds of unwanted junk in the past three years.
To handle the increasing workload, Magness has recently commissioned the custom build of a new truck, designed by Magness specifically for the junk removal business.
Junk Boss removes unwanted items from homes and businesses across central Oklahoma. From hauling a broken washing machine from a Norman garage to cleaning out an Oklahoma City warehouse packed with discarded equipment, Junk Boss has tackled jobs big and small.
“We were once hired to handle the clean up after a hoarder’s obsession spilled into the front yard,” Magness said. “The local authorities hired us to clean up the mess, making the location safer for everyone in the neighborhood.”
Oklahoma-owned and operated, Junk Boss also will pick up yard and construction debris and garage sale leftovers.
The company is often hired to clean out entire homes, helping families close an estate following a death of a loved one.
“People can be overwhelmed at the prospect of tackling an overflowing garage or storage building,” Magness said. “Worrying about how to dispose of all that stuff can be stressful. We can carry the worry and stress away with the junk.”
Junk Boss specializes in the environmentally conscious disposal of unwanted items. Magness says Junk Boss has recycled about one million pounds of junk that otherwise would have ended up in landfills.
“We look to recycle and donate whatever we can from the junk we collect,” Magness said.
“Useable items like clothing and working appliances are donated to charities while recyclable materials like scrap metal are taken to collection centers. We just think it’s the right way to do business.”
Pick-up times are available Monday through Saturday. Estimates are free and appointments can be scheduled by calling 802-5865 or on the company’s website, www.junk-boss.com.
“Our philosophy is simple,” Magness said. “We remove the junk from people’s lives. At Junk Boss, every day is big trash day.”