Category Archives: Junk Removal

The Psychology Behind Littering

Cheap Skip Bin Hire on the Brain: The Psychology Behind Littering Littering has been a no no for a long time, and yet we’re all accustomed to seeing trash in places it isn’t meant to be. It’s easy to imagine that only a careless minority litter, but the amount of trash left behind after crowded events such as parades and festivals suggests that the number might be higher, and if we think back, most of us probably have at least a few memories of littering ourselves. So why do we continue to litter, despite the fact it’s both frowned upon…
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The Origin of Trash And Other Rubbish Words

English has often been described as a magpie language, picking up the shiniest words from Latin, German, French and many others to form the wonderful if hard-to-pronounce language we use today. But it’s easy to forget that, along with all the gems such as schadenfreude and deja vu, English has been picking up trash, junk, rubbish and the like. Here at Junk2Go, we’re pretty preoccupied with the topic of waste, so you’ll be pleased to learn that we’ve unearthed the roots of  today’s most common rubbish words, not to mention a neglected Australasian alternative. Trash, a word which today conjures…
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Reducing Our Waste Pickup: Finding Alternative to Single Use Plastic Bags

Waste Pickup In Auckland & Single Use Plastic Bags It probably hasn’t escaped your attention that plastic bags have been in the news again in recent months. In February, a Greenpeace petition with over 65,000 signatures, urging New Zealand’s politicians to ban plastic bags was presented to Parliament, and several campaigns promoting a ban on single use plastic bags are highly visible across the media. With current and former politicians supporting a ban, and a number of New Zealand supermarkets agreeing to stop using plastic bags at the the end of this year, it seems like the right time to…
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The Journey to Junk Pickup – A Brief History of Waste Disposal

 Junk Pickup – A Brief History Hauling that leaky fridge up the driveway for inorganic collection might seem like a literal pain in the back. But take a look at how our forefathers had it, and you’ll see that we really have ended up at the top of the heap here in modern-day Auckland when it comes to junk pickup waste disposal. Rubbish really is a problem as old (or maybe even older) than civilisation itself, and humans throughout the ages have tried all sorts of ways of dealing with it. It’s hardly a surprise to learn that the  Ancient…
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The Real Cost of Rubbish Removal

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As Kiwis, it’s practically hard-wired into our DNA to complete what we consider basic DIY jobs around the home without any “intervention” from a qualified tradesperson. Apart from it being a badge of honour and something akin to a national pastime, we get to congratulate ourselves on the hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars we reckon we’ve saved by not calling in the experts. But have you ever stopped to think about the REAL cost of doing something as seemingly mundane as rubbish removal? It’s not always as straightforward as you might think, and it could be stopping you from…
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How to load a skip bin

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The best way to load your skip bin It’s that time of year where we’re cleaning up our houses or making renovations. Thankfully our skip bins help us deal with the collateral damage of sprucing up our homes! Skip bins make life easier for us DIY Aucklanders, but even though we’re using it for rubbish, there’s still a right way and a wrong to fill a skip bin. I know! It seems crazy because all of your junk is just heading to the dump. But if you know how to load your skip properly, you’ll not only be able to…
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Junk2Go feature in NZBusiness magazine

Recently our founder and director Dave Lewis spoke to NZBusiness about impeccable service delivery and how he turned junk and rubbish removal into a thriving Auckland business. Thanks to a dedicated team of rubbish truck drivers and junk removalists, a fantastic business mentor, and a concerted effort to understand their clientele, Junk2Go are known as the go to guys when it comes to junk removal in Auckland. Business mentors matter Speaking to NZBusiness, Dave says that working with an “incredible business mentor” has changed the way he runs Junk2Go and thinks about business. In April 2014 Dave engaged Sam Hazledine,…
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Garbage on trend– how to upcycle your old junk into something stylish

Spring is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your backyard to get it ready for summer BBQs and get-togethers. Easier said that done when we know how expensive it is to hire proper landscapers and gardeners. Even plants and flowers can be costly when you’re going DIY on your property. Well, it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune if you’re creative about it. This spring you’re going to decorate without spending a cent – and we’re going to tell you how. Junk on trend Repurposing junk before you throw it away for the weekly…
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When dumpster diving pays off

Rubbish skip bins are in every basement carpark and building site, and most of the time they play host to rubbish and junk. But from time to time people throw away some gems, relics of years gone by that have lost their practicality but not their novelty factor or antique value. Recently a woman tried to dispose of an old computer she thought was junk – that computer turned out to be a first generation Apple worth more than US$200,000. From time to time we see these stories in the news and we’re constantly in awe – how could that…
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De-cluttering Ideas

Imagine this: a tidy kitchen counter, an organised closet, a clean smelling house. If you’re busy working, raising a family, and keeping your social life together, this may seem more like a dream. But really, it’s not that easy. It’s all about the art of letting go, letting go of the clutter, that is. Our parents and grandparents may be of the generations that grew up with less, and therefore had to stockpile to get through Depressions and Wars, but we’re not them! It’s time to take a look at the behaviour behind your clutter –why is it accumulating in…
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