Junk Removal Company Targets Greener Techniques

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Stuff happens. We all have it. Too much of it in fact, if you believe the late George Carlin.
It starts slowly (at first), but over time seems to manifest into unmanageable (and sometimes unfathomable) piles to the point that you need more than good friends, a pick-up truck and a free weekend.
Enter 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. The Vancouver-based franchise success story has built its 22-year reputation on not only giving people their space back, but doing so in such a way that the carbon footprint left on Mother Earth is light — an important point for folks who need the room but not the guilt.
“At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we’ve found that many customers assume their junk will wind up in the landfill, which is not always the case at all,” said Brian Scudamore, founder and chief executive officer.
In fact, Scudamore prides himself on the fact that more than 60 percent of customers’ junk doesn’t see the light of the local dump, but rather gets diverted to recycling centers, second-hand stores and charitable organizations, such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity that will hand-sort the junk for resell. There are even some places where the junk is converted into renewable energy sources. Scudamore hopes to raise this percentage to 75 percent by 2014.
“We’ve really stepped up our focus on environmental sustainability in response to the demands of our customers,” said Scudamore. “For every job we do, we have the tracking and reporting tools to share with customers exactly what we collect and how we dispose of it,” he added.
To make people feel good about where their “stuff” is going, Scudamore uses an in-field Environmental Tracking System that allows franchise partners to educate the customer about what happens to their junk once it’s taken away.
“Junk removal is a competitive business, and in order to maintain our advantage, we have to implement environmental best practices, then continue to raise the bar,” he said.
For more information about 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and its franchise opportunities, visit www.1800gotjunk.com/ca_en/franchise/franchise_stage_1.aspx.

Monster Jam Drawing the Crowds

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Some people might not consider sports entertainment or theatrical competitive events as real sports, but a growing number of Americans, over 5 million to be precise, are attending Monster Jam events, Supercross races, Arenacross races, Freestyle Motocross events and IHRA Nitro Jam drag racing events -; while looking for some good old-fashioned fun and competition.

“Sportive” entertainment might have started with the Roman Colosseum, but today’s stadiums and arenas are featuring much more family-oriented entertainment, while still providing the same adrenaline rush. From the world’s top monster trucks competing on circuits, crushing anything in sight including cars, semi-trailers, busses, small planes and more, to drag races, sportive entertainment has become Americana to the core.

Spectators flock to both the top stadiums and arenas in North America and Europe to see their favorite motor sports stars perform. Feld Entertainment, Inc., the company that brings classic shows like Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!, acknowledges motor sports entertainment’s immense popularity. The company recently purchased Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., which has been renamed Feld Motor Sports.

“With the addition of our motor sports division, Feld Entertainment can now offer families everywhere an even wider range of live family entertainment options,” said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. “We plan to take Monster Jam and all of our motor sports events to even more domestic and international markets than ever before.”

Monster Jam live events include three main elements: monster truck racing, monster truck freestyle and pre-show pit parties, where families can come to the venues early to get autographs and pictures with their favorite Monster Jam stars. In addition, many specialty events can take place at Monster Jam events like Quad Wars, Pro Arena Trucks and demolition derbies.

Many of the world’s top monster trucks compete on the Monster Jam tour including the likes of Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Blue Thunder, Monster Mutt and Captain’s Curse in addition to many studio-licensed brands like the Superman monster truck and Batman monster truck.

For more information, visit www.feldentertainment.com or www.monsterjamonline.com.