Buzz: News and Press Coverage of 123Junk

viva tysons123JUNK is in the news again, appearing in a feature story in both Viva Tysons and Viva Reston magazines (January/February 2018 editions). Titled “A Fresh New Beginning,” it explores how simplifying can give both you and those in the community a fresh start.

The article explains that when you clear out unwanted or unnecessary clutter and junk from your home, it not only gives you a lighter outlook, it demonstrates how your donations help those less fortunate right here at home.

“As thought leaders in the local junk removal community, 123JUNK was the first company to put emphasis on repurposing items,” says 123JUNK owner Collin Wheeler, who goes on to tell how he originated his business concept of aligning with local charitable organizations including No One Left Behind and Loudoun Habitat ReStore.


Kevin WheelerCongratulations to Kevin Wheeler, Client Relationship Manager with 123JUNK, who was recently awarded the 2017 Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) Affiliate Member of the Year! What a tremendous honor!

The Affiliate Member of the Year award is given to that person who shows great enthusiasm for the Association and goes above and beyond to show support to and a positive influence on the industry, the Association and its member Realtors, their clients, and the local community. The winner is selected by the membership from among the nominees and honored with this yearly presentation.

As an affiliate member, Kevin Wheeler is an integral resource for serving the needs of member Realtors and their clients, assisting them with junk hauling needs. His outstanding contributions and consistent involvement earned him this recognition.

Bea Malone Award123JUNK is proud to have been named the 2017 Bea Malone Small Business of the Year for Fairfax County, Virginia. The award was presented on October 5, 2017 and it was the first year of the award.

This Bea Malone award is given by the Fairfax County Small Business Commission to one company that 1) meets the definition of a Commonwealth of Virginia small business, and 2) uses or has used Fairfax County business support resources like its Vendor Forum, business incubators, Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) to advance or improve its operation. A review of the business’ success story is also taken into consideration.

123 Junk Best of Northern Virginia


123JUNK was recognized by Northern Virgina Magazine as the 2017 Best Junk Hauler in Northern Virginia. Thank you to all of those who voted for us! 

We feel very proud and blessed to have the opportunity to serve a customer base in an area we consider to be one of the best in the country!

Leesburg Today 40 Under 40 for 2014


Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today recognized Collin Wheeler as a Young Community Leader in its annual “40 Under 40” awards dinner. Read his interview here.

Angie's List 123Junk was recognized by Angie's List as one of the best contractors in Washington D.C. Click Read More to read the article.

Click to read: Washington, D.C. Best Contractors: 123Junk

angies-list-award-100x100123JUNK has won the Angie's List Super Service Award in the "Hauling" category. This is the first year that 123JUNK has received enough reviews on Angie's List to qualify for the award, which requires a minimum number of graded reports to be submitted by Angie's List users.



In an interview with ABC 7 News National Correspondent, Rebecca Cooper, Collin Wheeler tells us about success by the truckload.

The Washington Business Journal

You might say Collin Wheeler has cluttered up his life with junk. Heck, it’s an accusation to which he’d happily plead guilty as charged.

But while some might dub antiquated elliptical machines, cathode-ray television sets and faded couches from another decade as junk, Wheeler sees hidden treasure. Or shall we say, revenue.

In fact, those things have led him on a most unlikely course to become founder and CEO of 123Junk LLC.

The Washington Post

Collin Wheeler is the last person you’d expect to be hauling away your trash. For one, he’s a germaphobe. He washes his hands every chance he gets, and launders shirts after one wear.

“But when I get into junk mode, it all goes out the window,” said Wheeler, the 27-year-old founder and chief executive of 123 Junk, an “eco-friendly” trash removal service based in Sterling that donates and recycles about half of the items it collects.

Talk Loudoun

One of the things you realize when you are moving from one home to another -- or one office space to another -- is that you've more than likely accumulated a lot of things. Maybe that sofa is getting old or won't fit into your new home. If you don't want to move it, you probably will try to call some charities to see if they'll take it. The problem is...