Buzz: News and Press Coverage of 123Junk

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.

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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.

Fox News DC

Collin Wheeler is interviewed by Fox 5 News reporter Holly Morris.

Fox 5 News interviews 123Junk's Zach Johnson about our proprietary 3 Step disposal Process.

Fox 5 News DC

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...

The Washington Post

123Junk was highlighted in an article by the Washington Post entitled "Garage Makeover."

Mary Elkind's garage had become a sorry space crammed with things she wanted to forget. She knew she needed to get rid of a lot of that stuff. So, she turned to Pierrette Ashcroft, a professional organizer and productivity coach to help her let go of things she would never use again and create a system for storing what was left.

After creating piles of trash, donation items, and other piles, it was time to call 123Junk to deliver the donation items to Chantilly Habitat ReStore and take the other items to the Fairfax County Transfer Station.

The Examiner

CEOs Under 25 is an occasional, ongoing series about inspirational young executives and how they quickly worked their way to the top.