1-800-GOT-JUNK? | Junk Removal Prices, Fees, and Reviews (2023)

Written by: Patrick Findaro
Last Updated by María Fernández Amato: February 15, 2023
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This article is based on its 2022 FDD

1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a franchise for qualified candidates in the United States for the operation of retail junk removal in the Home Services industry. Brian Scudamore, the founder and CEO, developed a unique method for operating and franchising junk removal businesses (the “System”).  The System includes proprietary software, brand development, training, marketing programs and access to the exclusive service of the call center and online booking system. In this article, we are going to make a 1-800-GOT-JUNK prices review, fees, and much more.


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What Is 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Brian Scudamore founded the Rubbish Boys in 1993, which is a Canadian-incorporated company. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a subsidiary company that offers franchise locations in the United States. Mr.  Scudamore formed 1-800-GOT-JUNK?  LLC in October 1998 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since formation.  Mr. Scudamore is also the Chief Executive Officer of O2E Brands which encompasses 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Shack Shine, and WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.

Brian Scudamore has successfully scaled this innovative junk removal services to (currently) 130 franchises across the United States.

Initial Franchise Fee

$56,000 – $97,500

This estimate represents the initial franchise fee of $8,125 per subterritory, with the low estimate being a franchise with eight subterritories and the high estimate being a franchise with 12 subterritories. If your franchise is more than 12 subterritories, you will pay $8,125 for each additional subterritory.


1 800 GOT JUNK? Prices Review

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchised business ranges from $241,800 – $289,680.

Additional Cost Breakdown:

According to our 1-800-GOT-JUNK prices review, below is a list of the costs that factor into the range of startup costs from $162,800 – $245,250.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $56,000 – $97,500
  • Initial Marketing Expense: $25,000
  • Computer Hardware and Software: $1,500$4,000
  • Miscellaneous Opening Costs: $5,000$15,000
  • Equipment (Vehicle Lease with dump body): $0 – $10,000
  • Real Estate / Rent: $1,200 – $5,000
  • Local Marketing: $3,600
  • Insurance: $2,000 – $8,000
  • Training Expense: $1,500 – $4,150
  • Additional Funds: $58,000 – $73,000

Ongoing Franchise Costs and Fees:

Royalty: 8% of Gross Revenues semi-monthly-

 -Minimum royalty of $1,200 – $4,000 per subterritory per calendar year depending on when the franchise was opened-

Sales Center, Marketing & Technology Fee: 8% of Gross revenue


Local Advertising Payment

The franchisee will expend an amount that is equal to 8% of its Gross Revenue in each quarter of your fiscal year on local marketing and promotions within the Territory.

During the first-year, franchisees need to spend no less than $3,600 per quarter on marketing.

 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Sales Figures:

Average Gross Sales of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchises For The Twelve Months Ending December 31, 2021

US Franchisees of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? LLC Total Franchisees Average Gross Revenue per Franchisee # and % of Franchisees at or above Average per Franchisee Median Gross Revenue per Franchisee Highest/Lowest Gross Revenue in Range Average Gross Revenue per Subterritory # and % of Franchisees at or above Average per Subterritory Median Gross Revenue per Subterritory Highest/Lowest Gross Revenue per Subterritory in Range
Franchisees operating for more than one day, but less than 12 months 2 $125,466 1/50% $125,466 $150,974/99,958 $20,882 1/50% $20,882 $24,990/16,775
Franchisees operating for more than 12 months, but less than 24 months 1 $857,030 1/100% $857,030 $857,030 $95,226 1/100% $95,226 $95,226
Franchisees operating for more than 24 months, but less than 36 months 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Franchisees operating for more than 36 months, but less than 48 months 2 $2,526,529 1/50% $2,526,529 $4,558,092/494,966 $96,016 1/50% $96,016 $147,035/44,997
Franchisees operating for more than 48 months, but less than 60 months 7 $2,539,624 3/43% $2,515,547 $4,031,295/1,112,666 $154,654 3/43% $137,589 $274,714/79,476
Franchisees operating for more than 60 months, but less than 72 months 1 $1,501,280 1/100% $1,501,280 $1,501,280 $150,128 1/100% $150,128 $150,128
Franchisees operating for more than 72 months 120 $3,381,443 44/37% $2,710,441 $11,881,859/446,585/td> $156,834 51/43% $135,224 $389,003/45,571

Total Gross revenue of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchisees for the 12 Months Ending December 31, 2021 (in dollars)

Country United States Canada Australia
Total # of Franchisees Reported 133 20 6
# and % Making Total Revenue Over $1,000,000 115/86% 12/60% 5/83%
# and % Making Total Revenue of $750,001 to $1,000,000 6/5% 3/15% 1/17%
# and % Making Total Revenue of $500,001 to $750,000 7/5% 5/25% 0/0%
# and % Making Total Revenue of $500,000 or Less 5/4% 0/0% 0/0%

Key Highlights from Sales Figures:

Average Gross Revenue for companies between 1 and 2 years of business: $857,030

Average Gross Revenue for companies after 6 years of business: $3,381,443

These sales figures indicate steady revenue streams during the operation of the franchisee term agreement of 5 years and indicate a majority of franchisees renew their contract after it has terminated.

These numbers vary depending on location, expertise, marketing strategies, and other factors that may affect your overall revenue.

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? Income Statement

Statement of Income

(in thousands)For the Period Ended March 31, 2022
Royalty Fees$7,664,783
Sales Centre Fees5,748,996
Ad Fund Fees1,915,775
Initial Franchise Fees89,928
Other Revenue24,546
Sales Centre5,748,996
Licensing Fees4,043,687
Management and Administration Fees3,577,331
Ad Fund1,915,775
Field Operations113,259
Accounting and Legal3,175
State Franchise Tax8,099
Bad Debts3,533
Bank Charges9,409
Loss before Income Taxes(64,932)
Income Tax Expense
Income Tax – Current
Income Tax – Deferred
Net Loss$(64,932)

The company in 2021 posted a negative net income, which indicates the company might not be liquid and has a relatively low probability of paying off its debts, paying dividends to shareholders, and paying its operating expenses. Payments could also be going to a related entity or be income just reinvested in the brand.


1-800-GOT-JUNK? does not grant exclusive territory as you may face competition from other franchisees, from outlets that they own, or from other local or national junk removal services such as College Hunks Hauling Junk.


1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a well-established that has been around since 1998 and has shown strong revenue figures from their franchisees. Brian Scudamore has run three successful franchise companies and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is their premier national business!

While this may be the business for you, make sure to also check out other businesses offered on Vetted Biz and in the home services industry.

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