Getting rid of junk can be difficult, including for the people who are in the business of it.
There are many reasons for this. Just ask the staff of Junk King, one of Colorado Springs’ junk removal and hauling services. There is the obvious reason: Sometimes it’s plain nasty. Sometimes it means stepping into a Teflon suit and spending a hot day in someone’s backyard where a man-made, 6-foot-deep landfill has been stuffed with moldy food and dog poop among other things.
“Me and the crew that were on that job, we were all sick for about two months after that,” says Justin Miller, 23, recalling the assignment alongside Junk King’s other five workers, each in their smudged red polos.