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Veteran-run junk removal service helps to clean up NH homes while giving back

June 06. 2018 9:25PM

U.S. Air Force veteran John Elias, owner of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling in Merrimack, is making it easier for local residents and businesses to clean up their homes and properties.

Elias donates, re-purposes, or recycles almost everything he collects and tries to give back to the community as much as possible in the process.

For example, in addition to recycling all cardboard and metal, he also donates items like dressers and lamps to the OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester, which provides transition help to families in need.

Elias also sends clothes, boots and other items to homeless veterans at Liberty House in Manchester. Elias has also hired veterans who have completed the 6-month program there.

If Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity or other local centers aren’t able to take donations collected from homes and businesses, Elias takes the items to the transfer station where mattresses, televisions and other objects are further sorted and kept from the landfill.

JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a national veteran-operated, American-owned franchise that helps clear out unwanted items in an eco-friendly way, keeping at least 60-80 percent of collected materials out of landfills.

Nationwide in 2017, the company recycled more than 20,000 tons of junk and salvaged millions of dollars of material for donation, resale and reuse.

For more information, contact JDog Junk Removal & Hauling in Merrimack at 377-6534.

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