December 1, 2023

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The Junkluggers of NW Houston and The Woodlands gives back through sustainable efforts

Owner Blair Paul said his company tries to keep junk removal as easy as possible for clients. (Courtesy The Junkluggers)

After being laid off from the oil and gas industry, Blair Paul, the owner of Junkluggers of NW Houston and The Woodlands, said he saw a chance to serve the Greater Houston community and practice sustainability around the area when he started the branch in March 2021.

“It checked all of the boxes,” Paul said. “It is like, … ‘Help us do this little thing that helps the world be a better place.’”

Paul said what makes Junkluggers different from other removal services is the company’s partnership with area charities, such as the Houston Furniture Bank on Sawdust Road and the Houston Area Women’s Shelter. He said the company is also in discussions with another nonprofit in The Woodlands for a partnership.

With a crew of seven, Paul’s franchise of Junkluggers services the areas of The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe and Jersey Village.

Focus on sustainability

Paul said the goal of Junkluggers is to keep as much out of landfills as possible.

“Anything we can recycle, we recycle, and anything we can donate, we donate,” he said.

Paul said the process of removing unneeded materials is done by his team, and no assistance is needed by the client. The team will remove anything except hazardous materials.

Once a removal is completed, Paul said his team sorts the materials into what can be recycled or donated. Donations are posted to the partner charities so they can have easier access.

“We will get an email saying there is somebody [struggling] financially,” Paul said. “The next time we are in that area, we deliver it for free. That way, the inventory continues to serve the community.”

After a donation is made, Paul said the customer will receive a receipt for their tax purposes.

“Sometimes for really big jobs, we will have multiple trucks that we can designate for recyclables and donations,” he said.

Paul said he wants to have a chance to give back to the community in any way he can.

“We believe that we are blessed in the lives we lead,” he said. “We want to help, and we want to give back.”

Rewarding work

Paul said in launching a business during the coronavirus pandemic, he has had to wear a lot of hats but the work has been rewarding.

In the future, Paul said he wants to continue to expand the business and charities throughout Houston and The Woodlands area to continue offering services to more people.

Paul added he has seen firsthand the effect that donating unwanted materials rather than putting them in a landfill can have.

“We care,” he said. “Some people will say that it is just junk removal, but to somebody that does not have a couch, it means a lot. The adage, ‘One man’s trash is another’s treasure’ is legitimate. We have seen it just through helping our community.”

The Junkluggers of NW Houston and The Woodlands


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Scheduling a removal