TAMPA, Fla. — There’s a Tampa firm that’s not simply selecting up junk; they’re uplifting the neighborhood. For greater than a decade they’ve been taking salvageable gadgets from the curb to households in want.

Each cease for the large inexperienced Accelerated Waste Options truck is an opportunity to make a distinction in an individual’s life.

“We realized that one man’s trash is one other man’s treasure, we’d acquire issues and we didn’t need to take it to the landfill, we wished to recycle it, we discovered that it’s much more rewarding if you will discover individuals in want then we will donate they usually can profit,” mentioned co-owner Sherrod Hunter.

So, Hunter and co-owner Fred Tomlin began partnering with Tampa Bay thrift shops and nonprofits dropping off something that may be salvaged.

“We have a look at garments that may be reused, there are canned items, non-perishable gadgets that may be donated to households in want as properly,” mentioned Sherrod. “We have a look at each job as a possibility to offer again and make this world a greater place.”

Their donations have turn into so prevalent that organizations began making want lists for explicit gadgets.

“They might come to us and say this week we’d like dressers for a household for a shelter, one other week it could be clothes, one other week it could be bedding,” mentioned Sherrod.

Their name heart staff typically is aware of earlier than the truck even arrives what to anticipate, thanks largely to their new app, Junk Shot.

“We name it ‘trash-parency’ proper, ‘trash-parency,’” mentioned Tomlin. “Get {a photograph} and a video having the ability to see the fabric earlier than we get on-site so we may give individuals a extra correct quote.”

The corporate hopes they are often an inspiration to others you can construct a stable worthwhile enterprise and assist out the neighborhood all on the similar time.

“Truly began out as our first mantra, ‘serving to Tampa Bay day after day,’ and it is advanced,” mentioned Tomlin.

For extra data go to acceleratedwaste.com or junkshotapp.com.

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