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A Pickup Truck and Newspaper Ad Puts Unemployed

Financial Services Worker Into Recycling Business


Frank Coyne, co-owner
Junk in the Trunk
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  Interview Highlights

  • A few years back he quit his white collar job at Fannie Mae
  • He had a pickup truck and decided to put an ad in the paper and started hauling junk.
  • When his wife entered the business, the business took a big turn.
  • They found that instead of hauling junk to a land fill they can donate the junk to non-profits so it gets used by others.
  • Their customers get a charity receipt for a write off on their taxes
  • They hope to soon expand into Baltimore, Richmond and Pennsylvania.