Who We Are
We were founded by Jason Mohr, a former investment banker, who quit the City to do something ‘a bit more fun’. Starting from a single truck (Jason worked on it for the first 6 months), we have grown to undertake more than 1,500 clearances every week.
As well as serving householders, offices and tradesmen directly, we provide regional and national waste collection solutions to some of the country’s largest home improvement retailers, landlords, insurance companies, and repairs contractors. On average 92% of the waste we collect avoids landfill.
Along with man & van rubbish clearance, we have a national skip hire business called Loveskips.
Our operating model is similar to Uber, the on-demand taxi platform, but instead of moving people, we move junk. Historically we undertook all the clearances with our own staff and vehicles. However, in 2016 we transformed into a technology platform business to improve speed of response, increase scalability, and reduce collection miles per job.
We now have a national network of established, local waste carriers (our ‘Service Partners‘) who connect to us using an app. We offer jobs out to the network as we receive them from our customers. Jobs are accepted by the nearest Service Partner with spare capacity. Our app connects us with our Service Partners as they undertake the jobs, so we can closely monitor service levels, track where the junk is going, and keep customers updated in real time.
Vision & Mission
Our Vision is to “Clean Up Bulky Waste Clearance” by making it as environmentally responsible, low cost, and easy to use as possible. Our short term Mission is to be able “to collect junk in any UK city within 1 hour of request”.
Core Values & White Elephant Logo
Whatever we do, we always aim to stay true to our five Core Values:
- Happy teams make happy customers
- Open & Honest – the opposite of a faceless corporate
- Responsible & Safe – in how we operate and how we dispose of waste
- Service to proud of – every job and every day
- Innovating & improving – it should always feel we are getting better
The more eagle eyed of you will note that combining the first letter of each core value spells ‘HORSI’ which is about as close to an elephant as we can get!
Which brings us nicely to the white elephant in our logo. We chose it because of the expression ‘white elephant stall’ – which is a simple but very cost effective way of getting rid of the things you no longer want. Just like us 🙂