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Got Junk? Call SJR Junk Removal

By Holly Crocco

Junk. Everyone’s got it. Nobody wants it.

What do you do with your old furniture that isn’t good enough to sell, and you can’t seem to even give away? How about those random trinkets and gadgets that have been taking up space in your attic or basement?

SJR Junk Removal & Sanitation in Somers has got you covered. Dustin Dwyer and his crew can haul away most unwanted items, leaving customers with less clutter and oftentimes benefiting local charities – like My Brother Vinny – which accept donations of gently-used items that the company arranges.

Dwyer said he believes in recycling, repurposing and reusing as much of the materials removed from customers’ locations as possible, lowering the amount of materials that end up in landfills.

Dwyer started SJR Junk one year ago, but the concept of the business has been nearly 20 years in the making. While Dwyer has always had the idea to own his own company in the back of his mind, it wasn’t until after he retired as an EMT with the FDNY and from the New York City Department of Corrections that he made it a reality.

After attending a class by business strategist Tony Robbins last year, Dwyer finally had the last push he needed.

SJR Junk also offers dumpster trailer rental and weekly residential garbage pickup. “I do that because I’m providing a better service and I’m getting the truck out there,” explained Dwyer.

For those who have trouble getting their garbage to the curb, he even offers back door pickup. “As an entrepreneur, you look at how you can do things better,” said Dwyer.

For $37.99 a month, customers get two 96-gallon containers. He offers a no-contract agreement, with customers able to opt for month-to-month service. Dwyer also said he will beat any competitor's price.

Dustin Dwyer of SJR Junk Removal & Sanitation is ready to pick up your unwanted items.

SJR Junk Removal & Sanitation is licensed in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties, and even services Columbia County, which has no licensing requirements. To arrange a free quote, call 845-585-5865 or email

Dwyer’s family history goes back 26-plus years in Shenorock, and as such, he is involved in the local community, giving back to charities and animal rescue organizations. For more information, visit


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