By Sondra Barr
In North Phoenix, a unique business thrives—not just on its commercial success but on a commitment to community welfare and environmental stewardship. North Valley Junk Removal, steered by Dustin Holm and his family, is more than a conventional trash removal service.
Founded in 2016 by Holm, a dedicated Valley resident since 2012, the company has blossomed into a vital community service. “As a business, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community that sustains us,” says Holm. This ethos permeates every facet of their operation, from their participation in local charities to launching ambitious environmental initiatives.
Holm’s vision is simple yet profound: “At North Valley Junk Removal, we aim to do more than the minimum. We strive to leave places better than we found them, nurturing a culture of care and responsibility among our team.” This philosophy has led to their most notable endeavor, the Don’t Dump in Our Desert initiative. Launched under Holm’s guidance, this volunteer-driven campaign focuses on cleaning desert areas around North Phoenix, which suffer from illegal dumping. To date, this initiative has successfully cleared over 150,000 pounds of litter and more than 1,000 tires.
Illegal dumping, a significant blight in the area, has various culprits, including other junk removal businesses, contractors, homeowners, and even abandoned homeless camps. Holm’s program, initiated in 2020 out of his love for the outdoors and dismay at the rampant trash, has become a community rallying point, attracting up to 60 volunteers per event.
For his significant efforts, Holm was honored in 2021 with the Community Impact Award by the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Rep. Debbie Lesko. However, his dedication extends beyond desert cleanups. North Valley Junk Removal is also involved in Adopt-a-Road efforts, recently clearing 18 bags of trash along four miles of roadside and contributes to the Foothills Food Bank by offering discounts to customers who donate nonperishable goods.
The company’s services range widely, dealing with everything from regular garbage to large, unwanted items like pianos, hot tubs, sheds, pool fencing, and more. Holm, his wife Elizabeth, and their 24-year-old son Nathan prioritize recycling and donating usable items to local thrift stores and organizations. They are particularly careful with special items, such as ensuring the proper retirement of American flags through local Boy Scouts organizations.
North Valley Junk Removal is more than environmental and charitable efforts; it stands out for its professionalism and efficiency. With over 19 years of experience in furniture, logistics, moving, and construction, Holm and his team have built a reputation for reliable, high-quality service, evident in customer testimonials that frequently praise their punctuality, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
As for the future, Holm’s vision for his company is clear: to continue serving the community through their core services and their extensive charity work. “We firmly believe that to truly be a part of the community, we must contribute to its wellbeing,” says Holm.
Those interested in junk removal services or wishing to support their charitable efforts can reach North Valley Junk Removal at 623-469-5623 or visit their website at
This content sponsored by North Valley Junk Removal.