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Veteran-franchised waste removal service to launch Tuesday in Charlotte

U.S. Navy Reserves officer Greg Buck, owner of the JDog fleet that launches Tuesday in Charlotte.
U.S. Navy Reserves officer Greg Buck, owner of the JDog fleet that launches Tuesday in Charlotte. Courtesy of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling

A Philadelphia-based, veteran-franchised waste removal company called JDog Junk Removal & Hauling will launch Tuesday in Charlotte.

The local service is owned by Navy Reserves officer Greg Buck, who is currently training to become a Naval Supply Corps officer. He plans to open eight franchises over the next five to six years, according to a recent statement from the company.

Buck will launch the new Charlotte service Tuesday at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sugar Creek Brewing Co. At that time, Buck will commission the first vehicle of his JDog fleet, the company said.

“My family has a long history of military involvement, so the military ethos is one that resonates well with me,” Buck said. “I look forward to acting on that passion and building a similar camaraderie through the JDog brand in the Charlotte community.”

JDog provides waste removal and hauling services to residential and commercial customers. The local fleets operate conspicuous camouflage vehicles and trailers, and the company recycles “a substantial amount of the material” they collect. The company franchises exclusively to military veterans and their family members.

Those interested in scheduling service with the local JDog can call 704-975-1429, and those interesting in franchising can visit www.jdogjunkremoval.com.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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