Cash From Trash By picking up what your garbage man won't, 1-800-Got-Junk? Has become one of the fastest-growing franchises in America.

Cash From Trash By picking up what your garbage man won't, 1-800-Got-Junk? Has become one of the fastest-growing franchises in America.

(FORTUNE Small Business) - Check out this list: an eight-foot-long stuffed swordfish, 13 large porcelain Buddhas, two boxes of dried pig ears, a ship's compass, a Bill Clinton mask, and a prosthetic leg. No, this is not an inventory of Michael Jackson's most prized belongings. Rather, those are just a few of the many, many strange items that an innovative new company called 1-800-Got-Junk? has hauled away.

Got-Junk is the brainchild of Brian Scudamore, a 33-year-old Canadian business savant who failed to earn a high sch