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Michael Starkey- Owner

Michael grew up in Flomot, TX and moved to this area in 1977. Michael started his business in 1984. Back then most of the rural area homeowners burned their trash in barrels because dumpster service was too expensive. Mike started his business providing and empting the barrels of the ashes on a regular basis in the Rockwell Road area using a 1974 Ford LDT pulling a motorcycle trailer with a floor installed on it. Due to the dangers associated with burning trash, Mike saw a need for an affordable weekly trash service, so people would not have to burn their trash or pay too much for metal dumpsters. With the business quickly growing, it wasn’t long until he bought his first regular garbage truck and was able to start the weekly routes, switching to 95 gallon trash carts. The business has since grown and flourished, and now has expanded to cover most of the areas surrounding Amarillo and Canyon, including Bushland and Umbarger, using several smaller garbage trucks and several employees. Mike is married to Lori Starkey. He enjoys horses and traveling. He is a member of the Buffalo Radio Control Airplane Club and the Amarillo Inventors Association, with one patent under his belt and working on others.

Meet Our Team

John Kempf
John Kempf Route Manager
John is Mike’s son and has worked with him since he was 13 years old helping paint barrels and when he got older he rode in the truck and helped with the routes in the summertime. He grew up and had other jobs but he returned full time in 2000 to run the truck for Mike. John has been here for 17 years and now manages the drivers and routes. He is the one who personally sets out the carts for our new customers and he runs the shop. John is happily married to Nancy Kempf and together they have a large blended family. John is a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.
Nancy Kempf
Nancy KempfOffice Manager
Nancy grew up nearby and was close to the Starkey/Kempf family since she was 14. She was considered part of the family and she was around to watch the business grow. She graduated from Randall High School in 1989. After having 3 children she attended Amarillo College to further her education. She graduated with a 4.0 with an Associate’s degree in Office Administration in 2009. Nancy was hired at Starkey’s Trash Service in 2012 and has managed the office for the last 5 years. If you have any questions or need service set up just call the office and she will help you. She is happily married to John Kempf and enjoys working with him on a daily basis. Nancy is also a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.