Green Hornet Is Ready

Our newest truck, nicknamed “Green Hornet” has left our yard for the first time and is ready to provide bin rentals and junk removal to Toronto.

Help the Elderly with Junk Removal

Getting old means downsizing to a more manageable location which also means disposing of a lot of your household items. This time can be a very emotional one for some people, as they sort through a life time of collected items that each hold a memory to them. Some might be more reluctant than others to throw out these memories so being apart of this step is important. Because it is an emotional time, you can not only lend yourself physically to them but emotionally as well. When sorting through the items (especially if they are your parents) you can remind them of all the amazing memories you shared and emphasize that this does not mean they are closing a chapter in their life but rather starting a new one. You can also mention how amazing it is to get rid of the clutter and to focus on decorating their new location by saying things like “This would look fantastic in your new living room”. Understanding that this is an inevitable moment in all our lives is essential to making it a hassle free experience. Be sure to make the phone calls on their behalf if they are experiencing anxiety towards the transition. Whether you are renting a dumpster or getting a pick-up, our friendly and experienced staff will ensure that removing the junk was an enjoyable experience! So give us a call at 416-531-5865 whenever you are ready. We will be more than happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have!

Junk It in the Media: Junk Raiders

Junk Raiders

Junk Raiders is a reality television show that airs on the Discovery Channel in Canada and Ion Television in the United States. The show features a team of seven people with one goal: renovate a downtown Toronto factory into a high-end loft. The catch is that they only have one month and $5000 to do it!

It’s a process that is as difficult as it sounds.

When the Junk Raiders needed a disposal bin, they called Junk It. In episode three of the series they cleaned out the factory, throwing out a large amount of construction material and waste. Junk It was there to provide the dumpster. Since the team had a very small budget and a tight time frame to complete their task, it was important to them that the junk disposal was fast, efficient and affordable.

Junk It was able to get on site quickly and the cost of the disposal bin left the team with most of their budget intact.

The team went on to completely renovate the space. Many of the materials they used were recycled from those who no longer wanted them.

Some other interesting facts about the Junk Raiders TV show:

  • In order to prepare for the show and have enough free materials to complete the job, the team set up a junk hot line and requested donations from the people of Toronto
  • Going through people’s trash to salvage for items is illegal in Toronto. The show received a special exemption to do so.
  • The team was made up of seven people. Two were considered “freecyclers” and they focused on saving, recycling and salvaging materials whenever possible. The other five members were termed “wasters.” They consisted of the owner of an electronics store, an interior designer, a general contractor, a labourer and a builder.

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