Monday, December 6, 2010

Buying lots of Christmas presents? Clear some junk first!

If you are like most people you will be buying a lot of presents for those in your family this month. Each year at Christmas people across the country load up on new toys, games, furniture, and even appliances. But what exactly do you do with all the old stuff?
If you are going to get a new appliance, furniture, or even and bunch of new toys for the kids, you will need to first clear some space. You won’t be able to fit all of the new items alongside the things you currently have. You have several options for cleaning out the house, either before or after Christmas, when you are ready to make way for all the new items.
First, you can try to sell the things you want to get rid of. This way you also recoup some of the costs on replacing or getting new items. You can run classified ads or let friends know that you have those items for sale. If you feel it is unwanted junk or has no value you can simply call Capital Junk.
Serving the entire Ottawa area, Capital Junk will happily do all the work of picking up your unwanted junk or items left over from home or office cleanouts. Just make an appointment by calling us or booking online and we will be there. We do all the work, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Another benefit of having us remove your unwanted junk is that we take an eco-friendly approach. We will donate and recycle as much as possible, to try to reduce what is actually taken to a landfill. Plus, if you reserve online you will save $10. Contact us today so you can start clearing out the junk and making way for all the new things you will receive this Christmas!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Holiday Shopping

With Christmas just around the corner, millions of people will begin their annual shopping spree to find gifts for all those on their list. Problem is, this time of year can be really hard on the environment if people aren’t at least a little conscious regarding the choices they are making.

This year, make it a goal to try to do eco-friendly holiday shopping. You can do this by keeping these five tips in mind:

1. Narrow your stores. Rather than running all over Ottawa in search of those perfect gifts, narrow down where you will go. Try to get as much as you can at one or two stores, thereby limiting the amount of travel between points.
2. Choose less packaging. Christmas morning often features garbage bags filled with packaging materials. Look to purchase items that are not over-packaged.
3. Skip the plastic. It is well known that plastic products are wreaking havoc on the world, from their production through the never-ending disposal of them. The less plastic you put in your cart, the better for the environment.
4. Take reusable bags. Since you know you are heading out shopping, grab your reusable bags, so you can avoid those plastic ones from the store. Plastic bags are damaging to the environment and require a lot of resources to produce.
5. Notice the miles. If you are considering buying a product, look at where it was made. Buying products that have traveled thousands of miles to reach the store is damaging to the environment. You can reduce your carbon footprint by opting for gifts made closer to home!

From turning used newspaper into wrapping paper to recycling as much as possible after everyone has opened their gifts, there are always ways for you to be more eco-friendly, this time of year. And if your Christmas list includes items like new furniture and appliances, contact Capital Junk to remove your old ones! We will make sure they are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way by means of donating or recycling.

Capital Junk serves the entire Ottawa area and specializes in helping businesses and individuals with unwanted junk removal, including furniture, old appliances, and miscellaneous items. With an eco-friendly mission, they work to keep items out of landfills.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

5 Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

There are many reminders out there about how individuals can strive to be more environmentally friendly. Yet even though we may not realize it, businesses of all kinds are also creating a lot of waste. Every business, no matter how large or small, can do things to be more eco-friendly.

Beyond making sure that every business takes care of toxic waste in accordance with the law, here are five things you can do within your business right now to make it greener:

1. Set up recycling centers. If you are not offering recycling in your office you can easily set this up. Recycling such things as paper and ink cartridges can go a long way toward being more eco-friendly.

2. Create an office policy that all equipment must be shut off at the end of the day. Millions of businesses leave computers, copy machines, and lights on over night, just wasting resources. You will also see a drop on your monthly utility bills!

3. Reduce the amount of waste your office produces, especially where paper is concerned. Remind people to only print what is absolutely
necessary and to use both sides of the paper, if possible.

4. Buy recycled products when you make your office supply orders. Today you can find compostable pens, recycled copy paper, and more, all of which helps toward a cleaner planet.

5. When it comes time to do a junk removal, call us at Capital Junk. Whether you are relocating, cleaning out, or replacing older items, we can take the stuff off your hands and help keep it out of landfills by recycling or donating them.

Serving the entire Ottawa area, Capital Junk proudly assists smaller local businesses as well as large 10 story office buildings to remove unwanted junk, including old appliances, furniture, e-waste and more. They are committed to being environmentally responsible and work to keep as much of the items out of landfills that they can. And when you schedule your Ottawa area junk removal appointment online, you receive $10 off!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Celebrating “Waste Reduction Week” in Ottawa

“Waste Reduction Week” is a special week held from October 18-24, 2010. It is an event that takes place for all of Ottawa and has a mission of helping to raise awareness about reducing the amount of waste that we produce. Throughout the week, the City of Ottawa will be offering programs that will help to get the word out about the importance of protecting the environment and keeping things out of area landfills.

There are many things you can keep in mind to help do your part in reducing waste, including:
• Carrying your own reusable bags to the grocery store.
• Avoid purchasing products that are overly packaged.
• Opt for buying products in bulk, rather than individually wrapped items.
• Avoid buying products that are in non-recyclable packages.
• Use reusable plates, cups and silverware, rather than buying disposables.
• Buy a water filtration system instead of using plastic water bottles.

You will find that you still have items left over that you do not need, even with all your efforts to reduce waste. Periodically you may find it necessary to do a basement cleanout or even do some spring cleaning, both of which will create a lot of unwanted junk. You can opt to have a garage sale to sell some, donate items to area thrift stores, or simply call Capital Junk to remove all of your unwanted items.

Capital Junk serves the entire Ottawa area, helping to remove unwanted household junk, including old appliances, furniture, and more. Besides handling all of the work for you, we are committed to being environmentally responsible and keeping as much out of landfills as possible. Schedule your pick-up online and save $10. Let’s make “Waste Reduction Week” in Ottawa a huge success!

Monday, October 4, 2010

5 Things You Can Do with Your Unwanted Junk

If you live in the Ottawa area, you already know that we have been trying our best to do our part in keeping items out of landfills. The more we can follow the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle, the better for our environment. Even so, we all end up with some types of unwanted junk at one time or another.

Whether it comes as a result of cleaning out the house, replacing old appliances, or clearing out the garage, you may still end up with unwanted household items that you don’t know what to do with.

Here are five things you can do with your unwanted junk:
• Freecyle. Have you heard of freecycle? It’s free to use, and all you have to do is sign up and send out a message to the group what you are offering for free. Just type in your city name and you will find an Ottawa area group. Remember, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!
• Classified Ads. If it is something of value that you may be able to sell, try running a classified ad on Craigslist to see if you can find any takers. This is a FREE service!
• Donate. There are many thrift stores that will happily take unwanted household items, as well as clothing. Simply give them a call for their preferred donation times.
• Garage Sales. If you have enough items that you need to get rid of, you could hold a garage sale, or get in on one with a neighbor. Have some fun & make a few dollars too!
• Call Capital Junk. We specialize in the junk removal business, serving the entire Ottawa area. Plus, we have an environmentally friendly mission, keeping as much as possible out of landfills.

Whether it is old appliances, basement or garage cleanouts, or unwanted household junk we provide a quick and affordable service for having it removed and taken care of. Book your appointment today and we will arrive and handle all the work for you. Plus, if you book online, you can save $10.

Monday, September 20, 2010

5 Ways to Reduce the Amount of Paper You Use

If you are like the average person, you use a lot of paper. Whether it is printing pages or using paper napkins, you could probably make a few small changes to use less. And saving paper is a good thing for the environment, considering it takes about 324 liters of water to produce one kilogram of paper (and a lot of trees!).

We are using more paper and paper-based products than we even realize! For example, did you know that globally 115 billion sheets are used each year for computers? It’s true! But there are things we can do to reduce the amount we use, including:

• Buy recycled paper for your computer. Look in the store for paper that is made from post-consumer recycled fibers. The higher percentage, the better.
• Pay attention to what you print off from your computer. Ask yourself if it is something you really need printed.
• Use both sides of all paper, whether for writing on for printing. If you still end up with sheets that have a blank side, use them as scrap paper.
• Replace your paper napkins with cloth ones. Investing in one set of cloth napkins will last a long time and add sophistication to any meal.
• Buy recycled toilet paper and tissues when you go shopping. Most stores do carry them; you just need to seek them out.

Start by reducing the amount of paper you use and take the time to recycle whatever you don’t need any more. It is just one more step in helping to keep Ottawa green! You can also log onto this paper calculator that helps show you the benefits of making better paper choices.

At Capital Junk, we make it our mission to help protect the environment. We help people in the Ottawa area every day to recycle everything from old appliances and computers to unwanted household junk.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

5 Tips for Successfully Organizing Your Garage

Summer is the perfect time of year to get the garage cleaned out and organized. After all, you have been putting it off for months on end, waiting for the ideal time. Well, that time is here!

Here are five tips to keep in mind for successfully organizing your garage:

1.Plan. Before you get started, think about your vision for the garage. Do you want to be able to park a vehicle in it or just have an organized area for all your outdoor belongings? You will also need to consider whether you need a kid’s area, storage or even a small workshop location.
2.Prepare. Once you’ve defined the vision, prepare by properly organizing what you need. While many people don’t want to put out the money, the benefits from the purchase of shelving, hooks, labels and cabinets is well worth the investment.
3.De-clutter. Roll up your sleeves and move everything out of the garage that you no longer need, or find a corner in the garage to stack it all. There will most likely be a lot of unwanted junk and items that you no longer need. You will need to get rid of these in order to really de-clutter and organize.
4.Install. When the garage is clear of all junk and unwanted items, it’s time to install the shelving or cabinets that you plan to use. Make sure that everything has a place. You may find it helpful, especially if you have children, to label exactly where things go, in order to help it stay organized. Another good way to organize is to mount peg board and hooks and outline the objects that go in each space.
5.Remove. At this point, to get the full effect of an organized garage, you should have all the unwanted junk hauled away. Contact a company like Capital Junk and they will promptly have it all removed.

When it comes to having junk removed in the Ottawa area, Capital Junk has a great reputation for providing professional services, being environmentally friendly, and helping to keep unwanted items out of Ottawa landfills. Capital Junk specializes in all types of junk removal, including old appliances, house clean-outs, garage clear-outs, and de-cluttering your space!

Friday, July 9, 2010

What to Consider When Hiring A Junk Removal Service

While you may be familiar with the idea of hiring a junk removal service to help you haul away junk and old appliances, you may not be so sure about which service to hire. In order to have an experience that goes smoothly, you will need to consider several things when deciding which company to hire, including:

Variety. You want to make sure that the junk removal service you hire doesn’t put a lot of limitations on what they are willing to pick up and haul away. At Capital Junk, we will haul everything from old appliances and drywall, to old tires, yard waste and furniture.

All-Inclusive. Since you are hiring a company to do the junk hauling, you will also want them to do the work of loading up your items. Be sure to look for a company that provides the full-service treatment; it will make the job that much easier for you!

Reputation. Ask around, seeking referrals and testimonials from people who have used the junk removal services you’re considering. Also, make sure that the company you choose is fully licensed and insured.

Eco-Friendly. If you are like most people, you prefer that the service you hire do more with your junk than just taking it and dumping it into an Ottawa landfill. Look for a company that is eco-friendly. Capital Junk sees to it that 70 percent of everything it picks up stays out of landfills. Better yet, a large portion of the junk they haul supports the local branch of the charity Habitat for Humanity along with other organizations & churches.

Pricing and Savings. Be sure to select a company that provides up-front pricing and may even offer some discounts. This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises on the day of the junk removal. Always be sure to confirm any surcharges or commissioned workers….with Capital Junk there is no need to worry about this!

Capital Junk is a company that has built a solid reputation in the junk removal business by providing the entire Ottawa area with top-notch service, environmentally friendly disposal, and providing competitive pricing. You can even save when you book your appointment online!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ready to Downsize? We Can Help!

Each year many people around Ottawa decide it is time to downsize. Some downsize their home, while others downsize their office space. Whether the kids have flown the coop or you have just decided a smaller office suits your needs better, downsizing your home or office can be a huge process. After all, you need to get rid of a lot in order to get it to all fit into the smaller space. That’s where we come in!

At Capital Junk we specialize in helping people, both personal and commercial, with removing unwanted junk. No matter what it is that you need to get rid of in your downsizing, we are up to the task.

We are experts in junk removal in Ottawa, including:
- old appliance removal
- house clean outs (including furniture and appliances)
- junk hauling
- appliance recycling
- disposing of old computers
- debris, yard waste and paint removal
- old tires and box springs
- building material
- construction cleanup
- much more!

If you are ready to downsize, or just need junk removed for another reason, contact us at Capital Junk. We will arrange a convenient time to stop by and help you out. We handle the entire loading and cleanup!

Our professional and courteous team members will work hard to help you with all your junk removal needs. We will do all the physical work of taking care of the loading and clean-up. Meanwhile you can feel good knowing that we make every effort to be environmentally friendly, by reusing and recycling everything that can be.

By choosing our eco-friendly junk removal service, you are helping to keep items and materials out of Ottawa area landfills. Our record speaks for itself – we keep 70 percent of all we collect out of Ottawa landfills, by donating items to local charities, churches, etc.

Monday, June 7, 2010

5 Tips for Having a Great Garage Sale

It is garage sale time around Ottawa! Here are five tips to keep in mind that can help you have a great garage sale:

1. Get the word out. Whether you are advertising in the local paper or putting up flyers on the grocery store bulletin board, let people know about the sale. And don’t forget to use the Internet to get the word out. Check out Ottawa Garage Sales, which lets you add your sale for free.
2. Display nicely. While you may think of it as junk, others may find it to be a treasure. Whether it is old appliances, furniture or household items, you can make it more appealing in your display.
3. Be flexible. While putting a price on everything is ideal, keep in mind that you should try to be flexible and negotiate with people. After all, you have it out there because you don’t want it, and you probably don’t want to still be stuck with it at the end of the sale, either.
4. Have good signage. Nobody likes it when they try to find a garage sale and instead find themselves driving in circles, unable to locate it. It is important to have good signage that provides proper directions to your location.
5. Clear it out. After the sale is over, cherry pick what you still want to keep and/or give away. Then arrange for Capital Junk to pick up the rest and haul it away for you. That is the best way to ensure that it doesn’t continue to clutter up the house.

At Capital Junk, we provide a hassle-free junk hauling service; we will pick up and haul away everything from mattresses and appliances to old tires and household junk. We also do it in an eco-friendly way, helping to keep Ottawa beautiful by recycling and reusing as many items as possible. And when you book your appointment online, we’ll even give you a $10 discount.

Monday, May 17, 2010

5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Junk Removal Service

Many people across Ottawa need junk removal help each year. Whether it’s a result of doing a basement clean-out, replacing old appliances, or even from a commercial clean-up, there are so many ways that a junk removal company can be of service.

Keep these five tips in mind when it comes to hiring a junk removal service:
1.Be sure that they take all kinds of junk. The last thing you want is to find out that they don’t take many of the items you have and that you will need to find a second route to junk removal.
2. Hire a company that will handle all of the pick-up and cleanup for you, so that you are not left having to do all the lifting and labor. That could prove to be a time consuming and exhausting task.
3. Look for a junk removal company that is eco-friendly. That way, your old appliances, computers, household items, and other waste all end up disposed of appropriately, with very little of it being put into Ottawa landfills.
4. Any junk or debris removal service you hire should be hassle-free with no hidden surcharges. What you want is a smooth process from setting the appointment through everything being picked up. As well a company who sticks to their quote and doesn’t surprise you with hidden fees!
5. A company that allows you multiple ways to set a junk hauling appointment, including by phone and online, so that it is convenient for you.

At Capital Junk, we meet all the criteria above, and beyond. We will happily and professionally, haul away whatever type of junk you may have, including old tires, furniture, computers, mattresses, appliances, scrap metal, renovation debris and more. We are also eco-friendly, making every effort to recycle and reuse as many items as possible. And not only do we handle all the pick-up and clean-up, but we’ll even give you $10 off when you book your appointment online.

So schedule an appointment today and see for yourself why Capital Junk is Ottawa’s fastest growing junk removal company!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Need a dumpster? Think again!

With the weather warming up, many people around Ottawa will be busy doing clean-outs of their house, including the basement or garage. They may even finally get around to cleaning up the old junk that has been lying around the yard or working on a home renovation. In doing so, many may wonder if renting a dumpster is the right way to go in order to get the job done right.

At Capital Junk we’d like to ask you to reconsider taking the dumpster route. That’s because you may not realize just how much work is involved in using a dumpster and how much more beneficial it is to give us a call for the junk removal.

When you rent a dumpster you will be doing a lot of work. You will be responsible for putting everything into it, which can be a lot of physical work. When you have us take care of your junk hauling needs, we do the hard work for you! Whether you are looking to do a clean-out that includes old appliances or furniture, household items or renovation materials, we make the job a lot easier.

Another big difference in renting a dumpster versus calling us at Capital Junk is what happens to the items or materials once it leaves your home or business. If you hire a dumpster it will all end up in Ottawa landfills, whereas we make it our mission to keep as much of it out of landfills as possible. By recycling what we are able to and donating items that can be reused to charities, we end up keeping about 70 percent of what we pick up out of landfills. That’s not only good for you and others, but it’s good for all of Ottawa.

All of these reasons and not to mention saving you money! Dumpster or bin rentals charge for the rental itself plus the weight of the bin after you fill it. Our pricing is strictly based on volume…no surcharges, hidden fees or rental costs! Contact us today to see how we can help you with all your junk removal needs! Visit for more details.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Time For New Appliances? Think Energy Star!

This time of year, many people around Ottawa begin to think about purchasing new appliances, especially refrigerators. Spring is a good time to clean out and trade up! And even if you haven’t yet thought about doing it, maybe you should. Did you know that replacing your current appliances with those newer models that are certified as being ‘ENERGY STAR’ can add up to big savings throughout the year, helping to offset the cost of making the purchase?

In fact, the Canadian Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) reports that ENERGY STAR appliances only receive that certification when they are 10 to 50 percent more energy efficient than comparable products that meet the minimum standards. With that kind of energy savings, it may be enough of an incentive to prompt people to upgrade to a newer model.  Besides, there are some rebates and incentive programs offered by the OEE, in an effort to encourage additional people to upgrade to more energy efficient appliances.

But what will you do with your used appliances? That need not be a headache anymore! Simply contact us at Capital Junk. We serve the entire Ottawa area by handling all junk and old-appliance removal. We will come out to your home or business to pick up the old appliances whenever it is convenient for you. And you don’t have to worry about where that appliance goes once it is in our hands. We have made it our mission to see that appliances in working condition are reused, and that those that no longer work are properly dealt with and recycled.

This may be the ideal time to clean up and clean out, especially when there are deals for those who purchase more eco-friendly appliances. But keep us in mind because, when you have a new appliance delivered, you will need to have your old one removed. And we’ll happily take it away and properly dispose of  it for you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Planning for Earth Day!

April 22nd is Earth Day! And while you may be busy planning which eco-activities and events you are going to attend through Earth Day Ottawa, you can carry those principles over throughout the year. Even though Earth Day sets aside one day out of each year in order to remind us of the importance of taking care of our planet, the focus of what this day is about really needs to be a part of our daily lives.

Reusing and recycling plays a big part in caring for our environment. If you have household junk, unwanted appliances, or scrap metal that needs to be disposed of, Capital Junk should be the call you make. Through our recycling service, we’ll make arrangements to pick up your unwanted appliances, yard waste or items from a household or basement clean-out, and make every effort to donate items that can be reused and recycle items that can be recycled.

This Earth Day, look around your home to see what type of clean-out you are in need of. You can take comfort from knowing that, in Ottawa, Capital Junk will make sure that items you dispose of do not head straight to the landfill. We are concerned about the planet, just as you are which is why we make it our mission to see that the junk and debris we haul away for our personal and commercial customers are reused and recycled, whenever possible.

Our green services including junk removal of furniture, old appliances, old computers, paint, yard waste, and more!

So mark your calendar for the special day to celebrate taking care of our planet. And feel confident, knowing that we are helping Ottawa to do its part in being environmentally friendly, on this day and throughout the year!

Happy Earth Day, Ottawa!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's Time For Spring Cleaning!

While it may be time again for spring cleaning, most people are not quite sure what to do with all the stuff they’ve cleared out, once they are done. It’s true, spring cleaning can generate its fair share of unwanted junk that needs to be hauled away. But don’t fear, there is an easy solution for this problem – and it’s us!

At Capital Junk, we provide professional junk-removal services that leave you feeling good. And here’s why:

1. When you clear out the clutter, this spring, we are ready to pick it up, no matter what it is. We will happily pick up your old appliances, household junk, old furniture, old tires, old computers, garbage, rubbish, and even old paint.

2. When we pick the items up, they don’t just go straight to a landfill. We have made it our mission to be an eco-friendly company. We are doing our part to help you do your part in caring for the environment. After picking up your unwanted items, we make every effort to recycle as many as possible. We can successfully arrange recycling for such products as old appliances, computers, and scrap metal. We even donate good household items and furniture to local charities in the Ottawa area.

3. While homeowners know and use our business regularly, our service is especially beneficial to offices and rental properties. As spring arrives, rental property managers may find it is time for leases to end and clean-ups to begin. We help rental properties in the Ottawa area take care of all the junk that was left behind by tenants, and we even offer a discounted rate for commercial accounts.

At Capital Junk, we have built a great reputation for being dependable, hard working and eco-friendly. Contact us today to see how we can help you with all your waste-hauling needs.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Avoiding the Ottawa landfill is easy, with Capital Junk!

If you are like most people, you do not know much about what happens to all the junk that you put out at the roadside to be hauled away, each week. Sure, you walk it out to the curb, a large truck hauls it away, and you bring your garbage can back in. But there is more to it than that, and it can be a big problem, considering that the area produces around 212,000 tonnes of residential waste each year that is sent to landfills.

Because of this, it is important for people to practice what is called “waste diversion,” which is the process of minimizing the amount of waste that is sent to a landfill. One way to do that is through recycling. During 2005 alone, the Ottawa recycling program sold more than 66,000 tonnes of recyclables, amounting to around $7.9 million.

The more items that can be recycled, the better for the planet and the city’s waste removal budget. After all, in 2004, putting trash into landfills cost the area nearly $19 million. So what can you do to help with waste diversion, beyond your curbside recycling program? A lot!

Many larger items that people routinely set out as trash can actually be recycled. These items, such as appliances, furniture, old computers, and even scrap metal, can all be picked up by Capital Junk. We make every effort to get items recycled, and we make the entire process easy for you. So the next time you need to get rid of junk and clutter, or need waste hauling, give us a call.

Calling us for a junk pickup is the next smart step toward keeping things out of the landfill and getting them recycled. We specialize in helping residential and commercial clients with cleanup waste, basement cleanups, curbside appliance pickup services, and more.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Proper tire disposal is easier than you think...and more important!

Did you know that, each year, hundreds of millions of rubber tires are used? It’s true! Think about all the things that use tires, including your vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, trucks, motor homes, etc. Most of them use at least four tires and a spare, and all of those old tires have to be replaced, at some point. But just what, exactly, are you supposed to do with all the old tires? While many people are not quite sure, what you do with them actually makes a big difference to our world.

If tires are not properly disposed of, they can wreak havoc on the environment. Piles of old tires cause an environmental health risk, because they are combustible. Tire burns can leak toxic chemicals into the water supply, as well as fumes into the air. When tires burn, they release harmful chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, phenols, butadiene, and styrene. Because of this, it is important to get rid of old tires properly.

One way to accomplish that is to have the old tires, or any other bulk garbage removal, done by a responsible junk removal service. At Capital Junk, we know how to properly dispose of old tires. All you need to do to get rid of junk is gather it together and give us a call. We will be out to pick it up and then make every effort to ensure that proper disposal follows.

We serve the Ottawa area with a wide range of junk removal services, including getting rid of appliances and old computers, or even miscellaneous garbage and rubbish. So when you find yourself with old tires and need someone to haul them away, give us a call. It may be a hassle for you, but it’s what our junk removal service is all about.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Office Clean-Outs Easier Than You Think

The thought of cleaning out the office and making a move can be a daunting one. But if you employ the right help, it can be much easier than you ever expected. And when it comes to deciding where to turn for help with your office clean-out, you will want to keep junk removal in mind. While furniture moving companies may be able to help you lift heavy items, most are not equipped to haul away the junk that results from an office move.

 At Capital Junk, our office clean-out system is ideal for those commercial businesses that may be making a move to a new location and will have a need for junk removal at the same time. Our junk-removal service focuses on helping you recycle the clutter that can be recycled, while hauling away what cannot be.

Usually, when companies do an office clean-out, they are left with a lot of trash and junk that needs to be removed. While you are moving, it is the perfect time also to organize and weed through old things you may longer need.

We can help you dispose of old computers, office furniture, and even old appliances. We provide trash hauling and clean-up services for those companies looking to relocate their office, or simply do a clean-out.

Our junk-removal services are available throughout Ottawa. If you have a clean-up project you need to accomplish, partnering with us can help provide a smooth office transition and get you back up and running in less time than you may have thought. Our trained professionals know how to get the job done right, at an affordable price.

Additionally, we at Capital Junk are happy to assist with house clean-outs, including helping to get rid of appliances, yard waste, and scrap metal.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Basement Clean-up Can Be a Breeze

True, the weather outside may be cold and it’s not yet time for spring cleaning, but it is the perfect time of year for doing a basement cleanup. Now is a great time to get down there and do the basement cleanup you know you have been avoiding for a long time!

Throughout the year, most people just continue to take all unwanted items to their basement. Surprisingly, everything from unwanted appliances to old computer parts and even unused paint can pile up down there. While most people do not make it a priority to clean out their basement garbage and rubbish on a yearly basis, if you haven’t done it in the last couple of years, it is surely time!

Just thinking of all the clean up work that needs to be done down there may seem like a daunting task. But don’t let it stop you from starting out the New Year by putting out the old and in with the new. First, take a look at what you have, and make note of any big items that may need to be cleared out, such as unwanted appliances, furniture, or other junk. Removing those larger items is a good place to start, to clear some room. Then get serious about differentiating between the things you really want to keep and what is just junk and clutter. Box up any unwanted debris and get it ready to haul away.

At Capital Junk, we are prepared to help haul away all the clutter you no longer need. And by calling us for your waste removal, you will be doing a good deed by helping keep those items out of a landfill. Much of the unwanted appliances, furniture and computer equipment we receive is recycled. Our junk removal service makes basement cleanup a breeze, even in the middle of winter!

Give Us a Call  or Book Your Removal Today

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

As a new year is rung in, you may be one of the many people who either just purchased new appliances during the holidays or are about to take advantage of the sales to buy now. Although we try to make our appliances last a long time, it is inevitable, at some point, that we will need to replace them. Problem is, old appliance removal used to pose a challenge for most people. That is, until we entered the picture!

At Capital Junk, we provide appliance pickup services, as well as trash hauling services for appliance scrap, to both residential and commercial customers. If you have replaced – or are about to replace – your stove, fridge, or any other appliance, give us a call and we will haul away the unwanted appliances.

Teaming up with us to get rid of junk, especially unwanted appliances, means that you will be doing your part to keep these items from ending up in a landfill. We make a great effort to keep appliance recycling environmentally friendly, and we handle all aspects of appliance removal and metal recycling, including taking care of scrap metal recycling.

All cooling appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, require that proper safety measures be taken in their disposal. This is because they all contain insulating foams and refrigerants, which are greenhouse gases which become harmful to the environment if they end up in a landfill. Some of these appliances also contain mercury and other potentially harmful substances, making appliance recycling even more important.

When Capital Junk hauls away these unwanted appliances, we ensure that the appliances are properly recycled and disposed of. We will happily make arrangements with those living in the Metropolitan Ottawa area. Whether your new appliances are coming this month or six months from now, we are there when you need us!