Arranging junk removal in Calgary is fast and easy. With a variety of options to contact us, including calling us at 403.829.1958 or booking online, we are able to answer any of your questions or even set up an appointment to pick up your junk.
Estimates are always free, no load is too small, and booking junk removal for the same-day in Calgary is possible.
Whether it is yard waste, appliance removal, household rubbish, renovation materials, residential or commercial, we will come and give you a quick, free, on-the-spot estimate. If you're happy with the price, we can take it away right then and there or schedule a time with you for rubbish removal.
We'll handle everything from here. With our goal of minimizing the amount of junk we take to the dump, we will repurpose, recycle, or donate as many of your unwanted, good condition items as we can - all done with your permission, of course!
YYC Junk will remove most anything you need to get rid of. Just tell us what needs to go and our uniformed team will take care of the lifting, loading, and sorting. Our rubbish removal professionals will be there at a time that’s convenient for you, so you can get on with your day. Book with us today; we are ready for your junk.
It’s true: one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. If we are hired to take something to the dump, but it is in good enough condition to be re-homed, with your permission, we will donate it to one of our community partners, such as NeighbourLink or VSC-Cameroon. In Calgary, junk removal doesn’t have to mean clogging up the local landfill.
YYC Junk recycles as much as possible, to help reduce wasteful dumping in Calgary’s landfills. Some of the items that we are able to recycle on your behalf include: large and small appliances, metal, electronics, household goods, clean fill, and rubber.
Committed to Calgary and beyond, we will donate the following if they are in good condition: linens, towels, clothing, furniture, appliances, construction materials, wood, toys, games, books, unopened cosmetics, nonperishable food, animal cages, pet food, bedding, and anything else that we believe somebody else could use.
When Does Spring Actually Start in Calgary?
This question is probably going through a lot of people’s minds these days. As we get into March, people’s tolerance for winter is almost run dry. We all know that spring is more than just an arbitrary date (march 20) but it is something that people feel. We are acting on external cues, such as the longer days, green grass, migrating birds, or when the rabbits turn brown again. Calgary is definitely a strange place as far as seasons go (we can all agree on that) and the warm winter is making it even more confusing. It definitely doesn’t feel like it spring yet, despite the many days of 10-15C weather we have been having. My own theory is that the following must occur in order for it to actually feel like spring. We need at least one day with a fairly significant rainfall, a weekend with at least one day about 20C, a few patches of green, and of course, a new construction project somewhere that will delay your commute (as there are only two definitive seasons in Calgary, winter and construction..)
When spring time comes, it is like something gets switched on, and the city gets hectic. I’m pretty sure that Calgarian’s are among world’s best at cramming three seasons of outdoors activity into our pitifully short “not winter.” Once it’s on, we make haste on all of those things we have been sitting around thinking doing throughout the winter. Where it be getting a new bike and exploring the mountains, finally getting around to rafting down the bow, or in our case, removing junk from people’s backyard’s and homes.
Think of all of the “next summer I will,” write them down on a big piece of paper, and stick it where you can see it. Remind yourself daily of all of the things you want to do, and plan to accomplish them ASAP. Don’t let 2016 be another year that you can’t distinctly remember when you look back on it. As soon as you get the chance, make the time to get away for that camping trip, that music festival, or that trip to the lake (can be combined into one great long weekend) and just GO FOR IT. Don’t catch yourself on August 30, thinking that you missed out yet again on removing items from your bucket list.
Let us help you spend your precious free time doing something that you actually want. When you are busy with your new renovation project, or cleaning out the garage or yard, call us. All you need to do is point at what you want to go away, and we do absolutely everything else. Let the pros do all of the sorting, recycling, donations, and dumping. We can get that stuff out of your life in a tiny fraction of the time, with almost no effort on your part at all.
We are excited to offer the city a special promotion to celebrate the ability to go outside without grimacing: Book an appointment April before, March 20, and receive, up to $80, off depending on the size of your load. This is the best promotional rate we have ever given, and it will only last for ten days, so take advantage of this great offer.
How to approach a large junk removal job
Visualize the end and work backwards from there. Imagine how it will make you feel when the space is clean and uncluttered. Perhaps you will feel a sense of freedom and lightness. Do not think about things being throw out, think about sharing what no longer need with someone else who needs it.
Many people make the mistake of not having a concrete plan as to what they want to get rid of or keep. Once the purging process begins, there is almost always more stuff than you expect there to be. All those little items in the cupboards add up, and even a small job can appear to be growing in size rapidly as if you were driving towards a mountain. The key is to understand that junk removal can become overwhelming when there are a large number of items, and go into the process knowing so beforehand. Sometimes even WE get overwhelmed as we start the process of removing items from some clients’ homes.
Pushing past the size of a job is essential. The most important thing is that you can visualize the end result. Imagine those shelves in the basement laundry room empty, and all of those cupboards bare. One you have a visual image, it’s there in your mind to fight against the sense of dread that occurs as item after item is removed yet the junk pile seems to be growing rather than shrinking as the job goes on.
Now that you’ve visualized what it will look like, understand that there are often what we called staygo’s that complicate things. Your perfect plan to have all of that useless stuff fly out the door is now bogged down in a mental swamp and decisions of what to keep and what to toss never seem to end. Playing staygo will melt your brain after only an hour, so ask yourself this important question. If I keep this (electric frying pan/stapler/decorative rooster) is it going to end up back in some cupboard or dark corner somewhere? The last thing you want to do, is to keep stuff that’s just going to force you to purge it again in another round, so keep this question at the top of your mind. Somebody else will find better use for your old stuff it if you let it go, so don’t worry about it.
Divide up the job into rooms. If you have a multi room job with a lot of small items, it helps to treat each room as a separate job, splitting a large job up into several smaller ones. This trick helps give the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment several times during your junk removal job.