Guidelines for junk removal - please read carefully!
Because of strict regulations enforced by Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations, it's important that all waste materials are properly separated and prepared for disposal prior to our arrival at your home, business or commercial project. Metro Vancouver's fee schedule can be found here.
Before we can load our truck, all waste materials must be separated according to the following list and bagged or boxed where indicated. All materials must be outside or in a garage. We do not enter homes or businesses.
Bagged materials require transparent bags. Unfortunately, we cannot accept black bags as some customers have used them in the past to conceal mixed or prohibited materials. Reusable shopping bags are accepted as a substitute for boxes or for materials such as books.
Please note that we do not offer removal of mattresses, bedsprings, drywall, hazardous waste such as used oil or any potentially asbestos-bearing materials such as red brick.
Oversize or overweight items such as large appliances and furniture require you or another person to be present when we arrive to help our driver safely lift them into the truck.
Acoustic ceiling tiles must be bagged in clear garbage bags, then securely tied;
Appliances require no special preparation;
Books require no special preparation;
Batteries must be bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed (except for car batteries);
Bulbs must be bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed (large fluorescent bulbs may be carefully stacked instead);
Cardboard must be flattened and stacked;
Carpets and rugs must be rolled up;
Cords from electronics must be bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed;
Electronics must be bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed after removing batteries and cords (see those categories for instructions);
Furniture requires no special preparation;
Garbage (all materials not otherwise listed here) must be bagged in clear garbage bags, then securely tied;
Glass containers such as bottles and jars must be clean and bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed;
Green waste requires no special preparation;
Metal food containers such as cans must be clean and bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed;
Metal scrap require no special preparation, though large quantities of small metal items must be bagged in clear garbage bags or boxed;
Paint and empty paint cans must have their lids securely fastened;
Soft plastic such as bags and bubble wrap must be bagged in clear garbage bags, then securely tied. Please note that protective white wrap (often included in packaging of large electronics such as TVs) is not considered "soft plastic" but rather garbage;
Styrofoam must be clean and separated into white and other colours (all other colours can be mixed together). Small pieces must be bagged in clear garbage bags, then securely tied. Large pieces that do not fit in garbage bags can be stacked;
Tiles may contain prohibited materials and are assessed on a case-by-case basis (ask us when booking your service call);
Wood must be separated into clean wood (no paint, stain, pressure treatment or metal) and contaminated wood. If your nearest disposal facility is the North Shore Transfer Station in North Vancouver, clean wood can have nails and screws.
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