Whether you are doing a major construction upgrade, replacement, demolition, renovation, or developing a brand-new building, we can haul away almost anything. Building and renovation projects are dirty work. When the construction is done and the dust has settled, there’s a lot of dust and dirt and mess left over. This is where The Junk Box comes in. We are experts in professional post-construction clean-up in Victoria, BC.
What About Drywall Recycling and disposal?
It’s all about the asbestos.
*We take drywall as well depending on the year and if it has been tested. If your drywall has a date stamp dated 1990 and earlier, the drywall has to be tested for asbestos. Asbestos in materials is a major health concern if not handled and disposed of properly! Testing for asbestos can be done at a number of sites in Victoria; Northwest Environmental, AREC Environmental or Sky Environmental. You would simply submit a sample edge or corner of drywall, with mud/plaster intact for testing with one of these companies. The result of your drywall sample will be available in a day or two. If the material proves to be asbestos-free, we will gladly take the drywall away for recycling! If the material has asbestos in it, we would be more than happy to recommend specialized companies that safely and properly dispose of asbestos-laden materials.
- Insulation* (with restrictions)
- Cardboard recycling
- Drywall* (depending on the year)
- Paint cans
- Plaster* (with restrictions)
- Kitchen cabinets
- And More
We Really Do Recycle. Give Us A Call.
Construction debris requires proper scrutiny and sorting. Everything has its special “spot” in terms of where it should go and very little of it should EVER go to the landfill. Our society has had to change its thinking and views with regard to what is ‘thrown away’ and what can be reused or recycled to reduce our ecological footprint on our environment for the benefit of future generations. We make every effort to sort, separate, and send materials to their special “places” or stations/depots for reuse and recycling.
We Will Do the Job Right!
Furthermore, we will make an assessment of the debris and materials and give you an upfront, no-obligation price. We are a local, family-run, grassroots company that offers low-cost services… not some high-overhead franchise, so the savings are offset to you.
Once we have agreed on a price, we will dig in and get the work done. Our trucks are equipped with all the necessary equipment to remove your construction debris and renovation materials for recycling first and disposal second.
The Junk Box is fully covered by WCB and liability insurance.
A Few Commonly Asked Questions:
Please see our FAQs below of some of the most commonly asked questions. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us.
Do we have to load the truck?
Absolutely not. Our trained employees do all the loading and clean up. Also, insurance!
Do I have to have all of the debris outside?
No, you don’t have to have all of your construction junk outside. We are able to come inside and remove the debris. In some situations it might be more cost efficient to have it all in the driveway for us, but we are more than happy to haul it out from where it lies.
What is the longest length material you can take in your truck?
Our Junk Box trucks can accommodate up to 12 feet (or 3.66 meters) in length. If you have something longer than that, let us know and we can bring the appropriate saw to cut lengths that will work.
Do I need to remove nails from the wood before The Junk Box arrives?
There is no need to remove the nails from the wood. We are very adept and experienced at handling such materials and have all the equipment and safety gear handy. We sometimes will do small demolitions of sheds, fences, and children’s play apparatus.
Do you take big chunks of concrete?
As long as the concrete is in manageable pieces that two of our trained Junk Box personnel can safely load onto a truck.
Where can I get my construction debris tested for asbestos?
Asbestos in materials like drywall, insulation, and tile is a major health concern if not handled and disposed of properly! Testing for asbestos can be done at a number of sites in Victoria; Northwest Environmental, AREC Environmental or Sky Environmental. Contact them directly so you can send them a sample for testing.
Are you able to take construction waste that contains Asbestos?
No, sorry. We are not licensed or insured to take that material that contains asbestos. Please see the previous FAQ for testing locations.
Do you find homes for reusable items?
We certainly try! We do the best we can to find homes for reusable items and donate a lot of items to places like the Habitat for Humanity restore.
Do I need to sort it into separate piles for you before you arrive?
No, we are able to sort it while loading the truck. Just leave everything to us!
Can you take a mixed load of construction debris and household junk at the sametime?
Most of the time we can, depending on the type of construction debris we are removing.