The Top 6 Most Unwanted Items

People throw things out all the time, and their reasons for doing so are legion. From needing extra space due to a newfound move to simply feeling that it is time for a change, decluttering is something that can really spruce up a home and make it more welcoming. However, some jurisdictions may prohibit the dumping of certain household items or appliances, while certain trash collection companies will outright refuse to collect and dispose of certain items because they are too bulky or because it is illegal to do so. As such, calling a junk removal company may be your only option when it comes to disposing of certain items, as we will see in this article.


A sofa or couch can be an eyesore, and many trash collection companies may not remove them because they are too heavy and/or bulky. You may also wrench your back while trying to move your old musty couch onto the curb. As such, many people turn to friends or family for help, or try and sell their old worn out couch, which fails more often than not.


If you thought to move a couch was hard to imagine trying to move a refrigerator on your own. Refrigerators will also eventually break down no matter how expensive they are, and they also contain hazardous materials that can contaminate the air and even the soil. There have also been documented cases of young children getting trapped in refrigerators that have been left on the curb, so refrigerators should never be dumped on the curb and forgotten.

Also, good luck getting a trash collector to pick up your fridge because 99% of them will simply ignore your refrigerator as it continues to contaminate the air with biohazard waste products. As such, calling a professional junk removal company is often the only solution to getting rid of an old refrigerator unit.


Mattresses being left by apartment complex facades are quite common during moving day, as people want to get rid of their old mattresses so that they can enjoy the new home smell when they move to their new abode. Some simply decide to get rid of their old mattresses to make way for their brand new mattress or box spring, while others are forced to do so due to a nasty bedbug infestation.

Whatever the reason may be, it can be difficult to get rid of an old mattress because of the personal nature of the item and the size.  It’s not necessarily an item most donation centres would accept. Due to these reasons, many people simply toss their old mattresses into their garages.  This can be troublesome as it is not the appropriate method for discarding a mattress. Oftentimes, bringing it to your local waste disposal centre is the best way to dispose of an old mattress.

Defective TV Sets

If you still have an old 420p CRT television sitting in your home, it is probably serving as a colossal eyesore for all who must deal with it.  Now would be a good time to get rid of it. The problem with old television sets is that they are very bulky and heavy, with some weighing as much as 100 pounds. As such, getting rid of them can be quite the challenge, so calling a junk removal company to take care of all the grunt work for you may be your best bet, especially considering most trash collection companies would likely avoid a defective TV set at all costs.

Also, in the event that you do decide to take things into your own hands, there is a good chance that your broken TV set won’t fit in the trunk of your car. Broken shards can also damage your vehicle, and people may become injured if you decide to leave your broken TV set on the curb.

Old Carpeting

When most people move to a brand new home they usually end up removing the old carpeting in order to customize their home’s decor to their liking. Also, many people have no choice but to remove the old carpeting due to the dirt, dust, stains, and sometimes foul odours that they exude. Getting rid of old carpeting can be difficult as it can be heavy and cumbersome to carry.

Bathroom Fixtures

If you decide to remodel your bathroom then you will have to deal with old bathroom fixtures when all is said and done. The problem is many bathroom fixtures-such as toilets, bathtubs, and sinks can be very heavy and bulky. As such, you will need someone with quite a bit of upper body strength, not to mention a strong and sturdy back, in order to get rid of all of those fixtures. The good news is an eco-friendly junk removal company has the know-how and expertise to not only remove all of the old bathroom fixtures from your home in a timely manner but also take them apart so that certain components can be sent to a local recycling plant.

Gorilla Bins

If you are in need of affordable, durable, spacious, and user-friendly waste removal bins then we can help. Gorilla Bins offers rubbish removal bins in Toronto and the GTA. Simply choose a bin size of your choice and we will drop it off near your residence. Then, once you have gotten rid of all of your unwanted items, we will pick up the bin and recycle all of the items. For instance, we send scrap metal to various scrap dealers in the area so that they can be recycled, while paper and cardboard are sent to pulp mills.
We also utilize state of the art machinery as well as manual work in order to sort demolition waste and construction, while we ground clean wood into chips so that it can be converted into biomass energy. To learn more about our eco-friendly rubbish removal bins and services please visit our website or call us at 1-877-700-2467.

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