Junk removal companies getting a boost from pandemic cleaning

KITCHEN – Many people try to stay productive at home, and that includes getting started on spring cleaning.

That’s good news for local garbage disposal companies, who say business has picked up since the pandemic began.

One reason is that local landfills have been closed to the public, and anyone looking to get rid of large pieces of furniture has had no choice but to keep them or call a company like Junk-B-Gone.

The company initially ceased operations in February due to COVID-19, but later reopened with reduced capacity.

Owner Andrew De Cicco says the number of customer calls has increased, especially those moving into or out of their homes.

The company is also making changes to its service to protect customers and their employees.

“We only drive through the driveway, on the side of the road or in the garages, as long as there is space for physical distance,” he says.

The Waterloo area has limited access to landfills for trading companies, but this will change from May 4th.

Then the waste disposal stations in Waterloo and Cambridge will be reopened for the handover of residential buildings.

Each location is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., but visitors are warned that long lineups can occur.

– With reporting by Carmen Wong

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