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Back to School: Learning with LoR

By |September 2nd, 2018|

Time is ticking on another beautiful summer. It is Labour Day weekend and the last days of freedom are at hand for local youth. The school bell is set to ring on a brand new school year, ripe with the potential for learning. And we think that is a great thing. There is nothing better […]

The Deterrents to Donating in Junk Removal

By |August 15th, 2018|

At Load of Rubbish, we collect hundreds of items every week. We donate as many things as we can to thrift stores, but sometimes issues arise that prevent us from being able to keep items in circulation. Whether it is the presence of pests, like bedbugs or mice, the lack of cleanliness, or the improper […]

Aging Canadians: How Load of Rubbish Helps

By |July 26th, 2018|

Did you know that according to Canada’s most recent statistical survey, there were more seniors than children living in Canada? That number is projected to continue to grow, as the life expectancy for Canadians as of 2015 was 82.3 years; 79 years old for men and 84 years old for women.

If you count yourself in […]

Summer Entertainment Ideas for Kids

By |July 12th, 2018|

“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do… ”
School’s been out for exactly two weeks, but have you heard this all too familiar refrain from your kids yet? Don’t let it drive you crazy. Summertime is a great time to lay back and relax, but if your children are making you nutty complaining of boredom already, it […]

Mattresses and Bed Bugs: What you Need to Know

By |June 26th, 2018|

A decent mattress should last you 7-10 years, if you take care of it. A mattress protector helps, but if you start to notice the quality of your sleep declining, it might be time to think about replacing it. Load of Rubbish is happy to schedule a pickup for your old mattress. To a point…

Sometimes, […]

Consumerism: Be Part of the Solution

By |June 14th, 2018|

Fast food, fast fashion, fast lifestyles that focus on throwaway culture; what is our world coming to? When did we become obsessed with disposable everything and an apparent bent to drown the planet in junk? I believe we call that Consumerism and we have been working towards it since the industrial revolution.
The Downside of Consumerism
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Fridge Disposal: What to Do with Old Appliances

By |May 22nd, 2018|

Did you know that you cannot dispose of your old fridge with your household waste? Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners contain harmful chemicals that are hazardous to the environment. There is no point in trying to drag it to the curb, as sanitation workers won’t touch them. So what do you do with your old […]

Estate Cleanouts: Why Do They Get Delayed?

By |May 8th, 2018|

When a loved one dies, there are many tasks to undertake. Beyond the immediate funeral arrangements, you still have to contend with wills, final taxes, and the sometimes challenging job of cleaning up the deceased’s estate. While some people tackle a loved one’s estate immediately, others postpone this undertaking for one reason or another. The […]

Where Do Old Couches Go?

By |April 25th, 2018|

So you’ve decide to upgrade your living room set. Maybe the cat or dog scratched the old one. Perhaps the colour of your sofa no longer works in your space after painting. Or maybe the cushions just don’t support you anymore. Heck, you could just want a new one. All reasonable reasons to upgrade. The […]

12 Ways to Reduce Waste with Load of Rubbish

By |April 12th, 2018|

While the weather might not feel like it, spring is here. As snowbanks disappear, they reveal an untidy reality though—a whole lot of garbage. Never fear though, as every April, London Ontario rolls up its sleeves and works on changing that with the 12 Days of Cleaning and London Clean and Green. This community initiative […]