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The Best Rubbish and Junk Removal in Canberra


Whether you’re clearing out the garage, renovating your home, or re-doing your business’s office space, there’s a good chance you’ll be left with a huge pile of rubbish and no way to dispose of it. That’s where a professional rubbish removal service comes in.

Professional rubbish removal companies pick up your junk and dispose of it responsibly, whether that be by recycling or otherwise. The best in the business take the stress out of getting rid of old or broken furniture, electronics, building materials, mattresses, garden waste, and more.

After conducting some local research, we’ve put together a list of the top three rubbish removal companies servicing the Canberra region.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

What makes a great rubbish removal company?

Not sure what to look for when selecting a rubbish removal company in Canberra? No worries. Start by keeping an eye out for the following traits:

  • Reliable. The best rubbish removal companies show up on time, every time. You can rely on them to work around your schedule.
  • Experienced. Experienced junk collectors know exactly how to make the most of their time on your property. And, not only are they experienced in removing junk, but also good old-fashioned customer service.
  • Responsible. Many common household items – such as old computers and phones – pose a potential risk to the natural environment. These hazardous items must be properly disposed of. What’s more, you should have peace of mind that as much as your junk as possible is sent to a local recycling centre for reuse.
  • Affordable.  No one likes to be ripped off. The best rubbish removal services come at a fair and honest price with no hidden fees.

The top rubbish removal companies according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Now, let’s introduce the top three rubbish removal companies according to you.

Rubbish Removal Canberra

Since 2011, the team at Rubbish Removal Canberra has delivered top quality junk removal services at competitive prices to Canberra residents. Their goal is to take the stress out of waste disposal, so there’s no need to spend your day loading an expensive hired skip.

Here’s what one past client, James, had to say about his experience: “Was a hard and painful job, my garage was a mess, but you guys did an excellent job, I really appreciate it.”

Capital Rubbish Removals

No more rubbish means no more worries according to the friendly yet professional team at Capital Rubbish Removals. Their fully licensed and insured staff can collect furniture, garden waste, white goods, electronics, and all other household and commercial rubbish.

Canberra Rubbish Removals

With more than 30 years of experience, Canberra Rubbish Removals is one of the leading rubbish removal companies in the region. Priding themselves on friendly yet effective service, their team is more than happy to rid you of your unwanted junk. Canberra Rubbish Removals is eco-conscious and recycles as much waste as possible.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had a professional rubbish removal company pick up junk from your Canberra home? Share your experience – good or bad – in the comments section below.

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20 Responses to The Best Rubbish and Junk Removal in Canberra
Iphone75 Iphone75 10:31 am 17 Mar 15

I used them a few times and I’m very happy with their service and prices, always on time and very careful with my house walls and door when they moved a massive sofa out.

dvaey dvaey 11:55 am 03 May 10

bd84 said :

I still don’t understand how people think posting this sort of thing on here is an efficient way to look for a service provider. It takes about 30 seconds in total to go to the yellow pages website and do a search and get pages of good results.

Because going to yellowpages looking for rubbish removal wont tell you that you can contact freecycle, revolve, ezyscrap, corkhill bros, etc. to get rid of your stuff for free, and reduce your costs.. their sole interest is in connecting you with someone (but only someone who has paid them) who will take your money to do the service. yellowpages will tell you of a computer rubbish collection business, but wont tell you about charity computers, for example, which RA will.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 10:05 am 03 May 10

bd84 said :

type in rubbish removals under “what”
and Canberra ACT under “where”

I still don’t understand how people think posting this sort of thing on here is an efficient way to look for a service provider. It takes about 30 seconds in total to go to the yellow pages website and do a search and get pages of good results.

+1 squared

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 9:18 am 03 May 10

Good to know – thanks.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:38 pm 02 May 10

Woody – pretty much anything you want as long as it’s not hazardous or toxic ie not asbestos

taninaus – as taninaus said the Yellow Pages is bit of a lottery. I hate when you do a search under Canberra and it brings up results from interstate.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 5:38 pm 02 May 10

Woody, you can put most things in, but some stuff costs extra – eg bricks and concrete are extra. You also can’t normally put stuff into a skip that would cost you extra to take to the tip yourself, stuff like computers, car tyres, hazardous waste etc. Green waste is ok, but you can’t get rid of soil. Apart from that, pretty much anything goes.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 2:47 pm 02 May 10

‘Can you put in skips’, even.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 2:47 pm 02 May 10

What sort of stuff in you put in skips? Concrete? Gyprock? Green waste?

taninaus taninaus 1:15 pm 02 May 10

Don’t hold your breath on a çouncil clean up day here – they might have hinted during the election but there was a definitive noway from the chief recently.

BD84 – yellow pages is like a secret raffle – you cant be sure what you will get or if they even show. Recommendations from people here is a little more reliable.

dvaey dvaey 12:16 pm 02 May 10

Sort out whats there, and you can probably get rid of a lot of it for free. Scrap metal and similar items (even whole whitegoods) can be collected for free (you might even get paid). Any usable furniture you can call the Salvos or possibly groups like revolve.

Once youve whittled it down to just ‘rubbish’, find a friend with a ute and/or trailer and take it to the tip or call for a skip. A tip-trip will cost you $20 per load and a skip will cost about $100 (last time we used one anyway). You could also ask any of your neighbours if they have anything to get rid of and share in the cost of a rubbish skip.

bd84 bd84 9:33 pm 01 May 10

type in rubbish removals under “what”
and Canberra ACT under “where”

I still don’t understand how people think posting this sort of thing on here is an efficient way to look for a service provider. It takes about 30 seconds in total to go to the yellow pages website and do a search and get pages of good results.

vg vg 6:28 pm 01 May 10

Get a skip/mini skip. They plonk it on your nature strip then remove it laden with your rubbish, well what your neighbourhood don’t plunder from it while it sits there anyway

miz miz 5:45 pm 01 May 10

Ah, therein lies a tale . . . I’ve been waiting since 1999 (when I moved back to Canberra) for a ‘Council Clean up’ type of hard rubbish collection. Everywhere else I’ve ever lived has one. Queanbeyan has one. We don’t have one . . . yet.

BUT . . .we were promised one about 18 months ago by the Chief Minister, but so far, nothing. I already have a pile awaiting the day . . . an old BBQ, a broken computer chair and a few other unreuseable items.

Alternative plans include paying a rubbish removals person, breaking everything up into teeny tiny pieces and putting it in the normal rubbish, or hiring a trailer to get it to the tip (and paying $$$$ to dump it).

Here’s hoping we get the collection day soon.

trevar trevar 5:13 pm 01 May 10

Try Tom.

Rawhide Kid No 2 Rawhide Kid No 2 4:40 pm 01 May 10

A mini skip.

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 4:27 pm 01 May 10

If you’ve got an iphone, and you think someone might take the items free, then try Yoink.

Or, check out your local shopping centre bulletin board, we found someone who would do rubbish removal cheaper than the cost of hiring a skip.

toriness toriness 3:22 pm 01 May 10

hire a ute to take them to the tip? hire a rubbish skip?

indigoid indigoid 2:06 pm 01 May 10

TVs will cost you extra. AFAIK you aren’t allowed to dump them in landfill anymore.

I would recommend getting a skip delivered to your house and filling it up. I will be doing this shortly as part of moving out of my house in Fisher. Some of the skip companies will take care of the TV disposal problem for you, though of course they will pass on the disposal charge ($25+ per TV/computer monitor last time I got rid of some)

Lioncom in Fyshwick will also take and recycle/dispose of TVs/monitors and other electronic goods. They do offer a pickup service but again it incurs extra charges; have used it to get rid of heavy/cumbersome old stuff at work. Recommended.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 12:58 pm 01 May 10

A few years ago we used Brindabella Rubbish Removable, who we found in the Yellow Pages. He picked everything up in an extra large caged trailer. Would use him again. Googling found a website for Brindabella Waste Comapny, can anyone confirm it’s the same mob?
Double check about the tv, I believe there’s a new rule about the disposal of those.
Is the old desk really past repairing/rejuvenating? It never ceases to amaze me what that girl on BH&G (Tara?) does with the most unlikely stuff. I was interested to see a few months ago what broken bits of furniture she got at her local Salvo’s that our mob wouldn’t take. One broken but fixable drawer made them reject an item of ours. Maybe there aren’t enough Tara’s in Canberra?

urchin urchin 12:55 pm 01 May 10

just hire one of those rent-a-skips. costs about $100 and you have to help the driver load the stuff (or pay extra if the loading takes more than 10 minutes or so. but its fast and (relatively) easy.

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