TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 2013) - 1-800 RID-OF-IT, one of Canada's leading national rubbish removal companies, is getting ready to deploy kayaks, fill trucks and haul away tonnes of trash for their third Humber River Clean Up event today, Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

The Humber River Clean Up was created by 1-800 RID-OF-IT President Rick Crawford, a Bloor West resident and keen kayaker. This fire fighter decided to take action while being forced to dodge discarded debris while paddling in the area.

"As a local kayaker I can't believe the things that have ended up in the Humber River," said Rick Crawford, President of 1-800 RID-OF-IT. "As a national rubbish removal company we've got the trucks, staff and expertise to get this done."

Toronto's Complete Paddler has signed on to assist with water-based recovery of trash items. The Humber River Clean Up 2013 is welcoming volunteers to join the clean-up effort starting at 8:30 am this morning. Volunteers are asked to connect with Rick Crawford directly at to sign up for the event.

What: 1-800 RID-OF-IT Humber River Clean Up 2013
When: TODAY, Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 8:30 am: Volunteers meet at rally point in parking lot, just south of Petro Canada gas station/Car Wash (North of Queensway - off of South Kingsway. Map below.)
9:30 am - 1:30pm: Clean Up Event

About 1-800 RID-OF-IT

1-800 RID-OF-IT is not just about rubbish removal, it's also about the environment. The company has consistently taken a leadership role in promoting recycling of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. 1-800 RID-OF-IT will load up, take away and recycle or dispose of items deemed too large or bulky for weekly trash service, including yard refuse, drywall, appliances, furniture and garage junk. 1-800 RID-OF-IT can be reached at 1-800-743-6348 or online at

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