Where Does My Junk Go?


Where Does My Junk Go? Not to the Dump – if we can help it! We at Viking Property Services take pride in our local community. We are constantly looking for ways to help protect and improve the beauty of…

where does my junk go - Modesto CA

Where Does My Junk Go?

Where Does My Junk Go?

Not to the Dump – if we can help it!

We at Viking Property Services take pride in our local community. We are constantly looking for ways to help protect and improve the beauty of the Modesto – Sonora areas.

We never illegally dump as the fly-by-nights do.

We regularly join community cleanups to protect our backroads, farmland, waterways, and parks like the Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.

Community Clean up in Modesto CA

Our 3R policy answers the most common question customers often ask:  “Where does my junk go?”. “3R” stands for re-homing, re-purposing, and recycling the items we collect. Generally, after leaving your property, we separate everything into these general categories:  donations, re-purpose, recycling, and research.


To honor those who humbled us with their compassion, we contribute as much as we can. It is our way of “Paying It Forward”.

The first things separated are donatable items that can help the local community. We regularly donate to our local  Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.

  • Habitat for Humanity – We donate furniture, working appliances, building materials, windows, and more. Click here for a full list.
  • Salvation Army – We donate your unwanted clothing, bedding, towels, and more. Click here for a full list.

Viking Property Services Finding Items to donate to the Salvation Army in Modesto CA

We regularly partner with location organizations and support local events. If you are looking for help with your organization’s event, check out our community page.


When we look at an item, we ask ourselves, who can use this?

There are the easy answers like:

  • If it is a mess of automobile parts, take them to a pick and pull
  • If the item is a brass bed frame, ask if it good enough for a thrift shop or antique store
  • Children’s bikes get delivered to various bike restoration projects where volunteers fix up bikes for the areas’ underprivileged youth

Other times, we work with local business owners and artisans who need specific materials. When we have an item they are after, we call them. The local business or artist gets what they need, and we get to keep another re-purpose-able item out of the dump.

Modesto CA antique being polished

It takes time, but it is very rewarding.

If you are looking for something specific for your next business project, please let us know. We would be happy to add you to our growing list.


Answering the next part of the question, “where does my junk go?” is not as clear-cut as you might think.

Recycling gets a bit tricky.

In terms of recycling, Viking Property Services is not the first or second choice to call. We pick up the recycling path where the local garbage company and recycling centers like the S&D Recycling Center leave off.

  • Local garbage company handles the daily household waste that commonly has sanitation issues like diapers, moldy food, and pet waste.
  • The S & D Recycling Center off Kansas Avenue does a lot. They actively accept broken-down cardboard, paper, food, e-waste, beverage containers, and more. However, this service limits what it can and cannot take.
  • Viking Property Services is a professional junk removal service that focuses on unwanted items that are not a safety or health hazard. We handle the big things like a sofa, fridges, old sheds, and hot tubs. There are items that we cannot take as well. If you are unsure if we can take it or not, please contact us at (209) 872-0323.
  • Hazardous Waste Companies. These are the folks you call in for items we can’t handle by law. These can include oil spills, chemical spills, nuclear waste, underground storage tanks, and other hazardous materials.

set of colorful recycling bins you find in Modesto CA or Sonora CA

Below are some examples of where we were able to recycle larger items recently:

  • Construction and home improvement debris
  • Metal scraps like excess copper, bronze, iron, and stainless steel
  • We also help businesses with overflowing trash dumpsters. Places like restaurants, coffee shops, manufacturing plants, office complexes, and distribution centers sometimes produce more trash and debris than can fit in their dumpsters. They call us to come in and help tide them over until their next garbage day.


Sometimes answering the question, “where does my junk go?” is tough. Sometimes, you have to get creative when looking to keep out of our landfills as much as possible. That is what we at Viking Property Services do.

Research in Modesto CA

If we have an item that can be re-used, we do our research to see if your junk is another man’s treasure. We are not always successful, but we always make an effort.


Where does my junk go?  Not to our landfills if possible.

We loathe taking anything to our landfills if we don’t have to. However, there are items that we must take to the dump.

When we do have to take an item to the dump, we make sure we take it to the correct landfill. Some only take food scraps, while others only take construction debris.

Call Viking Property Services Modesto/Sonora CA

Where Does My Junk Go – Not to Waste! 

Viking Property Services will continue its efforts to keep the Modesto/Sonora and surrounding areas beautiful. We also serve Stockton, Groveland, Copperopolis, Twain Harte, Turlock, Lodi, Galt, Livermore, Ripon, Oakdale, Farmington, and Arnold. If you don’t see your area, please call and ask. We are adding areas all of the time!

When you call for a no-obligation quote, be assured that whatever we pick up will be re-used if possible.

It is our way to “Pay it Forward”.

Give us a call at (209) 872-0323 for a no-obligation estimate today!

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Viking Property Services makes it look like it was never there! Our goal is to become your "go-to" resource for light demolition, junk, trash hauling, eviction clean-ups, and appliance removal in the greater Turlock California area which extends from Sacramento south to Merced and from Livermore east to Twain Harte.

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