Who We Are

We offer a one-stop shop for housing and property cleanup needs, providing not only junk removal, but also pest control preparation. We specialize in hoarding cleanups and cleaning of contaminated and infested areas.

As a social enterprise fully owned by Simpson Community Development Society, we provide customers with a social return on investment. Our mission is to provide top quality professional junk removal services while also offering employment opportunities to people who have barriers to employment, such as poverty and disability. We hire, train, and support marginalized individuals, contributing to community economic development in the Downtown Eastside and other parts of Metro Vancouver.

Our Mission

Our mission is to use business as a medium in creating career opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

Empowering People

We believe that everyone deserves the chance to work and become financially independent. CleanStart provides opportunities for people to achieve this goal. We offer appropriate training and flexible schedules to accommodate the needs of each of our employees.

Our Impact

  • In 2015 we employed over 25 people with barriers to employment
  • Diverted over 75% of our junk removal waste as donations or recycling
  • Recent study found that for every dollar spent to employ a Downtown Eastside resident, society benefited by $3.32. Read the full report here.