Getting rid of bulky items like sofa removal can be expensive! Given below are few tips to save money when you need to dispose of bulky waste.
- Check if you can reuse items?
- Chose a house clearance company, not a rubbish removal company
- Use a large household garbage collection service in your council
- Break down the waste before collection
- Use skip hire service for heavy objects and rubbish cleaning for bigger and lighter waste
1- Check if you can reuse items?
Before dumping anything in the landfill, always ask the question, Can someone else use it? If this stuff is in moderate condition, squeaky clean, and in operational order, the answer is almost always yes. If you’re feeling generous and living on good terms somewhere, the easiest and most eco-friendly way to get them out of the house is to put a sticker that says “HELP ME TAKE ME.”
Or, donate to one of the several charities that will send vans to your location for collection. Try a furniture donation network or reuse chain to find a charity near you – but keep in mind that this is not a free waste removal service; actually, they want quality items to sell!
If you prefer to make money, you can also use a website like eBay or Gumtree. The downside is the time and effort it takes to do this, plus the rather daunting question of whether random buyers will come to your house to pick them up. But if you feel you can trust strangers, have the time, and enjoy taking pictures – go ahead!
2- Chose a house clearance company, not a rubbish removal company
The difference between a home cleaning company and a rubbish removal company is that house cleaners make most of their money by selling items that they collect rather than charging people. While rubbish clearance companies only offer a service to dispose of your waste. The bottom line is a rubbish removal company that provides a service to clear your trash and charge you accordingly. However, a home cleaning company will charge a small fee or sometimes’ even pay you to clean your waste.
So, if you think you have some gems in your trash, it might be a good idea to hire a rubbish clearance company to dispose of the waste as they are professionally trained and have all the equipment to make the environment safe.
3- Use a large household garbage collection service in your council
Each local council is required’ by law to offer residents (not businesses) a subsidized pickup service for large household items that you cannot throw in the trash. These services are usually limited to household items such as furniture, mattresses, carpets, household appliances (such as refrigerators), and junk that do not include construction work and self-produced waste. It’s rarely free, but subsidized, So it’s usually cheaper than using a personal waste disposal solution.
If you want to find out how much it will cost your local council to collect large waste, we’ve created a guide covering council fees in the UK. If you live in London and prefer the more detailed version, we’ve outlined how much it costs to dispose of the refrigerator, mattress, sofa removal, and a combination of the three from each London City Council.
4- Break down the waste before collection
Unless the garbage is very heavy, skip hire and rubbish clearance companies will charge according to the amount of garbage collected. So, if you have the energy and time, it’s always a good idea to break down large waste items, especially light furniture, to cut most of them so they don’t take up much space in the van, or skip hire. Don’t expect the rubbish clearance company to handle a lot of for you. Yes – if they were good guys, they would push old IKEA cabinets to collapse into MDF pieces, but they weren’t the demolition team.
So if you think there’s anything that could be’ scaled back, it’s best to break down before the trash crew arrives.
5- Use skip hire service for heavy objects and rubbish cleaning for bigger and lighter waste
Without going into the technical reasons why, with massive and dirty waste such as; dirt and debris, it is usually cheaper to use a container to dispose of it. Skips are also useful for this type of junk content if you are creating them.
On the other hand, rubbish cleaning man and vans are usually 10 to 30% cheaper than going through it (even before adding extras such as being allowed to overtake and hanging parking spots – which is necessary when starting public highways) for that volume of waste.
If the situation is right, consider dividing your waste between these two solutions. Clearabee, the leading rubbish clearance and Skip Hire Company in the United Kingdom, provides both these services. You can always ask them for your waste removal needs either’ for your home or business.