Below are answers to our most common questions. Please contact us directly if you require any additional assistance.
Our man & van rubbish clearance can remove any non-hazardous waste that can comfortably be lifted by two people. This includes – DIY or builders waste, fly-tipped waste, bulky appliances (including domestic fridges), furniture, bric-a-brac, carpet, plasterboard, garden waste and household junk.
For waste licensing, health & safety and insurance reasons, we will not remove the following hazardous items:
- Clinical or medical waste, including syringes
- Fluorescent tubes
- Commercial fridges, freezers and air conditioning units
- Gas canisters and gas bottles
- Hazardous & toxic materials
- Oil, petrol, diesel
- Paint & Cans of paint
Man & Van clearance is generally no best suited for jobs with very heavy waste like soil, rubble and cement (inert waste). This is because the collection vehicles are usually light goods vehicles like a Transit Van.
Light goods vehicles, although cheaper and easier to run than heavy goods vehicles, must by law never weigh more than 3.5 tonnes. An empty LGV truck, crew and fuel weighs 2.0 – 2.5 tonnes, which leaves 1.0 – 1.5 tonnes capacity for the waste (this figure is called the vehicle’s ‘payload’). That payload is fine if the waste is a mix of bulky materials but not if it contains mostly inert waste.
So, if you do have lots of very heavy, dense demolition or excavation waste, you will probably be better off hiring a skip.
Yes our man & van rubbish removal includes clearing the waste from anywhere on the property and loading it onto the van. It will normally also include a sweep-up.
Provided there is access to the junk and it is clearly identified what materials are to be taken and what are to stay, then there is no need for you to be present. If you can’t be present, leave the waste outside in an accessible place, like the front of the property.
If your collection size is bigger than you ordered, the crew will let you know before they start and charge you the difference.
Once collected, unless passed on for reuse, the waste will be taken to a licensed commercial waste transfer station where it is then recycled, sent to waste-to-energy or landfilled.
There’s a range of prices you can expect to be quoted for rubbish removal. For basic waste, expect to be quoted from as little as £90. Prices rise if you need more items removed. Rates include labour and no permit is required.