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
- Small appliances and electronic equipment
- Fluorescent tubes
- Commercial fridges, freezers and air conditioning units
- Gas canisters and gas bottles
- Fire Extinguishers
- Hazardous & toxic materials
- Oil, petrol, diesel
- Paint or paint cans (unless empty)
- Raw meat or fish (unless packaged)
- Solvents or toxic waste
- Car batteries
- American style fridges
- Chest freezers
- Commercial fridges or aircon units
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.
We charge based on the volume or weight of waste, which ever one comes first.
The price on our website is fixed, based on your estimation of the waste needing to be removed. As we have no visibility on the amount of waste you have, we are using your estimation as the basis for the amount of waste you are looking to get removed.
We do however offer an option to upload some photos, if you are unsure and require some help with the estimation.
We have a maximum estimated weight of 100kg per cubic yard (0.83m3), which means heavy and dense waste such as bricks, rubble and soil could cost more. For large amounts of this type of waste we prefer to recommend a skip. You can try Skip Hire Comparison if you require one.
Sometimes it can be hard to accurately gauge how much waste you have to collect. You can use our website to help and we typically give the guide of 2 small domestic washing machines is around the same size as 1 cubic yard (0.83m3).
You can also email a list of items, a description of the waste, or ideally send a photo. This way we can give you an estimate of the collection size you require before booking.
Bulky waste is typically around 50-60kg’s per cubic yard whilst heavy and dense waste could weigh as much as 1 tonne for a single cubic yard.
For this reason we will always ask whether you have any heavy and dense waste such as bricks, rubble and soil, as this may impact the cost.
As a guide bricks weigh around 2kg each, a rubble sack usually weighs around 20-30kg and a tonne bag full of heavy and dense waste can be anywhere from 350kg – 1000kg.
As long as you don’t have anything dramatically heavy weight will not be an issue and not usually something to consider from a cost perspective.