When you have a lot of rubbish to deal with, it can be expensive to get rid of it all. More often than not, you'll be stuck on where to take them, who will take what and how much it will cost you. Well, you need not worry anymore. As experts in rubbish removals services, we've rounded up the five cheapest ways to get rid of rubbish.
You can settle for one of these services or combine two or three to get rid of rubbish safely, clear your house and enjoy more space and a well-organized home. Without further ado, let's highlight your options.
The first cheapest way to get rid of rubbish is to go through your items and sort out items that are still in good condition. There are chances that not all the items you consider junk are waste. Some may prove useful to the next person.
There are several websites where you can sell items in good condition, like Gumtree and eBay. These platforms usually charge a fee depending on several aspects of the items you are posting. So, consider the cost you'll incur before posting the item's price. Read through the agreement form, especially the fine print often placed at the bottom. When posting your item, take clear pictures and accurately describe the item. This will attract buyers, and hopefully, you'll make a sale quickly.
You'll want to consider the time you'll spend online negotiating with potential clients and meeting with them. Additionally, prepare for the worst while hoping for the best, as sometimes people don't show up, even when you agree online.
If you are not up for a sale, perhaps giving away the items that still have life to charity will be a great idea. Several charity organizations may find some of the items you want to get rid of useful. So, go through the website of charity organizations within your area to find out the items they accept and their donation policy.
Some charity organizations are open to furniture, clothes, and even electronic equipment. Others may accept one thing and reject the other. So, have several charitable organizations on your list. Another thing to consider is the transportation of the items just in case the organization doesn't have pickup services. Donating to charity is not only the cheapest way to get rid of the rubbish but an excellent way to contribute to a noble course.
Hiring a skip is a good idea if you have heavy waste or a large quantity of waste. It's also ideal if you have one type of waste. Suppose you have different types of waste. It will be wise to sort them out, recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Otherwise, you will risk extra charges. Again, be wary not to overfill the skip such that it overflows. You might be charged extra, or the company may leave the excess waste on your property.
To avoid such a scenario, check with your company of choice beforehand on the volume restriction. Also, inquire about the terms and the duration of the skip to schedule loading the skip before the period elapses.
Depending on where you live, you may need a permit. Often permit prices range from £15-£70. So, it's important to ask about this early on to avoid surprises in the course of rubbish removal. Another consideration when using skip services is the fact that they may not be able to remove the skip immediately when you are done loading your waste. Other than that, you’ll spend less with skip services, especially if you have bulky stuff, than with other rubbish removal services.
If you have a vehicle, you can load your waste and drive into the local tip. Local tips are ideal for bulky waste. The good news is that most of them don't charge a dime as long as you can prove that you are a resident.
There's a catch here; a civic amenity site only allows household items. Therefore, you shouldn't deliver the waste in a commercial vehicle. They may mistake it for commercial waste and charge you or prohibit entry.
Every council has a home collection service where residents can take heavy household items at a subsidised rate. As long as it doesn't fit in your bin, council waste collection services should be the next option. You can use these services for furniture, carpet, mattresses and electronic appliances. The council doesn't collect things like DIY or builders' waste.
You need to confirm the cost of the council waste collection services beforehand. You also need to know what they can and can't take so that you sort your waste according to their regulations. Additionally, many councils only collect waste outside the property. There could be extra charges if they are collecting from inside the property. Inquire about this too.
The downside of using a council is that you may wait for a long time, say a week or even more, before they make arrangements to collect your waste. But if you are comfortable waiting, this is the cheapest way to get rid of rubbish.
1 Van 1 Man removals can help you dispose of a wide range of household wastes. Whether you need that faulty fridge out of the way or a complete overhaul, we have what it takes to seamlessly remove rubbish from your property in the drop of a hat. What's more, our prices are competitive. We give the top five cheapest ways to get rid of rubbish a run for their money. Call us today, and we'll be there at your convenience.