One of the most frustrating things about being an adult is the weekly chore of remembering to take the bins out. It is so easy to forget, but once you do, it will annoy you for the rest of the week. That’s why it’s handy to know about rubbish removal. This covers all types from the standard weekly service, to getting big bulky items taken away. Keep reading if you want to find out everything about rubbish removal.
What bins will I be given?
When you buy a house, or move into a rented property you will be supplied with two bins as standard; a general waste bin (with a red lid) and a mixed recycling bin (with a yellow lid). You can also opt to have a garden organics bin, but you will have to contact the local council to organize this service.
What are the rules of collection?
It is important to put your bins out the night before collection day. Bins should be placed in a safe spot by the kerb that wont block pedestrian or vehicle access. It is important to remember that all waste must be inside the bin, with the lid closed or it will not be taken. Bags placed beside the bin will not be taken.
What can’t be collected?
Some items can’t be collected by the regular weekly bin service. Items such as paints and solvents, and batteries cannot be put into a general waste bin. Building materials and sharp items such as needles will also need a specialist rubbish removal.
What do I do with these items?
Any items that can’t be collected in the regular service will need to be collected by a professional rubbish removal. These companies are used to collecting bulky or hazardous waste, so whatever you have, they should be able to dispose of. This doesn’t just include paint, they can also get rid of old mattresses, fridges and dishwashers. So instead of leaving them to sit in your garden, free up some space for BBQ’s in the summer and get them taken away.
How much does it cost?
The cost of rubbish removal will depend on what you need taking away, and how many items. Lots of big bulky items will generally cost more than just a few cans of paint. However, most companies will give obligation free quotes so you will have a rough idea before they come to collect the items.
How much can be taken in one load?
It’s important to remember that these companies offer this service all day every day- so they are prepared for carrying large bulky items. Many companies have different trucks to cater for all jobs, this is why you need to mention how much you want taking away before they come to collect it. But what may seem like a large amount to you, probably isn’t that much to the professionals. Most of the time one truck is more than enough space.
Do I need to be there?
It is helpful if you are home at the time of the rubbish removal, simply because it makes it easier for the professionals. No they wont ask for your help, they just want to be sure that they are picking up the right items to dispose of. However, if you can’t be there at the time, speak to the company and they will find a way to work around your schedule.
How long will it take?
This depends on the specific job; however, most companies can give a rough estimate when you tell them what you would like taken away. But remember, these professionals deal with lots of different items in varying sizes and weight on a regular basis, so once they arrive, it usually wont take too long.