Here are some tips on how to save money when you next need to dispose of bulky waste. Read our tips to cut rubbish clearance costs now…
Tips To Cut Rubbish Clearance Costs
Before throwing rubbish away, it’s worth asking if it could be used by someone else. If it is in decent condition, clean and working, the answer is often ‘yes’. If you live somewhere with good footfall, the easiest solution is to put it outside your house with a sticker saying ‘TAKE ME’. Alternatively, donate it to charity: many will send a van to collect it.
Take it to your nearest council tip
Assuming you have (or have access to) a vehicle, then loading up your waste and taking it to the tip is the cheapest way to dispose of it. Most tips won’t charge to take your waste as long as you can prove you live locally resident and don’t turn up in a commercial vehicle.
Use the council’s bulky waste collection service
Every council is obliged to provide residents with a home collection service for bulky items you cannot fit in your bin. The service is usually restricted to items like furniture, appliances (like fridges) and mattresses and excludes DIY or builders waste.
Break down the waste before it’s collected
Unless the waste is extremely heavy, skip hire companies will charge by volume. So if you’ve got the time, dismantle items, so they take up less space in the skip.
Share the problem with a neighbour
Like most things, buying in bulk is often cheaper. Waste disposal is no different. If you only have half a skip worth of rubbish, it will be more cost-effective to team up with a neighbour and you can split the cost.
Martlands Skip Hire
To order a skip for your project, just call us at the friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a local number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help!