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Removing household waste can be a chore, and there are times when professional help is required. A professional waste removal specialist can do more than throw rubbish away: they can collect any number of household goods, from old bathtubs to broken furniture, and they will also have the transport and equipment to remove and dispose of as much waste as you need. They will even do the heavy lifting for you!
Choosing between different tradesmen can be difficult, especially if you are not sure what qualities to look for. With Plentific, finding the best Pro to suit you is quick and easy. The Plentific website can generate a bespoke contact list of the best waste removal specialists in your local area, wherever you are in the UK. Comparing your choices is simple as well: each Plentific Pro has their own profile page, with all of their qualifications, customer reviews and past projects on display. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about household waste removal/ disposal?
‘Household waste’ is quite a broad term. As well as household rubbish, it can also refer to furniture, white goods, mattresses, bathroom fittings, and so on. If you need a great deal of household waste removed at once, a professional waste removal service will be your best choice. A professional team will be able to work quickly and efficiently, and will also have the transportation to be able to take all of your waste without any difficulties.
It is important to compare your potential hires carefully. A high quality waste removal service will have a solid recycling service for your items and a proven track record with customers. Make sure to ask about their policies: a company that undercuts their competition may be disposing of waste illegally.
The cost of hiring a waste removal/ disposal service will depend on the type, weight and amount of waste to be removed. Many companies have fixed prices for specific items, such as fridges or chairs, while others only charge depending on how much room will be taken up in their van.
To make sure that you get an accurate quote, there are a few things that you must do. Firstly, describe the waste you have in as much detail as possible. Otherwise, there may be complications which will incur additional fees. This should also include information on your property, such as whether your tradesmen will need to carry your waste down a flight of stairs. You should also let your tradesmen know about any specialist items, such as a piano, as they may not be equipped to remove them.
Secondly, always check your quote with your tradesmen when they arrive. Make sure there are no hidden fees, and do not let them get started until your quote is set in stone. They will still likely want to inspect your waste before removing it. If they were not properly informed about the job, then any additional fees will be nobody’s fault but your own.
Be aware that most waste removal companies have a minimum cost. In other words, you cannot expect them to show up and take a tiny shelf away for less than a tenner: they will need to cover their own expenses too. There may also be additional expenses if you want to arrange them to come at the weekend or outside of standard working hours.
Usually, the minimum cost will be around £50 to £60. The cost of taking away a full van of goods can vary between around £230 and £370, depending on the company. Be sure to collect several quotes to compare before you make your final decision.