A lot of people think that having a clear out is easy. You have a house clearance and just chuck everything away. Ok, yes, that is essentially what you do. But it’s not always as simple as that. Things need to be thought out when tackling rubbish removal in London. If you’re conscious of the effect your waste removal task has on the environment, you’ve got to put certain things in place when going about your rubbish clearance.

If you’re conscious of your bank balance, you’ve also got to keep certain things in mind. Clearing away junk may seem like a cheap thing to do. But you’ll be surprised. Hiring a company or a skip, getting waste clearance sorted, especially in London, can be quite costly. But there are things you can do to minimise the cost of waste collection in London. Here are six, budget-friendly waste disposal tips:

  1. Do little by little

Every so often – and I’m talking about years – many people decide to have a massive clear-out. They’ve accumulated a load of junk over the years and suddenly realise it’s gotten all too much, that it’s time to get rid of it. This is when they have a massive house clearance. But that’s when things can get expensive. Of course, it largely depends on how much junk you’re planning on chucking away. But if you’ve got a lot, you may have to hire a rubbish removal company in London such as Frank Rubbish Removal to cart everything away. This can be pricy, especially in London, in certain boroughs, where some companies can get away with charging a premium for their services.

  1. Take things to a local skip as opposed to hiring a company

Most London boroughs have local skips. They have a site where you can dispose of different types of items. Using these skips is often free. Therefore, if you’re up for it, are willing to put in a bit of effort, get rid of all of your junk yourself. Load up the car and drive on down to your local skip site in London. It saves you hiring a skip and having it sitting outside your house. That can be a load of hassle. It also saves you from having to hire a rubbish disposal company. Taking the effort to do things yourself could therefore save you plenty of cash. But you need to spend time in doing so.


  1. Skip hire isn’t necessarily cheaper than hiring a company

A lot of people think that hiring a skip is cheaper than hiring a waste clearance company. That’s not necessarily the case. It can be. But there are also plenty of other costs to consider, plus the hassle of having to organise it in the first place, get permission from your local council for having it parked outside your house in the road etc. Hiring a rubbish clearance company could make things a whole lot easier. It could also be cheaper. You’ll be paying them a one-off fee as opposed to worrying about this and that and additional costs.

  1. Different councils have different rules and may have different prices

Certain councils have different processes, and prices, when it comes to getting rid of waste. Dispose of junk in the correct manner, using your local disposal site, and it can be free. But there are certain types of waste you may have to pay to get rid of. Also, when it comes to skip hire, certain companies will have different prices. That’s pretty much a given. But also, bear in mind council costs.


  1. Get in the routine of waste recycling

Recycling and reusing items might not seem like a big deal. It might not seem like you’re saving yourself any cash. In the grand scheme of things, it does save money. Recycling plastics for example and using them in the production of goods, saves plenty of energy, and therefore cash when it comes to manufacturing processes. But if you get into the habit of recycling and reusing items, you’ll be buying less, saving yourself cash, and simultaneously doing your bit for the environment, which can only be a good thing.


  1. Ensure you book with a professional, licenced waste disposal firm

If the rubbish clearance company you book with isn’t licenced, not a professional, registered company, they could get you into trouble. This has been happening quite a bit in London of late. They may unlawfully dispose of your waste, perhaps just dump it anywhere. If the junk is traced back to you – and there’s a good chance of that happening – then you could be the person who gets into trouble. You could get fined or even face a stiffer penalty. So, it really is worth spending a bit of cash hiring a registered, professional waste clearance company. Considering the alternative and what could potentially go wrong, it is actually the cheaper option.

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