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If your bathroom needs a bit of TLC and you decide to go the whole hog and buy an entirely new suite, you can get your old bathroom fittings and fixtures recycled when you choose to book the Household Clearance Services at Skip It. Alternatively, if you’re undertaking a large home renovation project then you can hire a skip from us too.

For skip hire pricing and more information on our waste collection services, take a look at our service page or get in touch with us today to find out which option is best for you.

What are bathroom fittings and fixtures?

Bathroom fixtures are the main objects or items in your bathroom, such as fitted or free-standing baths, sinks and toilets, as well as any masonry or stoneware, tiles, cabinets, heating and air conditioning units, plumbing components, wood flooring and even wallpaper is considered a bathroom fixture.

Bathroom fittings, on the other hand, include shower heads, hot water enhancements, towel rails, traps, drains, electrical fittings, extractor fans and accessories like soap dishes. Many people find themselves asking “are bathroom mirrors considered fixtures?”, which indeed they are and at Skip It, we can help you manage all of your bathroom fittings waste clearance.

How to recycle bathroom fixtures?

You can recycle your old bathroom fixtures and fittings by using our wait and load or skip hire service. At Skip It, we aim to recycle 95 per cent of your household waste so you can count on us to ensure that as much of your old bathroom fixtures and fittings will be recycled as possible.

If you’re working on a small improvement project in your home where you’re only focusing on a single room such as your bathroom, you might find that it’s easier for you to book in for our wait and load service instead of hiring a skip to store your old bathroom fixtures.

By choosing this option, you will avoid having a skip sitting in your driveway for an extended period of time. And as an all-inclusive waste removal process, our friendly team will arrive at your home and load up our vehicle with your old bathroom waste before taking it to be disposed of responsibly at a waste management site.

Alternatively, if you’re planning on replacing a number of old bathroom fixtures alongside other home improvement projects, you might find that hiring a skip is a good option for you to manage your household waste. This will give you the flexibility to fill it up as you go along and move with the pace of your project without having to call for multiple wait and load services.

If you’re still unsure about where to recycle bathroom fixtures, then you can also contact your local council to see if they have a tip that can accept your waste.

Typically, many will also accept scrap metal, such as steel, but if they don’t then you can also contact a local scrap metal yard to see if they will be able to take it off your hands. Just ensure that you have double checked that they are fully licensed to dispose of waste beforehand.

The benefit of using companies like Skip It is that they are fully licensed by the Environment Agency to responsibly recycle any waste that they accept from their customers. This will make sure that it won’t fall into the hands of criminal gangs that illegally dump the waste that they receive. At Skip It, we do our best to avoid any waste going into landfill to help do our bit to protect the environment.

Where to sell bathroom fixtures?

The first step is to sort through your old bathroom fittings and fixtures, to check whether they are still in a good condition before you decide to sell them. You can list your old bathroom fixtures and fittings, such as an old bathroom mirror or any light fittings you no longer require, on various listings websites such as Gumtree and Preloved.

You would be surprised by the sheer number of people who are looking to pick up a bargain when they are decorating their homes, especially if you have good quality bathroom fixtures and fittings that you no longer need. You may need to arrange a viewing with a potential buyer at your home before they decide to make a purchase. In most cases, they will arrange for the transportation themselves to take it off your hands.

From skip hire pricing, skip hire and wait and load to house clearance services, Skip It can help you with all your residential waste collection needs. To find out more about how we can help you manage your household waste responsibly through our wait and load or skip hire services, contact our friendly team today.

 

You can also discover how to recycle other old household items in our helpful guides below:

 

How to dispose of old bathroom fixtures

Clare Sleeman

22nd November 2018

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