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If you’re stuck with an old boiler lying around the house and you haven’t a clue as to how to get rid of it, we will be happy to take it off your hands! We have several flexible waste collection services for residential customers which you can use to dispose of your old boiler responsibly and the best part is that we recycle 95 per cent of all the waste we collect!

An old boiler in your home can be a bit of a conundrum to get rid of because it’s not classified as a typical piece of domestic rubbish. Old boilers are, in fact, commercial waste and they can pose a serious threat to the environment if they are illegally fly-tipped.

Find out how easy it is to dispose of your old boiler with our waste collection services below.

 

Why is it important to dispose of your old boiler responsibly?

It goes without saying that you should never attempt to dismantle or remove an old boiler yourself for health and safety reasons. If you need to replace your old boiler, it’s very important that you hire a professional engineer, especially if it’s a gas one, to disconnect it properly for you.

It’s important to understand that boilers are classed as commercial waste instead of household waste. So, this could put a dampener on your plans to take it to any old council-run tip yourself.

Boilers can have dangerous substances inside them, such as asbestos if they are really old so you will need the help of a professional waste collection team to remove it. At Skip It, we have many commercial waste customers, so our staff are highly-trained in the health and safety procedures of correctly handling and collecting hazardous waste.

You will be pleased to know that in the most part, boilers are able to be recycled as well as qualifying to be re-conditioned for re-use. We ensure that 95 per cent of all the waste we collect from our residential customers is recycled, in order to help protect the environment.

Our Wait & Load service is ideal if you’ve just got the one boiler floating around your home that needs disposing of. Or, if you’re doing larger DIY or renovation work, then our Skip Hire service could be another option for you.

If you’re in the middle of selling your property and you need to clear out your loft or basement at the same time as disposing of an old boiler, then our House Clearance service will be an ideal solution. Whatever option you decide, we look forward to helping you dispose of your old boiler!

 

The old Boiler Scrappage Scheme

Although the old government Boiler Scrappage Scheme has now closed both in England, Wales and Scotland, you can still apply for a Boiler Finance Scheme if you need help purchasing a new boiler.

There are new schemes that allow you to spread the cost of a new boiler over an agreed period, which can be a real help as on average, a new boiler and installation can cost between £1,500 to £3,000, depending on the amount of work that is required at your property.

There are many companies offering these Boiler Finance schemes but it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for interest-free finance plans available for replacement boilers. It’s always a good idea to shop around to get the best deal and to compare quotes before you sign up to a Boiler Finance scheme.

 

Our friendly and professional waste collection teams have experience in handling hazardous commercial waste from both domestic and commercial sites. Skip It is able to help you safely and responsibly dispose of your old boiler so contact us today to book in one of our Wait & Load, House Clearance or Skip Hire services.

 

You can also learn how to recycle and dispose of other household items in our helpful blog posts:

 

Contact Skip It today!

Clare Sleeman

15th February 2019

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