House clearance prices don’t need to be sky high, but clearing out a house is a big job and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to manage it on your own. At some point, you will need to bring in a waste removal company to help out.
Waste collection pricing can vary wildly and there are many things you’ll need to consider before you go ahead and book a service.
House clearance prices: What are the options?
The first step is determining whether you need a full team to help out with the house clearance, or if you could cut costs by doing some of the work yourself and using other waste management services to help you get rid of the waste.
If you’re clearing out the property yourself and you’re doing it over a few days or weeks, hiring a skip could well be the best option. If you have the space for it, either on a private drive or on the street, it’ll give you somewhere to hold your rubbish as you’re working on the clearance.
House Clearance Services
For those who need help with the physical removal of waste from inside the property, full house clearance services are the way to go. With this service, you’ll get a team at your property who will clear, load and dispose of your waste for you.
If that waste includes fixed materials, such as bathroom suites or kitchen cabinets, a Rip Out service is what you’ll need. For this, an experienced team will handle the job with care, dismantling, clearing, loading and disposing of the waste responsibly.
Wait & Load
If you’re nearing the end of a clearance or don’t have much waste, Skip It’s Wait & Load service could be the better option in terms of cost. With this service, we’ll only charge you for what we take, so there’s no danger of paying for a half empty skip.
How to keep house clearance prices down
The two key factors that determine waste collection pricing are staff wages and responsible waste disposal.
For you, that means two things.
- Firstly, the quicker you can make the process, the less money the company will need to spend on staff wages to cover your job. Anything you can do to save the removal company time should have a positive effect on the price. If you can clear, sort and load the waste yourself, you could lower the quote.
- Secondly, the easier you make it for the company to dispose of your waste responsibly, the less you should have to pay.
Pre-sorting your rubbish makes it easier for a removal company to dispose of it responsibly.
For example, if you can keep garden waste separate from furniture, this will save the removal company time when they come to recycle it.
Be aware that choosing an unreliable service just because it’s the cheapest option could end up costing you more in the long run.
If a company is quoting a low price, it could mean they plan to dispose of your waste illegally. In the case that your waste is fly-tipped and it can be traced back to you, you could be fined up to £5,000.
At Skip It, we work in line with the Environment Agency requirements to ensure that all of the waste we handle is disposed of responsibly and recycled wherever possible.
Trust Skip It for house clearance services that are reliable and affordable.
View Skip It’s full list of services now to find out more about the right option for you.
House clearance services: General need-to-know information
Finally, when you’re researching the right service provider, be aware that some waste removal companies won’t take certain items.
At Skip It, we’ll take absolutely anything except liquid waste (oil, petrol or diesel), though we do charge extra for fridges, fridge freezers, mattresses, tyres and paint tins.
To avoid paying extra for these items, think about giving away anything that’s still usable. You could also get in touch with your local council to ask if they’ll help you dispose of them responsibly.
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