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Man & Van Rubbish Clearance Guide

Man & van Rubbish Clearance is a cost effective, environmentally friendly and simple way of disposing of your large waste, but remarkably lots of people never even consider it. Here is our ultimate 2020 guide to how it works and the key concerns to consider when you utilize it.




Man & Van Rubbish Clearance definition

Man & van rubbish clearance is usually specified as the loading and removal of large waste from a home by a man & van team. The service covers collection of waste from anywhere on the residential or commercial property, loading it into a truck, sweeping up any loose product, and providing the waste to a licensed disposal center. Rates are based upon the volume of waste removed and cover the transport, disposal and labour fees. Man & van rubbish clearance must not be confused with the ‘fill & wait’ service used by avoid companies which does not include any labour. It is among the many options individuals can utilize for Rubbish Removal.

Who supplies man and van rubbish clearance?

A variety of organisations provide the service. These consist of expert man & van rubbish clearance companies (of which AllRemovals is clearly our preferred!), one-man bands, avoid hire business, conventional house moving business (who take away scrap at the same time as doing your move), charities, and your regional council.

Every council is obliged to provide a subsidised collection service for bulky family items to its homeowners. The service is usually limited to furnishings, devices and other family ‘scrap’, rather than contractors and home enhancement waste. This is since the latter is thought about ‘trade waste’ and not something the council must support.

Private waste business, although likely to cost more than the council, take the full variety of bulky waste (rather than simply home scrap) and, unlike council teams, their teams will collect from anywhere on the home (including upstairs and the back garden). If you do decide for a one-man band always check they have a waste provider license and their insurance covers them for waste removal.

Lots of charities like British Heart Structure provide a totally free collection service for good quality, truly resalable items (which for sofas and upholstered furniture likewise implies having correct fire certification). So make sure to contact them if you have anything decent. For the things that you understand is actual rubbish, please don’t waste their or your time.


Waste types- what large waste types can be eliminated?

Bulky waste means in the context of man & van rubbish clearance any non-hazardous waste that can easily be raised by two people. This includes builders waste, fly-tipped waste, bulky appliances (including domestic fridges), furnishings, bric-a-brac, carpet, plasterboard, garden waste and family junk. For waste safety, licensing & health and insurance reasons, a lot of firms will not remove the following hazardous products:

  • Asbestos (read our guide on safe disposal of asbestos).
  • Batteries.
  • Scientific or medical waste, including syringes.
  • Fluorescent tubes.
  • Business fridges, freezers and a/c units.
  • Gas containers and gas bottles.
  • Hazardous & poisonous products.
  • Oil, petrol, diesel.
  • Paint & Cans of paint.
  • Tires.

Weight constraints- do I need to worry about how heavy the waste is?

Man & van clearance firms usually don’t like and aren’t best matched to tasks with lots of extremely heavy demolition or excavation waste like cement, soil and rubble (often referred to as ‘inert waste’). This is because their collection automobiles are usually light goods vehicles. Light goods automobiles, although more affordable and much easier to run than heavy products lorries, should by law never weigh more than 3.5 tonnes. An empty LGV truck, team and fuel weighs 2.0- 2.5 tonnes, which leaves 1.0- 1.5 tonnes capability for the waste (this figure is called the car’s ‘payload’). If the waste is a mix of bulky products however not if it includes mainly inert waste, that payload is fine. If you do have lots of really heavy, thick demolition or excavation waste, you will most likely be much better deal hiring a skip.


Van types & sizes- what types are used and how huge are they?

Much like vehicles, vans vary significantly in size and type. The primary types of vans and trucks utilized for large waste are:.

  • * Box Tipper- the most popular automobile for large waste, a box or caged tipper (pictured above) has a strong or mesh box at the back to contain the waste and has a hydraulic tipper system to pour out the contents when the van goes to the tip. The volume of the box on a waste tipper truck is generally 10 cubic yards- 14 cubic backyards.
  • This type of van provides lots of storage space and is most often used by removal business when people move houses. It isn’t perfect for waste because the sides aren’t very strong (so can get damaged when heavy items are tossed in) and the absence of tipper suggests the team has to handball whatever when they get to the pointer.
  • * Transit- transit vans are popular with delivery business and tradespeople as they are cheap, simple and compact to drive. Other than sluggish offloading, their main concerns for waste removal are low ceiling and likewise dust and grit from home builders’ waste getting stuck into the moving door mechanism. Transit van volume are 8 lawns to 14 backyards.
  • Flatbed lorry- flatbeds are trucks with a flat bed at the back with very low or no sideboards. They are developed to carry heavy items and favoured by scaffolders, contractors merchants and tool hire businesses. They are not fantastic for bulky waste (unless you are getting rid of lots of extremely heavy inert waste) because the low sides prevent you from stacking great deals of large products securely.

Labour- what labour is consisted of?

The labour is a key aspect of a man & van rubbish clearance. The service and cost includes clearing the waste from anywhere on the property and loading it onto the van. If you need this extra service, be prepared to pay more for their time and effort.

Rates- how does prices work and how much should I anticipate pay?

Rates for rubbish clearance are based upon the volume of large waste removed and cover the disposal, transport and labour costs. Volume is usually referred to in cubic lawns or fractions of the truck. If you’re comparing rates and someone is pricing quote fractions of truck, bear in mind that trucks have different sizes and for that reason more affordable might not in fact imply much better if it’s a smaller truck. The essential figure to request is how huge is package at the back (not for how long is the truck or whether it is a 3.5 tonne or 7.5 tonne- this is just lingo created to bamboozle the uninformed!). You can see images of various sizes of sizes with prices in our Scheduling funnel.

Note that a few special products- the most common are refrigerators, bed mattress and televisions- will incur a supplement due to the fact that they require to be disposed of in a different way to basic waste and this costs the waste clearance business a bit more in disposal costs.

As a rough guide, a full 14 lawn truck clearance need to cost around EUR360 (EUR300 ex VAT) and 1/2 truck (ie. 7 cubic yards) around EUR220 (EUR180 ex BARREL). Collection of single furniture product should cost around EUR40- EUR50.

FYI, the national average expense of a 6 cubic lawn avoid (prior to adding authorization charges and parking suspensions if placed on a road) is around EUR226 (EUR188 ex VAT).

Collection time & place- do I need to exist when the rubbish is gathered?

Provided there is access to the junk and it is plainly determined what products are to be taken and what are to remain, then there is no requirement for you to be present. Clearance business can gather from anywhere on the home as long as there is access. You might leave the waste outside in an accessible location, for example your front garden, to permit easy gain access to if you can’t be present.

Collection size different- what if the real collection size is various to the size booked?

Then the collection crew need to let you know before they begin and charge or credit you the difference, if your collection size is larger or smaller than you bought. If the job ends up bigger than reserved and you ‘d choose to cancel, allremovals deals consumers the choice of a refund.

Moving other items- can the crew move my things from one area to another for me?

It totally depends on the company regarding whether or not they’re prepared to move items for you. Normally, it’s not a good idea to utilize a rubbish company to move your things because the vans can be unclean. On top of this, the groups are utilized to moving rubbish instead of valuable items implying they most likely won’t take as much care as a professional removal business. We recommend going to the British Association of Removers if you need an A to B removal service.

Messy flooring- how to avoid rubbish ruining my drive or lawn?

A lot of business will give the area a comprehensive sweep up before they leave. If some of your waste is especially unpleasant (e.g. debris, earth, damaged tiles) and you are concerned about leaving it on your lawn or driveway before the collection, we advise saving it in rubble bags or stacking it on a tarpaulin or ground sheet.

License- what sort of licensing is there?

To remove your waste a man & van firm or sole trader must be signed up with the Environment Agency or SEPA and have a valid waste carrier license. They should likewise be insured to do the work and we advise if you are enabling crew into your home you request for photo ID and DBS checks (which used to be called CRB checks).

Documents- should I anticipate any documentation for the man & van waste collection?

The key documentation when somebody removes your waste is a waste transfer note. This is a file that records the obligation of the waste being transferred from one celebration to another. Strictly speaking if the waste is being collected from a domestic property then any form of written verification suffices however if the kind removing your waste is a professional and experienced organisation then they ought to provide a waste transfer note as matter of course. If not, alarm bells must start to call!

Disposal & recycling- where does the waste go?

As soon as gathered, unless passed on for reuse, the waste will be required to a licensed commercial waste transfer station where it is then recycled, sent to waste-to-energy or landfilled. Learn more about bulky waste’s journey.

When to use and when not to use a man and van for large waste?

A man & van rubbish clearance is a terrific way to eliminate a wide variety of bulky waste materials from your home. Anything that’s too big for your bin- from furniture, home appliances and bric-a-brac to floor covering, Do It Yourself waste and home builders waste. In most instances the service is substantially more affordable than an avoid and all the labour is consisted of, so you can literally simply point and the waste will be eliminated from anywhere on the home.

The primary weak point of a man & van option is its failure to handle large quantities of heavy, thick waste like soil and bricks, because of car weight limitations and likewise the time it takes to pack a lot of that sort of loose, unpleasant material. In those situations, we recommend employing a skip instead given that weight is less of an issue and it’s likewise ideal for containment. Note if you don’t have area at your residential or commercial property for a skip, then think about asking for a wait & load service from your avoid provider instead.

Large waste indicates in the context of man & van rubbish clearance any non-hazardous waste that can conveniently be lifted by 2 people. Man & van clearance companies typically do not like and aren’t best matched to jobs with lots of really heavy demolition or excavation waste like cement, soil and rubble (often referred to as ‘inert waste’). * Box Tipper- the most popular vehicle for large waste, a box or caged tipper (envisioned above) has a solid or mesh box at the back to consist of the waste and has a hydraulic tipper system to put out the contents when the van goes to the tip. They are not terrific for bulky waste (unless you are removing lots of really heavy inert waste) due to the fact that the low sides prevent you from stacking lots of large items securely.

Strictly speaking if the waste is being collected from a domestic property then any form of composed confirmation is adequate however if the kind eliminating your waste is a experienced and expert organisation then they need to provide a waste transfer note as matter of course.

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