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Kitchen Waste Removal: Your Kitchen Renovation Guide

Planning a renovation of your kitchen can be as daunting as it is exciting. You might find that you don’t know where to start, or even know how to plan your project, so knowing how to plan for the waste removal could be out of your thought process, Here at Total Waste Services, we are here if you need that helping hand. Here is a top guide to clearing out your kitchen.

Time Is Important

Knowing how long you have, is the key to planning your renovation. Understanding the timeline is important as with anything in the world, and can have a massive impact on your timeframe. If you don’t consider how long the renovation will take, you might find yourself with a half-finished kitchen and if it’s done too quickly you might have been able to fit in another summer project!

Will I Need Help?

When planning a kitchen renovation the main thing to consider is if you need help. Renovating a kitchen can be an exhausting task, just like all DIY work, so you need to know if you’re fighting for the project. If you’re looking for assistance, you’ve got many options, one of which is a Man & Van service.

A man and a van service is a perfect choice if you are struggling with the manual labour of getting the waste into a skip you may have hired.

Let’s not forget about the process of removing all the waste created whilst completing the project, skip hire services are available all across the UK as well as skip removals. It’s super easy to rent a skip, from a domestic or commercial view. Our team at Total Waste Services can help point you in the right direction.

Segregate Your Waste

You can decide on what service you need to book by understanding what your waste streams are and where your waste fits in. We accept nearly all the waste you have in our skips but some items in a kitchen are classified as hazardous waste, so will need special treatment when being disposed of.

Below are some of the typical waste types found in a kitchen and what waste clearance service they would fall under:

Skip Hire Waste

  • Cupboards
  • Old Utensils
  • Paper & Card
  • Plasterboard
  • Rubble
  • Table & Chairs
  • Worktops

Man & Van Waste

  • Cupboards
  • Domestic de-gassed Fridges
  • Old Utensils
  • Paper & Card
  • Plasterboard
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Washing Machines
  • Worktops


  • Asbestos
  • Batteries (Lead Acid)Fluorescent Tube
  • Paint Tins
  • Sodium Lamps
  • Gased Fridges and freezers


The next step is to make an inventory. By this, we mean dividing your items into three different categories to ensure that nothing is thrown away by accident. We recommend putting them into these three categories:

  • Items to Dispose
  • Items to Donate
  • Items to Keep

Consider Reducing The Amount Of Waste

Now you know how long it will take for your renovation and the types of waste that it will generate, you need to consider how much waste there will be. Most waste clearance service companies charge on the basis of the quantity of waste you produce, so considering the quantity of waste before booking could save you money. Ordering a skip that’s too big, you might end up paying for more than you need, similarly, if you order too small, you might end up paying extra costs for an extra skip.

How can Total Waste Services help?

Once you’ve established the amount and type of waste your project will likely generate, it is time to organise the responsible removal and recycling of the waste you expect to create.

Here at Total Waste Services, we offer complete peace of mind as well as excellent service, responsible recycling and support for the future of the environment. We are a full-service waste disposal company, with 5-star local reviews.

In Telford, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Liverpool we deliver simple, convenient and fast domestic skip hires. We can also help you comply with the law, as well as providing a rubbish clearance, and same day skip hire.

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