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Rubbish Clearance Tips for DIY Projects

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A new year is often a good time to make a fresh start. If during the dreary winter months you’ve postponed some major DIY tasks, it’s likely a great time to get your home and garden in order.

Every DIY project will generate waste. So, whether you’re clearing the garden or embarking on outside or interior renovations, arranging for the removal of this waste may be a bit of a hassle and let’s face it, rubbish.

We want to eliminate rubbish from your DIY project and the waste management that comes with it so that you have more time to do the job.

We’ve compiled our top garbage removal tips for DIY projects to support you along the way:

DIY project size

Understanding the size of a DIY project will allow you to understand how much waste could be created. Once you’ve got a grip on this, you’ll have an idea of how much waste is to be collected and be able to prepare a responsible waste removal plan.

For example, a small garden clearance will not produce the same quantity of waste that a large kitchen or renovation project would produce. If you don’t take into account the project’s size, you could waste money with your rubbish clearance company, paying for a larger and consequently more expensive service that you didn’t need.

How much waste will your project create?

The amount of unwanted items and waste produced will depend on the type of project you are planning. First of all, the size of the DIY project will always give you an indication of the quantity of waste that’s going to be produced during the project. Secondly, you will also need to make a list of the types of waste that will result from the works you want to carry out.

This will help determine whether a skip rental service for a typical construction company is required or if your waste can be disposed of by your local recycling centre.

Most forms of waste from traditional DIY projects are not appropriate for regular waste disposal and need to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner – this includes leftover paint, empty tins and mastic tubes.

Be responsible

When it comes to the clearing of waste from a DIY project, there is always a chance of fly-tipping if it is not handled properly, especially if you are depending on a third party to dispose of your waste.

Over a million incidents of illegal fly-tipping were dealt within the last year in the United Kingdom – putting a huge burden on local authorities. This figure increased by 8% in over the previous 12 months, with two-thirds of the total figure being household waste.

Much of the waste was likely generated by domestic DIY projects and smaller building works where builders sought to debris without having to pay the modest fees charged by legal waste management services.

Fly-tipping is a criminal offence and to avoid getting on the wrong side of the law it’s important to remember that you are legally responsible as a waste producer for ensuring the safe disposal of your rubbish. It is therefore essential to use a respectable company, even though this may not offer the cheapest solution.

If you are found guilty of fly-tipping you face incurring a heavy fine of up to £50,000 or even a prison sentence. To retain responsibility for reducing waste and to avoid prosecution for fly-tipping, make sure you use a reputable company like us at Total Waste Services.

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.