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How to keep costs down and clear your household rubbish during a house clearance

1, can it be reused?

2, use a house clearance company not a rubbish removal company 

3. Use your councils bulky household waste removal service

4. Sort waste before it is collected 

5. Work with your neighbours to dispose of rubbish together

6. Conclusion

Can It Be Reused 

Before having anything disposed of or collected by a waste collection company, it is always a good idea to ask “can this be reused by someone else?” 9 times out of 10 the answer is usually “yes” as the saying goes “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. 

If you have no use for the item in question then you could consider putting the unwanted waste item on the driveway with a sign saying “FREE” this could then mean your unwanted bulky items are cleared without you even having to leave the house, and you aren’t out of pocket. Now with the internet and social medias, not only the driveway can be used to give unwanted items away. How about facebook “free to a good home” pages to display your unwanted item? 

Another option, if you are not feeling quite so generous giving away your unwanted items, another way to dispose of junk would be to list some of your unwanted items on selling sites such as eBay or Gumtree. This involves more work as you would possibly need to package the unwanted trash to be shipped but could end up making money on something you were going to dispose of. 

Use a house clearance company not a rubbish removal company 

What is the difference between a rubbish clearance company and a house clearance company i hear you ask? Well, a company that specialises in only house clearances could make their money by reselling products they inherit whilst clearing a house of it’s junk rather than charging you for the house clearance service

With over 3,000 waste management companies in the UK you will be able to find a provider that is perfect for your house clearance situation.,Overview,the%20sector%20across%203%2C000%20companies.

Rubbish clearance companies simply provide a waste removal service and will charge you based on the amount of waste they collect form your premise. So, if you think a lot of the items you are wanting rid of could be resold if someone gives them a refurbishment then get in touch with your local house clearance specialist. 

Use your councils bulky household waste removal service

Every council, legally has to provide residents with a home waste collection service for household items that simply cannot be put in your bin. So if you are in the process of a house clearance and have difficulty with some of the large bulky items then you could get in touch with your local council, Some of the items could be:

  • Mattresses
  • Carpets
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Ovens

You would not be able to use this service for builders waste collection and DIY waste would not be collected. This waste collection service is rarely free but it is more cost effective than a private house clearance company. 

You find further details for bulky waste collection by the council here:,separated%20for%20reuse%20if%20suitable.

Sort waste before it is collected

Unless your unwanted junk is extremely heavy, rubbish and house clearance companies will charge by the volume of domestic waste collected during the house clearance. So if you have the time (and energy!) It is always worth taking apart and breaking up any rubbish to be collected. Things that could be a good idea to break up could be:

  • Chest of drawers 
  • Wooden chairs 
  • Small sofas 
  • Bed frames 
  • Draws 
  • Bedside cabinets 

Any type of furniture you have like this that is going to be collected during the house clearance would be beneficial to break these up making it easier for the house clearance specialist to add on to their truck. 

Work with your neighbours to dispose of rubbish together. 

House clearance companies and waste collection service providers are like any other companies, if you can order a service in bulk it will work out cheaper. So if you only house a small house clearance that is needed then adding more items to fill up the truck could work out more cost effective. 

Everyone, even your pristine neighbours all have junk, rubbish and clutter they need to dispose of. Check in with them to see if hiring a house clearance company could be of interest to them. 


There are many ways to complete a house clearance job without the need for skip hire. It doesn’t need to be so expensive and quite such hard work. 

Did you know that we, here at P S Environmental Limited, are a house clearance service specialist in London. We cover all of the London area. Plus we are cheaper than skip hire and we do all the hard work of waste disposal without the need for you to lift a finger. 

Not only that, we always recycle everything that can be reused so you can rest assured when using P S Environmental for house clearance in London that all of your waste we collect will be taken care of professionally, carefully and eco friendly. 

Contact us today for a free quote for all of your house clearance needs. 


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