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When it comes to efficient waste management, homeowners in London often find themselves pondering the choice between skip hire and rubbish removal. Both options have their merits, but discerning the most convenient solution requires closer examination. In this blog, we’ll help you get a detailed understanding of both skip hire and rubbish removal and give…

Inheriting a house can be both emotionally and legally challenging. Probate house clearances revolve around the legal process of handling a deceased person’s estate. In London, this often entails the responsible disposal of belongings and preparing the property for sale or transfer. According to recent data from the Office for National Statistics, over 40,000 probate…

In a city where over 40% of households opt for the hands-on approach to rubbish removal, it demands a strategic blend of safety, efficiency, and a touch of eco-consciousness. So, fasten your gloves and step into the realm of DIY rubbish removal, where every discarded item tells a tale, and every homeowner becomes a waste…

The need for efficient waste management in London has never been more apparent. From charming homes nestled in quiet neighbourhoods to towering apartment complexes and commercial establishments, rubbish removal services play a vital role in maintaining the city’s cleanliness, hygiene, and overall quality of life. This comprehensive guide is your gateway to understanding the intricacies…

Who else wouldn’t love to wake up in a room free of unnecessary clutter or have the morning tea in the living room where everything is perfectly placed? While it’s a vision we all aspire to, achieving it can often feel like a labyrinth. But, in this blog, the best decluttering experts in Kent will…

De-cluttering your property in London doesn’t have to be a headache. Especially when you follow our expert advice in this blog, including essential dos and don’ts to keep in mind. Remember junk clearance must be responsible, therefore following the local rules and taking necessary precautions are crucial. When in doubt, make sure to seek help…

The concept of recycling is something that everyone is aware of, and we would hope everyone partakes in. Plastic is one of the materials which can, without being recycled, create the most damage across our environment. Plastic pollution therefore poses a high level threat to our environment, our health and our wildlife. To educate and…

Recycling – it is something we are all responsible for, and something we are all aware of, but do we really know why we should be doing it? When it comes to metal, there are a handful of reasons why it is important that we stick to recycling. This month, we are here to provide…

If you’re an environment enthusiast, you’re most likely aware of the problem that plastics pose. Recently, there has been more and more focus on the health of our environment, and so research has been done into materials that could provide the same purpose as plastics without the harmful fallout. A material that has become known…

In a world where waste seems to be increasing at an alarming rate, it is increasingly apparent that we need to take action. Working together, we can make a difference to the amount of waste left in landfill sites. With these helpful tips, we can tackle the build-up issue head on. Let’s find a way…

If your printer is finally giving up after years of service, you might be wondering what to do with it. Disposing of a printer is trickier than disposing of regular household waste, as it has many different parts made up of varying materials that will affect how it is disposed of. Due to this difficulty,…

Waste management and recycling in the UK has evolved significantly over the past century. Initially, our waste disposal practices were quite basic, with most waste being dumped in open pits or landfills without much consideration for environmental and health impacts. However, as awareness of these issues grew, so did the need for more sustainable waste…

Disposing of an old cooker safely and responsibly is essential to minimise environmental impact and ensure compliance with waste disposal regulations in the UK. Use our guide to get rid of your old cooker quickly and easily. Recycling Before considering disposal, explore opportunities for reuse or recycling. Some charities or welfare organisations may accept used…

When it comes to getting rid of a sofa in the UK legally and responsibly, use our top tips to help you and the planet. Donate it If your sofa is in good condition and usable, consider donating it to a local charity, furniture bank, or community organisation. They may be able to arrange a…

Your garden is looking glorious but what are you going to with those big branches you’ve lopped off, the mountain of grass cuttings and piles of brambles? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new home and chopped down an overgrown jungle that now needs to go. Disposing of garden waste can be challenging task,…

Whether you are upgrading your microwave with a newer model or if yours has reached the end of its lifespan, the safe and correct disposal of this appliance can raise questions. As a classified item of WEEE waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment), your microwave will require proper disposal. So, what are the options? Take…

If the time has come to move offices and a de-clutter is long overdue, you’re likely wondering where to start when it comes to clearing the space. De-cluttering can be a daunting task, but knowing where to start and having a step-by-step process in place will make the day a lot easier. So, what are…

When replacing the tyres on your car, you may be wondering how and where to dispose of your old tyres. There are strict guidelines around disposing of tyres, and they are difficult to recycle due to the different materials used in the manufacturing process. Due to regulations introduced in 2006, tyres are not accepted to…

Hoarding is something that many people have heard of, but may not know the intricacies of… So, what is it? Hoarding is classed as a disorder, and is defined as someone who acquires items of an excessive amount and stores them without organisation. This causes clutter that is unmanageable, and impacts their way of life.…

Once you have realised you need to replace your old washing machine, it’s important that you dispose of it properly in order to make sure it does not have any negative effects on the environment. You should always check with your local authority to ensure you have followed necessary procedures and your washing machine is…

Recycling to some degree is second nature to many homeowners but, as environmental awareness has increased, so has the pressure to increase the amount we recycle. Many people want to do their part, but find themselves not knowing where to start. Here are seven tips you will need to improve your household’s recycling. Research what…

If you’re undergoing a house renovation, or you’ve simply decided that you’ve dealt with an uncomfortable mattress for long enough, you might be wondering what to do with your old mattress. Mattresses are one of the bulkiest items you can try and dispose of, and so this poses a problem for many people as their…

If you are looking to upgrade your fridge freezer, it is important to remember that a careful process needs to be followed to dispose of your current fridge before replacing it. Because of the different materials that a fridge is made up of, there are some parts that can be recycled and some that must…

As the festive season is coming to an end, you may be left wondering how you’re going to dispose of your Christmas tree. It has served you well, but now it’s time to go! For those of you with a real Christmas tree, it can be more complicated than disassembling your tree and packing it…

Although Christmas is the most joyous time of year, it is also a season that can produce a lot of waste and contribute to landfill. With the current state of our environment, it would be understandable for you to want to keep your Christmas season as eco-friendly as possible! Luckily for you, we have some…

Living in the London Borough of Lambeth, you may have noticed that locals and the council make a conscious effort towards environmental health. This is where you could get involved! Lambeth Council is dedicated to becoming a Net Zero Council by 2030, and your recycling will have an impact on this. If you have just…

Living in the London Borough of Croydon could have you wondering what to do with your rubbish and recycling, especially if you’ve only recently moved into the area. You may be in need of a comprehensive guide on how to recycle your items, and what rubbish can go in your bins… Luckily, we’re here to…

If you have recently moved to Sevenoaks, or the revised waste collection rules have made you lose track of what your recycling duties are, then you may need this guide. Whether you are learning this information for the first time or it’s a case of refreshing your memory…

Southwark is home to some famous tourist attractions such as the Tate Modern, The Shard and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. It has an abundance of restaurants and cafes and boasts 29 ‘Outstanding rated’ primary and secondary schools. All of these contribute to Southwark being one…

Living in Lewisham, south east London, can provide you with many amenities, from street markets to excellent transport links. Many residents adore living in this vibrant borough. Lewisham Council is dedicated to making the streets a pleasant and environmentally friendly place to live, and part of this venture is recycling…

A lot of the time we get confused with what items go in which box, and what we can and cannot recycle. If you’re living in the borough of Dartford and you’re finding yourself in turmoil about your recycling tasks, follow this guide on exactly what you need to do…

Living in the Royal Borough of Greenwich will award you with gorgeous green spaces and an abundance of attractions to occupy your time! If you’ve recently moved there, you won’t just be spending your time seeing the sights. You’ll also need to get used to the recycling rules…

If you live in the London Borough of Bexley, you’ll need to get acquainted with the rules and regulations about recycling! For the last 15 years, Bexley has been the number one London borough for recycling – the area…

Have you recently become more invested in your recycling? Maybe you’ve newly moved to Bromley and you’re not clear on the recycling rules yet. If either of these options sound like you, keep reading for a refresher course on recycling and what to do with your rubbish in the London Borough of Bromley.

We’re sure that if you’ve walked through the London streets, you’ve seen instances of fly-tipping and littering. Fly-tipping is illegally dumping large waste items on public roads, land or into rivers. These could be bulky items such as washing machines and fridges, or leftover waste from construction sites.

Workplace recycling is something that many people may view as ‘too much effort’ to coordinate. However, it’s so important! Whether your office is made up of 20 employees or 200, the way you dispose of your rubbish can have a massive impact on our environment. It’s all well and good recycling at home, but you…

We know we’re not the only ones who think the festive period is the most wonderful time of the year… The lights are twinkly, the grass is frosted with ice, and decorations are given pride of place in our homes. If you haven’t put up your Christmas decorations up yet now is the time! Buying…

Even though the UK’s summer still seems to linger, the best of the weather is behind us. The winter months are looming, which means the season of falling leaves and snapping twigs will soon be upon us. You may be wondering, what does this mean for my garden? After tending to their plants lovingly in…

Recycling is a daily part of our lives. From sorting our materials at home to remembering to put the bins out, our recycling has become routine. Yet, we still produce tonnes of waste every year. Although the emphasis on recycling seems like a fairly recent development, it’s actually been practiced for a lot longer than…

We’re fast approaching the time that everyone’s been waiting for – a life where we can travel wherever we want. For many, this includes the office! For more than a year, people have been making do with desks that double up as  dining-tables and the constant tempting of the fridge in the corner of the…

We all know how it is. The loft is like a deserted land, forbidden unless absolutely necessary. In too many horror movies there are monsters in the attic, so much so that many of us leave our loft spaces to become a dusty maze. Don’t know what to do with something? Put it in the…

Did you know that the average UK household generates more than a tonne of waste every year? It’s surprising, we know! Although the amount of rubbish taken to landfill is slowly reducing, it’s still a massive problem for our fragile environment. We know that most households aren’t trying to be careless – throwing that plastic…

Over lockdown, DIY reared its head in the homes of many. With what felt like all the time in the world at our disposal, people were learning new skills and improving their homes (which can only be a good idea given the amount of time we’re spending in them!) But once the task is over…

Moving home with boxes full of old items that you no longer use or have any recollection of simply makes no sense, and whilst it could be increasing your moving costs, you may also be adding time to the moving process with additional and unnecessary journeys. A clutter clear-out whilst you pack your property into…

Having been indoors for the last year, it’s likely that we are beginning to find ourselves feeling unsatisfied with our homes. With each aspect of our lives taking part from within the same four walls, we spend the days working, home schooling or offering support to family or neighbours, finding little time for ourselves and,…

When it comes to disposing of a mass of unwanted items from your property, you will be faced with two options – waste removal or skip hire. The two options often become blurred, so today we are here to tell them apart, separating their uses and requirements and allowing you to feel confident when needing…

Having a build up of clutter, whether it be in the form of electricals, heirlooms or pre-loved objects, can cause your property to quickly become one of chaos, but how can you know when enough really has become enough? Throughout the country, there are households which have formed a strong bond with their belongings in…

Every household deals with waste removal daily – whether that’s through emptying your indoor bins for your council’s weekly dustbin collection, by taking trips to your local dump, or by arranging for rubbish collection via a van or skip, but there are still many properties who dispose of their waste in an irresponsible way with…

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