Rubbish removal – What you should and should NOT to do with your rubbish

Oct 5, 2017Uncategorized

Rubbish removal – What you should and should NOT do with your rubbish

After clearing out your old office furniture, unwanted home belongings or garden waste you’ll be left with a certain amount of unsighlty rubbish, which will one way or the another be in need of disposing, It would be a good start to contact your local charity who in some cases will arrange for the same day collection of unwanted furniture. For garden clearances where trees have been shredded it is worth contacting local horse stables who in most instances will be glad to take away shredded woodchippings for FREE.

Below we have listed items which you should and shouldn’t do with your rubbish.

Cardboard Van Rubbish removal


Most companies probably don’t realise that if you contact your local commercial waste disposal site they will let you drop off all types of metal free of charge as the waste recycling company generate money from recycling metal under a controlled and safe environment.

Cardboard is another material that homeowners and businesses can take into waste sites without charging any fee and in some instances, if you have a larger amount of cardboard there are companies such as cardboard4cash who will pay and collect you unwanted cardboard.

Fly-Tipping Laws

With nearly 1 million reported incidents of fly-tipping in 2016 there’s little wonder that dumping of unwanted builders waste or household rubbish has become a major problem in the UK, not only is fly tipping illegal it causes havoc to wildlife and waterways attracting unwanted rodents and let’s be honest a horrible site to see in the countryside.

Get It Tidy since 2007 have cleaned up plenty of fly-tipping eyesores for commercial clients in areas such as car parks, abandoned offices and farmers fields. Fly tipping is a serious criminal offence that carries a fine of up to £50,000. and up to a 5 year prison sentence.

Nine most frequently fly tipped items:

  • General household rubbish.
  • Larger domestic items such as fridges.
  • Builders waste such as hardcore and plasterboard.
  • Garden rubbish.
  • Cardboard from businesses
  • Old car tyres
  • Mattresses
  • Bin liners full of empty beer cans?
  • Old fence panels?


Lighting a bonfire?

Lighting a bonfire at home is not illegal, however, it’s quite common courtesy to let notify your nieghbours and give them plenty of notice when planning on starting a bonfire at home, and there are certain things you should consider before your bonfire.

Will the bonfire affect road users?

If the smoke from a persons bonfire drifts across a road and affects or endangers drivers, the person could be committing a criminal offence under the Highways Act 1980, so please take extreme care if your property is located near a road.

Leaving unwanted items in the street

Simply placing your unwanted furniture in the street can land you with a fine from the council, even if you place FREE to collector sign on your no longer required dining room table, why not contact the Get It Tidy Rubbish Removal team for a FREE quotation 

If you are happy with the quote we can take away your old furniture on the same day, just like we did in the picture!

Rubbish Clearance Birmingham

There is plenty to think about when removing rubbish, wether it’s a small sofa, a huge office clearanceor a simple garden clearance you require, why not get in touch with us and we can arrange a convenient time to suit you and provide you with a free quotation.

Our prices for house clearances and general rubbish removal in Birmingham include free labour, we turn up time and will not commence work until you’re totally happy with our quotation. Our fully insured professional team have all the correct equipment to ensure your property is left clear of all unwanted waste.




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