When clearing out a house or business premises, collection companies are there to take things which would be considered as junk – waste items which are no longer needed by the property owner.
This can include a lot of items which might not necessarily be legally disposed of in another manner – for example computers or old furniture.
Many white goods are restricted from sale by laws which govern the selling of furniture and plastic goods which were made before a named date, and others are not suitable for tips due to toxic chemicals.
Clearance companies will take a lot of items which householders might consider to be standard junk, including:
- Garden waste such as hedge clippings, grass, branches and whole trees, shrubs and soil. Believe it or not, this kind of waste can weigh a lot when you finish tidying up your garden!
- Household goods such as sofas, beds, chests of drawers and cabinets, as well as packaging, carpets and rugs
- White goods including cookers, microwaves, fridges and computers
- Plastics and glass
All of these items would not be thrown away into the standard dustbin, as some of them can be recycled, and others would not be accepted by the council. Rather than having a council collect half of the waste, it is better to call in a company who are willing to take the lot.
Offices and business premises also need to have junk collected which would not be taken by typical tips or garbage collections. These would include items which are protected by law, such as:
- Office paper, documents and phone books
- Furniture including desks and chairs, filing cabinets and shelving
- Construction rubbish including: masonry, plaster, drywall, insulation and roofing materials
- Electrical goods including monitors, circuit television sets, computers, monitors and printers
- Other goods including: desktops, workbenches, tyres, metal and industrial machinery