What is the cheapest way to get rubbish removed?

(28 Posts)
everdene Fri 11-Mar-16 18:56:34

We have just had a new kitchen and have two fireplaces, some polystyrene and cardboard to shift.

What is the best/most cost effective way to shift it? I thought a van might do it, but have been quoted £220-£250 minimum - I said I'd hoped I could do it for £150 and the woman on the phone said they could do that but it would only be half the van..!

Anyone tried Hippobags or should I just swallow it and get a skip?

hugoagogo Fri 11-Mar-16 18:57:45

Cheapest, would probably to take it yourself.

Cariadity Fri 11-Mar-16 18:58:31

Is any of it sellable? You could try putting the items on gumtree or freecycle. I'm looking for a fireplace ... In Wales though.

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Fri 11-Mar-16 18:58:56

Can you hire a van and take it yourself?

everdene Fri 11-Mar-16 19:10:12

Sorry to be dim but would a normal dump take an old kitchen? Is it classed as business waste?

Hadn't actually thought of hiring our own van..! (it's been a long stressful week!)

Ladybard Fri 11-Mar-16 19:14:46

I'm in Oxfordshire and some people took a van load of stuff away today for £130. Prior to this another rubbish removal guy charged us about £250!

lalalonglegs Fri 11-Mar-16 19:16:53

I'm in London and none of the dumps here allow you to take a van in without having it weighed on the way in and out and charged per tonne. You can take a car though so, depending on the size of your kitchen and how well you chop it up, two or three journeys with the seats flattened down and it would be free.

DorothyGherkins Fri 11-Mar-16 19:17:49

What does the hire and delivery of a skip and removal cost these days? Its what we did a few times and was so easy.

everdene Fri 11-Mar-16 19:21:56

It seems to be around £200-300 for a skip.

We're in London too, so good to know about the rubbish dumps not allowing vans!

GailTheFish Fri 11-Mar-16 19:27:14

Depending on how much you have to remove, it might be cheapest to use a junk removal company like Any Junk or Quickwasters - they charge by the amount there is to remove. I had some old furniture, and the contents of a shed to remove when I moved house last and think it was about £150 for them to take it away.

GailTheFish Fri 11-Mar-16 19:28:23

Just realised that might be what you meant by a van doing it though!

Wombatinabathhat Fri 11-Mar-16 19:30:54

I'm in Yorkshire. You can take this sort of waste to the council tip for free in the car, although you may need to make a few trips

tangerinesarenottheonlyfruit Fri 11-Mar-16 19:32:48

Just take it in your car (if you have one) sorted!

PurpleWithaMysteryBun Fri 11-Mar-16 19:35:01

May be worth ringing your local tip r.e van I think where I am if you live locally in a household it is fine.

mineofuselessinformation Fri 11-Mar-16 19:38:41

Is any of it worth putting on gumtree for free?

wowfudge Fri 11-Mar-16 20:38:39

If you take a van to our local tip you have to prove you are a local householder and if you have hired the van, take the hire paperwork along too.

MimsyPimsy Fri 11-Mar-16 21:23:46

"I'm in Oxfordshire and some people took a van load of stuff away today for £130. Prior to this another rubbish removal guy charged us about £250!"

Are you sure they did actually dump it at the tip? Where we live, we are always getting fly tipping. Householders are supposed to check the person has a licence for removing rubbish, I believe, but even licensed carriers have been known to dump stuff.

Clutterbugsmum Fri 11-Mar-16 22:11:20

You may need a permit from the council to take a van into the dump.

Hire small skip. here this company charges £140 + VAT.

didireallysaythat Fri 11-Mar-16 22:44:23

We can take stuff to the tip but only only bag a day (they check...). Took ages to get rid of kitchen tiles, rubble and plaster board.

tittysprinkles Sat 12-Mar-16 00:35:01

Medium sized skip costs about £170, big builders skip £200 here in NW. Medium would easily do you I think. Ring around for some quotes. Skip would be most convenient I think and could be a good opportunity for a good clearout.

Believeitornot Sat 12-Mar-16 07:29:31

Do you have a car?

Take it yourself to the dump

Or see if the council offers curb side collections

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 12-Mar-16 07:38:41

Our council does a roadside bulky waste collection for 7 pounds an item, brilliant for mattresses, sofas etc. The kitchen units should be OK at the tip but I'd ring first and check. Fireplaces and/or units might go on one of those Facebook groups or Gumtree. Or just leave on the drive with a big 'free' sign on? Cardboard in your domestic recycling?

Moving15 Sat 12-Mar-16 18:48:51

Do you have a car? Spend a day smashing it all up into transportable chunks. Take a load to the dump every weekend.

This is free.

Buy yourself a treat with the saved cash.

TalkinPeace Sat 12-Mar-16 20:27:41

car : several trips
OR
put it outside your gate with a "sold, do not remove" sign on it and it will vanish overnight wink

WhatKatyDidnt Sat 12-Mar-16 20:30:25

I would try putting the fireplaces and cupboards on the pavement for a few hours - most things vanish quickly in London.

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