A clear out can be a great way to increase the space available within your office, shop or working environment. How often are things not kept whilst they could be binned? Storage space is at a premium especially within Central London so it makes sense to keep this to a minimum. A clear and well organised workspace also increases productivity. The large volumes of rubbish produced during a clear out can often be dealt with through your existing collection arrangements. For whatever can’t be, like furniture, electrical equipment, large metal and wooden items, we can offer you a bulky waste collection.
What goes where?
Most rubbish from a clear out can easily be recycled and collected through your existing arrangements with us. Large volumes of rubbish are never a problem. During your clear out keep materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, tubs, trays and pots, glass, Tetra type packs and cans separate and place them into a blue recycling bag or your recycling bin. Large pieces of cardboard should be flat packed and placed into your recycling bin or tied up into easily handled bundles and have a yellow cardboard sticker attached.
Whatever can’t be recycled, like polystyrene, paper tissues, food waste, food contaminated packaging, plastic film (bags), wood, plastics like those used in CDs/DVDs, cases, folders, files, lever arches etc., goes into your (red) general waste bag or bin. Electrical equipment, metal items, furniture and other large items are best collected through a bulky waste collection. Hazardous waste needs to be handled entirely separate. Please see here for information on how to do this.
If you are unsure how to get rid of an item please check the Commercial Waste A-Z.
Collected as normal
In order to get the rubbish and recycling from your clear out collected you can ask us to collect your bin(s) more often or just order extra red and blue bags and cardboard stickers. Placing large volumes of waste out for collection is not an issue for our collection crews provided you:
- use the correct bags
- leave it out at the right collection time
- don’t obstruct the pavement
- ensure all bags are tied up and closed
- ensure bags are not overfilled or too heavy to lift with one arm
- bundle cardboard securely and attach a yellow cardboard sticker
Bulky waste and electrical items require a dedicated collection and shouldn’t be left out for the general waste and recycling collection.