Is it better to have a house clearance or hire a skip?

Us brits generate a lot of waste especially if we are moving home or renovating our existing properties. If you’re in need of waste collection you may be considering having a house clearance or hiring a skip, you might be wondering which is the better option.

House clearance vs Skip

One of the most important considerations when hiring a company to undertake a house clearance is cost. In general, hiring a skip will be cheaper than using a house-clearance company. However, there are some things you need to take into account when considering the cost.

For example, with a skip hire company, you will need to factor in the cost of skip permits if you’re putting the skip on your own property.

You may also need to pay extra if you want the skip collected outside of normal working hours. With a house clearance company, the price you’re quoted should include everything from start to finish. 

Another thing to consider is convenience. If you hire a skip, you will need to do all the heavy lifting yourself. This means loading up the skip with all the rubbish you want to get rid of. If you don’t think you’re up to the task, or if you simply don’t have the time, then using a house clearance company may be more convenient for you as they will do all the hard work for you. 

Here’s a quick overview of the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision.

House Clearance Pros

No heavy lifting!

You don’t have to worry about getting rid of the waste yourself or even moving it around; that’s all taken care of for you.

House clearances are usually quite quick and easy

You often have a whole team doing all the work for you and the whole process can often be completed in just a few hours.

Potential profits for waste

If you have any valuable items that you want to keep, a house clearance company will usually be able to take those off your hands and sell them on your behalf.

Recycling Household waste

House clearance companies are usually very experienced and know exactly how to handle all sorts of different types of waste, at CDDL we aim for 100% landfill diversion this means most of the waste that we clear is either recycled or used to generate energy.

House Clearance Cons:

You might not have much say in what happens to your waste; most house clearance companies will simply take it to the dump or worse flytipped!

Not CDDL though, all waste is dealt with responsibly and in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

If you have any large items that need to be disposed of, such as old furniture or appliances, you might need to pay extra for their removal. This is why we quote based on your individual needs to make it as fair as possible.

Skip Hire Pros:

Skip hire

Skips are perfect for disposing of large items; there’s no need to dismantle anything or pay extra for their removal.

Once you’re finished with your skip, simply give the hire company a call and they’ll come and collect it for you.

Skip Hire Cons:

You will need to do all the work yourself; this includes filling up the skip and making sure everything is disposed of properly.

You will need to make sure you have enough space on your property to store the skip; if not, you might need to get permission from your local council and charges may apply to keep the skip on public land or on the road.

If your skip is too full, the hire company might charge you extra or refuse to collect it until some of the waste has been removed.

Some items are prohibited in skips such as fridges, tyres, batteries and medical waste; if these items are found in your skip you might be charged extra or the whole skip might not be collected.

As you can see, there are pros and cons to both options. It really depends on your individual circumstances as to which is the better choice for you. If you’re looking for something cheaper and don’t mind doing all the work yourself, then skip-hire might be the way to go.

However, if you want something that’s quick and easy with no hassle, then house clearance is probably your best bet.

Have some house or garden waste that you need clearing? Get in touch with us today for a free, no-obligation quote!

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