Man & van
When you have rubbish and junk that you need to get rid of, you don’t need to hire a skip, simply get a quote via Rubbish.com. We are a UK-wide network of independent ‘man with a van’ operators, and our teams are ready and waiting to spring into action when you need us. Whatever it is that you need to be removed, our teams will turn up at the agreed time, with a suitable vehicle, load it all up and take it all away. Are you stuck with bulky items such as a bed, mattress, sofa, cooker, table, armchair or anything else that’s too big for you to dispose of? We are happy to help. Do you need a full house or garage clearance, builders waste or garden waste disposed of? Look no further. Our professional teams of licensed waste carriers promise rapid, hassle-free rubbish clearance and removal services at prices that make us more convenient and cost-effective than hiring a skip.
A range of waste removal services
Our man & van rubbish collection teams offer flexible appointments at a time that’s convenient for you, or if you’ve got an urgent job, our same-day response can literally take a load off your mind.
We work with both private individuals and commercial or business customers, offering the same high standards of customer care whatever the size of the job. They will be happy to complete one-off rubbish removal jobs, and they can also take on repeat work such as weekly or monthly waste removal if that’s what you need.
When you get a quote for a job, you can rest assured that the price includes everything, there are no hidden costs. Labour and VAT plus any disposal costs are included in the total, so the price you get is the price you pay.
Our most popular services
House and flat clearance
Moving in or moving out but hampered by unwanted items? Are you a landlord, left with junk or unwanted furniture by previous tenants? No problem, just give our waste carriers a call and they can shift the stuff quickly, and dispose of it properly, saving you all the hassle, and with best prices guaranteed.
We can take on the backbreaking work involved in getting rid of your unwanted garden items. Typical items we remove include soil, bricks, green waste, trampolines, barbecues, our teams can even dismantle and remove sheds and garages – if we can load it we can take it away.
If you’re having a refurbishment or simply need a clear-out, we can help by taking away the unwanted items – desks, chairs, cupboards, lockers, photocopiers, computers, monitors, keyboards, you name it we can route it to the correct place for refurbishment or recycling. Our teams work strictly to the WEEE regulations on disposal of electrical equipment (see ‘WEEE Collection and Disposal’ below for further details), so there is no danger of your old IT equipment ending up in the wrong place.
General rubbish removal & waste clearance
Our teams promise to turn up on time, work quickly and efficiently, and clean up after themselves so you’re not left with a mess. They can collect items from anywhere within your property (provided it is safe to do so), and they commit to recycling as much of the material as possible to minimise the amount going into landfill. Whether it’s builder’s waste from a refurbishment or you’ve been a victim of fly-tipping, we can help. What’s more, we aim for 90% of the material we collect to be re-used, refurbished or recycled, and we hit this target most of the time.
Our teams all comply with the appropriate environmental legislation, and relevant UK environmental codes of practice. Every one of our members makes a commitment to take responsibility for the material they collect, and ensure that it is disposed of legally and responsibly. However, they go further than simply complying with their Duty of Care commitments.
Our members also have a commitment to protecting the environment that is second to none. All our teams operate in a way that minimises the amount of waste that goes into landfill. Basically, every item that is collected is assessed to see if it can be re-used refurbished, or recycled before committing it to landfill.
This is the first and best option. People often want to get rid of items such as furniture, household items, clothing or toys which they no longer need, but which could be perfectly usable to someone else. Our members have a wide network of connections with organisations such as charities that enable items for re-use to be passed on for the benefit of others.
If items are simply a little careworn, they can often be brought back into a useful life with a little bit of TLC or a new coat of paint. Upcycling is the currently fashionable term, but in reality, refurbishment has been going on for as long as goods have been manufactured – it makes basic economic sense.
If the items simply can’t be re-used, then they need to go into the recycling process. Our teams ensure that all materials get into the correct recycling stream to minimise environmental impact by separating everything into categories of recyclables and non-recyclables.
There are many categories of recyclable materials, including all the usual well-known ones of paper, glass, metal (ferrous and non-ferrous) and plastics. However, electronic goods come under strict recycling regulations from the Environment Agency. These are the ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’ (WEEE for short).
WEEE collection & disposal
WEEE regulations were put in place to avoid some of the materials used in the construction of electronic goods from getting into the environment. Some of the materials (such as precious metals including gold) are valuable and scarce. Others (such as lead and toxins) are very nasty indeed and can cause significant pollution, so their disposal needs to be carefully controlled. A bewildering array of items are covered by the WEEE regulations.
Small items include phones (desk phones, conference phones, domestic phones and mobile phones or smartphones are all included), plus computers (desktop, tablet, laptop, any type), servers, printers, memory cards, external drives, radios, clocks and headsets – the list is extensive.
Larger items such as photocopiers, fridges and freezers, washing machines, microwaves and dishwashers are also covered, as are drinks machines, running machines and some garden machinery.
In fact, more or less anything with electronics inside can come under the WEEE regulations. Luckily for our customers, our members are expert in assessing scrap items under the scheme, and can be trusted to handle them both legally and ethically.
Sadly, there is always a proportion of waste that simply can’t go anywhere other than landfill. We have a target of no more than 10% of items ending up this way – and with diligence, we usually manage to hit it.
Our registered waste carriers make a clear commitment to excellence in customer care. They offer friendly, flexible junk and rubbish removal services, at best prices. Whether you are a business customer or a private householder, whether the job is to remove a single item or a whole house clearance, the customer comes first – everyone gets the same high-quality customer experience.