Is your office cluttered, making it inefficient and difficult to work in? Are you doing an office upgrade and you’re not sure how to get rid of all the old stuff you no longer need? Don’t hire a skip, call on our man and van office clearance experts, and leave the whole thing to them. Our rubbish removal teams are available all across the UK, so there is always someone near at hand to come to your aid, and they take all the hard work out of office clearance, junk and bulky waste removal. What’s more, they can clear a single office or a whole office building, and dispose of all the contents responsibly and ethically, keeping any disruption to your business as brief as possible. Whether you are a sole trader, a commercial landlord, a small, medium or large enterprise, you can trust our waste removal teams to do a great job, with best prices guaranteed.
Unlike some office clearance companies, our waste carriers will come along in a van or tipper truck, load up and remove practically everything from your premises, not just the items that have a commercial value. There are some exceptions - our teams are not licensed to handle some prohibited materials which are described below. Everything else will be removed and either sent for refurbishment and re-use (with your permission), or recycling. Electronic and electrical items will be disposed of in accordance with WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) regulations.
What we can take
We can remove practically anything that you would normally find in an office environment:
Furniture - desks, cupboards, lockers, office chairs, easy chairs, sofas, tables, book cases...
Electronic equipment - computers, monitors, printers, modems, fax machines, photocopiers, televisions, display boards...
Electrical goods - vending machines, coffee machines, shredders...
Soft furnishings - carpets, curtains, blinds, cushions...
General waste - paper, glass, plastics, junk and rubbish...
All you need to do is to indicate precisely what it is you need our teams to remove - from a single sofa to an entire room or office building contents - and they will get on with the job.
What we can’t take
It can be surprising what turns up in an office clearance. Our waste carriers are licensed by the Environment Agency to carry waste materials, and under the terms of that license, some substances are prohibited (usually on the grounds of potential health and safety issues).
We can’t remove toxic waste, medical waste (potential bio-hazard), asbestos and asbestos products, flammable substances (e.g. butane and propane canisters) or most chemicals. If your office holds any of these substances, you will need to contact specialist hazardous waste removal contractors in order to dispose of such items.
Licensed, insured & ethical
We are a UK-wide network of local, independent rubbish clearance and removal teams, and for your (and their own) protection, we insist that they carry full public liability and employee liability insurance cover. This means that in the unlikely event that things go wrong, everyone is covered. Our teams also hold the relevant Environment Agency licenses to enable them to legally carry waste items. One thing you can be certain of - unlike some rogue operators who appear in the press from time to time, not a single item that we take away from your office will end up being illegally dumped or fly-tipped.
Because all our rubbish collection teams are independent operators, they are able to offer total flexibility on service levels and pricing, which means you can shop around the get the best possible deal available in your local area.
Of all the materials and objects that our waste carriers will remove from your office, we are pleased to say that only 10% of them typically will find their way into landfill. On average, 90% of the items can either be handed on to people who can refurbish and reuse them, or will be fed into the appropriate recycling stream, so that the individual materials can be put back into use. This is a major achievement, and one that we are very proud of.
How long will an office clearance take?
Our man and van rubbish removal teams are efficient workers, and they will always endeavour to work quickly and with minimal disruption to your business. However, clearing junk does take time, especially if the office is at the top of a building with lots of stairs to climb.
As a rule of thumb, a single item can usually be removed within half an hour, a total office clearance can take a whole day or even more if it is unusually cluttered. Ask our teams for a free quotation along with a projected timescale if you are unsure.
Once you have received and accepted a quote for your office clearance, our teams can often begin clearing within one day, which means that you don’t have long to wait to get started.
Your skip hire alternative
Our office clearance teams only charge for the items that they remove, unlike skip hire, which tends to be charged at a fixed volume for a fixed length of time.
Throwing office furniture (especially desks and cupboards) into a skip is wasteful of space - you could end up having to bring in another one to cope with a full office suite of furniture. What’s more, the furniture is likely to be scratched and damaged which makes it harder to refurbish and reuse. Our waste carriers will load up each item with care, mindful that it may be possible to reuse it straight away.
A skip needs to be sited somewhere convenient (not always easy in a city environment) and may require a permit. Our man and van waste carriers will turn up on the day in a suitable vehicle, which can often be driven into spaces that would be unsuitable for a skip, then load up and go - no permits required.
If you decide to use a skip, you will need someone to carry all the stuff to it, which is hard work, especially if you are not on the ground floor. Unless you plan to do it yourself, you will need to hire someone. Our waste carriers will do all the hard work for you, and even clear up after themselves so you’re not left with a mess.
Using rubbish.com makes perfect sense
When you look at all the pros and cons, it really does make perfect sense from a financial, environmental and convenience point of view to instruct us the next time you are looking for help with clearing out your office.