Garden Furniture Removal & Disposal: Comprehensive Guide

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Few things are as quintessentially English as the comfort of your serene and tranquil garden, made all the more comfortable with quality outdoor furniture and accessories. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your patio set or add a few benches or reclining chairs to get the most of those warm summer months or you want to impress guests for dinner with a fitted outdoor kitchen, our rubbish clearance services can help you de-clutter your garden to make way for new furniture.

Our member partners can collect and dispose of a wide array of outdoor garden furniture, including metal, wood, plastic and rattan furniture, patio sets, garden umbrellas and parasols, garden cushions and pillows, garden covers, hammocks, swing seats, gazebos and pergolas, storage units and chests, planters and flower pots, arbors and trellises, fire pits and barbecues, outdoor lighting fixtures, and much more.

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Enjoy your peaceful outdoor garden with a brand new furniture set and get rid of your unwanted garden furniture with the reliable services of a licensed waste carrier listed on this website.

Our member partners offer competitive prices on rubbish removal and house clearance services, including garden furniture and much more.

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Garden furniture removal & disposal: questions people commonly ask

How much does garden clearing cost?

The cost of garden clearance can cost anywhere from around £100 to £340, according to our independent licensed waste carriers. This includes ordinary garden waste from approximately a ¼ to a full vehicle load. Garden clearance costs in the UK can vary widely depending on the type and quantity of garden waste.

Can you put paving slabs in a skip?

Most skip hire companies will accept paving slabs in a skip. Paving slabs, aggregate, soil, bricks, turf, concrete rubble, timber, large branches, and many other bulky DIY & builder’s waste can be put into a skip, although it is always recommended to consult with the skip hire company to be sure.
Most skips used for DIY & builder’s waste are 8 cubic yards in volume and can hold up to approximately 7 tonnes of material.

Can I put bricks in a skip bag?

Bricks can be put into skip bags so long as the company that provided you with the skip bags accept bricks and masonry as waste. Skip bags vary in size and many smaller bags are not suitable for bricks or other heavy waste. Instead, consider a skip bag capable of supporting 1-1.5 tonnes of material or more. These bags are normally around 1-2 square metres large.

Is expensive garden furniture worth it?

For many homeowners in the UK, expensive garden furniture is worth it so long as the price is commensurate with the quality. Expensive garden furniture tends to be made of higher-quality materials that can stand the test of time, it looks more aesthetically pleasing than cheap plastic furniture, and it tends to stand up well to the elements year after year.

How long does rattan garden furniture last?

Rattan garden furniture can last anywhere from around 5-10 years or longer if well-maintained and cared for. Note that synthetic rattan tends to be cheaper than natural rattan weave furniture and can last longer, perhaps 10 years or more with less maintenance required.

Natural rattan garden furniture, despite being a robust material, is not well-suited for British climates and can rot or degrade quickly if neglected.

Is rattan better than wood?

Both rattan and wood are popular choices for garden furniture, and each has advantages and disadvantages over one another.

Rattan is better than wood in terms of its light weight and timeless aesthetic, although it tends to cost much more than wood garden furniture and can suffer from poor manufacture, e.g. loose weaves, as well as exposure to the elements.

Wood is better than rattan for its strength and durability, its ease of blending in with other garden elements to create a beautiful aesthetic, and its relative cost compared to rattan.

What fabric is best for garden furniture?

The best fabric for garden furniture tends to be solution-dyed acrylic fabric, although it is often much more expensive than other alternatives. Polyester, olefin, and Texteline (Textoline) fabrics all have advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the best fabric for garden furniture should require careful consideration.

Is it OK to leave rattan furniture outside in winter?

You should generally refrain from leaving rattan furniture outside in winter, since the British climate and exposure to the elements can quickly wear out and rot your rattan garden furniture.

Natural rattan is particularly prone to damage during the winter, but synthetic rattan weave furniture can often be safely left outdoors as it is generally much more resilient to the elements.

Move your rattan furniture to a dry place indoors during the winter to prolong the lifespan of your garden furniture.

Is garden furniture cheaper in winter?

It is generally cheaper to buy garden furniture during the winter than during the summer, but prices are highly dependent on retailers. Typically retailers will offer discounts on garden furniture during the winter months as well as during autumn, when most people are putting away their garden furniture for the year.

How often do you need to replace patio furniture?

Patio furniture tends to only need to be replaced when it has become damaged due to exposure to the elements or from accidents or mishaps that damage it. One of the most common reasons why homeowners need to replace their patio furniture is from leaving it outdoors during the winter, thereby subjecting the furniture to wear and tear.

Cushions and fabrics may need to be replaced every few years, depending on their condition.

Does patio furniture get mouldy?

Patio furniture can become mouldy, particularly when exposed to dampness or humidity. In particular, the cushions and fabrics of patio furniture can be highly prone to mould and mildew, however some fabric materials are more resistant to mould and mildew than others.

Should you cover garden furniture every night?

You do not necessarily need to cover your garden furniture every night, but doing so can prolong its lifespan by giving it protection from humidity and dampness as well as protection from the rain.

What garden furniture can be left out in winter?

Garden furniture that can be left outdoors in winter in the UK include treated aluminium and other metal furniture, high-quality treated wood furniture, and composite and synthetic materials such as rattan.

Although some garden furniture may be treated and appropriate for being left outdoors in the winter, it is nevertheless a good idea to take it indoors during the winter to avoid warping or degradation of the materials.

Is rattan better than bamboo?

Rattan tends to be better than bamboo for garden furniture because it is strong and flexible, perfect for weaved rattan, whereas bamboo is strong but rigid which is better suited for decorative elements and structural purposes.

Both materials are drastically different from one another and offer various advantages and disadvantages for particular applications.

Is wicker better than rattan?

Wicker refers to a weaving style whereas rattan refers to a specific material originating from palms, so one is not necessarily better than the other. Wicker weave furniture can indeed use rattan, but it can also use materials such as reed, willow, or bamboo. Synthetic weave furniture also exists, providing superb resilience and durability.

What is the hardest wearing outdoor furniture?

The hardest-wearing outdoor furniture tends to be metal garden furniture made of materials such as treated aluminium. High-quality synthetic materials such as composite wood and synthetic rattan also tend to perform well for many years. Rattan and wood furniture made of quality wood species such as teak and eucalyptus, when treated, can also last a long time.

Cheap plastic garden furniture and untreated wooden garden furniture can wear out quickly, particularly if neglected and left exposed to the elements.

What is the most lasting outdoor furniture?

The longest-lasting outdoor furniture tends to be made of metals such as galvanised steel and aluminium, treated for outdoor exposure to avoid corrosion. Synthetic rattan and composite wood furniture can also last for a long time if cared for.

Natural rattan and treated wood furniture can last for many years as well, so long as it is well-maintained and protected during the winter.

What is the best long-term outdoor furniture?

The best long-term outdoor furniture is whichever garden furniture provides the most durability over time, which is normally metal furniture such as treated aluminium and galvanised steel.

Nearly all quality garden furniture can last for many years provided that it is cared for and kept protected. Keep your garden furniture indoors, particularly if it is made of wood or natural rattan which can rot and attract mould and mildew.

What is the most durable garden furniture?

The most durable garden furniture tends to be metal garden furniture due to the superb strength of materials such as galvanised steel and aluminium. Garden furniture made of treated metal alloys can last for many, many years whilst providing excellent durability.

Moreover, treated metal garden furniture can withstand the elements quite well, including winter and the (often) rainy British climate.

What is the cheapest way to protect outdoor furniture?

The cheapest way to protect outdoor furniture is to simply move it indoors to a dry area free of excessive humidity or dampness when not in use.

To protect outdoor furniture cheaply, treat it with a sealant or natural wax product and/or use a garden furniture cover to protect it from the elements.