House clearances can be one of the most daunting tasks to undertake. Whether you’re moving house, selling a property, or just having a major declutter, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to disposing of the waste gathered from a house clearance. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions available that you can use in order to dispose of your unwanted items in an eco-friendly way. It’s important to dispose of these items properly, as this helps to reduce the environmental impact on the planet whilst also avoiding fines for improper disposal.
House clearances can involve furniture, clothing, books, household appliances and more that are no longer wanted or needed by the homeowner. Instead of leaving these items unused to gather dust in an attic or storage unit, they can be donated to local charities that accept items from house clearances. Charities often use donated items for their own fundraising activities such as online auctions or to be sold in charity shops where the funds raised go towards supporting charitable causes, both locally and abroad.
Landfill & Recycling
Another option that can be used to dispose of items following a house clearance involves taking them to a landfill site or recycling centre. This should be done with caution depending on what kind of materials are being disposed of, with plastics, glasses and metals usually being taken to a recycling centre, whilst larger pieces such as furniture or electrical goods may need to be taken to a landfill site. Recycling items gathered from a house clearance has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more people are looking to reduce their personal environmental impact. Many of the items which would have previously ended up in landfill can now be repurposed and reused in creative ways. It is important in this instance that any hazardous materials such as paint tins or aerosols are clearly marked so they can be safely identified and disposed of separately at these sites.
House clearances occur when the owner of a property is moving out or is trying to create additional space by decluttering their home. This presents the opportunity for keen treasure hunters to pick up some vintage trinkets or pieces of furniture at low prices. Any items that aren’t kept by family members can be sold online. Selling your unwanted items online has never been easier, with platforms such as eBay, GumTree, Shpock and more. This will allow you to get rid of the items whilst making money off them, perfect for furniture that would otherwise be difficult to transport for disposal.
Greenleaf Clearance – House Clearance Surrey
If you are planning on performing a house clearance or would like professional help, our experts at Greenleaf Clearance can arrive on-site to manage the removal, transport and disposal of the waste. Whether you need a house clearance Surrey or one in London, we have 10 lorries on standby ready to manage your clearance needs. Get in touch with us on 0808 164 8226 for more information or take a look at our house clearance Surrey services here.