The Ultimate Disposal Guide For Homeware Items

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House clearances are a great way to increase the amount of free space in your home. Whether you are planning to clear a few rooms or your entire home, thinking ahead and looking at the disposal options available will likely save you time and stress. In this common household item disposal guide, our experts delve into disposal based on material as well as the negatives of improper disposal. 

Categorising Waste By Its Material 

Categorising waste based on its material is an essential part within effective waste management. Classifying and separating waste based on its material composition helps to promote practices that include recycling and reusing. Different materials will have different disposal needs, which is why it’s so important to separate and organise tailored disposal for your waste. 


Disposing of plastic waste is crucial for responsible waste management due to its non-biodegradable nature and environmental challenges. Recycling is one of the most popular waste disposal practices that can help reduce plastic production and waste. An existing issue that is causing issues around the world involves sending plastics to landfill, most plastics can take up to 20 to 500 years to deteriorate into the environment. Most homes in the UK will have a green bin solely for plastics and recyclable waste. 


Disposing of glass is another important aspect within effective waste management. Similar to plastics, glass can also be recycled and transformed into a new product. Glass items are sent to recycling facilities where they are categorised on colour and melted down to produce new products. This helps to reduce the need for raw materials whilst also conserving energy. Smaller green bins are used to house unwanted glass which can be collected by the council. 


When disposing of fabrics, it’s crucial to consider minimising the environmental impact. Common household items composed of fabrics may include curtains, sofas, old clothes, mattresses and more. One of the best ways to remove fabrics materials involves donating or selling the items if they are still in good condition. Fabrics can be recycled however, transforming them into new textile products is much harder. Disposing of fabric upholstery and furniture can be difficult when it comes to transporting the items, most landfills will also charge extra for the removal of furniture pieces. If you are struggling to get rid of furniture around your home, our experts could step in and transport with 10 lorries on standby to transport and remove your waste. Find out more about our house clearances London HERE


Electronics and other related homeware such as computers, microwaves, refrigerators and more will require specialist disposal. These items are classed under WEEE waste, these items cannot be placed within landfill due to the harmful chemicals within. If placed in landfill, the chemicals can leak into groundwater systems affecting water quality and the environment. If you have WEEE waste that you no longer need, you will need to get in contact with the relevant professionals. 

Getting Professional Help 

Clearing your entire home or just a few rooms is a great way to regain previously occupied space. However, attempting to clear your entire home can be difficult and shouldn’t be underestimated. Once you have cleared and collected your waste or items you no longer require, you will need to organise the disposal. Transporting large items or high volumes of items can be time consuming, due to the time spent driving back and forth to clear the waste.

Instead of trying to manage the burden yourself, our experts here at Greenleaf Clearance could step in and assist you. We offer FREE no obligation quotes before any work begins, so that you know exactly what you are paying for. We also provide our customers with a duty of care waste transfer note. Even if you decide not to go with us, make sure the clearance company provides you with a slip as without one you could be eligible to pay fines of up to £2,000.

Greenleaf Clearance – Specialist House Clearances London 

If you are currently in need of services that include house clearances London, our experts may be able to help you. Whether you need a few rooms cleared or the entire property, we can step in and manage everything from the clearance, transportation and appropriate disposal. Get in touch with us on 0808 164 8226 for more information, we’d be more than happy to help!

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