Bulky waste is anything you wish to dispose of that is too large to go in your normal waste collection bin.
So, this could be anything from electrical appliances and furniture to garden waste and old sheds.
How to dispose of domestic and commercial bulky waste
There are many rules for disposing of waste that must be followed. If not, there can be legal consequences, alongside a detrimental effect on the environment.
Here are some ways that you can legally dispose of your bulky domestic and commercial waste.
Donate to charity
There are some great Charities in Kent who will collect your bulky waste for free if it is in a good, reusable condition. A few in the East Kent area include:
For example, if you have an old table that is in good condition, but you’re upgrading, get in touch with a local charity organisation, and they will collect this item for free and deliver it to someone in need.
However, to be suitable for a Charity to collect, items must be safe, which includes all hazard stickers to be still in place.
Contact a specialist waste clearance company
Professional waste collection companies can remove your bulky waste for a charge. Reputable companies will always supply you with a Waste Transfer Note. This documents exactly what was taken, when and by whom.
Here at Easy Clear Out, we offer a collection and disposal service for all domestic and commercial waste.
If you are in East Kent then you’re able to book a time and date to have your bulky waste collected by us.
Hire a skip
Skips can be a great solution if you plan to have a clear out over a long period of time and don’t wish to make a loose pile of waste. This option is generally more expensive that Easy Clear Out, but it may suit your situation better.
Arrange a council collection
Local councils in Kent have a bulky waste collection service, and you can book a slot with them. However, due to COVID-19, there are limited time slots available currently.
When booking your bulky waste collection, ensure that your waste is suitable to be collected and follows the rules of council collection services – including social distancing.
Use a retailer take-back service
Retailers will sometimes offer a take-back service to their customers.
This means that they will remove and dispose of your old bulky waste if you are buying a new product from them.
So, next time you are upgrading your fridge, washing machine or sofa, check with the business to see if they offer a take-back service.
If you ever need any help or advice on what to do with your waste, Easy Clear Out Ltd are available to offer free advice.