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House Clearance Sheffield Comment on BBC Documentary ‘Wastemen’

waste disposal plantAs professional rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, a series of programmes on BBC 2 has caught our eye recently, titled ‘Wastemen’. Last week’s episode saw bin men and waste disposal teams in Newcastle battling with the amount of rubbish now produced by residents to be collected. According to the programme, every household in the country puts a tonne of rubbish out for the bin men each year, and bin men and council enforcement officers are struggling to cope with the strain.
The documentary shows Newcastle’s domestic rubbish being taken to the Byker Waste Processing Plant, in the outskirts of the city. Inside, the team work hard to get as much use out of the rubbish as possible, which is an enormous operation using giant sieves, moving belts and massive magnets. Amazingly, a use is found for approximately 80% of the rubbish sent there. Food waste is turned to compost, metals are removed, and everything else is squashed in bales and turned into refuse-derived fuel to be used to generate electricity in power stations. The refuse-derived fuel is then shipped across the North Sea to be used in Sweden.

Landfill Highly Taxed

Sadly, for items that cannot be recycled, the only option remaining is landfill. But since landfill tax was introduced, the need to find alternatives to putting rubbish into a hole in the ground has become the aim of the waste industry. The standard rate of tax per tonne is £80, making it more important than ever that the industry finds alternatives to landfill.

Recycling on the Rise

Although recycling rates in the UK have risen over the past several years, they appear to be stalling at around 44%. The Guardian newspaper recently reported that UK households appear to have given up trying to recycle more of their rubbish, with official statistics suggesting that recycling rates in England have stalled.
The European target of recycling 50% of waste by 2020 will more than likely be missed, and follows warnings from MPs that the government needs to take action to nudge the stalled recycling rates up. The amount of household waste that English local authorities recycle varies hugely, with the best recycling as much as 66% of waste and the worst as little as 18%.

Rubbish Removal and House Clearance in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop or Chesterfield

If you are in the process of a house clearance Sheffield, or are looking for the best way to dispose of rubbish or unwanted items, Clearance and Clean Up can help. We carry out full and part house clearances, and rubbish removal services, and are able to take away single items or multiple truck loads. This service is available 7 days a week and, if needed, can be carried out after normal working hours, making it as hassle free as possible for you to get rid of waste and unwanted items.

Ricky James
Ricky James
08:20 10 Apr 18
I needed my garage cleaning and found these guys on the internet. It was a great service from beginning to end. Tom who answered the phone was very polite and accommodating to my needs. I work shifts so I explained to Tom that it needed the rubbish collecting after 11 and before 1 due to my shift and sleep patterns! We arranged a time off 11.30, the lads who did the job turned up on time as agreed and were polite. They were real hard workers and cleared the garage in no time at all. All in it was a really professional and efficient service. I would definitely use them again and recommend to friends.
Sara Gilliland
Sara Gilliland
22:48 26 Feb 18
Highly recommended. Having been let down by Veolia, who wouldn’t pick up the rubbish, supposedly because of access to my property, I was delighted that it was no problem for this company. Tom very trustworthy and straightforward on the phone. They did exactly what they said they would do and for a very fair price too.
Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders
20:33 06 Feb 18
These guys were brilliant. They were very fast and efficient at replying to my initial query, quoting and carrying out the job (garage clear out ready for house move). I can’t really say if their prices are comparable to others as I’ve not used a company for this before but I thought they were reasonable.
John Richardson
John Richardson
09:38 10 Apr 18
Great service. Came next day, prompt and thorough. Cost was lower than other services. Would recommend.
Sam Manning
Sam Manning
15:36 20 Feb 18
Had these guys clear an outbuilding and despite them charging per hour, they were like machines and got the job done in no time! Cheaper than we have had previously - by a marginal amount granted, but their service was far superior, so all in all very competitive! Turned up exactly when arranged, extremely pleased with them and would DEFINITELY use again!!
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