Construction Waste Guide

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Construction Waste Management: What Happens to Your Waste?

Construction Waste Removal with Clearabee

What is Construction Waste?

At Clearabee we have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to removing rubbish, we are the UK’s largest clearance company after all. This means we’ve tackled jobs both big and small and as a result have plenty of experience in the field of construction waste. In this guide, we’ll lay out the information you need to know on what exactly construction waste is, how it gets disposed of and the best options to get it removed.


Our options are ideal if you’ve created a small amount of construction waste by refurbishing your bathroom or kitchen. We can also help clear up the waste generated by extensions onto homes. Our core products are not designed to cater to overwhelmingly large amounts of construction waste but you should still get in contact as we may be able to create a bespoke solution.


Statistics from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show that in 2014 the UK produced just over 202 million tonnes of waste with construction, demolition and excavation contributing to 59% of that figure. It’s worth noting that much of this will be coming from large projects but a lot will still be produced by smaller domestic jobs as well.


Construction Waste FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions around the topic of construction waste.


How is construction waste disposed of?

Construction waste cannot be disposed of typical methods and often will be required to be taken to specialised waste centers where the materials can be recycled. Because construction waste typically consists of large and heavy, skips are a common solution.

What is construction waste management?

Construction waste management is simply planning how to get rid of the waste after a construction job. In domestic cases, this may be just using a waste handler that is trustworthy and can get rid of rubbish quickly. In larger jobs, it can be more about disposing of waste while being as cost-effective and sustainable as possible.

How much does it cost to dispose of construction waste?

For a small-scale DIY job our ‘Man and Van’ collections start at £84.99 and for larger jobs, you can hire a 6-yard skip for £210.24. These prices are correct as of January 2021 and prices on skips can vary based on your location. Each construction clearance is different, get in contact for a bespoke quote.

How is construction waste recycled?

The same specialised waste centres where construction waste is taken are often able to achieve closed-loop recycling. Items like PVC and gypsum can be broken down, cleaned and turned back into construction materials like plasterboard and window frames.


This is a comprehensive guide on what construction waste is, how it is managed and how we can help clear it. If you already know what you need to know from this page and would just like to have your rubbish removed, we will be able to help.


Explore our rubbish removal options throughout our site or get in contact with us here.


In the next section of this guide, we will look at a wider definition of construction waste as this will help when clearing up after a job.



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