18 January 2021

Bin Store Clearance: A ‘How To’ Guide

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Bins stores, communal bin compounds, bin shelters… no matter what they’re called in your area, they can be a great tool for saving space whilst also providing adequate and accessible waste storage facilities for highly populated buildings. However, they’re also prone to being over-filled, both with domestic waste and with items that can’t be removed by local authority waste collections. This waste can escalate into an insurmountable issue for residents unless it’s dealt with quickly and effectively. And that’s where Clearabee comes in.

As the UK’s largest waste clearance company, Clearabee are specialists in rubbish clearance and can quickly take the hassle out of keeping your communal bin store rubbish free, usually on the very same day. If this is the news you’ve been waiting for, then simply book your rubbish collection now. Otherwise, let’s take a look at how the bins store issues can be dealt with.

Communal bin compounds and the problems with them

Communal bin enclosures tend to not only become cluttered with excessive amounts of bin bags full of domestic waste, but bin enclosures and the residents who rely on them can often become victims of fly tipping.

The illegal dumping of items such as mattresses, sofas, fridges and freezers in bin compounds across the country can become a source of annoyance and inconvenience to the remaining residents who depend on that area. Quite often, these areas can begin to overflow with refuse and with some cities trialing communal bins for terraced streets the issue could become more widespread in the near future.

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Due to the restrictions placed on the local authority bin collections, they are not permitted to remove anything other than domestic waste that is contained inside a bin, which leaves bin stores vulnerable to pets and environmental hazards. Often the shared responsibility of the communal bin area unfortunately often means that no one takes responsibility. And that’s what Clearabee are here for.

Bin Store Clearances: Man and Van

Our ‘Man and Van’ clearance service is our most flexible and convenient service and the one most suitable for bin store clearances. We can attend your bin store and clear as little or as much waste as you require, including those items that the local authority collections cannot. This can often be done on the very same day as your order and without you being present at the property.

You can either pay a flat call-out fee of £59.99 and our field staff can provide you with a quote for exactly what you want to have removed in addition, or you can provide images of the items and we can provide a quote online. As a guide, 2 cubic yards of waste (which may look comparable in size to approx. 4 washing machines of waste) will cost £109.99, which includes the call-out charge.

Our field teams will send an SMS once they are en route and our customers receive a tracking link so that they are able to follow our progress. Customers will receive a digital Waste Transfer Note to inform them what items have been removed and which local Waste Transfer Station they have tipped at.

What’s more, these services are completely carbon neutral thanks to the carbon offset by our two Clearabee UK forests. These environmental credentials mean that you can keep the world a little greener whilst making your bin store a little cleaner.


Bin Store Clearance: Private Home Wheelie Bin Collections

If you find that the bins in your communal bin store are overflowing each and every week, even after your local authority collections, then Clearabee’s private home wheelie bin collection service could be the answer to your issues.

With so many people spending more time than usual at home, it goes without saying that domestic waste has increased. This is never more evident than in the bin stores of flats, shared buildings and residential homes. But it doesn’t have to be this way and you don’t have to struggle from week to week, waiting for your local authority collection.

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Our service is quick, convenient and more affordable than many would think. For example, a 25l bin will cost £29.99 to collect and empty, with further discounts available if you join our BeeLoyal scheme. Our wheelie bin collection service also scales nicely, with a 240 litre bin costing £34.99 and a 350l bin costing £39.99, so the more waste you have, the more you get for your money.

Our next-day service will get rid of your rubbish in next to no time. Simply book online before 10pm and make sure your bin store is accessible before 8am on the following morning and we’ll take care of the rest for you. If it’s only certain bins that you need collecting, be sure to give us as much information as you can beforehand so we can make the correct collection on the day without bothering you.


Bin Store Collections: Skip Bags

Should you prefer to tackle your bin store with a more hands on approach, then a Skip Bag rubbish removal bag could be the service that you’re looking for. A Skip Bag is a convenient solution for getting rid of waste items when you can be a little more leisurely with your time. Your Skip Bag arrives flat-packed in the post and you have six months to use it from the moment of purchasing a Skip Bag and collection package.

Much like a skip, your Skip Bag can be used to remove all of those items that your local authority bin collection cannot. From bulky waste, to household waste and garden and construction waste (in limited amounts), Skip Bags mean you can simply throw the rubbish in and we’ll take care of the rest.

Once you have finished filling your Skip Bag, you can contact Clearabee to come and responsibly remove the unwanted items. All you need to do is make sure that the Skip Bag is accessible, not filled beyond the level load line and not filled with any prohibited items and we’ll remove it using the most environmentally-friendly method. For a list of what can and can’t be thrown in a Skip Bag, check out this handy Skip Bag FAQ.


As with all of our rubbish removal services, the items we collect are sent to a local Waste Transfer Station where they are diverted from landfill and either reused or recycled at an average rate of 95%. And that even includes the Skip Bag too. Customers will then receive a digital Waste Transfer Note which will form part of their Duty of Care and detail the landfill diversion rate, the items disposed of and the name of the approved local Waste Transfer Station which has accepted the items.

Sorting out your bin store with a Skip Bag really is that easy.


Bin Store Collections: Skip Hire

Whereas bins are great for our day-to-day domestic rubbish removal, sometimes only a skip will do. Perhaps there are improvements or renovations going on in your building. Perhaps residents are moving out and are looking to get rid of some belongings which are now surplus to requirements. Perhaps you’ve got an issue with a buildup of non-domestic waste items that the local authority collections are prohibited from removing. Situations like this demand a skip, and Clearabee can get yours to you on a next-day basis.

Skip hire prices vary from place to place, so it is best to consult Clearabee’s site or contact us directly. By way of example, a 4-yard general waste skip will cost £159.84 in the West Midlands (at the time of publication), whereas the same skip will cost £241.13 in London (at the time of publication) due to the demand, distance from the depot and cost of transportation.

Clearabee can provide you with the skip of your choice and advise on the requirements of (and even acquire) the necessary skip permits and/parking suspensions on your behalf. From there, you can use your skip to get rid of everything from household waste, to bulky items and business waste. Our skip hire period is 14 days but you can arrange a designated day collection either at the point of ordering or once your skip hire period is underway.


Bins stores, communal bin compounds, bin shelters… no matter what you call them, if you’re ready to take control and get yours cleared, then give Clearabee a buzz.

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