27 April 2021

Disposing of Bricks and Rubble Removal

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If, like many homeowners in the UK, you’re planning to renovate your house or landscape your garden rather than go away on holiday, then you’ll need to think about how you’re going to get rid of the waste that such home improvements create. Whilst there are a few options open to you, none are as convenient as disposing of bricks and rubble using Clearabee’s skip hire and Skip Bag services.

This blog will delve into the details as well as the dos and don’ts around the disposal of bricks and rubble, but if you’d rather get it moving quickly, simply follow this link to book your skip hire with Clearabee or get in touch with us and we’ll give you a call back.

With many households having been homebound during the lockdown, home improvements have shot to the top of many families lists of priorities, with a reported £55 billion being spent perfecting their property. This number leaves a tremendous amount of post-renovation waste that needs removing and if you don’t know how to remove it efficiently and effectively, then you’ll likely be left either out of pocket or with an eyesore.


Disposing of bricks and rubble in a skip

Firstly, skips are a robust yet flexible method of rubbish removal and, having been used for the last 100 years, are no doubt the most popular way of removing rubble and bricks. There are only two real restrictions to using a skip to get rid of bricks and rubble. One such restriction is that you have to perform all the manual labour yourself (for a service which can lift and remove bulky items for you, check out our ‘Man and Van’ rubbish removal services). With this in mind, carefully consider where you want to position your skip, bearing in mind that it must be accessible to the HGV but also close enough that you are able to comfortably make as many journeys as you need.


The other restriction is that you should only use a 4 ‘Midi’ or 6 cubic yard ‘Builders’ skip to remove these waste streams. This weight restriction (as well as not loading the skip beyond the level load line) is a legal safety requirement which allows the HGV to successfully lift the load with endangering anyone involved.

Other than that, Clearabee can usually supply skips with next day delivery, no matter where you are in the country and as long as you place your order by 1pm. Our hire period is for 14 days but you can always specify a shorter or longer time (with the appropriate charges) if required. You can find out more about our waste removal services in this helpful skip hire FAQ.


Disposing of bricks and rubble in a Skip Bag

A relative new kid on the block when compared to skips, Skip Bags have recently risen to prominence as a flexible and eco-friendly alternative to their container cousins. Arriving free of charge through the post in a flat-packed or rolled state, Skip Bags can be unpacked and filled as and when you need them and you can organise your collection at any point within 6 months (even if you’ve moved house in that time).

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Much like with skips, you need to be careful about how you load Skip Bags with bricks and rubble so that you do not exceed weight restrictions. Our small Skip Bags can contain 1000kgs in weight and are 1 cubic yard in size and are perfect for smaller-scale refurbs and renovations. You can learn more about our rubbish removal bags in this handy Skip Bag FAQ.

Rubble Removal Cost

We recommend using small services for rubble removal cost. This is because rubble is heavy and dense waste and it’s hard to judge the weight of the waste that you want to remove. This will present a problem as services such as skip bags and skips have a weight limit. At the time of writing this blog our smallest skip: the 4-yard costs £200 when delivered to a B16 postcode but one to your location may differ. Purchasing a small skip bag and booking a collection to go with it costs £139 and that’s a standard price across the nation.

Free rubble removal?

If you’re looking for free rubble removal then you’ll need to put the work in yourself. Some local Household Waste Recycling Centres will accept your construction waste (including bricks and rubble) as long as it is derives from work that you have completed yourself. However, as soon as you employ a tradesperson to carry out construction work then the resulting waste must be treated as commercial waste and be taken to a Waste Transfer Station rather than your HWRC.

The restrictions imposed since lockdown vary across each Household Waste Recycling Centre. Some only permit one visit every two weeks, some will divert vans to Waste Transfer Stations instead and some may not accept bricks and rubble at all. With that being said, it’s essential that you check with your local HWRC before deciding how you’re going to dispose of bricks and rubble.

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Confidence in Clearabee

You won’t find free rubble removal that is also reputable and responsible. Any waste carrier should not only be registered with the Environment Agency, but should also provide a Waste Transfer Note after the collection vehicle tips at its end destination. This is not only important for the environment, but it also goes some way to make sure that you’re not contributing to the fly-tipping problem and lessens the chances of you being held liable.

Clearabee are registered waste carriers who have been operating throughout the UK since 2018. We have amassed over 10,000 reviews on Trustpilot, making us the most-reviewed such-service and worthy of an ‘Excellent’ rating. More importantly, Clearabee provide each and every customer with a digital Waste Transfer Note for their records. This note forms a record of what waste you have had removed, where the waste has been transferred to, and how much of it has been diverted from landfill (at least 95% on average). In short, when it comes to compliance, you can have confidence in Clearabee.


If you’re ready for Clearabee to help with disposing of bricks and rubble, either book your waste clearance now or contact us and request a call back.


Removing rubbish. It’s what we do.

All prices quoted in this article are correct at the time of publishing.

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