11 May 2021

Domestic Rubbish Removal

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Domestic waste removal is an integral part of life, no matter who you are or whereabouts you live. But the definition of domestic rubbish is still a cause of confusion with many of us asking; what is domestic waste and what are the ways in which you can get rid of it? In addition to the usual available options, we’ll discuss Clearabee’s domestic rubbish removal services, which are available on-demand and across the whole of the UK.

If that’s all you need to hear, then book your rubbish removal now or contact Clearabee and we’ll give you a buzz back. Otherwise, let’s start with the biggest question.


What is domestic rubbish?

Domestic waste, also known as household waste, is best defined as the rubbish and refuse produced by the usual daily activities of a household. If there’s any ambiguity around what constitutes a household or domestic property, The House of Commons Library offers the following guidance:

“a building or self-contained part of a building which is used wholly for the purposes of living accommodation

a caravan

a residential home

premises forming part of a university or school or other educational establishment

premises forming part of a hospital or nursing home which are used to provide a care home service.”

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In addition to this, it is a duty of each council or local authority to provide a collection service to remove domestic rubbish from these dwellings. This can include the following items:

Food waste

Non-recyclable packaging

Recyclable waste (although this should be stored and collected separately)


However, in addition to the above, there are some items which the local authority is not obligated to collect and are within their rights to remove from your property for a charge. The House of Commons Library lists the following items that should not be disposed of with your domestic waste:

“Household waste that is generated from certain non-domestic properties, such as universities, hospitals and prisons

Waste that weighs more than 25kg or that cannot fit into the bin provided


Garden waste”


Non-domestic rubbish removal

To arrange for excluded items such as those above to be collected, residents or landlords would need to contact their local council directly and find out if they provide such a service. As each authority operates differently, charges may vary and waiting times could differ from a week to a month depending on demand and scheduling/rotas.

If this is the case, you will no doubt find Clearabee’s Man and Van rubbish removal service to be a quick and convenient solution. Whether it’s bulky items such as sofas, dining furniture or white goods, our collection service can usually attend your property on the very same day if you order by 1pm.

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When it comes to asbestos (or other hazardous waste items) you should contact Clearabee directly as we are usually able to provide a bespoke quote and a specialist solution for waste streams such as these.

Clearabee are also able to remove garden waste via a variety of our garden clearance services, which can include our ‘Man and Van’ service, skip hire or our Skip Bag service. You may even need a combination of each, depending on the size of your garden and the nature of the waste you’re looking to dispose of.

As a brief guide, for heavy and dense garden waste such as rubble, gravel and soil, your most suitable option is to hire a skip, assuming you have a reasonable volume to dispose of. However, if you’re looking to get rid of garden waste such as old BBQs, furniture and bulky children’s toys then our ‘Man and Van’ clearance service will be much more suitable in this situation. Follow this link to learn more about our garden clearances.

Although you now have a solution for some common waste streams that are not considered to be domestic rubbish, what can you actually do about your domestic rubbish? What if you have more than your local authority can remove? What do you do if you have missed a collection? That’s where Clearabee can help.


Domestic rubbish removal with Clearabee

Private home wheelie bin collections are an ideal and convenient solution for domestic rubbish removals, as both a regular waste clearance solution and as a one-off for emergency situations. Simply order your Clearabee bin collection by 10pm and leave your bin out by 8am of the next day, then our waste operatives will take care of the rest for you.


Although there are slight variances depending where you are in the country, generally we can collect a 120 litre bin for £29.99, a 240l bin for £34.99 and a 360 litre bin for £39.99. There are also discounts available for regular wheelie bin collections; use this link to check collection prices in your postcode.

Not only will we collect your waste without you having to mind, but we will also divert from landfill at least 95% of all the waste we collect. We achieve this by using one of 600 audited and approved local Waste Transfer Stations which only offer the highest recycling rates. But that’s not the only way you can help the planet with our waste collections…

Our ‘Man and Van’ service, which we dispatch to collect your domestic waste, uses vehicles built on an ultra-light chassis which reduces both fuel consumption and carbon emissions. What’s more, we have over 120 vehicles located across the UK, which means the average vehicle journey is less than 15 miles. Follow this link to learn more about Clearabee’s environmental credentials, including our reforestation projects.

If you’re ready to get your domestic rubbish removed, remember that every day is bin day with Clearabee. Follow this link to book your domestic rubbish removal or get a rubbish removal quote from us here at Clearabee.


Removing Rubbish. It’s what we do.

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

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