Pre-party Cleaning Checklist
As the UK’s restrictions start to relax and the lockdown continues to lift, there are plenty of people who are looking forward to meeting up again at garden parties and get-togethers. But wherever there’s a party, there’s usually a mess to clean up not long afterwards. Clearabee are the UK’s largest waste clearance company so we know a thing or two about clearing away unwanted waste from gardens, houses and offices. This article will give you a few tips for your pre-party cleaning checklist as well as letting you know how we can help.
While some parties can be spur-of-the-moment ideas and some can be months in the making, they all result in you having more waste than you’re used to disposing of. This could mean that your recycling bags and bins will probably be full that little bit earlier, with you having to cope until your next collection, which can be a hassle resulting in bottles and cans clogging up your kitchen. The same can be said for food waste and bulky items that you might not need again such as outdoor furniture, parasols and tarpaulins.
Borrow rather than buy
If you’re hosting a party and you haven’t got everything you need to cater for your guests, then it’s always best to borrow before you consider buying. Maybe neighbours or family have got enough folding chairs or trestle tables so you don’t have to buy your own. Perhaps you could borrow a gazebo or awning rather than buy one; especially if you haven’t really got the space to store them afterwards which means you’ll end up getting rid of them.
Community groups on sites such as Facebook are a good resource for borrowing such items, which means that we can all keep wastage down and reduce the need to dispose of items that are no longer needed.
The disposable nature of parties also leaves you with more domestic waste than the average household can manage to get rid of. Paper plates are difficult to recycle due to food contamination, with it being estimated that each household in the UK throws away 40kg of plastic each year. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to have extra tubs or buckets lying around, specifically for recyclables. That way, they can be left tidy until you can get them collected, rather than them accidentally ending up in your wheelie bin.
Check what can be recycled in your local area on your council’s website as some collections will remove cardboard that’s come into contact with food and drink whilst others won’t. Generally speaking, plastic waste such as disposable cutlery and drinking cups can all be recycled so should ideally be stored in a separate container from any paper or glass recyclables. Either way, Clearabee can collect your waste by either our ‘Man and Van’ clearances or our private home wheelie bin collections and divert from landfill at least 95% of it.
Keep your waste separate
With the above in mind, it’s a good idea to separate your waste as much as possible as it’s being created. In addition to the above, a specific bin or bin bag just for food waste and non-recyclables will mean that you can still recycle as much as possible and you won’t have to go rooting through rubbish bags once your guests have gone.
This is also the sort of waste that you don’t want lying around, especially now that the weather is warming up as it will soon begin to attract pests and become a breeding ground for bacteria. If your wheelie bin is already full, then you need to start thinking about how you are going to deal with that food waste.
Party Clean-up with Clearabee
When you’re taking on a party clean-up, you can easily be left with more bin bags than your bin can hold and that’s where Clearabee’s private home wheelie bin collection service can help. With prices starting at £29.99 for the next-day emptying of a 120l wheelie bin, all you need to do is order your bin collection by 10pm and leave your bin out at the edge of your property by 8am of the following morning.
If your party turns out to be the last outing for your trestle tables, folding chairs or gazebos, then you can often be left with a bigger problem than your overflowing bin. If you’re getting rid of folding chairs then you’re no doubt looking at taking a trip to the tip, but if you’re getting rid of tables and gazebos then you’re probably looking at borrowing or hiring a van with the associated costs.
When you start adding up costs such as these, Clearabee are usually the most cost-effective solution and are certainly the most convenient method for your party clean up. Our ‘Man and Van’ clearance services can responsibly remove bulky items such as those listed above but can also include garden furniture, burnt-out barbecues and outdoor children’s toys. If you book your rubbish removal with Clearabee by 1pm, our waste clearance operatives can attend your property on the very same day, no matter where you are in the UK.
We’ll send you an SMS when we’re on our way and you’ll also receive a tracking link so you can keep up to date with our progress. Once we’ve cleared your waste and transported it to a local Waste Transfer Station, you’ll also receive a digital Waste Transfer Note. This is kept by both parties and forms a record of what waste has been collected, where it was transferred to the landfill diversion rate (which is over 95% on average).
Removing rubbish. It’s what we do.
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