As the summer draws to a close, you may well be exhausted after completing all those pesky DIY tasks that you promised yourself you’d do before the frosty weather arrives. So, if you’ve had enough and have only just put away your builders’ gloves until next spring, chances are that you’ll find yourself with a mountain of rubbish to get rid of afterwards; probably either dumped in your front or back garden.

If this sounds like you and you don’t want all that leftover rubbish covered in snow, it’s time to do something about it right now. Think about it this way – If you don’t, it’ll be one more task you’ll have to do next year instead, plus the fact you’ll be staring out your window at the mess all winter long. Let’s face it, we’ve all driven past houses with old kitchens and bathrooms dumped in the front garden and you don’t want your property to be one of them!

Going, going… gone! – Clearing the aftermath of your handiwork

If you have a car, the last thing you want to do once your DIY dream is complete is fill it up with dirty, dusty building rubbish and take a drive to your local recycling centre. Chances are that you’re going to have to spend more of your valuable time making several trips as it’s pretty unlikely that it’s all going to fit in the back of your car in one trip. Aside from the space it’ll take up, you’ll also need to watch the weight of it all as an overloaded car may well damage your car; not to mention that it could be a traffic offence if it’s over the legal weight limit due to sacks of rubble being piled in the back.

In short, once you’ve factored in the time it takes to make several runs to the dump, the cost of fuel AND the time it’ll take to clean your car afterwards, it may have been better to call in a professional and reliable rubbish removal company instead, especially as some local council recycling centres now charge for certain items like old paint cans and soil/rubble.

If you’re smart enough not to just throw all your unwanted waste in a colossal and unsightly heap out the front or back of your property, then hiring a skip for the duration of your project could be a sensible option (and your neighbours will thank you for it!). However, many people aren’t aware that there is an alternative option to hiring a skip; our handy rubbish removal service. Not only may it work out cheaper, we’ll even load our truck for you so you don’t have to lift a finger.

If a skip isn’t the right option for you, our London rubbish clearance is an excellent alternative

Skip hire vs. our rubbish removal service

Fortunately, Metro Waste do, of course, offer both options. If you’d like to keep a skip on your drive or on the road outside your home whilst you work then the advantage of this is that you can fill it slowly in your own time. Bear in mind that if the skip can’t fit onto your property (such as a driveway), it’ll need to be outside on the street and if this is the case, you’ll need a skip permit – If it’s on your own property, you won’t. Depending on where you live, we may be able to arrange the permit on your behalf although some councils may require that you apply for it directly yourself. You should also be aware that skip permits aren’t free and a small fee is payable to your local council for this.

Not everyone wants to hire a skip and many prefer to get a professional rubbish removal company to clear their unwanted junk for them instead. This can often work out cheaper and more convenient if you book with us as we’ll only charge you for the amount of rubbish we collect

Aside from our full or part-load pricing options, one of the really great things about this is that we can do all the hard graft on your behalf. So, after your project is all done and dusted, you can sit back, put your feet up and admire your DIY handiwork while leaving the professionals to clean up all the mess you’ve created.

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