Moving House: Practical Guidelines on Managing the Household Rubbish

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Moving House: Practical Guidelines on Managing the Household Rubbish

9 October 2017
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If you are planning on moving to a new home, you must think about clearing your current home. Contrary to popular belief, this process doesn't just involve packing household items into a moving truck. In most cases, homeowners have to dedicate time to the management of accumulated rubbish and clutter. Collection and disposal of unnecessary items will reduce the moving load. Besides, this practice will ensure that the old property remains clean and ready for occupation. Here are some simple guidelines to help you manage your household rubbish.

Understand the Household Waste

You should evaluate the type and volume of waste in your home before commencing the cleaning process. It is not uncommon for homeowners to overlook the importance of strategising. This oversight often leads to a poor choice of disposal methods, cost inefficiencies and even problems with the property owners. In general, you should know the category of waste intended for disposal. For example, the material can be classified as general waste, construction waste and green waste, among other options. Take note of large items such as mattresses and appliances during your evaluation. Also, you should try to estimate the volume of rubbish that you will have at the end of the house clearance.

Hire an Appropriate Skip Bin

When planning on handling large amounts of waste, you should hire a skip bin for the process. Skip bins are convenient and efficient because a waste management company will deliver the container to your property. When it is filled, they will pick up the rubbish for disposal. When choosing a suitable bin, you should take note of the sizes. Hiring the wrong size will either result in insufficient collection space or unnecessary expenses, so consult your service provider. You should also provide details on the type of waste that you wish to place in the bins. Most companies offer specialised containers to handle specific categories of waste materials. 

Plan for Hazardous Materials Disposal

Skip bin companies do not handle hazardous waste materials. Therefore, if you have such items in your home, you should make separate arrangements for collection and disposal. Typically, placing restricted materials into skip bins will attract a fine and could even result in legal issues. The common items which are considered hazardous include tyres, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. Most local councils provide drop-off centres for collection of these materials. Also, if you have appliances you wish to dispose of, you should inquire about the skip bin company's policies.