Are you looking for a simple, cost-effective solution for disposing of the garbage left over from installing a new kitchen? Is it the case that you would like the room to be clean and tidy before you show off the changed space in your house when friends and family come to visit? If so please read on for some suggestions.
Rubbish from A New Kitchen Installation
The following are the five most common types of waste that can result from a kitchen installation:
- Waste from Packaging – the material used to protect and contain new units, cabinets and doors during transport. In other words, bubble wrap, plastic polystyrene, and cardboard boxes
- Pieces left over from the new kitchen – sawdust, tubes, tiles, MDF, and wood. For example unused ends of wood, tiles, and plastic
- Small dangerous items – emptied adhesive and silicone tubes, pots, and cans used during construction and installation
- Outdated kitchen rip out – units or carcasses, wall tiles, floor tiles, laminate flooring, sinks, taps, dining furniture, and appliances (so-called WEEE, or waste electrical and electronic equipment), such as an old fridge, freezer, washing machine, cooker, dishwasher, or extractor hood. It should be noted that electrical items must be disposed of within strict UK guidelines.
- Waste from relevant work that was completed simultaneously with the installation – debris, floors, windows and frames, garden waste and general household junk
- Reusable packaging items that should not be thrown away – Items intended to be reused repeatedly, like the so-called “pizza boxes” used to cover kitchen marble countertops, should be set aside whenever possible to be returned to the manufacturer.
How much rubbish is collected?
Depending on the size of the kitchen that is being replaced and if the task is a dry fit only (i.e., there is no need to remove the previous kitchen) or requires further work, the volume of waste from an installation will vary.
To help give you an idea, a typical installation that includes taking out the old kitchen around the same time as the waste from the dry fit but excluding waste from any extra building works, like a new floor or kitchen extension, produces on average 600 kg of waste, which will take up about 7 cubic yards (6 cubic metres) in volume or enough for a typical builder’s skip or half to three-quarters of a tipper van.
Affordable Options for Waste Removal After Kitchen Installation in Glasgow
There are basically four ways available to dispose of waste from kitchen installations:
- Book a Skip – Depending on where you live in the country, a builder’s skip, which is typically 6, 7, or 8 cubic yards in size, costs between £250 and £300 (including VAT). If you can’t put the skip off the road, like in your driveway, you may be required to pay more money for a skip permit. The local council may request a charge is paid in order to provide permission to place a skip on a public road. Moreover, you will need to pay an additional fee to have resident’s, or pay-and-display, parking suspended. Yes, skips are expensive. However, they work well for collecting all the trash in one area.
- Using a hippo bag – Good for light kitchen waste projects that only require pick up of smaller amounts of waste to be taken to the near by dump or recycling centre. However are not suitable for the uplift of everything for large projects.
- Bring it to the local tip – basically speaks for itself. You move all of the rubbish into the boot of your car and present it and yourself to the local Council rubbish and recycling centre. A messy, time-consuming and sweaty job, but free.
- Contact a man & a van – the single cheapest service, and most adaptable alternative to carrying it to the landfill yourself. To have the equivalent of a skip load of trash removed, plan to pay between £100 and £200 (inc. VAT), but make sure you hire a professional and insured contractor that you can trust to ensure the efficient and safe collection and disposal of the waste from your property. Review websites showing which ones are best rated can assist you with this.
- Bonus option number five is to completely outsource the full issue to the kitchen installation company, assuming you’re employing one. Although you won’t be actively organising and paying for it, if the company offer the service, they will still essentially use one of the four choices listed above. On the other side, you’ll probably pay a little extra for it.