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Whether you're in the midst of house renovations, or you're getting rid of an old piece of furniture, a waste removal service could come to your rescue by getting rid of your unwanted bits and bobs. In this guide, we'll take you through the ins and outs of hiring a waste removal professional, including how much it'll cost you and where to start looking. Plus, check out our featured sections on car removal, cardboard removal, couch removal and fridge removal.

What is a waste removal service?

A waste removal service will help you to get rid of any unwanted rubbish whether it be household rubbish or garden waste. A team of professionals will come to your home to pick up your waste and then dispose of it in your chosen method. Choose from recycling, donating, selling or sending it to the rubbish dump.

What does a waste removal service do?

man removing garden waste

With a wealth of knowledge behind them, a waste removal service can advise you on how best to get rid of your waste. They may suggest selling it on, taking it to a recycling centre, donating it to a better cause or, as a last resort, taking it to the rubbish dump. Once you've agreed how you'd like to get rid of it, they'll come and pick it up from your home and take care of it for you.

While there are some items that waste removal services aren't legally allowed to dispose of, they will happily get rid of most things for you. Here are a few common types of waste they'll deal with:

  • Household waste
  • Furniture removal
  • Beds and mattresses
  • White goods
  • Garden waste
  • Electronic waste
  • Car parts
  • Building and construction waste

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How do I hire a waste removal service?

One of the best ways to find a reliable waste removal service near you is by asking your neighbours and friends who live in the local area. You can also consult local business directories like White Pages and True Local or sign up to an online marketplace like Oneflare or Airtasker.

How much does a waste removal service cost?

The cost of a waste removal service will depend on the type and volume of waste you need to get rid of. Most services charge per cubic meter, depending on the type of waste they're dealing with. Here are a few ballpark prices you can expect to pay for different types of waste removal:

  • Household waste: $65 to $90/m3
  • Commercial waste: $80 to $100/m3
  • Garden waste: $30- $50/m3

For some large items such as furniture or mattresses, waste removal services will charge a set fee that sits somewhere between $75 to $150.

How should I prepare for a waste removal service?

Before a team of waste removal experts arrives at your property, you'll need to make sure that you know exactly what you want to get rid of. Moving your rubbish to an accessible location for the removal men will also make the job run a lot smoother.

What to consider when hiring a waste removal service

The main thing to consider when it comes to getting rid of your waste is where you want it to go. Nowadays, most waste removal companies will encourage you to donate, recycle or sell your waste, where possible. For instances where this isn't possible, for example, with garden waste, they will help you get rid of it in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

Do I need to be at home for a waste removal service?

It's always a good idea to be at home for your waste removal service. After all, you don't want that valuable heirloom being thrown in the bin by accident. If you can't be at home during the pick-up, make sure you put your waste in an accessible location and leave clear instructions for the removal team.

Pros and cons of waste removal service

Pros

  • Saves you time and money
  • Ensures that your waste is disposed of correctly
  • Receive professional advice on waste disposal
  • Professional services will recycle where possible, helping you to do your bit for the environment

Cons

  • Generally more expensive than doing it yourself

Car removals

A car removal service will help vehicle owners scrap, smash or dispose of cars that are not in working condition. Car removal services will generally pick up cars for free and will offer customers a reasonable amount of cash money in return.

What is included in a car removal service?

A car removal service usually includes the following steps:

  1. The car is inspected and picked up
  2. The company pays you in cash before taking your car
  3. The car is then dismantled

How do I get my car removed?

There are lots of options available if you want a car removed. You can directly find and call services through a business directory like White Pages or you can use an online task service like Airtasker or Oneflare to find an individual or team willing to take on the job. You then contact the service, let them know the make and model of your car and the condition the car is in, and then book in a time for the removalist service to come and take your car.

How much does car removal cost?

Because your unwanted car will usually be sold for scrap once it's picked up, you will generally receive a payout for your car rather than you paying for the removalist service. Many services will generally cap the amount they pay out for unwanted or damaged cars, with some offering as much as $7000 - $10,000 for highly desirable cars. The amount offered to you will depend on the car make, model and condition.


Cardboard removals

Cardboard removal is a service that processes boxes, usually for people who have just moved to a new house. Cardboard removal involves picking up the cardboard boxes and either reusing or recycling them.

How much does cardboard removal cost?

Cardboard removal can cost between $40 - $80 for a one-time pickup. The exact cost will vary depending on your location, the amount of cardboard you have, and whether you need any other rubbish removed at the same time.

How should I prepare my cardboard for removal?

Some cardboard removal companies will ask you to break down the boxes before they are collected, others will do this for you. You might also need to remove bubble wrap and other packing materials, and ensure the boxes are completely empty. To ensure the pickup is as fast as possible, put the cardboard somewhere easy to access like a hallway or by the front door.

Do I need to be there when my cardboard is picked up for removal?

Usually, someone will need to be at your home or business to let the workers in and pick up the cardboard. You won't necessarily need to be your home or business though depending on where the cardboard is located on your property. Discuss this with the collection company to see if you'll be needed to welcome the collectors.


Couch removal

A couch removal service is a company or team of trained professionals who can move couches out of homes and dispose of them. They understand how to manoeuvre sofas through small and awkward spaces and how to safely remove couches without causing any damage.

How much does a couch removal cost?

Removing a couch generally costs between $60 to $160 depending on your location. Some non-profit organisations will take it away for free if it's in a good enough condition for them to resell. If you list and sell your couch on an online auction website you'll not only earn a profit, but you'll also save on having to pay removal fees.

Do I need to be there when my couch is picked up for removal?

You don't have to specifically be there when the couch is removed. Someone will have to let the removal company in and show them to the room where the sofa is. If you wish to be out of the house when the couch is removed, it's important you choose a reputable company and let them know beforehand.


Fridge removal

A fridge removal service is someone you hire to get rid of your old fridge. It is the safest way to move a big and bulky fridge and saves you risking an injury if you try to do it yourself.

How much does fridge removal cost?

The cost to remove your fridge will depend on the size and how many people are needed to move it. There will also be a fee to dump it, which will likely be included in your quote. Jobs are usually individually priced and based on an hourly rate. You can expect to pay between $60 - $110 per hour for fridge removal services.


Frequently asked questions

What is the cheapest way to get rid of rubbish?

The first thing to ask yourself before sending something to the dump is whether it can be sold, donated or recycled. All of these options won't cost you a penny, and you'll be doing something for the greater good.

Where can I dump rubbish in Sydney?

In a bid to increase recycling in the city, you'll find lots of resource recovery centres in Sydney where you can take your rubbish. SUEZ has around twelve sites throughout Sydney's suburbs so you shouldn't have a problem finding a place near you.

What can I do with unwanted furniture in Sydney?

The easiest way to dispose of unwanted furniture is to sell it online or donate it to your local charity shop. You can also onboard the help a waste removal company that will advise you on how to get rid of your furniture and even do the hard work for you.

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