With the age of technology and convenience, human beings have gotten used to creating waste at an unbelievable pace. While we should be doing that responsibly since we cannot completely avoid it, we need experts to remove the pile of unwanted material we accumulate over time. If you are wondering why you should hire a rubbish removal company and how exactly you go about hiring them when you finally make your mind up, this blog can come to your rescue.
First thing first, below are some of the advantages of hiring expert company to remove rubbish piled up in your premises:
Advantages of hiring an expert rubbish removal company
Companies often invest in training their employees to do the projects of rubbish removal as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. The training generally involves differentiating between various types of rubbish and what to do with each of them individually, i.e. employing correct methods, making them experts in handling the rubbish.
Sorting, picking, removing, disposing and cleaning the premises, all are covered under this one. Isn’t it obvious why people hire them at first place: to steer clear of a tough job for which there are professionals!
Most companies, if they have cared enough to get into this line of business, hold valid license to recycle the waste efficiently. (If they do not, you must not get into agreement with them for the removal service). You see, waste management is their core competency with all their equipment and gadgets which you must make use of.
Health and safety concerns
Depending on what kind of and how much rubbish you have, there could be such concerns if you are thinking of doing a removal job on your own. There could be health hazards you may not know, apart from getting allergies, cuts and bruises while removing the waste and junk. Moreover not having a training of disposal and waste handling can put you at legal risk as well.
If you have hired a nice company and negotiated well, it’s likely you have paid cost-effectively for a job well-done. They being expert at what they do, save your time which could be efficiently use for some other productive task, all the while saving you the cost involved in investing in other rubbish removal methods.
Hiring a company that deals in rubbish removal is also great for environment. You might be contributing to polluting it by keeping the rubbish on your premises longer than needed. As unhygienic as it could get, it also invites pests like rats. You do not want that, do you?
For the looks of it
You don’t want your area to resemble a junkyard, be it your home or office. But your place might mimic the same with all that waste lying around. Hire a removal company to keep up the appeal of the place. It should belong to you not to the junk (and leave bad impression on relatives/friends/clients!)
Now that you know what value hiring a rubbish removal company can add to your life, here are some genuinely useful tips to know before hiring them and handing over your assignment.
How to ensure hiring the best rubbish removal company
If you are worried as to how to hire the best in the industry, below are some tips to do so with confidence, by:
Determining the types of rubbish
Choosing the best company to assist you with the removal of your rubbish undoubtedly starts with determining the kinds of rubbish you have accumulated. Otherwise you will end up blind calling from the list of the companies you find on the net and getting disappointed later if they do not offer the service you need. Is it residential, commercial, leftover building material waste/rubble rubbish, or just plain junk?
Getting to the places to know more
Apart from family and friends, there’s the Internet. Everything you need to know could be located there. The better the company, the more it should have invested in maintaining a good site. All the necessary sales pitch should be there. The multiple ways to reach and connect with them easily determines how easy is to reach them. Their blog, videos, and testimonials along with social pages can tell you more about them.
Listing and sorting rubbish removal companies
The above process helps you in finalizing the companies when you look for them. Good news is that a single company can provide several services, just on different days. So you need not look for several companies for different kinds of rubbish you have.
Also, make attempt to reach them and observe how promptly they respond your mail or phone. After all customer service begins here. Next, they would be asking about the kind of rubbish you want to be removed and your location to know if they serve there before giving free no-obligation quote.
Authenticating the service provider
Opting for a licensed waste carrier is very important. Only these people know to dispose of junk in designated landfills, scrap yards and recycling plants. Most companies would be eager to show you proof of their authorisation for the asked service.
Additionally, see if they are associated with the likes of Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List, to ensure their credibility. Also always ask if the company offers Transfer Notes while removing commercial waste to track the final destination where your rubbish goes. Keep the copies of the note safe.
Determining the price
If everything is as it should be, you have to pay only for what you get. Roughly knowing about the quantity of junk (in cubic metre or yardage, whatever goes!) can help you estimate and compare the rates from different companies. The companies not offering to give an estimate like that are a sure no-no.
Since such services are needed only once in a while, you should be on your guard for anything suspicious. There are companies that would want to take benefit of your ignorance by imposing strange and unforeseen charges that essentially should be a part of their service, like parking and loading fees.
Ask them a fee breakdown beforehand and if that’s all they are going to ask and don’t let them slap charges when the work is done. Also, beware of any attempts to charge based entirely on variables you can’t control like time or manpower.
Checking for cleanliness- before and after
How well they keep their trucks and how far they go in cleaning up your place after removing rubbish can also be a determining factor for you to hire a company. Images of them at work on their website can tell you a lot. And how well they have done their past projects can tell you about the other aspect. Be all eyes and ears.
Ensuring that the company is insured
Just be sure of this. Generally, this piece of information is not usually needed but being prepared for every casualty is a good thing. Hiring a non-insured company is like inviting disaster. For a certain peace of mind, knowing this is very important before going with signing the contract.
Knowing about their recycling policy
Rubbish taken away from you is not always treated the way you might prefer. It could simply end in a landfill or could go to places to be salvaged as much as is good. However, if you feel responsible for your rubbish, be sure to review recycling policy of the rubbish removal Bournemouth companies. Some of them might actually work with scrappers, recycling facilities and NGOs that need donation. You might actually feel good about being associated with such a company.
Lee Alcorn, owner of Lees Waste Solutions, has expertise and highly skilled in topics such as waste management, rubbish clearance, and Plastic & Mixed recycling. His always interested to share his thoughts and views regarding wastage and recycling products.