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Trade Waste Disposal

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by jono_h, 14 Apr 2009.

  1. jono_h

    jono_h

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    Can anyone give any advice on disposing of small amounts of trade waste?

    I'm currently working as a Handyman (Yes I know, Boo Hiss!) and so end up with small amounts of general building waste to dispose of.

    Currently I end up with a pile on my drive, until I get a skip in to get rid of it, which isn't ideal.

    The local trade disposal site has a minimum disposal charge of 1 tonne, but I only have an Escort van with a half tonne capacity, so that's not particularly cost effective.

    What does everyone else do? Thanks.
     
  2. Diyisfun

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    Have you contacted your local council, there must be many people who only have small amounts to dump. Maybe they take it as household stuff.
     
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    Where I am the local tip runs a scheme whereby you can get a van permit to visit the site 12 times a year. It is free and you can dump anything and they simply stamp your ticket. Saying that, rarely do they even ask for the permit. My experience is that the later in the week I go the more chance there is of them stamping my permit. So I have been on a monday with a full kangoo van of a ceiling I have ripped down and nobody asks. I go on a thursday with some household rubbish bags and they ask for it. I am in Bristol and I apply for the permit through the council website.
     
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    how can they tell you're not just doing a bit of DIY?

    just spread it out a bit round the local tips..

    I've an escort van and they never stop me.. except at one tip in oldbury.. they have a height bar set at about 5 foot.. so I can't get under it unless I take my roof rack off.. don't know how the 4x4 brigade gets on..
     
  5. Thermo

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    when i was in that position when i first started up, i looked around for a small piece of land to rent. I got a bit of farmland for £20 a week. it meant i could store stuff left over from jobs ( sand cement bricks etc) to use on other small jobs and i could keep a skip there. The skip was cheaper as well as it was a long term thing. You need to be careful with keep getting one on the drive, because if the neighbours moan, the council can order you to clear all the stuff away conected with a business.
     
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    I just got an outside 40 ft by 20 ft lock up for £75 a month - for home and work overspill (tiny garden). Noticed the one next door has a skip in it... probably other such places around the country

    http://www.lockstock.biz/index1.asp?m=2&t=Self Storage SELF+STORAGE
     
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    Our local tip is anti van, I take bags of stuff down in my other halfs car and they don't mind. Mad innit.

    There should be some halfway house for small loads of trade waste as many councils are encouraging fly tipping by their restrictive practices. i would pay £1 per black sack for the convenience of dumpng stuff on the way home rather than making two trips.
     
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    I live in Poole, our local dump will not entertain any vans at all for commercial waste but if I put odds and s-ds in the wifes car I can dump it. I also have to take a council tax bill to proove I reside in Poole! Im'e hardly likely to drive from Somerset or wherever for a dump run am I?. Big loads I have to go to Sita's, one ton is £86.50 weighed in and out but I prefer grab a load lorries, prices vary from £40.00 to a 14 tonne £225.00 which is far cheaper then skips.
     
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    hippo bags, depending on the job size.. 2 different sizes available last time I looked..
     
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    i don't put any waste in my car & never would.
    i don't put anyones waste in my van. thats for my gear.
    i don't remove anyones waste without a licence.
    if they read term/conditions it will tell that they get a skip or remove waste themselves.
     
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    ive got a licence and it makes me money! :LOL:
     
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    I agree with both Thermo and seco services, don't move trade waste (without a license), it is an offence.

    Ok, it is an offence the same as speeding is an offence and we are all guilty. But if you make your customers aware that the waste is not only their property but it will cost money to dispose of it.

    If you price to remove waste then that is a different story. You are then obliged to hire a skip or transport the waste using a license.
     
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    oh and boy is it a big fine! the licence is only £152 for the year and you need it for any generated builders watse, even if you are taking it to the dump.
     
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    put it in their wheelie bin!! seriously the regs up here are mental, if a painter puts "wet " paint in a skip it gets refused and you get charged for the skip being cleaned, but if it is put in a domestic bin it gets emptied without a care, our painters were always told never to empty tins of paint, ( as we had to store them until the residual paint was dry then dump them) so when they were nearly empty they asked the tenant if they wanted some paint left over, got them a gold star from the tenant and no cost for us to dump the tins, honestly you couldnt make it up :rolleyes:
     
  15. jono_h

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    Thanks for the replies. I've just registered as a waste carrier, prompted by the possible fine, which is what prompted the question.

    I reckon a specific charge on the quote allowing for waste disposal gives the customers the choice of of paying or doing it themselves. And whilst I hate the thought of Hippo bags (not very economic) they would be convenient.

    Ta,
     
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