30 January, 2017

5 easy steps to clear unwanted junk when moving houses

Moving houses can be tough, especially when you have a house full of clutter. Decisions have to be made especially for those who are moving to a smaller house. Less space means you will have to decide what needs to go and what is worth saving. Not only will it make your move slightly easier, it’ll also save you time and money. Getting rid of all your unwanted junk and unwanted furniture means you will have to do less trips in the removal van, burn less fuel and save money because we all know moving houses can be expensive.

Here are the steps you should take when you want to get rid of your unwanted junk.

Don’t put it off

The first step is to get down and dirty. Go around your house and decide what you want with you in the new house. It’s a hard process for some people to decide what is junk and what is worthy of keeping. At this point you need to be ruthless and toss anything that hasn’t been used in a while to the junk pile. The truth is that if you haven’t used it in a while, it’s possible that you would barely notice it gone. The unwanted junk will then need to be separated in to four different piles, sell, donate, revamp and bin.

Making money on your junk

Moving can be expensive so why not make money on your unwanted junk and unwanted furniture to help towards all the costs. Go through your belongings check the condition of the items you want to sell. The likeliness of it selling depends on the condition of the item, Used or not, people will only pay good money for items in fairly good condition. The best way to see how much an item is worth is to go on websites such as eBay to see wat the going rate is.

You will have to store the items till they are collected, this may not be convenient. In this case call upon a junk removal company like London City Waste Clearance.

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26 January, 2017

How to get rid of office desks

At some point every office will need new desks… but what happens to the old desks?

Cluttering up storage rooms or space in your office can be a nuisance, in fact it will make your time at work much more tedious.

Knowing how to get rid of your office desk is important, if you don’t, you may be placed in a difficult situation. If you’re looking to get rid of your office desk, then here are a few things you can do to make the process much easier and effortless.


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22 January, 2017

What to consider when clearing out the office

An office clear out is essential from time to time, mostly you have stuff on your desk that should be either filed away or should be in the bin. Over many years offices accumulate a lot of paper documents and many other items that have never been used but have a place in the office so it goes unnoticed.

Companies spend time and money on hoarding equipment that are not in use, if you got rid of the excess equipment you could maybe move into a smaller office. Having a clean office makes you more productive in your work as “a clear office help clear mind”

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Research shows 80% of what we keep in the office we hardly use, if you do not know you have it, cannot find it, then it is of no value. There are many companies that can help you facilitate an office clearance such as London City Waste Clearance, we can help with collecting your old furniture and electrical equipment.

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11 January, 2017

Plastic recycling process explained

Plastic recycling, like metal recycling is the recovery of scrap plastic and repurposing it into useful products. But, unlike metal, plastic recycling is of low density as well as low value. Which means the whole process is less lucrative and attractive.

In the UK we use over 5 million tonnes of plastic each year, an estimated 29% of it is currently being recovered or recycled. Nearly all types of plastics can be recycled, however the extent to which they are recycled depends upon technical, economic and logistic factors.

There are 6 key stages for plastic recycling in London:

  1. Collection of plastics

First, the waste plastic needs to be collected. This can be via recycling centres, council recycling centres and office plastic recycling points. We collect plastics from home, offices and building sites.

  1. Sorting of different types

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9 January, 2017

How to properly dispose of your electrical waste

In this day and age, new technology is released almost every other day. Consumers are constantly buying new electronics and tossing their old one to the back of their junk draw. We all have the thirst for the newest handset or the newest television. Technology continuously progresses and improvements are getting better each year, which makes it hard to resist.

What happens with the old electronics? Most people end up letting it gather dust or jus bin it. Here are some of the things that you could do with your old electrics.

Flog it

Why not make some money on your old possessions. Rather than tossing it to the corner, you could always put it up for sale and see how much you can make. There are plenty of people who are willing to buy older technology at a discounted price. There are plenty of ways to sell your electrics on the Internet and make a little pocket change or even contribute to the costs of the new electrics.

You may not get anything close to the original price, but at least you will get something. As long as the product is in working order, you will get a decent amount for it. Even if it’s not working, you can always sell it for spares and repairs. There is always money to be made, it all comes down to you, whether you’ve got the patience or not.  

If the thought of the hassle involved in selling something on seems like too much headache, then give us a call, we can collect all your old electrical items. Check out our WEEE recycling services.

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7 January, 2017

5 Ways to clear waste in London

Clearing waste can be a challenge in any town or city, waste clearance in London is a whole new challenge. Dense buildings, highly populated areas and lack of waste clearance within easy reach, all make it tough to carry out waste disposal in London.

London borough councils are making an effort to help residents clear waste and recycle more efficiently. Without these facilities residents will struggle to dispose of household and commercial waste.

Newham council have a waste and recycling centre at Jenkins Lane and Redbridge council have the recycling and waste centre in Chigwell Road. But, inner London boroughs are not able to provide these type of centres at great scale.

To help overcome issues with recycling waste, we have compiled 5 ways to clear waste in London: Read more