Pіlеѕ оf ѕраrе раrtѕ, dеbrіѕ, аnd unuѕеd buіldіng mаtеrіаl аrе а соmmоn рrоblеm after the builders have left. Тhеѕе іtеmѕ аrе hеаvу, аnd оссаѕіоnаllу dаngеrоuѕ tо ѕhіft оn уоur оwn, ѕо ехtrеmе саrе іѕ nееdеd іn thеіr dіѕроѕаl.

Instead of letting your building materials go to waste or take up space in a landfill, make the most of them! Use them up, or dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way.

Rules on disposing of waste at local authority sites are fairly strict — you’re allowed to dispose of waste from building work carried out on your property as long as you’re the person who carried out the work. So if you’re employing builders, you’ll need to treat your waste as commercial waste. Bear in mind that local authorities are charged a landfill tax (currently £80/tonne) and are therefore incentivized to get you to recycle as much of your waste as possible.

Read on to find out how to get rid of your construction waste without harming mother earth…


Consider whether some building materials or components can be salvaged for recycling, composting or reuse. In particular, there are growing markets for old wood timbers, solid doors, hardwood flooring, light fixtures and cabinets, and architectural elements such as fireplace mantles and stair railings.

Pass them on…   

  • Ask family and friends if they need them for any building projects they have planned.
  • Check locally – a community project near you may have a use for your building bits and pieces.
  • Advertise in local papers, shop windows or on community noticeboards.

Recycle it…

If you are unable to find any takers, you can get rid of most of your building materials at your local recycling centre. There are restrictions on how some building waste is disposed of and this does vary across the country – so check with your council first.

  • You will need to provide your own transport. Contact the recycling centre to find out the opening hours which can vary for cars and vans.
  • If you are taking the building rubble in a van, check with the recycling centre whether you need any permission or ID to do so.

Professional rubbish removal…

Don’t want the extra hassle of construction waste disposal on top of everything else?  Then call London City Waste Clearance.

At London City Waste Clearance we understand that there is plenty to do on a construction site, whether it be a house build, shop renovation, or building demolition, and you have enough to do without worrying about your construction waste collection as well.

You could hire a skip, but then you have to concern yourself with parking permits and charges, accessibility to the site, and sparing much needed workers to load up. By hiring our building waste disposal services, you can eliminate all of those worries, and concentrate on the job at hand, whilst we deal with the rubbish.

We offer all kinds of non-toxic construction waste removal, collecting anything from spare parts, off-cuts, and unused materials, to rubble removal and debris, such as plaster, wood, tiling, and concrete.

You name it, we’ll take it! Environmentally conscious, we dispose of all collection waste in the most ecologically responsible ways possible, recycling and donating wherever possible, so you can be sure that your building waste disposal is perfectly green! We’re also fully insured and approved, giving you yet another necessity to tick off your list!

Get in touch with us for a professional and efficient junk removal in London.