Is your business premises cluttered with waste? Do you have a commercial property that needs clearing in order for your enterprise to move forward? You might be tempted to cut corners, clearing the waste yourself and dumping it elsewhere, or paying a cheap unlicensed tradesman to clear it without knowing where they will dispose of it. However, these approaches may land you with a hefty fine & damaged reputation, not to mention the impact it can have on the local environment.
At Wasteaway, we believe it is essential that the clearing of a commercial property should be carried out by qualified and licensed waste removal professionals.
Here are three important reasons you may not have already considered, as to why you should always choose a trustworthy and reputable property clearance firm to deal with your unwelcome waste:
1) You avoid the risk of a run in with the law
If your business’s waste is disposed of in an illegal manner, police and environmental protection services may be able to trace certain items within the dumped garbage back to you. Even in cases where you may have handed over money in good faith for your waste to be disposed of responsibly, if the items can be traced back to your business then it is you who will be ultimately accountable.
In 2016 the Government introduced new penalties to crack down on illegally dumped waste, meaning you can now face on the spot fines as well as further prosecution. In order to avoid running the risk of receiving a cruel fine, choose a licensed property clearance company who have built up a reliable reputation for disposing of refuse in a lawful manner.
2) Keeping the environment in mind
Knowing which items are recyclable, and how and where to recycle them can be a painstaking task. Care and attention is required to ensure waste from property clearances are dealt with in an eco-friendly manner. Whichever industry you may work in, helping to sustain our environment is beneficial to all and that’s why Wasteaway Nationwide are fully licensed waste carriers with the Environmental Agency.
This means that when hiring the clearance services of Wasteaway, you can rest assured that your business’s unwanted items will be disposed of in line with Environmental Agency guidelines.
3) Safety and hygiene concerns
Commercial property clearance can involve dealing with some unpleasant and oftentimes dangerous sites. UK squatting laws state that it is only illegal to squat in residential buildings; it is therefore not uncommon for obsolete warehouses, factories, offices, etc., to have had squatters present at some time.
As a result, contents found in buildings left unused for significant periods of time include needles, syringes, and other sharp objects. These could present serious health hazards if they are attempted to be cleared by anyone without the relevant expertise. If you are considering clearing a similar type of property yourself, it is wise to lean on the side of caution and ask for the help of an experienced property clearance team, who will have the relevant know-how and equipment to deal with such findings.
If after reading this you feel like you could use the help of our experienced and reliable property clearance service, email us, visit our contact page or give us a call on 0330 122 8822