It is every landlord's worst nightmare—a tenant is evicted from a property and when possession is regained, it is discovered they have left the place full of rubbish. This article will explore how a rubbish removal company can help you to clean up and sort out the property so you can quickly get it back on the rental market. Read on to find out more!
1. Conducting a risk assessment
Rubbish removal contractors are trained to conduct risk assessments before getting to work. They will do this by assessing the amount of rubbish, how it is currently stored, and the type of rubbish. All of these factors can increase the risk associated with clearing out the rubbish. For example, a large amount of trash may make accessing and exiting a room difficult. This could place staff at risk if they needed to escape in an emergency such as a fire. How the garbage is stored is also important.
For example, if it is piled high in stacks, this creates the risk that a person could be crushed by falling objects. Finally, the type of garbage is also critical. Some items such as chemicals and biological waste can present serious hazards to human health. Using these risk assessments and developing a safety plan, the rubbish removal company will be able to give you an estimate of the cost involved in cleaning up the property.
2. Dealing with hazardous items
Hazardous items such as cleaners, paints, cleaning products, and batteries are some of the most dangerous and expensive items to dispose of. Therefore, before they are dumped in landfill sites, they must be removed for safe disposal. Ideally, all of the hazardous waste is sorted and taken to a hazardous waste centre to be processed and disposed of.
3. Organising safe disposal
Once the rubbish has been cleared out, the waste management company will bring in a waste transfer vehicle to collect the rubbish. This is a large vehicle with a capacity to remove large amounts of waste in one go. The trash is then taken to a waste management facility where it is sorted and recycled. This involves separating the material into its different types such as plastics, metals and cardboard. This material will be recycled while general waste will either be buried or incinerated.
If you're interested in finding out more, you should get in touch with local waste management or rubbish disposal services.