Clearances, Waste disposal & Recycling
How can we help?
We are able to help with absolutely everything from your most valued family heirloom to the inevitable pile of junk that we all accumulate somewhere within our property!
All within one easy, fully licensed and insured service.
Once your house has been cleared we will also sweep up and leave your property looking clean and tidy – especially important for valuation and resale purposes.
No job is too big or too small, and with one phone call we can look after everything.
All property sizes cleared, including:
All items removed including:
Sensitive and confidential material
Antiques and specialist collectable items
Furniture and white goods
Waste disposal - general, hazardous and special waste
Large and heavy items - pianos, stair lifts and garage machinery
The process of a clearance
The cost of a property clearance and the amount of time it takes is dependent on the amount, and type, of items that you have. It is difficult to give an accurate quote without seeing the property, or at least having a detailed chat with you beforehand, which is why we are always happy to visit and provide a free written quotation.
1. CONTACT US
we are happy to talk through the process with you and arrange a time to visit the property for an assessment.
Alternatively if you only have a few items to clear you can email photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply with advice promptly.
2. PERSONALISED QUOTE
After seeing some photographs or having met with you or a representative at the property, we will be able to work out the cost of the clearance, taking into account the value of any saleable items that need to be cleared.
3. IT'S UP TO YOU
We will wait for you to decide if you would like to go ahead with the clearance and, if so, agree on a date. You will not need to be present on the day of the clearance, as long as we have access to the property we will carry out your instructions exactly.
The property keys will be returned to you, your solicitor, estate agent or other representative. Any items that you would like to keep can either be left at the property, stored with us for later collection or delivered to you. Alternatively, we are able to transport items to local or national auction houses to be sold on your behalf.
RECYCLING & CHARITIES
At Ashton Mill we believe strongly in recycling and charitable donations wherever possible. We will always separate recyclable materials from your rubbish and also work closely with local community groups and charities trying to fulfil their needs for all sorts of items. Please make us aware if you would like certain items to go to charity and we will always do our very best to oblige.
UP TO 90% OF ALL WASTE IS RECYCLED
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you do with the waste?
We are passionate about recycling to minimise the amount of waste material transferred to landfill. We will only use waste transfer stations that have a high re-cycling rate and wherever possible, re-useable items will be offered to charitable organizations.
Can you clean the property after the clearance?
As a matter of course, we always sweep and vacuum a property once the clearance has been completed. More thorough cleaning can always be arranged should this be necessary.
Can you help me transport items I want to keep?
Yes we can cover all your transport requirements.
How does it work?
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are fully registered with The Environment Agency.
Do you need a deposit before you clear the property?
In most cases we do not require a deposit payment and are happy to cover any disbursement payments (tipping fees) which will be added to your invoice at the end of the job. In exceptional cases, where disbursements are very high, we may need some deposit but we will always give you a very clear explanation of costs and charges.
What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by cheque, cash, bank transfer or debit card whichever you find more convenient. If you are dealing with an estate, we can send our invoice to your solicitors for settlement from estate funds when available.
Do I need to be present on the day of the clearance?
It is not necessary for you to be present when the work takes place but we are very happy for you to attend subject to health and safety requirements. We are happy to liaise with your solicitors or estate agents to collect and return keys.
How soon can you help?
We have established an excellent reputation – which means that we are kept very busy! However, we do know that in some circumstances, our services will need to be provided very quickly and we will always do our utmost to work within your timescale.
Are you insured?
Yes, we carry very adequate insurance cover.
How much does a property clearance cost?
Can you provide me with references?
Yes, we are always very pleased to do this and can refer you to as many satisfied customers and professional referrers as you would wish.