Hackney Bulky Waste Collection & Rubbish Clearance
Guide to Rubbish Clearance & Bulky Waste Collection in Hackney
Your ultimate resource to Hackney bulky waste collection and rubbish clearance. Initially, this guide covers how to dispose of any rubbish or bulky junk you may have taking up space in your home (e.g. fridge, sofa, large appliances, builders waste, mattress, rubble). Secondly, we discuss which solution is best for different types of waste, including the best value and most eco-friendly options if you live in the Hackney area.
Key sections are:
- Reuse options
- Council bulky waste collection service in Hackney
- Rubbish clearance collectors - man & van - with examples and prices
- Skip hire providers, skip hire prices and local skip permit fees
- HWRCs / tips / civic amenity sites for Hackney residents
- Interesting rubbish statistics for Hackney council
Useful overall background:
- What is Bulky Waste?
- The Ultimate Guide to Bulky Waste Collection
- The Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire
- The Ultimate Guide to Rubbish Clearance
1. Reuse options in Hackney
So, let's get started! Unless the item is beyond repair, the cheapest and most eco-friendly way to dispose of something is to donate it for reuse in Hackney. You can either give your stuff to someone within your network for free. Or, instead, you can find a local reuse charity. These charities will either give the items to someone in need or alternatively sell them and use the proceeds for their charitable cause. Also, it's important to note that if you want to donate upholstered furniture to a charity, the item will need a fire safety certificate.
Donate to a Person
Assuming a friend or relative doesn't want the item, the simplest and most cost-effective way to donate is to list the item on LoveJunk and tick the 'reusable' box. This notifies reusers based in or around your location, and, as a result, if the item catches a reusers eye, they will then send you an offer via the LoveJunk app to pick it up. Again, the process is free and super easy.
Charities for Reuse in Hackney
Below is a list of local Hackney Reuse charities and organisations that collect furniture and large working appliances for free. It's important to note that response times and service levels may vary unless they are large national organisations.
|Barnet Furniture Centre||4 Queens Parade Cl, London, N11 3FY|
|BHF||436 Holloway Road, Islington, London, UK, N7 6QA|
|Bright Sparks||176 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London, N7 7PX|
|Charity Shop Furniture Store||191 Park Ln, London, N17 0HJ|
|Hackney Food Bank||446 Green Lanes, London, N13 5XD|
|Little Village||Community Association, 150 Ossulston St, London, NW1|
|Mary's Living and Giving||155 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0UH|
|Past Caring||54 Essex Rd, London, N1 8LR|
|Prideaux House Charity Shop London||407 Mare St, London, E8 1HY|
|Salvation Army||70 Mare St, Cambridge Heath Rd, Cambridge Heath, E8 4RT|
|St Vincent Community||484-486 Kingsland Rd, London, E8 4AE|
|Sue Ryder||72 Essex Rd, London, N1 8LT|
If for any reason your furniture is unsuitable for donation (and you don't find anyone else to reuse) check out Furniture Removal Hackney.
2. Council bulky item collection service in Hackney
The council in Hackney offers residents a collection service for bulky items. However, the service is not available to local businesses or tradespeople. Regarding the full details of Hackney's bulky waste collection service, including how to book, please see below.
Cost of Hackney council bulky waste collection service
Charges for Hackney council bulky waste collection service:
- 1 to 5 items: £15.00
- 6 to 10 items: £30.00
Response time: typical wait times are 2 - 3 weeks
Concessions: residents who receive housing benefits do not have to pay
Appliances: council collects appliances but not American style fridges
DIY/ home improvement waste: waste from renovations or redecoration need to be collected via commercial waste collection. Rubble, masonry and tiles, fencing and carpet will not be collected.
Garden waste: garden waste collections are accepted
More details: despite this comprehensive list, for full details of Hackney's bulky waste collection service, click here
3. Use a private licensed man & van waste collectors
If you can't donate your item or don't want to use the council bulky waste collection service, you will most likely need a licensed man & van rubbish collector.
The main differences between man and van waste collectors and the council's bulky collection service are the following. Firstly, speed is a significant factor, as a private man and van waste collector can respond much faster than the council. Secondly, labour, as collectors will collect from anywhere inside or outside the home, and lastly, types of waste, as private waste collectors can take all kinds of junk, including rubble and garden waste.
For many more examples of Hackney bulky waste collections with photos and prices, see the LoveJunk rubbish removal price gallery.
Cheapest bulky waste collector in Haringey
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4. Examples of man & van collections & prices in Hackney
5. Skip hire in Hackney
Another means of Hackney rubbish clearance is skip hire. Skips are helpful if, for example, you have lots of cumbersome, messy waste and would like to contain it all in one place. But, unlike a man & van collection, you need to load the skip yourself, and the price is fixed regardless of how much you fill it. Skip hire is also significantly more expensive than using a man & van waste collector because of the permits and license fees on top. For a look at skip hire in greater detail, please read our Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire for more information.
Local skip hire companies
In general, it is good to use a licensed skip hire company that serves your local area. Here are some of the local skip hire companies within the borough of Hackney.
|Skip Hire Hackney|
|Skip Hire Kingsland|
|Enviro Skip Hire|
|Large Skip Hire Homerton|
|Skip Hire Celtic Hackney|
Skip hire prices in Hackney
Below you'll find the typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for mixed general waste in Hackney but to clarify, these figures do not include skip permits or parking bay suspension fees.
Builder skip: 6 – 8 cubic yard skip @ £265 - £290
Maxi skip: 10 - 12 cubic yard skip @ £350 - £370
Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions
If you want to place a skip on the road, you will definitely need a skip permit license and possibly a CPZ parking suspension. For more information regarding skip permits, take a look at our Guide to Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions.
Skip License Hackney: £100.00 for 4 weeks
CPZ Bay Suspension: £34.00 per day
Here is a link to the Hackney council website for skip permits: skip-licence
6. Tips & HWRCs in the Hackney area
If you have means of transport (and the muscle!), a cheap way to dispose of your bulky waste is by taking your junk to your local council tip. However, council tips are only available to residents, not businesses. Below, we have provided a map of council tips and civic amenity sites in the Hackney borough and some additional useful information.
A map of Hackney tips
List of nearest household waste recycling centres for Hackney residents:
- Islington, 40 Hornsey Street, N7 8HU. Opening hours: 9 am - 4 pm Monday to Sunday
- Walthamstow, South Access Road, E17 8AX. Opening hours: 9 am - 4 pm Monday to Sunday
- Leyton, Gateway Road, E10 5BY. Opening hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Sunday
- Wood Green, Western Road, N22 6UG. Opening hours: 9 am - 4 pm Monday to Sunday
Useful additional info:
- Booking: You must book a time slot if you wish to visit by vehicle, bike or on foot.
- Photo identification: Only for vans
- Unloading: Site staff cannot help overall unless you have proof of a disability
- Vans: Each site has a limit of 20 vans per day. Proof of residency, such as a utility bill, is an essential requirement
- Rules: Residents are permitted to a maximum of 5 visits with a van or car with a trailer per financial year (1 April – 31 March)
7. Rubbish stats for Hackney
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