Southwark Rubbish Clearance & Bulky Waste Collection
Rubbish Clearance & Bulky Waste Collection in Southwark
The ultimate guide to Southwark bulky waste collection and rubbish clearance. Firstly, we look at how to dispose of the bulky junk you may have taking up space in your home (e.g. fridge, sofa, builders waste, mattress, rubble). After, we discuss which solutions are best for different types of household junk, including the best value for money and the most eco-friendly options if you live in the following Southwark areas: Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Camberwell, Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Dulwich, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Herne Hill, Honor Oak, Kennington, Nunhead, Peckham, Rotherhithe, Walworth and West Dulwich.
Key sections are:
- Reuse options
- Council bulky waste collection service in Southwark
- Man & van - with examples and prices
- Skip hire providers, skip hire prices and local skip permit fees
- HWRCs / tips / civic amenity sites for Southwark residents
- Interesting rubbish statistics for Southwark 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 Southwark
So, let's get started! Unless the item is beyond saving, the most cost efficient and eco-friendly way to dispose of something is to donate it for reuse. 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 remember that if you want to donate upholstered furniture to a charity, the item will need a fire safety certificate.
Donate to a Person
Assuming no one wants what you are trying to get rid of, the simplest way to donate the item is to list it on LoveJunk and tick the 'reusable' box. This notifies reusers based in or around your location. As a result, of ticking the reusable box, if the item catches a reuser's eye, they will send you an offer via the LoveJunk app to pick it up. So again, the process is free and super easy.
Charities and organisations for Reuse in Southwark
Below is a list of local Southwark Reuse charities that collect furniture and large working appliances for free. It's important to note that response times and service levels may vary for these organisations.
|BHF||211-219, Old Kent Rd, London, SE1 5LU|
|Age UK Lewisham and Southwark||95 Southwark Park Rd, London, SE16 3TY|
|InUse ReUse||51 Lilford Rd, Vassal, London, SE5 9HY|
|Little Village Southwark||40 Stuart Rd, SE15 3BE|
|Marys Living & Giving||90 Bermondsey St, SE1 3UB|
|Remar Furniture Store||243 Southwark Park Rd, London, SE16 3TS|
|The Mind Shop||246 Southwark Park Rd, SE16 3RN|
|Traid||14-16 Rye Ln, London, SE15 5BS|
|United St Saviour's Charity||16 Crucifix Ln, London, SE1 3JW|
Remember that charities require upholstered furniture donations to have fire labels still intact. If you don't find a good reuse solution, check out Furniture Removal Southwark.
2. Council bulky item collection service in Southwark
The council in Southwark offers residents a collection service for bulky items. However, the service is not available to local businesses or tradespeople. Regarding the full details of Southwark's bulky waste collection service, including how to book, please see below.
Cost of Southwark council bulky waste collection service
Charges for Southwark council bulky waste collection service:
- £25.00 to collect 1 - 10 items
Response time: typical wait times are 2 - 3 weeks
Concessions: no concessions available
Appliances: will collect appliances
DIY/ home improvement waste: DIY waste is accepted
Garden waste: garden waste collections are accepted
More details: despite this comprehensive list, for full details of Southwark's bulky waste collection service, click here
3. Use a private licensed man & van waste collectors
If you can't use the council bulky waste collection service or donate your item, you will most likely need a licensed man & van rubbish collector. Both the council collection service and man and van waste contractors will visit your property, load up your junk, and finally, take it away for disposal.
The main differences between man and van waste collectors and the council's bulky collection service are the following three points. 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.
Furthermore, the pricing for a private man and van collection depends on the type and amount of waste and when you need it removed. For many more examples of Southwark bulky waste collections with photos and prices, see the LoveJunk rubbish removal price gallery.
Cheapest bulky waste collector in Southwark
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4. Examples of man & van collections & prices in Southwark
5. Skip hire in Southwark
Another means of Southwark 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 Southwark.
|Skip Hire Bermondsey|
|Street Skip Hire|
|Local Skip Hire Bankside|
|Skip Along Waste|
|Sloane Skip Hire|
Skip hire prices in Southwark
Below you'll find the typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for mixed general waste in Southwark but to clarify, these figures do not include skip permits or parking bay suspension fees.
Builder skip: 6 – 8 cubic yard skip @ £275 - £295
Maxi skip: 10 - 12 cubic yard skip @ £365 - £385
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 Southwark: £82.50 per month
CPZ Bay Suspension: £40.00 per day
Here is a link to the Southwark council website for skip permits: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/business/licences/skip-licence
6. Tips & HWRCs in the Southwark 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 Southwark borough and some additional useful information.
A map of Southwark tips
List of nearest household waste recycling centres for Southwark residents:
- Southwark Reuse and Recycling Centre - 43 Devon St, London SE15 1AL
- Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm
Useful additional info:
- Booking: You can visit as a pedestrian or as a cyclist to dispose of residential waste only
- Photo identification: Visitors must display a valid resident permit and ID on arrival which shows your Southwark address, such as a current UK photo-card driving license
- Unloading: Site staff cannot help overall unless you have proof of a disability
- Cars: Booking times for cars between 10 am and 4 pm each day
- Vans: Van bookings are restricted to 8.30 am to 9.30 am each day
- Rules: Trade (commercial) waste is not accepted
7. Rubbish stats for Southwark