Builders Waste Clearance

About Builders Waste Clearance 

Behind every big construction or renovation project is leftover builder waste, which accounts for three fifths of all waste generated by the UK. In fact, it is estimated that every year, 100 million tonnes of waste is produced by the construction industry, with an alarming quarter of this disposed irresponsibly in landfills.

Due to the weight and quantities involved, getting rid of builders’ waste is notoriously difficult without the help of a professional team like ours. It is made even more challenging since certain forms of builders’ waste need special treatment to ensure they do not become hazardous, for example plasterboard and cement.

Whether it is bricks, rubble, concrete or carpeting, failing to dispose of construction waste appropriately means that we are endangering the environment even further. Not to mention, neglecting the task of clearing builder waste can attract pests and pollute surrounding areas, which is far from ideal. 

Builders waste clearance services can involve anything from skip hire to grab lorries, depending on the size of the project and the amount of waste involved and is best and most conveniently handled by professionals. At RecycleZone we offer an expansive range of clearance options, meaning that you get a tailored service each and every time. 

RecycleZone’s Builders Waste Removal Service

Our expert team at Recyclezone are fully trained to cater for both small and large waste clearance jobs, from large construction sites to smaller renovations. Our vetted clearance staff are available for same day removals and can work flexibly around your routine, with availability across the UK. 

The regulation of construction waste disposal makes clearance a hefty task for many. But within hours we can leave your space mess-free, with the guarantee that all of your builders’ waste will be disposed of ethically and sustainably. At RecycleZone we go the extra mile to ensure you have as little stress as possible getting rid of your waste, so we personally clear, pack and remove all construction waste, leaving you to relax. 

Contact our friendly team today who will be happy to answer your questions and arrange a builders waste collection or other recycling services. 


Why is waste management important in construction?

Reports in recent years have found construction waste to be responsible for over half of the 222.9 million tonnes of waste that comes from the UK. This means that the construction sector is responsible for over half of the pollution created by landfills and therefore a lot of the damage caused to our planet. In fact, studies find that over 13% of the construction waste within landfills has been sent there without ever being used. Managing this waste appropriately is an integral part of sustainable building and the protection of natural resources. It is also essential for legal and regulatory compliance. That is why we advise that you get in touch with our waste management team today to ensure all legal requirements and sustainability standards are met when disposing of builders’ waste. 

Do you collect builders waste throughout the UK?

Yes. Our vetted and trained waste management team can quickly collect builders’ waste from all corners of the UK. Please feel free to contact our team today to arrange a service on your doorstep. 

What kind of builders waste do you accept?

Due to our expertise, we are capable of clearing all builders’ waste. Our team can efficiently clear materials such as:

  • Fixtures
  • Wood and timber
  • Rubble
  • Bricks
  • Paving
  • Plasterboard
  • Flooring 
  • Debris 

And more! If you are unsure whether we accept specific materials then contact us today to find out! 

Can you collect builders’ waste from domestic homes?

Absolutely! Whether your waste is within a domestic home or on a construction site we can offer a tailored clearance service for you. For further enquiries or a free quote please call 01616948118. 

Are builders allowed to burn waste?

Not really. Burning building waste is unsafe and poses a health hazard to those surrounding it. It is also deemed to be a nuisance which invites liability. Unlike domestic bonfires, there are far stricter regulations on the burning of waste in commercial and industrial sites. For example, the Clean Air Act 1993 makes it an offence with a maximum penalty of £20,000 for burning anything on a commercial site which gives rise to dark smoke. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires that all organisations ensure waste is disposed of appropriately and failure to do so is a breach of their duty of care. Similarly, under the Environmental Pollution Act 1990, all smoke created from burning waste is capable of constituting a statutory nuisance to neighbouring properties. The rules on builders burning their construction waste are very complex. It is best to seek advice from our helpful experts at Recyclezone or book in for our comprehensive builders waste clearance services for the most peace of mind. 

Can I sell building waste online? 

Some construction waste can be sold online through specialist marketplaces. For example, marketplaces such as Gumtree are useful places to start if you wish to sell your builders waste. However, it is worth noting that by doing so, there is no guarantee of collection or a sale. This means that you could be waiting a long time to shift your builders’ waste. Instead, we strongly recommend asking our trusted team to quickly collect and recycle your builders’ waste for you. 

Can I put rubble in my bin?

We strongly advise against getting rid of rubble by putting it in your bin, particularly since it has many useful properties which make it perfect to be reused and recycled. In particular, old bricks in good condition are especially popular amongst builders and so are highly sought after. Even broken materials can be recycled and crushed to be repurposed as aggregate or hardcore. The most ethical and responsible way to get rid of rubble is by contacting a professional team like Recyclezone to collect and recycle your rubble to ensure it is recycled and reused insofar as possible, in line with ethical standards.