fly tipping sheffield rubbish removalAs professional providers of rubbish removal Sheffield, a recent article in the Sheffield Star caught our eye as it addressed the worsening problem of fly tipping in some areas of Sheffield. A campaign carried out by the newspaper called ‘The Star’s Your Right to Know’ campaign showed that the problem affects residents right across the city, with discarded bags, rubble and industrial waste even seen in beauty spots. According to council officers, a total of only 27 convictions for the offense of fly tipping have been secured, as it often happens during the night and is therefore difficult to prove.

The Definition of Fly Tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of waste on land not permitted to receive it, and can be liquid or solid in nature. Fly-tipping differs from littering in that it invariably involves the removal of waste from premises where it was produced with the deliberate aim of disposing of it unlawfully, or as a result of legitimate outlets not being available.

Complaints to Sheffield Council

The problem is particularly bad on Abbeydale Road in Sheffield, a busy street lined with business and houses. In the last three years alone, 100 complaints have been made to Sheffield Council regarding the discarded litter on this road, more than any other road in the city. A particularly bad spot in this area is at the back of Broadfield Park, just off Abbeydale Road, where it has been reported that there is a pile of discarded bricks, as well as household waste, several margarine tubs and a fire extinguisher. Along the nearby riverside there are carrier bags and lots of bottles and cans.

Businesses Forced to Take Litter Home

According to the Sheffield Star, the staff at Abbeydale road firm Hadfield Electrical have been forced to take litter home to dispose of, as the bins outside their premises are constantly filled during the night. Hadfield Electrical staff member Lee Warner said “It happens every week – during the night when there is nobody here. We’ve got used to it. The binmen came on Monday and didn’t take the rubbish. We take some stuff home and put it in our own bins. Every now and then we have to go to the tip but we can only go so many times.”

Fly Tipping in Parks and Green Spaces

Fly tipping is Sheffield is more prevalent on roads close to parks and green spaces, according to figures obtained from Sheffield Council. Mike Parry, manager of the council’s environmental enforcement team urged people not to use unofficial methods of disposal, as often these so-called firms take money and then dump the waste. “Sometimes we can trace waste back to the household or business and they then run into difficulties. In good faith they have paid someone to take it away and think it will be disposed of properly, but it has been dumped,” he said.

Rubbish Removal Sheffield

Avoid companies that use unofficial methods of disposal by using Clearance and Clean Up. We dispose of waste correctly and recycle as much as we possibly can. All of our prices include labour and disposal fee, there are no hidden charges, and you can rest assured that your waste goes to a proper licensed disposal facility. For fly tipping and rubbish removal Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, please contact Clearance and Clean Up on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]

The Sheffield Star has reported that fire chiefs in Sheffield and South Yorkshire are finally bringing down the number of arson attacks in the area. Initial figures suggest that the number of fires that were started deliberately across the UK dropped significantly last year compared with the previous year.

Arson Attacks Falling in South Yorkshire

arson attacks fall sheffieldAccording to the latest figures, arson attacks at homes, buildings and on cars have fallen from 753 in 2013 to 619 up until November 2014. In addition, the number of minor fires started in bins and involving rubbish or grass has dropped from 2,982 to 2,382. As rubbish removal Sheffield experts, it’s encouraging to hear that arson attacks are falling, especially in the instances where rubbish and bins are being set fire to. It’s a real shame that people see rubbish as an opportunity to commit arson, and we make it our mission to ensure that rubbish is removed from sites all over South Yorkshire, including Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley.

The Chief fire officer of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Jamie Courtney, said: “We have a number of arson reduction projects which are working quite well and the number of deliberate fires is reducing – we will never get rid of them completely.”

Arson Attack on Rubbish Pile in Rotherham

Just last week, fire fighters were called to a fire at a disused council depot in Sheffield, for the second time in only four days. Fire crews managed to out the flames in the building on Gayton Road, Pitsmoor, and a police investigation will follow. Fire fighters were also called to an arson attack the week before after a pile of rubbish was deliberately set alight on Fenton Way in Rotherham.

Rubbish Removal Sheffield, Yorkshire and Derbyshire

Here at Clearance and Clean Up, our rubbish removal Sheffield services are available to anyone who has unwanted rubbish, garden trimmings and other unwanted objects. Unfortunately, arson attacks on rubbish and garden waste are still a problem in the area, and disposing of this type of waste as soon as possible is a wise move.

We work throughout South Yorkshire and Derbyshire to reduce the amount of waste and rubbish in the area, regularly covering Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. Our rubbish removal prices are based on the volume of waste cleared, and heavy loads such as brick, rubble or soil are charged by weight depending upon the material removed. All of our prices include the removal and the disposal of all items cleared.

bins in sheffield snowSeveral areas across Sheffield have been under the cover of snow after a heavy fall on Boxing Day evening, causing havoc for the city’s bin emptying schedule. Waste collections were cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions in the days over Christmas and the New Year, leaving areas such as Whirlow, Sharrow Vale, Bradway, Dore, Totley, Milhouses, Brincliffe, Carter Knowle and Nether Edge without blue bin collections.

As providers of rubbish removal Sheffield services in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, we know just how quickly waste and rubbish can build up when it is not collected by the authorities. This recent disruption, which has left bins overflowing with festive waste, has caused a backlog of rubbish for many local areas, and great inconvenience for the residents of Sheffield.

Bagged Black Bin Waste Removal

Sheffield Council contractor Veolia urged residents to leave their bins on the street until they have been emptied, and advised that bin men will collect bagged extra black bin waste and small amounts of extra cardboard at the side of blue boxes or bins. Francis Drew, Veolia contract manager, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank residents for their patience. We hope the milder conditions forecast towards the end of the week will mean we can recover collections missed with the snow and ongoing icy conditions.”

Backlog of Rubbish After Heavy Snow Fall

Black bin collections were due on Tuesday December 30th, and the Sheffield Star reported that Veolia would carry out collections ‘where possible’. They were also dealing with a backlog of black bins that were due to be collected earlier in the week but cancelled due to the snow and ice. A Veolia spokesman said: “The weekend snowfall and ongoing icy conditions have resulted in delays to waste and recycling collections. Many side roads remain snowy and icy which make for difficult conditions for large refuse collection vehicles and collections staff to operate safely in.”

Alternative Waste Disposal Arrangements

For those of you who have more than just household waste to dispose of this New Year, whether you are having a clear out, a pre-spring clean, or are clearing a property altogether, Clearance and Clean Up can help. Even when the service isn’t disrupted by the snow, local bin collections won’t take extra rubbish or household items during their delivery, so alternative waste disposal arrangements will need to be made.

Waste Transfer Notice and Waste Electrical Equipment for Rubbish Removal Sheffield

As rubbish removal Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up can come and collect your rubbish, unwanted items, and waste 7 days a week. If needed, our collections can be carried out after normal working hours for your convenience. On completion of the collection you will be issued with a waste transfer note, which is required by law and gives you the peace of mind that your rubbish is being dealt with in the correct manner. We can also remove any Waste Electrical Equipment (WEEE) and dispose of it. Contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]

preparing garden for winterNow that Christmas is over and the New Year has begun, you may be thinking about the best way to approach your garden in order to get it ready for the warmer weather and the approach of Spring. Here at Clearance and Clean Up, we see many people after Christmas taking advantage of our garden clearance and rubbish removal Sheffield services, clearing the way for their gardening plans in the New Year.

Although your plants will still be dormant at this time of year, it’s a great time to start planning and preparing your garden for the months ahead. The more you do now, the easier your gardening jobs will be later in the year, so it’s worth braving the cold to get some work in now.

Re-Plant Deciduous Shrubs

Winter is the best time to move and re-plant deciduous shrubs that may be in the wrong place or that you’d like to move, as they are now dormant. When digging out the shrub, make sure you take out quite a wide area around it and as much of the root ball as possible; this will help the plant to get established quickly in its new location.

Order Summer Bulbs and Seeds

Whether you prefer to visit your local garden centre or order online, winter is the perfect time to order summer flowering bulbs and seeds. Choose plants and flowers that can be planted in early spring, such as Lilies, Ranunculus and Gladiolus.

Get Rid of all the Rubbish!

You may have a sack full of garden waste that you’d like to get rid of, the remnants of your old fence, or broken garden furniture laying around your garden. Now is the time to have a good clear out and get rid of all the rubbish, so when the weather does improve, you’ll be able to enjoy your garden. Use a reputable rubbish removal service in Sheffield to help you with this, it saves you lots of time and is a really fast and affordable way to tidy up your garden.

Tidy Up Flower Beds and Boarders

Winter is a good opportunity to have a general tidy up in your garden. You may want to remove leaves and other garden debris from your lawn, flower boarders and pond. Again, using a reliable rubbish removal Sheffield company to take away anything you need to get rid of is a great start.

Clean Greenhouses and Gardening Tools

Before Spring arrives, give your greenhouse a good tidy up and a thorough wash. Sweep the floor, clean the glass, and wash pots and seed trays to prevent disease. Remember to ventilate your greenhouse well after this process so you can be sure that everything has dried off properly.

Garden Clearance and Rubbish Removal Sheffield

If you do decide to get stuck in to preparing your garden for the Spring in the next few weeks, our garden clearance and rubbish removal Sheffield services in Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley can help. Our friendly staff can remove everything including hedge trimmings, dead plants, felled trees and unwanted top soil. Contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on [email protected]

As a company specialising in litter picking and rubbish removal services in Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, Clearance and Clean Up follow the media closely when it comes to issues regarding the environment, recycling  and littering.

The Guardian newspaper published an interesting and slightly shocking article this month revealing the full scale of the plastic in the world’s oceans for the first time. According to the most comprehensive study to date on plastic pollution around the world, there are over five trillion pieces of plastic floating around in our oceans.

Plastic Particles in the Oceans

plastic-in-the-oceanScientists collected data from the US, France, Chili, Australia and New Zealand, and their results found that there is a minimum of 5.25 tonnes of plastic particles in the oceans, most of them “micro plastics” measuring less than 5mm. The plastic is largely derived from food and drink packaging and clothing, and can have a devastating effect on the lives of animals and their food chains.

While large plastic pieces can strangle larger animals such as seals, smaller bits are eaten by fish and spread up the food chain. That means that these plastics, and all the chemicals that they attract, are actually ending up on our plates, and may be ingested by humans.

Rising Production of Throwaway Plastic

As only 5% of the world’s plastic is currently being recycled, coupled with the rising production of throwaway plastic, researchers are predicting that the volume of plastic in the ocean will continue to rise. Julia Reisser, a researcher based at the University of Western Australia said “Lots of things are used once and then not recycled. We need to improve our use of plastic and also monitor plastics in the oceans so we get a better understanding of the issue.”

Responsible and Sustainable Rubbish Removal Sheffield

Obviously, the staff at Clearance and Clean Up make it their mission to collect rubbish, whether it is from house clearance or rubbish removal Sheffield. We have very strict rules about disposing of waste responsibly and sustainably and we have lots of contacts in local charities and recycling stations too. We also issue a waste transfer note after each collection, which is a legal requirement. In addition, our Waste Electrical Equipment Removal (WEEE) means that any electrical items that we take will be recycled, with 0% going to landfill. Therefore, if you use Clearance and Clean Up for rubbish removal in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham or Barnsley, you can be assured that you are making an environmentally friendly choice.

As a house clearance and rubbish removal company in Sheffield, we firmly believe in the psychological benefits that a clean home can bring to your life. You may have heard of the old saying “Tidy room, tidy mind”, and there is a lot of truth in that.

house cleaning equipmentA clean and tidy home, one that is free of clutter and mess, can have a significant positive effect on your state of mind. Similarly, a messy home full of unwanted, unused items can have a negative effect on your psychological wellbeing. If you’re thinking of having a good tidy up in the run up the Christmas but can’t seem to find the motivation, here are 5 benefits of having a clean, clutter free home!

1. Cleaning Gives You Satisfaction

Cleaning gives you a great sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. There’s a clear end to what you’re doing, and small cleaning tasks around the home are fairly easy to complete. So after a little graft, you’ll see a big difference, and that satisfaction can make you feel great!

2. A Great Way to Reduce Stress

Cleaning is a great way to reduce stress. Not only does it take your mind off whatever it is that has made you angry or upset, you’ll benefit from the sense of achievement afterwards which will further lift your mood.

3. Cleaning is Good Exercise!

Lots of simple daily chores actually burn quite a few calories as they increase your heart rate over and above the normal resting rate. So not only will your home benefit, your body will too!

4. Welcome Visitors to Your Home

When your home is untidy and in need of a good clean, you’re far less likely to invite friends and family over to spend time with you. Everyone feels better when they’ve put the world to rights with their best friend over a cup of tea, so get cleaning and invite someone over to admire a home you can be proud of.

5. Regain Control of Your Surroundings

If your house is messy, you give yourself the message that “messy” behaviour is ok too. Cleaning your environment is way of regaining control, and can decrease thoughts of helplessness, increasing your ability to manage your emotions.

If you’ve decided to have a good clearout in preparation for Christmas and need to dispose of rubbish, unwanted furniture or household items, Clearance and Clean Up can help. Our rubbish removal services in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley are reasonably priced, and we do all the lifting and shifting for you, making it a very hassle free way to de-clutter your home. Call us on 0114 403 1021 or email [email protected]

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