How Can I Dispose of Waste?


Whether you are changing the look and feel of your home or simply want to have a massive clear out, you might be questioning the best ways that you can dispose of your waste. There may be certain rules that apply, depending on the material of waste. The quantity of waste may also factor in. You also might want to consider your budget, to see if it is feasible to have someone else deal with your waste, or whether you will need to find a zero-cost solution yourself. 

Hire a Skip

For large projects, such as home remodelling, you might want to look into how much it costs to hire a skip. Skips can be a great way of getting rid of rubble, as well as any old furniture or possessions that are no longer needed. Generally, these will be delivered to your driveway, or the road outside of your home, and then collected when you are finished with them. For some big jobs, you may find that you need several skip trips to completely declutter your home of waste. If you don’t have a driveway, it can be a good idea to be mindful of your neighbours when hiring and using the skip. Giving them some notice of your planned works, and that a skip may take up some of the road for some time, could help them to work around your needs, and allow you to be a bit more of a conscientious neighbour.

Compost Waste

Some types of waste may be broken down into compost for your garden. This process, known as composting, takes organic waste and turns it into useful nutrition. Organic waste usually means garden offcuts, such as grass, as well as kitchen scraps such as vegetable peelings. You can buy a composting tub to put all of this organic waste into, and then let nature do its work. Composting isn’t instantaneous, so you will have to wait for your results, but it means that you may no longer need to figure out what to do with the cuttings when you’ve mowed your lawn!


Although not all materials can be recycled, there is more and more call for people to recycle anything that can be turned into a new product, as part of sustainable living. Opting to not use single-use items can also help. You may also be able to recycle products in your own home, such as by using empty cartons as craft materials with the children. Many households have designated recycling bins which can be used, as well as places where you can donate old clothing, or deposit glass, so that they may be reused.

Generally, most waste is fairly easy to dispose of. However, there are some substances that may be classed as hazardous. These may require a third party to remove. For the most part, the majority of your household waste, even on larger projects, should be simple to sort out. If in doubt, it can be a good idea to do your research beforehand.