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House Clearance Sheffield Report on the Clean Sheffield Campaign

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    The campaign, called ‘Clean Sheffield’ was launched last week and will last approximately one year. The council hope that it will reduce the amount of rubbish that is being dropped all over the city, a problem that is particularly bad in parks and green spaces. According to the council, more than £100,000 per year is being spent by the local authority to deal with the littler problem in parks alone.

    As rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up think that this campaign is a positive step in the right direction for the city of Sheffield. It’s such a shame that litter is such a massive problem and takes up so much time and money that could be spent elsewhere. Hopefully, with the right education, and with enough people setting a good example with regard to the responsible disposal of litter, the problem of litter in the city can be improved.

    Keeping Communities Clear of Rubbish

    The campaign ‘Clean Sheffield’ will also praise the volunteers and groups who work hard to keep communities clear of rubbish and encourage more people to follow their example. According to the cabinet member for environment Terry Fox, there are many people who go out every day to collect rubbish locally. He said: “If everybody took a little bit more pride in their city and didn’t litter, that would make a massive difference.”

    The massive anti-littering campaign has been launched in Sheffield in an attempt to clean up the city. Sheffield residents are being urged to ‘take pride in their neighbourhoods’ in order to prevent the thousands of tonnes of litter that is dumped and dropped on the streets of Sheffield every year. The appeal is also hoped to keep Sheffield’s parks and green spaces clean, of which there are over 800.

    Arranging Litter Picks and Educating School Children

    As well as educating children in schools and organising litter picks, the campaign is hoped to drive more people to report the problem and also to pick up rubbish if they see it lying on the ground. According to Councillor Fox, the issue of having more bins around the city would be ‘looked at’, as there are currently around 3,500 litter bins in Sheffield at the moment. He also said “This campaign is not about buying everyone a pair of litter pickers, it’s about capturing hearts and minds.”

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    For more information about the service we offer including rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield in Yorkshire, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield and Worksop, please contact us on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us at info@clearanceandcleanup.co.uk.

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      Criteria for Choosing a Decent House Clearance Company in Sheffield

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        There are lots of ways that you could go about your house clearance, from skip hire services to man with a van. Before you embark on your house clearance Sheffield mission, it’s important you hire a company that will be suitable for your needs. If you’re looking for a reputable house clearance company in Sheffield, here are a few tips that should help you with your choice.

        Site Visits to Establish an Accurate Quote

        It’s sometimes tricky to offer a customer an accurate quote over the phone, and you run the risk of the formal quote differing from it upon arrival at the site. That’s why it’s a sensible idea to choose a company that offers free site visits, so that you can get an accurate quote and make a decision from there.

        Lifting and Shifting

        If you don’t want the hassle of moving all your unwanted items down stairs, outside, or to a convenient pick up area, why not choose a company who will do all the lifting and shifting for you? When you choose your house clearance company, simply make an enquiry as to whether they offer this as part of the service, and choose on that does.

        Choose a House Clearance Company in your Coverage Area

        When choosing a house clearance company to clear your property, ensure that their coverage area includes your property. Companies based further afield may charge more, or politely tell you that they are a bit too far away! For example, if you live in South Yorkshire, ensure that the company covers Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Chesterfield.

        Public Make Sure they have Insurance

        It’s also important to ensure that the company you choose has public liability insurance. This type of insurance protects you and your family, as well as the public, against damage to your property and to yourself. For example, if a house clearance company are moving a sofa out of the house and someone gets injured in the process, or something gets broken, you’ll be entitled to compensation.

        Full Waste Carriers Licence

        A reputable house clearance company who transports or disposes of waste for others has to have a waste carriers licence issued by the Environment Agency. In fact, they’re committing an offense if they don’t, and can be fined up to £5,000. Also, waste carriers licences have an expiry date, so it’s important that you ask the company you choose if it’s in date and valid.

        House Clearance Company Sheffield

        As a house clearance company in Sheffield that offers all of the above, from a full waste carriers licence to free site visits, please consider Clearance and Clean Up for your house clearance Sheffield.

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          Sheffield School Receives Litter Talk from MP Nick Clegg

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            According to a recent article in the Sheffield Star, Nick Clegg, who is the current Sheffield Hallam MP, has visited High Storrs School in Bents Green, Sheffield, to talk about the Bin It! Campaign. The scheme itself aims to educate students about taking responsibility for litter, and has been developed by the chewing gum company Wrigleys, in partnership with the education consultancy Rapport. The Bin It! campaign is aimed at 11 – 13 year olds, and hopes to ‘encourage them to think about why people litter, reflect on their own behaviour and emphasise the importance of caring for their local area.’

            Disposing of Rubbish Correctly

            It’s been well reported in local and national media that the amount of discarded rubbish littering the streets of the UK appears to risen dramatically. As rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, it’s clear that littering has become more of a problem, and that one of the possible solutions to this may be the education of young people to encourage them to take responsibility for disposing of rubbish correctly.

            Bin It! said “We use a team of actors to engage and educate young people about the problem of litter. This hands-on approach encourages pupils to make positive choices about the responsible disposal of litter in their community. Bin It! has a proven record of success, with results showing that a significant proportion of pupils think more about litter disposal having taken part in the session.”

            Advice from Sheffield City Council

            The local Council have also listed ways that residents can help to keep Sheffield tidy which include, not dropping litter on the streets, ensuring that dustbins and wheelie bins are not over filled, clearing up after your dog, and not disposing of household rubbish in litter bins. They also recommend teaching young people in the family to dispose of litter responsibly, echoing the message sent out by the Bin It campaign and Nick Clegg at High Storrs School.

            Rubbish Removal After a House Clearance Sheffield

            If you’ve got rubbish to be disposed of from a move or a house clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up can help. All of our prices include labour and disposal fee and you can rest assured that your waste goes to a proper licensed disposal facility. For rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, please contact Clearance and Clean Up on 0800 410 1086 or 0114 403 1021, or email us on info@clearanceandcleanup.co.uk

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              Sheffield Flat Named Most Disgusting by National Press, Report House Clearance Sheffield

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                According to an article in a national newspaper, 2C in the Froggatt Apartments at Endcliffe Village in Sheffield contains an indoor compost heap, empty beer cans, piles of rubbish, and a stolen traffic cone. The flat has been named the most disgusting student flat in Britain.

                The images show a communal kitchen area strewn with week’s worth of dirty cooking equipment and utensils, empty bottles and left over, decaying food. The living room is littered with empty bottles of wine, beer cans, glasses and mugs, as well as playing cards – apparent evidence of drinking games before their nights out at the student union. However, they do have a large plasma screen TV, which sits on top of an empty beer keg.

                As experts in rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up see a great many flats and houses in need of a good clear out and clean, but we can’t say we’ve ever come across an indoor compost heap before! But students are notorious for being untidy and living in unsanitary conditions, to the point where it has become an ingrained cultural joke.

                University Student Accommodation

                The University of Sheffield has an excellent reputation for its student flats, with the newly built Endcliffe Village housing more than 3,000 of the university’s students in a complex of flats and apartment buildings. An en suite single room in one of the flats in the Froggatt building costs students £5,294.94 for 42 weeks of the academic year.

                One resident of the flat defended the mess by saying that the stacks of filthy cutlery and plates that have been turned into ashtrays ‘adds character’, while another admitted the only time the sink has been emptied was when someone urinated in it.  It’s got so bad that even the cleaner refuses to enter the kitchen, calling it “a disgrace”. According to the article, the flat has failed its last 2 communal area inspections.

                House Clearance Services in Sheffield

                Clearance and Clean Up have cleared many houses and flats over the years, including some that are much worse than this example! If you need a house clearance Sheffield, or are looking for the best way to dispose of rubbish or unwanted items, Clearance and Clean Up can help. We carry out full and part house clearances, and rubbish removal services, and are able to take away single items or multiple truck loads.

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                  Education Needed to Stop Litter Problems, Comment House Clearance Sheffield

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                    As experts in rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, it’s a real shame to see areas such as this suffering due to fly tipping and littering. Sadly, littering is a common problem in many areas and simply tidying up after people doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. Educating residents about the correct disposal of rubbish and litter is incredibly important, and learning about the effect of the littering on the community is important too.

                    Rubbish Strewn Streets on Sheffield Estate

                    An article in The Sheffield Star was recently published regarding rubbish problems in the city. The newspaper has recently reported on the rubbish strewn streets of a troubled Sheffield estate. The Page Hall estate has been plagued by serious litter problems in recent weeks, and extra staff have had to be drafted in to tackle the problems of fly tipping, litter and rubbish in the area.

                    According to the article, the residents of the estate are fed up and worried about the state of the streets, and fear that the workers brought in to sort the problem out are only ‘fire fighting’, rather than making a long term difference to the condition of the area.

                    According to the newspaper, the area has suffered since an influx of Roma Slovak families moved in to the area, and the way that they live has had a serious impact on the residents who have lived on the estate for years. Although the council is trying hard to make sure that educational work is taking place, the problem will not be solved ‘overnight’.

                    Fly Tipping and Graffiti

                    A resident of the area said that council staff cleared up a littered area of Hinde Street recently, but that just a day later the area had been fly-tipped with the contents of a skip, graffiti had been scrawled on the walls and a black bag of rubbish had been dumped. The resident said “This is an absolute disgrace to wake up to. When is the enough-is-enough mindset going to come to the forefront and let the tired, stressed folk here have a bit of peace, quiet and cleanliness.”

                    Rubbish Removal and House Clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield

                    As providers of rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield, Clearance and Clean Up make sure that any items that can be recycled or reused are donated to charities with which we have strong links.

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                      House Clearance Sheffield Comment on Rubbish Problem in Sheffield City Centre

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                        A pile of waste has built up in Sheffield city centre in recent weeks, leading to problems with vermin and the spread of rubbish throughout the street. The Sheffield Star has reported that John White, who works at Cutlers’ Hall in the city centre said: “This rubbish has been lying around for a few weeks. You would think this sort of behaviour would be stamped on quickly.” The O2 phone shop on Fargate in Sheffield city centre has been accused of leaving huge piles of rubbish behind their shop, adding to the litter problem in the city.

                        House Clearance Sheffield Experts

                        As house clearance Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up have noticed that Sheffield city centre has been plagued by unwanted waste and rubbish recently, most of which lies around for weeks before it is removed. There has also been an issue with the homeless ripping open the bin bags in their search for food and valuables, therefore spreading the rubbish around further.

                        A spokesman from 02 has responded to the complaint and admitted that they were responsible for the rubbish. John Mailey from 02 said “Unfortunately, there was a misunderstanding between the waste company and the landlord, who manages the collection of waste from our shop, resulting in a missed collection. The problem has been resolved and the waste cleared. We apologise if this may have caused any inconvenience.”

                        The Keep Britain Tidy Campaign

                        Keep Britain Tidy was created 60 years ago, and wants more government action on litter instead of leaving it to local authorities. Some councils hand out hundreds of fines a year for littering, while others tread more carefully because of negative publicity. More than 63,000 fines were handed out in councils in England in 2012.

                        Unfortunately, litter is a problem all over the UK. According to a recent survey by Keep Britain Tidy, almost two thirds of us are litter bugs. However, only 28% are actually willing to admit that they drop their rubbish. A massive £1bn a year is spent on collecting litter in England alone, and the survey expressed particular concern over the amount of littler created by cigarettes, fast food, soft drinks, sweet and chocolate bar wrappers and crisps packets.

                        Clearance and Clean Up house clearance Sheffield dispose of waste correctly, including recycling as much as they can. All of their 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.

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                          BBC Documentary ‘Wastemen’ Reveals Struggling Bin Men, Reports House Clearance Sheffield

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                            Last week’s episode of BBC 2’s programme ‘Wastemen’ saw bin men and waste disposal teams in Newcastle battling with the amount of rubbish now produced by residents to be collected. According to the programme, every household in the country puts a tonne of rubbish out for the bin men each year, and bin men and council enforcement officers are struggling to cope with the strain.

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                            As professional rubbish removal and house clearance Sheffield experts, Clearance and Clean Up watched Newcastle’s domestic rubbish being taken to the Byker Waste Processing Plant, in the outskirts of the city. Inside, the team work hard to get as much use out of the rubbish as possible, which is an enormous operation using giant sieves, moving belts and massive magnets. Amazingly, a use is found for approximately 80% of the rubbish sent there. Food waste is turned to compost, metals are removed, and everything else is squashed in bales and turned into refuse-derived fuel to be used to generate electricity in power stations. The refuse-derived fuel is then shipped across the North Sea to be used in Sweden.

                            The Rise in Recycling

                            Although recycling rates in the UK have risen over the past several years, they appear to be stalling at around 44%. The Guardian newspaper recently reported that UK households appear to have given up trying to recycle more of their rubbish, with official statistics suggesting that recycling rates in England have stalled.

                            The European target of recycling 50% of waste by 2020 will more than likely be missed, and follows warnings from MPs that the government needs to take action to nudge the stalled recycling rates up. The amount of household waste that English local authorities recycle varies hugely, with the best recycling as much as 66% of waste and the worst as little as 18%.

                            Highly Taxed Landfill

                            Sadly, for items that cannot be recycled, the only option remaining is landfill. But since landfill tax was introduced, the need to find alternatives to putting rubbish into a hole in the ground has become the aim of the waste industry. The standard rate of tax per tonne is £80, making it more important than ever that the industry finds alternatives to landfill.

                            Rubbish Removal and House Clearance in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop or Chesterfield

                            If you are in the process of a house clearance Sheffield, or are looking for the best way to dispose of rubbish or unwanted items, Clearance and Clean Up can help.

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                              House Clearance Company in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield

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                                Grief is complex emotion that can have a negative effect on various areas of your life, and giving yourself time to fully grieve for the person you have lost is really important. Losing a friend or relative is an incredibly difficult time for anyone, young or old.

                                In some cases, people will be responsible for clearing out the house after their friend or relative has passed away, which can be difficult in times of grief. As a house clearance company in Sheffield, Clearance and Clean Up help many people with house clearances after the death of a loved one, so they have put together a few tips that will hopefully make it that little bit easier.

                                Remove and Save Valuables

                                Although it may be a painful and memory filled process, it’s a must to scour the house for any financial documents, statements, insurance policies, birth certificates and wallets. Also keep an eye out for spare keys.

                                Keep, Donate, Sell or Throw Away

                                To aid in the organisation of a house clearance, you may want to sort items you find into one of these four piles; keep, donate to charity, sell, or throw away. You may find things that are of sentimental or monetary value, and wish to hold on to them. There may be things that can be sold, or given to your local charity shop for resale. There might also be a considerable amount of rubbish which will need to be disposed of too.

                                Sort Out the Finances

                                Your first job will involve securing the financial life of those who you have lost. Ensuring that the mortgage is paid and the bills are up to date is a must. With regard to home insurance, it’s important to keep the policy in force to ensure that you are still protected, which may mean a call to the company and a name change to the estate. It might also be worth changing the locks on the property if you’re not sure who has a key.

                                If you are in a position where you have the responsibility of clearing out a house after the death of a loved one, our house clearance Sheffield services can help to make the process run a little more smoothly. We cover many areas throughout South Yorkshire and Derbyshire including Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Worksop and Chesterfield.

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                                  House Clearance Sheffield Tips to Make Your House Move Run Smoothly

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                                    Although it may seem like you have plenty of time, house clearances always take longer than you think! The key thing to do here is plan ahead, and allocate a substantial amount of time to each room. As a general rule, half a day per room is a good timeframe. You may think that this is too much, but everyone knows that the more time you allow for a task, the less stressful it is for you!

                                    Once you have sorted out everything that you wish to keep, sell or donate, or throw away, you need to try to work how much stuff you actually have in each category. Try to think about the quantity in terms of skips, which will help you to calculate the amount.

                                    A house clearance is a great opportunity to sort through everything that you have accumulated over the years and make a decision about what you are going to do with it. You may decide that there are some things that you no longer need, or haven’t used for a long period time. In this case, set aside everything that you’d either like to sell or donate to charity, and bin the rest. Try to be as ruthless as you can when doing this, for example, if something isn’t beautiful or useful, the chances are you can do without it.

                                    Specialist House Clearance Company in Sheffield

                                    Once you have decided on the amount of stuff you have to move, start with everything you want to keep. You may decide to move it yourself, or you could hire a specialist removal company to help you with the job. There are lots of options available for the stuff you wish to donate, for example, your local charity or social enterprise will certainly be grateful for anything that you can spare. For things you’d like to sell, Gumtree and Ebay are great online platforms.

                                    Cheaper Alternative to Skip Hire

                                    For anything you want to get rid of altogether, you could take it to the local skip, or call the council to arrange a collection. You could consider hiring a skip, but they do come at a cost and you’ll have to do all the loading yourself. The other alternative is to hire a house clearance Sheffield company like Clearance and Clean Up to come and remove the junk. The advantages here are that you won’t have to pay for a skip licence, and the company will help you with all the lifting and shifting!

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                                      House Clearance Services Sheffield Advise on Getting your Home Ready for Christmas

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                                        Halloween and Bonfire night are over and done with for another year, therefore many people’s attention is turning to Christmas. There’s just so much to think about at this time of the year; food, presents, decorations, and in many people’s case, house guests.

                                        Having a home that is clean and welcoming is of the upmost importance over Christmas, and there are several things that you can do, starting now, to ensure that you and your home are fully prepared for the festivities.

                                        Millions of families across the country will be welcoming friends, neighbours and family members into their home over the festive season. Of course, everyone wants their guests to be comfortable, but with several extra people in your home, things can start to feel a little crowded!

                                        Your Junk is Someone Else’s Treasure

                                        Your local charity shop will no doubt be very grateful to receive items that they can sell. It’s always nice to know that your junk could become someone else’s treasure, making much needed cash for a charity in the process.

                                        Once you have selected the items that you feel you do not need and would like to get rid of, there are several options that you can choose from to dispose of them. Ebay is a great place to start; and by listing smaller items on auction sites such as these, you could even make a few pounds that you could put towards Christmas presents. For larger items that can’t be posted, Ebay allows you to offer sold items as pick up only too.

                                        De-Cluttering Your Home for Christmas

                                        November is a good time to think about each room in your house and decide if there is any way that you could make it less cluttered. You might have unused pieces of furniture that are never used but you feel that you should hang on to, ornaments that do nothing to improve the style of your home, or soft furnishings that have seen better days.

                                        Now is a great time to think about letting go of the things that you do not use, do not like, or do not add any beauty or function to your home. When your guests arrive in a couple of months time, trust us, you’ll be glad you removed the clutter to make way for the festivities!

                                        House Clearance Company in Sheffield

                                        Alternatively, you could consider hiring a house clearance company in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Barnsley to do the lifting and shifting for you. They’ll also do their best to ensure that as many items as possible are reused or recycled, meaning that you can rest assured that you won’t be unnecessarily contributing to landfill sites.

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