The Best and Worst Ways to Dispose of Your Waste

Rubbish Removal in Leeds

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s from a garden renovation, a house clearance, or simply a massive spring clean. A time when you’ve got so much rubbish, you don’t really know what to do with it. You can’t put it out with the general waste – your rubbish collectors wouldn’t take it, even if it didn’t threaten to block half the street. Your car’s not big enough for most of it. And your back isn’t strong enough for the rest. What do you do?

Well, there are a range of different ways to dispose of your waste. These are some of the best and worst things you can do.

Waste Disposal: The Best and Worst Things You Can Do

The worst ways you can dispose of waste


Fly-tipping is a nightmare on so many levels. It destroys the environment. It creates a danger for both people and animals. And it can have a hugely negative impact on the local area, not just lowering house prices and increasing council taxes, but impacting the mental health of the people who have to deal with it. And on top of all that, it carries a pretty high risk of a fine. Even the smallest piece of information can lead the police to your door. With individual fines ranging between £400 and £3,000. Safe to say, it’s not a good idea for anyone.


Ah, a lovely garden bonfire. There’s nothing quite like it. It’s kind of festive, really! But before you break out the marshmallows, consider this. Burning household waste leeches all kinds of contaminants into the environment. The smoke is not merely annoying for neighbours, but can hold the potential to make them – and you – really unwell. Especially if someone suffers from asthma or another lung condition. Certain household waste will explode if burnt. And the risk of injury from that is high. And if you’re really unlucky, your home could go up in smoke too. It happens. Probably more frequently than you realise.

Hire a random ‘man with a van’

Unlicensed waste carriers have been found to be among the biggest offenders when it comes to fly-tipping. And if it’s your waste they’re dumping, you still bear responsibility. As unfair as it may seem, you will still get fined if your details are discovered.

The best ways to dispose of waste

Take it to the tip

There are eight household waste disposal and recycling sites in Leeds. More if you take into account Wakefield and Bradford. If you have a vehicle, you simply need to book an appointment and carry your goods to the relevant area. This way, you can ensure that your waste is either recycled or properly disposed of. Good for you. Good for the environment.

Call in the experts

Not everyone has transportation, or a big enough vehicle to carry the waste they need to dispose of. A licensed waste disposal company will help you clear away your unwanted rubbish in the most convenient way possible. Leeds Junk and Rubbish Removal provide a friendly two-man service, with solutions to suit your particular requirements – including 14 yard skips for the serious jobs. Working in two-hour time slots with no hidden charges, we can load and remove your waste for responsible disposal. Whether it’s from your home, garden, or business. And we’ll even and sweep up afterwards!

Responsible waste disposal is such an easy thing to manage. Risking prosecution and damaging the environment seems so unnecessary when you have such simple options available.

If you need waste removal support in Leeds and West Yorkshire, get in touch and let us know how we can help. 


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