Edinburgh House Clearance Recycling Survey

We undertake house clearance in all areas of Edinburgh: Links Bughtlin Burdiehouse Burgh Muir Burghmuirhead The Calders Calton Hill Cammo The Canongate Canonmills Carrick Knowe Chesser Church Hill Clermiston Colinton Comely Bank Comiston.

How Does Northern House Clearance Services Work?

  • The first step is to CALL US ON 07966 311 536 for prices/quote.
  • We will ask you a few simple questions in order to understand your situation.
  • We usually just require 24 hours notice. We like to turn up at 9am on the day of our appointment and stay until the house clearance is complete.
  • Once we have removed all of the furniture, junk & rubbish from the house we will issue you with an invoice for your records.
  • We ALWAYS keep household items to one side which we know can be either re-used or donated free to charity. Our house clearance charges are fair & we do NOT add 20% VAT on the final price.

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Edinburgh House Clearance Recycling Survey

House Clearance Edinburgh can report that 83% of the public believe that we do not recycle enough in this country. The second annual recycling survey carried out by House Clearance Edinburgh, shows that 16% of households recycled nothing at all in 2014, a figure unchanged on the previous year. Scotland comes bottom of the league with 27% of those asked not recycling, compared to only 7% in the East Midlands. So why don’t people recycle? 1 in 8 of non-recyclers say they wouldn’t know where to go; a third say they simply cannot be bothered or find it too much hassle.

However distant recycling sites are the biggest deterrent. This year more people (36%) believe that local authorities should ensure material is recycled, while 18% put the responsibility on Government. The majority of people however believe it is up to the individual. Only 6% place the burden on retailers and only 9% on manufacturers, contrary to the EU ‘producer responsibility’ doctrine. Of those who do recycle, 74% said they regularly recycled newspapers and magazines and 70% recycle glass. Composting participation rose by 3% to 11% and can recycling increased by 6% to 37% of those questioned. The biggest rise was in cardboard and paper recycling, up by 10% to 38% of respondents.

Market report for recycled materials published

House Clearance Edinburgh asks how can Government policies increase demand for recycled material? Recycled materials are underused becuase of a failure to include the environmental costs of a virgin material in its price, combined with poor public perception.

House Clearance Edinburgh concludes that recycled aluminium, steel, paper and glass all have a lower impact on the environment than raw materials, in contrast to recycled HDPE and LDPE which have a greater impact than virgin plastics. Suggestions to improve markets for recycled materials include:
• Subsidies of recycled aluminium rather than a tax on the raw material.
• A tax combined with a voluntary industry agreement for newsprint to work towards a certain level of recycled content.

Genuine Edinburgh Customer Comments

speech2 The clearance lads arrived in time and did exactly what they had agreed to do. They were all pleasant and hard working and completed their work efficiently. The charge for the work was as agreed. A good job done. speech1 Peter In Leith

speech2 A quick note to say thanks for the speedy and efficient way in which you managed my recent house clearance in Edinburgh. The buyers had put me in under pressure to clear the house before completion and It was refreshing to see a company who provide a value for money and timely service. I would use your services again for sure. speech1 Malcolm In Duns

speech2 Dear House Clearance Edinburgh, Just a short note to thank you all for the excellent service you provided for us last Friday. The men worked so hard and were cheerful and polite, despite the filthy weather conditions! I will have no hesitation in recommending your company and wish you all the very best for the future. speech1 Mary In Queensferry