More Legislation Affecting House Clearance Companies

Are you looking for a professional, trustworthy and reliable House Clearance company in the Middlesbrough area?

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With the amount of new legislation affecting house clearance these days, perhaps some of us should consider a career change as we now have a fair amount of legal experience. After all, lawyers earn pots of money, and do not have to face the environmental Spanish Inquisition. My desk is heaving with consultative documents for this, regulations for that, European consultation papers, directives… And yet, despite the barrage of legislation, mounds of red tape, science fiction-like bureaucracy and faceless officials, house clearance companies keep their shoulders to the grindstone. Family businesses that came into being soon after the blitz, have obviously kept some of the Bulldog spirit in order to fight the latest crippling house clearance rules.

In this issue we examine the new Special Waste regulations, some of which do not seem to have been written in English. Reaction throughout the house clearance industry seems to be a kind of open-mouthed horror: just when you thought things could not get worse, up pops another bureaucratic boil on the face of the recycling industry. Please tell me, how does a tax on the recycling of batteries and used oil, neither of which is exactly the bread and butter of your average house clearance company, help the safe processing of these potentially hazardous materials. The profit margin on such materials is already minimal. As for other ‘special wastes’, there are rumours that refrigerators may no longer be accepted by recyling companies, afraid of handling even more special waste. Another possible problem for recyclers is the increasing number of people setting up house clearance type companies.

Supposedly, the government wants to introduce the concept of ‘producer responsibility’, yet who pays for the recycling of car batteries? It certainly does not appear to be the car battery manufacturer.

After all this doom and gloom, the only hope on the horizon is the government’s promise to review the special waste regulations. Keep your fingers crossed, but personally I doubt that there will be much change. The only defence the industry has is organisations like the UK House Clearance Association; make sure you give them your full support.

Are you looking for a professional, trustworthy and reliable House Clearance company in the Middlesbrough area?

Billingham Guisborough Hartlepool Middlesbrough Redcar Saltburn-by-the-Sea Stockton-on-Tees Yarm Skelton-in-Cleveland Acklam Marton Thornaby Ingleby Barwick.