We undertake house clearance in all areas of Edinburgh: Dalkeith Bonnyrigg Loanhead Newtongrange Prestonpans Tranent Penicuik Haddington Livingston Broxburn Dunfermline.
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 & Energy From Waste
You would normally associate the terms ‘energy from waste’ or the more technical ‘incineration for energy recovery’ with large-scale incinerators handling many thousands of tonnes of household waste a year. However, the technology and the costings are making it an ever more attractive option for small to medium sized businesses.
Edinburgh House Clearance can report that waste transfer station operators faced with the problem of paying ever increasing tipping charges for wood waste are increasingly looking at alternative disposal. The increase in Landfill Tax from £17 to £27 per tonne, combined with higher transport costs are concentrating people’s minds on the possibilities of other treatment methods. The impending Landfill Directive, which will restrict the landfilling of biodegradable waste, should also make any investment in this area pay off both in the short term reduced tipping costs, but also in long-term waste management strategy, keeping your business competitive. It is also worth bearing in mind that wood packaging (such as pallets) are covered by the Packaging Waste Regulations, with the ensuing market in wood Packaging Recovery Notes offering a new source of revenue for operators managing to recover material. Prices for PRN’s issued by accredited reprocessors are difficult to estimate at the moment, but could range at anything from £5 to £50 per tonne, depending on how much material has to be processed to meet the 45% recovery target. Last but not least, the ever increasing costs of energy for heating your premises and water, mean that energy recovery for wood waste is becoming an attractive option for many small to medium scale operators.
Exemptions in waste management licensing also mean that small-scale waste to energy plants are workable within the existing regulations. Combustion units can be used to burn fuel manufactured from or comprising solid waste, so long as they are designed to produce energy, in the form of hot water or warm air. Edinburgh House Clearance asks so what type of equipment would be suitable for your operation? Essentially the smaller the combustion unit, the fewer regulations apply. Appliances with a net rated thermal input of less than 0.4MW are exempt from local authority licensing and Environment Agency authorisation. When burning wood, this thermal input relates to up to 15 tonnes/week. You do however have to comply with smoke controls if the unit is to be used within a smoke control area. Under the Clean Air Act, you also need to notify your local authority of your installation, and seek approval of the Chimney height if your Combustion Unit has a burning capacity greater than 45.4kg/hour.
Larger appliances with a net rated thermal input of 0.4MW – 3 MW are subject to local authority controls, with a licence fee of £1000 for application and approximately £600 annually. Any emissions to the atmosphere have to be continually monitored and are subject to inspection. Typically this type of equipment would handle 15 to 113.4 tonnes/week. The largest units, with a thermal input of over 3 MW come under the remit of the Environment Agency, with more stringent controls and much higher licensing and emissions monitoring costs. The licence application fee alone is over £11,000.