We undertake house clearance in all areas of Wakefield: Featherstone Hemsworth South Elmsall South Kirkby Wakefield South Normanton Pontefract Castleford Airedale Ferry Fryston Altofts Whitwood Castleford.
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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Skips go computerised
House Clearance Wakefield can report many skip operators still run manual systems for organising their business. We take a look at computer based system aimed at improving the skip operators efficiency.
P & L Software are longtime suppliers of waste management software. With a suite of 22 modules, the company can supply a package to suit any aspect of waste management from landfill operation through to corporate waste control. The company also supplies a low cost package aimed specifically at the container management business. Called ‘SKIP’, the software is a DOS based package which although makes it feel very dated, does allow it to run on a low specification (and cost) machine. The package enables the control of all container movements from delivery to invoice. On starting the package, the user is met with the main menu screen shown centrally below. This is a simple menu – just use arrow keys to go up or down to reach the desired heading and hit enter. House Clearance Wakefield can report that P & L have split the software into 10 categories, customers, container types, container prices, vehicle details, orders, amendments to orders, scheduling, invoicing, reports and file maintenance. This is designed to make it quick and easy to learn and use. The thoughts behind SKIP is one of simplicity – you don’t have to be a computer genius to operate it. For those who are still computer illiterate, I can not stress how useful computers are at keeping track of your business. Apart from the obvious aspects of booking vehicles to jobs and skips to sites with all the necessary paper work, computerised systems are great analysers and this is where a program can really affect your forward planning. What size container is most productive? Are some skips not being utilised efficiently? Where are all our skips currently? Could we do with more skips? Do we need all our skips? The list of questions that fills the skip operators mind is endless but by computerising data it is easy to get a clear picture of what is happening in the business.
Bright future for waste to energy
House Clearance Wakefield can report a new survey of Europe’s 300 waste-to-energy plants is predicting a bright future for this relatively new industry. The volume of waste burnt is increasing, with operating costs beginning to stabilise. Operators are predicting that volumes treated will rise by 24% by 2005 when new restrictions on landfill come into force in many countries, but costs are expected to rise by no more than 10% and in some cases may decrease. The UK’s future looks particularly bright as preferential prices are being offered for the energy produced thanks to government support. The survey also showed that two thirds of waste to energy plants now recycle some of their residues, although this area has two main problems: a lack of viable markets for the material and processing problems, namely that operators are looking for an easy way of turning residue into a safe and reliable end-product.
Xmas tree recycling record
Over 420,000 Christmas trees were recycled this year, according to data collected by House Clearance Wakefield. Councils across the country were challenged to enter the National Christmas Tree collection and recycling competition sponsored by Sainsbury’s Homebase. 125 entered and managed to increase the total recycled by 158% from the previous year. Wakefield Council topped the ‘tree’ league per head of population, by chipping 8,103 fir trees, a fourfold increase on the 2013 figure. Meanwhile Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority recycled the most trees: 177,600. Best newcomer was Melton Borough Council.