What Waste Requires Professional Removal?

People opt for commercial clearance services for many reasons. For either time, space or other concerns, people enlist the help of dedicated removals experts who can help complete a clearing task.

However, in some cases professional services are needed not out of choice but by necessity, as certain types of waste should not or in some cases legally cannot be removed without the help of a professional service.

Here are some examples of waste that would require professional clearance services.


Heavy Objects

Unless you have undertaken manual handling training or happen to own a heavy-duty forklift, you should avoid trying to lift objects that are heavier than you can comfortably lift.

A third of accidents at work are caused by lifting mishaps, so it is best to contact professional clearance experts to dispose of heavy waste.



Certain types of biological waste must be disposed of especially carefully to avoid dangerous contamination or harm to others. These include clinical waste, sharp blades and needles, as well as broken glass items.

These types of waste need to be removed by specialists in clinical waste, who will often have a strict protocol for their storage to avoid mixing and cross-contamination.


Hazardous Substances

Certain types of waste are very dangerous if people or the environment are exposed to it, which means that specialist removal services are needed. These can include:


  • Print toner, brake fluid and other similar chemicals, although your supplier may have a specific removal process.
  • Batteries (particularly larger lead-acid batteries, although battery recycling stations exist for smaller batteries).
  • Non-edible oils, such as engine oil.
  • Ozone-depleting substances and equipment that contains them, such as fridges.
  • Hazardous waste containers.
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