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Clearance Costs Breakdown
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Clearance Costs Breakdown
Mark Parry Business Owner
Detailed Breakdown Of Costs
There are a lot of costs involved in running our business legally, below I have given a detailed breakdown of the costs involved in clearing a property legally, efficiently and ethically, our number one priority is our customers and providing them with the best possible professional clearance service, we can only do this by using an environmentally friendly and efficient recycling policy.
We are committed to operating a zero-to-landfill policy, when we clear a property we separate all items into their different recycling categories, items that can be reused, items that can be recycled i.e paper, cardboard, clothing, bedding, scrap metal, wood etc and then items that need to be disposed of, by doing this we fulfill our duty to apply the waste hierarchy as required by the waste regulations.
When we take items from your property it becomes our business waste so we can only use commercial recycling centers to recycle these item’s charged by weight, around 25% of the price a customer pays for a clearance are recycling charges.
As with any business there are a lot of costs involved in running our business legally, vehicles are one of the larger costs, to buy and run one of our 7.2 Ton HGV vehicles cost us around £80 per day, including purchase, tax, fuel and licensing costs etc.
To clear a 3 bedroom semi detached property we would send 3 or 4 experienced personnel and 1 or 2 vehicles equipped with suitable tools and equipment, around 25% of the price a customer pays are staff wages and other related staff costs.
Then there are telephone, website and advertising costs along with office and yard rent etc along with other related licenses and paperwork, we charge a fixed price for vehicles and admin, around 25% of the price a customer pays are admin & vehicle costs.
We are a clearance company not second hand dealer we don't just buy furniture from a property , we earn a living by providing the labour and transportation of everything in your property for re-use or recycling and not from the sale of its contents.
The aim of any business is to make a profit, we calculate this by adding the recycling costs, wages and the admin costs together and adding 25% to the total, most of which is re-invested back into the business, newer vehicles better equipment etc.
When we clear a property we separate the items into their different recycling categories, items that can be re-used, items that can be recycled i.e paper, cardboard, clothing, bedding, scrap metal, wood etc and then items that need to be disposed of.
By doing this we fulfill our duty to apply the waste hierarchy as required by the waste regulations, we then load them on our vehicles, once we leave your property we then travel to various commercial recycling centers to recycle them.
But unlike the council recycling centers where you have different sections for different types of recycling all in the same place, commercial recycling centers are normally specific to one type of recycling and located miles apart.
Please be aware that most clearance companies quote by using a full or part load method, this method classes all waste as general waste which is more expensive to recycle.
This results in much higher charges, please compare the size of our vehicles to other companies before excerpting an estimate using a full or part load calculation.
Also this method does not take into consideration the size of vehicle they use from old Tesco delivery vans to caged tippers the range of vehicles used can vary quite considerably.
If another company estimates a clearance as 1 load and then it turns out to be 2 you will end up paying double the estimated price, you could get caught out with this method.
Not all vehicles carry the same amount of cargo, our vehicles are 7.2 tonne HGV's with a 6 Meter box we can carry more volume than 4 large builders skips on just one of our vehicles.
This is why we prefer to view the property first so we can take into consideration any resale value, the transportation, recycling and labour costs before we supply a quotation.