Taking out the rubbish is one of the most hated, but essential jobs in our daily lives. And remarkably, it is a household chore that is binding on almost everyone, no matter if you are a CEO or a chaplain. It is often a bone of contention between spouses or partners living under the same roof and no matter how many times the responsibility is affixed, lapses are certain to happen.
Thankfully for us, the task for homeowners is only limited to picking up the garbage and placing it out where a professional rubbish removal company takes it away for proper disposal. Although many state-funded municipal authorities still take responsibility for collecting and disposing of residential and commercial waste, there are instances of waste generation that these official services cannot or will not cover.
These include happenings like renovations, construction activities, or house or business clearances. Such events generate a lot of mess and are to be handled by the businesses or homeowners themselves to steer clear of fines for violations of rubbish and waste disposal laws.
There are a number of options in every city of the world when it comes to selecting a rubbish removal company, but sticking to certain best practices before making a final selection will not only help you get rid of the unwanted waste but also remain in the good books of your area’s municipal authority.
When you look for a rubbish removal company, be sure to keep the following points in mind:
Proof of licenses and permissions from relevant state or city authorities is one of the best ways to gauge the credibility of a top-notch rubbish removal company. One commissioning a job, make sure to check if a company has the authorization to operate in your locality. A green chit from the authorities concerned is in itself a major plus point and validation of the company’s expertise.
A company might have all the authorizations and validations from the required state authorities and could still be a bad performer with nothing but complaints against its services. Try looking through the company’s webpage or social accounts on Facebook, twitter etc to find out how well it engages with its customers and what they have to say about it. Bad reviews are natural because not all customers will see eye to eye with the service provider, but if the majority of people think the company is anything but capable, you should let the alarm bells ring and walk away quietly.
Range of services
The range of services a company offers also indicates the expertise that people at the helm of affairs possess in dealing with rubbish. Be sure to check if the service you are looking for is included in the list of services provided, because some rubbish removal companies are only qualified in handling only a certain type of waste, like chemicals and hazardous materials, and may not suit your needs that could involve, for example, house clearance.
As a responsible citizen, it is your duty to ensure that the waste you have the rubbish removal company take away does not cause trouble or inconvenience for other people or pose threats to the environment. Ask the service provider about their waste treatment and recycling strategy to make sure that you are not becoming part of an activity that is legally and ethically uncalled for.
Rates and rebates
Many companies would hide the actual cost billed to you under layers of ifs and buts and ‘discounts’ that never let you fully understand the payment structure. Look for a company that is clear in its communication and believes in charging you for the task and not the hour. Companies that spin tales around billing should be avoided at all costs.
Also do not forget to compare prices and quotes with other companies offering the same service and see that you are paying a decent remuneration, not an arm and a leg, for the services performed.
A company that is available for assistance round the clock is definitely a resource worth keeping in mind in the hour of need. Companies that only operate during specific hours simply do not offer the assurance and guarantee that one that is available 24/7 can provide. So make sure you know that you can always rely on your rubbish removal company when the going gets messy.