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We charge by the volume of material cleared, at a rate of £85.00 incl. VAT per cubic metre, with a minimum charge of 8 cubic meters.

This covers all of your labour, carriage and waste transfer costs, and is the most transparent way to measure the scale of your works.  You are then credited upfront for any antique or modern items with an auction entry value of £50.00 upwards.  

This produces your transparent free quote.

For guidance, a typical three bedroom house contains between 20-25m3 of material, and therefore a cost of £1700.00 – £2125.00 incl. VAT before applied credits.

All Clear Sussex is Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Guidance Compliant

From 1st January 2023 new legislation from the Environment Agency came into effect regarding the storage and disposal of Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating (WUDS) containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

What are POPs?

POPs are poisonous chemical substances that break down slowly and get into food chains as a result. From 1st January 2023 this waste cannot be disposed of in landfill and is required to be incinerated.

In the past POPs were used in various products including pesticides and industrial chemicals, and released during chemical and agricultural processes. The manufacture, sale and use of products containing POPs is now banned.

What items contain POPs?

Waste Upholstered Domestic Seating (WUDS) that may contain POPs include for example:

  • Sofas and sofa beds
  • Armchairs
  • Kitchen and dining room chairs
  • Stools and foot stools
  • Home office chairs
  • Futons and bed bases
  • Bean bags, floor and sofa cushions

This includes any part made of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam.

How does this legislation affect me?

Because POPs must be disposed of via incineration and not landfill, they attract a per item additional charge by the transfer site to cover their processing which we pass on at literal cost: –

  • Sofas £48 each incl VAT
  • Chairs with upholstery £30 each incl VAT

Other charges

  • Fridges / Freezers £42 incl VAT
  • TV’s and Monitors £12 incl VAT
  • Mattresses £18 incl VAT
  • Gas bottles £24 incl VAT
Will POPs items be itemised in my quote?

Yes. In being a registered Waste Carrier, All Clear is committed to the responsible and legal disposal of your waste so any POP item will be clearly identified during your free site survey, and then clearly itemised in your no obligation quote.

Should I be concerned if I get a quote that does NOT show my POPs charges?

Yes. It is important to remember that your waste remains your responsibility, even whilst in the hands of a waste carrier until it is disposed of at a licensed site.

Because this legislation is nationwide, you should question any company who does not charge for POPs - as their means of disposal may not be legal ie. fly-tipped, and could result in a £1000 fine to you when traced back to source.

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