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Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 29 Jun, 2021 5:47 pm

I'm going to need to get my waste glass disposal collections re-instated soon to coincide with reopening my business. But my original waste collection company has been taken over by another company which requires waste glass to be collected separately and this means paying to have a separate bin emptied. It's quite a big hike in collection charges! Just the glass alone is going to cost me the bin rental, plus £5 every time it is collected. On top of this I will also get charged for my normal 660 litre dumpster of commercial waste as well. The total per month is going to cost me about £60 per month, this sounds a bit expensive to me!

What are the normal charges that are usually expected, these days?

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Mark.
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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Abacus » Tue 29 Jun, 2021 7:11 pm

I pay £3.50 plus vat for a glass bin lift (edited, my glass bin is a 360L)

I also pay £12.10 plus vat for a general waste bin lift (edited, my general waste bin is 660L))

I also pay £5 plus vat for a cardboard & paper bin lift (1100L)

All fortnightly, so around £41 a month.

(No bin rental charges)

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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by JonathanB » Tue 29 Jun, 2021 7:19 pm

Mark -
I use Wessex. Annual charge of about £35.00 and then £2.50 per collected box. They supply the boxes.
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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Justintime » Tue 29 Jun, 2021 8:17 pm

Wessex here, they'll give you a separate bin for mirror too. My council does my commercial waste collection.

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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 29 Jun, 2021 8:48 pm

Thanks for all the replies guys. I think that I've got plenty to think about right now and a few more possibilities to talk to the company I've already been talking to about. I am thinking about down sizing my current bin to see how much money that this might save. The is not any bin rental if I have a regular fortnightly collection on a contract, so I also need to look and see if there is any potential saving from doing this.

Thanks very much for all your replies,
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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Mikey the 2nd » Wed 30 Jun, 2021 8:30 am

Abacus wrote:
Tue 29 Jun, 2021 7:11 pm
I pay £3.50 plus vat for a glass bin lift (edited, my glass bin is a 360L)

I also pay £12.10 plus vat for a general waste bin lift (edited, my general waste bin is 660L))

I also pay £5 plus vat for a cardboard & paper bin lift (1100L)

All fortnightly, so around £41 a month.

(No bin rental charges)
Could I ask who you use please?
Thanks
Mike

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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by JFeig » Wed 30 Jun, 2021 12:06 pm

I made a glass crusher to reduce the volume of scrap glass with an old 20 gallon metal barrel. I had the barrel next to my wall glass cutter with out the top on. I also had the metal cover that I cut a hole cut out to fit a 12 lb, sledge hammer. When I needed to crush some glass, I placed the cover and hammer over the can and let the hammer fall onto the glass. The result, compact small pieces of glass.
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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Abacus » Wed 30 Jun, 2021 5:49 pm

Mikey the 2nd wrote:
Wed 30 Jun, 2021 8:30 am
Could I ask who you use please?
Thanks
Mike
Halifax Metals for the general and glass

https://www.halifaxmetals.com/

Sonoco for the cardboard

https://sonocorecycling.co.uk/uk-collec ... anagement/

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Re: Cost of waste glass disposal.

Post by Mikey the 2nd » Thu 01 Jul, 2021 8:23 am

Thank you :-)

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