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Landlord and Holiday Home Waste Collection

As a landlord, you have many responsibilities to juggle, and important tasks like waste management and removal may slip your mind. Effective waste management, collection, and disposal is essential for a landlord of any type of property to ensure it remains safe and sanitary, so your tenants are happy.

If you let your property to paying guests, then you must use commercial waste services – not the local council. At Business Waste, we can help you with holiday home waste collection for your holiday rental and Airbnb properties. We cover all the UK and provide a specialist self-catering waste management service specific to holiday homes and holiday rental properties.

Discover more about how our landlord and holiday waste collection services work and what your obligations are. For a free quote simply call 0800 211 8390 or contact us online today.

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Landlord waste 

Any holiday let is a commercial business. As such you must follow the rules and regulations associated with waste disposal. One such obligation is the removal of commercial waste as outlined in the Controlled Waste Regulations of 2012. You’re responsible for the safe storage of all commercial waste – including any recycling, food waste, and that for landfill.

Using appropriate bins and arranging collection by licensed waste carriers is the easiest way to ensure compliance when disposing of your landlord waste. After storing your rubbish, they’ll collect it and transport to a nearby relevant facility for proper disposal. Methods of disposal for landlord waste depend on the type.

As a landlord that’s left with lots of cardboard boxes, either from a tenant or from ordering new household items for a property, you might consider a front end loader or a baler for storage before disposal by recycling. These large bins ensure the boxes are disposed of safely and don’t take up space in the rental property.

If you need to dispose of a tenant’s general waste, you must do so safely. For example, an old toilet may be considered unsanitary and should be disposed of as soon as possible away from the property, such as in a skip. Equally any leftover food should be removed quickly to prevent it from rotting and compromising the sanitary condition of the property.

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Landlord and holiday let 
waste bins

Business Waste can help you organise your holiday let waste collection with the right bins and sizes for easy storage and removal. We provide free bins for your property – you just pay for the collection. From small bins to get rid of leftover scraps, to skips and large wheelie bins for high volumes of waste, choose from a wide range of options.

Explore common bins used to store and dispose of different waste types for holiday homes and rentals.

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  • Small wheelie bin

    A small two-wheel bin that holds two or three bags of waste and can be used for just glass or food waste.

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  • 240L wheelie bin

    The standard size wheelie bin used in domestic properties for general waste and dry mixed recycling.

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  • Skips

    2 to 12 yard skips for getting rid of up to 110 bags of waste for large scale clear outs of your rental properties.

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Landlord and holiday 
home waste recycling

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Some types of waste from holiday homes and left behind in privately rented properties can be recycled. As a commercial business it’s your responsibility to ensure as much waste as possible is recycled or reused to have a positive impact on the environment. Some common waste type that are recyclable include:

  • Cardboard waste – after collection, any waste carboard will either be compressed by a bailer, recycled, and converted into fresh cardboard, or recycled in small quantities.
  • Commercial waste – left by tenants still in good quality, such as furniture, can either be donated or re-sold.
  • Paper waste – like cardboard, any paper can be recycled and turned into new paper products.
  • Metal waste – any scrap metal removed from a landlord’s property, if a kitchen renovation is taking place for example, can go to scrap metal processors for recycling.

Holiday home 
waste collection

At Business Waste, we already serve many Airbnb holiday homes and can help you too. There are many benefits to using a holiday let waste collection service. Alongside ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations so your waste is removed and disposed of safely and in an eco-friendly way, we offer flexibility for your collections.

You can arrange commercial waste collection as a one-off or on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly basis. However, we appreciate the seasonality of holiday home lets, so you can organise extra waste collections in the peak holiday period or a collection before changeover day.

Our service works for you and your holiday home business, whether it’s just one property or more. We’ll deliver free bins based on the type and amount of waste you produce anywhere in the UK. Then our licensed waste carriers will collect at an agreed time and accessible location before transporting to a relevant disposal facility.

Get a free quote for any type of commercial waste collection today. Call 0800 211 8390 or contact us online and one of our friendly and expert team can help you out. They’ll happily field any questions you have about getting rid of landlord and holiday home waste.

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How does landlord 
waste collection work?

  1. Select your free bins

    It’s quick and easy to organise commercial waste collection for your business.

    Simply start by telling us the:

    • Type of waste you need removing
    • Size of bins you require
    • Number of bins you want

    We’ll provide you with a free quote.

  2. Arrange delivery

    When you’re happy with the type, number, and size of free bins, tell us when you need your bins delivering.

    Let us know about any access issues where you want the bins delivering – such as locked gates, access codes and times. We’ll get you up and running in no time.

  3. Fill up your bin

    After the free bins arrive at your chosen location, fill them up with the agreed waste type.

    Make sure you remain within any weight limits for the specific waste type and bin size.

  4. Get your business waste collected

    We’ll arrange waste collection at a time and frequency to suit you and the amount of waste you have.

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What is landlord and 
holiday home waste?

Landlords of holiday homes are responsible for ensuring the proper removal and disposal of any waste produced. This is because under the Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012, holiday homes, lets, and self-catering accommodation providers qualify as a business.

For private rented properties, according to the Environmental Act 1990, landlords are responsible for the removal of waste from their property left behind after tenants have moved out. This also classes as commercial waste and may include a variety of items and waste materials.

Some common waste types that landlords need to get rid of include:

  • Cardboard boxes – often used by tenants for storage and for the moving in and out process.
  • General waste – non-recyclable rubbish such as food scraps, plastic bottles, furniture, and packaging, produced by a tenant that they leave behind.
  • Garden waste – cut grass and branches, from the landlord or tenants’ gardening.
  • Paper waste – leaflets, brochures, and any other paper left behind.
  • Confidential waste – private documents and those containing sensitive information, like old housing contracts.

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Landlord waste

  • LANDLORD How do I reduce the waste from my property?

    As a holiday let owner you can encourage your guests to reduce the amount of waste that will end up in landfill. This can be achieved by simply providing a range of waste bins for them to use when in the home. Encourage them to recycle paper, cardboard, and plastics.

    It’s also possible to convey a green living image by encouraging your visitors to reuse bottles, buy glass bottles instead of plastic, and to use reusable coffee cups when going out for the day. Place signs around the holiday home to remind them about recycling their waste when possible.

    Food waste can also be recycled, collected, and disposed of by a waste collection service. Certain types of food waste can also be used in the holiday home’s garden. For example, coffee grounds can be used in soil and some food waste can be composted.

  • LANDLORD Is a landlord responsible for waste?

    Landlords are responsible for ensuring tenants correctly and safely dispose of their waste. Normally this is by using the relevant general waste and recycling bins provided by the local council. If any bins are damaged, stolen, or go missing, then it’s the landlord’s responsibility to sort out such an issue.

  • LANDLORD What happens if tenants leave rubbish?

    After tenants move out any rubbish left behind legally becomes commercial waste. As a landlord you must arrange proper storage, collection, and disposal of this rubbish – otherwise you could face penalties including large fines. It’s your responsibility to ensure all rubbish left by tenants is recycled where possible and collected by licensed waste carriers.

    Learn more about commercial waste disposal

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  • Free quote within 1 hr
  • Any type of waste
  • FREE bins and delivery
  • We cover all of the UK