How Do You Dispose of An Old Boiler?

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Do you have an old boiler that you want to get rid of, but do not know where to start? If you need help to dispose of it, feel free to contact renowned experts RubbishBegone.co.uk for a free, no-obligation quote as we know the meaning of the word rubbish and our rubbish removal reviews are outstanding!

We are a professional waste disposal company with many years’ experience in the processing and recycling of both residential and commercial waste.

The best part? We recycle over 90% of domestic rubbish or commercial waste we collect, so you can rest assured of doing the right choice.

When it comes to appliance waste, the major issues with boilers are that they are large, cumbersome objects and difficult to store. Worse, though, they are not your typical household rubbish and so we cannot leave just out with your bins for the refuge collectors.

We consider older boilers a form of commercial waste for collection as opposed to small appliance waste, and so if not correctly disposed of and illegally fly-tipped, it can cause considerable contamination to the environment.

Why Should You Dispose of Your Boiler Professionally?

First things first, if you are thinking about replacing your current boiler, it is essential that you use a qualified Gas Safe engineer do it for you this is a legal requirement.

Do not remove or dismantle the boiler yourself, instead, you should hire a professional boiler installer. It may surprise you to discover that new boilers do not cost an exorbitant amount.

Since boilers are considered a form of commercial waste as opposed to regular residential waste, you cannot simply turn up at your local rubbish tip and dispose of it so easily.

Why?

Boilers, especially old boilers, have many components within them, some of which can be hazardous to health and the environment. For example, very old boilers may have dangerous asbestos inside, and boilers may contain other toxic chemicals that require substantial processing to dispose of safely.

That is where our professional services come into play! Our specialist technicians are well trained and experienced in dealing with hazardous waste using the correct protocols.

The good news is that most boilers can be recycled or can be refurbished so that they can be re-used in another home. We take the extra steps to ensure that over 90% of the boilers we remove are recycled, helping to keep unnecessary waste out of the landfill.

The Old Boiler Scrappage Scheme

The UK government previously operated the old boiler scrappage scheme in all four nations of the UK, to encourage households to replace old, terribly inefficient boilers causing electrical waste, but sadly that came to an end.

However, if you are looking to replace your boiler, you can still do it on a budget by taking advantage of pay monthly boiler schemes.

These finance plans are operated and run by different credible finance companies, who lend you the money upfront to purchase the boiler and then allow you to pay off the balance over a time period convenient to you.

On average, a new boiler will cost between £1,500 and £2,500, depending on the type and size of boiler required, as well as the complexity of the installation.

Ideally, you want to secure a payment plan that offers 0% interest on repayments, typically these are available, but the repayment period is below 24 months. But worthwhile if you can afford it, as they allow you to spread the cost.

Need Help Moving Your Boiler?  

If you need assistance disposing of your old boiler, our friendly and professional team are ready to help!

Fully trained in handling and dealing with hazardous materials and commercial waste, we will remove your boiler quickly and efficiently.

Contact us today to book a time and date, or simply receive your free no-obligation quote.