Man in a Van Guide
Of course, you’re very welcome to compare Waste King’s Man in a Van Service with any of our competitors – and there are quite a few about.
Finding a competitor You can ask your friends to recommend a ‘man with a van’; look at the adverts in newsagents’ windows and local publications, and/or use Google to find one.
How can I be confident on quality? Ask to see details of the person’s public liability insurance and CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check. This should tell you whether the person has insurance to pay for any damage s/he may do to your property and also whether s/he has a criminal record
You should also ensure that the person is licensed by the Environment Agency to carry waste – if s/he is going to be taking away waste from your property. Ask for the person’s waste carrier license number - and then check it on the Environment Agency’s website.
What is it likely to cost? The simple answer is that it depends on what you want your ‘man and van’ to do for you.
Many of these people charge ‘by the hour’ and may well add surcharges if they have to travel outside their locality.
Check whether these charges start once the person arrives at your property or whether they start once the person begins the journey to your property.
Agree, if possible, a fixed fee for the work you want them to do for you.
If the man and van is going to dispose of anything for you, there will be an extra (disposal) charge – in addition to cover labour and travel costs.
How can I save money? Before the man and van arrive, have what you want removed ready and easily accessible - so that it can be loaded as quickly as possible.
You could also offer to help load it because this might save time, and therefore, money.
In any case It might be a good idea to call 0800 141 2778 (Mon – Sat, 8am - 6pm) and speak to one of our helpful team today to discuss your requirements.