Your Questions Answered
How much does oil tank removal cost?
For a plastic oil in the Belfast area costs £260 to remove, the price includes up to 40 litres of waste oil. You will receive a copy of the prenotification that is submitted to the NIEA after collection.
Can I remove an oil tank myself?
To answer the question fully I recommend reading the following article, Can you remove your own oil tank?
What are the potential environmental risks with oil tank removal?
An oil spill, kerosene is a hazardous chemical that is toxic to plants, animals and humans.
How do I choose a qualified oil tank removal company?
Domestic heating oil tanks are a controlled waste, oil tank removal companies must have the following:
- Valid waste carriers license for Northern Ireland
- Public liability insurance
- Recent review from customers
If you are claiming a grant as part of the affordable warmth scheme, you will need. A copy of the prenotification, carriers schedule, waste carriers license and waste management facilities license.
Removerr waste carriers license: ROC UT 9390
Are there any grants available for oil tank removal?
There is a boiler replacement scheme available in Northern Ireland. The following criteria includes:
- Gross household income less than £40000
- An oil boiler older than 15 years
The total amount payable depends on your gross income, less than 20,000, between 20,000 and up to 40,000. To check if you qualify for the boiler replacement scheme, contact
FreePhone:0800 111 4455
Although their website doesn’t directly mention oil tank removal as part of the grant. In most cases where you have a single skin oil tank, older than 10 years, a replacement is required.
What should I do if I discover an abandoned oil tank on my property?
If you discover and abandoned oil tank on your property, call Removerr on 07434 691 809. All domestic oil tanks are classed as hazardous waste and must be removed responsibly.
What are the signs that my oil tank may be leaking?
Common signs that you might have an oil leak include:
- Is there a strong smell of oil around the oil tank or boiler
- Dead grass or plants around the tank
- A sudden unexplained increase in the amount of oil your using
- Dark wet stain on the tank base or the oil tank
How much does house clearance cost?
The cost of a house clearance can vary considerably depending on:
- Size of the property
- Number of items to be cleared
- Type of waste, (recyclable, reuse or landfill)
The average cost of a 3 bedroom house clearance in Northern Ireland is £650.
What items can be cleared during a house clearance?
We clear on average, 99% of all items that we may come across during a house clearance, this includes:
Furniture, Beds, Mattresses, White good, Electrical items, Books, Cds, Clothing, Cupboard contents, Carpets, Underlay, Ornaments, Food, Curtains, Blinds, Light fittings, Garden furniture, shed contents, garage contents, Stair lifts, Decking, Garden sheds, Greenhouses, Asbestos, Hazardous waste, Oil tanks, Paint and more.
Do I need to be present during the house clearance process?
No, you don’t need to attend on the day of the house clearance. On average, 70% of all house clearances are unattended, reason include:
- Living in another country
- Stress and emotion
- Probate clearance organised through executer
- House sale
We simply need access to the property on the day of the clearance. In most cases all sentimental items have been removed and the property is to be cleared, pending a house sale.
What happens to the items that are cleared during a house clearance?
Items that have been remove from a property as part of our house clearance service are either:
- Donate to local charities
- Send to independent upcycle artists
We divert over 80% of all waste collected from landfill
How long does a house clearance take?
The timescale for a full house clearance depends on:
- Size of the property
- The number of items to be cleared
On average, a three bedroom property will take a maximum of 1 day, to remove the entire contents.
Is a house clearance service environmentally friendly?
Yes, we endeavour to recycle, repurpose and donate as much as 80% of all house clearance items.
Why is asbestos removal necessary?
Can I remove asbestos myself?
Asbestos should only be removed by an experienced contractor, to ensure it is removed safely. Asbestos fibres are smaller than a human hair and not visible by the naked eye. Once airborne, they can remain in the air for up to 72 hours in enclosed spaces.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for removing asbestos.
How do I know if my property contains asbestos?
Typical places you would find asbestos in homes built before the year 2000 are:
- Corrugated roofing, Soffit boards
- Insulation, pipe lagging
- Vinyl floor tiles, ceiling tiles
- Waste pipes, guttering & downpipes
If you suspect that your home contains asbestos, hire an independent asbestos surveyor in your area or call Removerr on 07434 691 809.
What are the risks of asbestos exposure?
Exposure to asbestos can increase the risk off:
- Lung cancer
- Asbestosis, scarring of the lungs
- Mesothelioma, cancer that affects the lining of the lungs
- Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney and throat
How should asbestos be disposed of?
Asbestos should be removed by a licensed contractor. Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste, all contractors must submit a prenotification to the NIEA informing them of their intent to move asbestos. All hazardous waste must be tracked by the use of consignment numbers.