“Man with a van” versus a Skip

What is the difference between “man with a van” versus a skip?

With ordering a skip you will have to load it yourself, with the bonus of being able to fill overtime. When having a “Man with a van” you will have the labour to load from anywhere on your property. With a skip you will have to look at permits to leave it on the road or you loose space in your garden or driveway. 


Whilst a “Man with a van” can also take away WEEE waste (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and other hazardous items to the environment such as electrical items, gas bottles, mattresses, paint, Fridges/freezers and tyres

The best uses of these services

With “man with a van” service the labour comes with it. So if you are after a full house clearance, store clearance, office closure, fly tipping and any other occasion you will need a team to clear the site. 


“Man with a van” will load the vehicle for you.

“Man with a van” service can start the recycling process at your home, by separating the items in the vehicle, to make sure less goes to landfill. This can make getting rid of the waste more cost effective. “Man with a van” is a term widely used, but can also be a Women in the vehicle, collecting waste.

The waste removed from a premises, we will take it to a legal waste transfer site. With a great result, with over 90 percent of waste being recycled. With our waste being recycled like construction waste have a look at the figure.

Who to contact

Here at CBS Waste we can cover mini skips and “Person with a van” service which makes us the ideal company for waste management needs. We also have access to 20 and 40 yard roll on roll of skips. We can also use 6 -14 yards skips. You can contact us on 01480 220434 or emailed on info@cbs-waste.org.

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Bonfire Laws: The Burning Questions

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In this blog, we answer the burning questions around bonfire laws and give you advice about where you can hold one, what you can put on them and what you can do with waste that can’t go on a bonfire.

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Halloween is upon us and while having some spooky fun is important, it’s also vital for us to do our bit for the planet and aim for a zero waste Halloween.

Plastic tubs, fancy dress costumes and not least pumpkins are familiar sights associated with this time of year. Not to mention the odd sign in the window saying “No Trick or Treaters”!

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Can These Drastic Measures Stamp Out Fly Tippers?

No matter how high the fine or the potential prison sentence, it doesn’t seem to put fly tippers off. Even more country lanes and lay-bys have become rubbish dumps which is why more drastic measures are needed to stamp out fly tippers.

Fly tipping has even been happening right under our noses in Huntingdon, just a few miles from our offices at CBS Waste in nearby St Ives. And unsurprisingly, local authorities up and down the country have had enough. 

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Why A Waste Transfer Notice Hits The Write Notes

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Unblocktober: The Month For Making A Splash

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You can now skip the hassle with CBS Waste and our team have produced an ultimate skip guide that answers all your questions.

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Alex W.
15:22 24 Jun 22
Superb service. On time, hard working, nothing too much. Really impressed by Dean.
Jan J.
12:56 19 Mar 22
Great customer service from Riley!I needed to get rid of my sofa swiftly before Christmas and gave CBS Waste a quick call to check their availability. Fortunately, Dean was able to come out on the same day to pick up my sofa.Dean and Riley were fantastic, and I really appreciated all the help on such short notice. CBS Waste provides professional, efficient help for furniture removal, but Dean also told me about the impressive range of work they do on top of furniture removal. They have really competitive prices and are definitely worth contacting if you require furniture removal or other services they mention on their website.Thanks again to Dean and Riley for all their help today!
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22:10 17 Dec 21
Very pleased with the service from CBS waste. staff Were polite and friendly gave me a call before they were arriving so I was aware. very good service will recommend to others and definitely use again. 👍
Matthew D.
12:41 27 Oct 21
We booked to have our very large three piece sofa taken away and just wish to say how impressed we were with the service provided, especially by the guys who carried this out, Jake and Dan.They arrived exactly at the advised time and were extremely personable and good humoured. We had thought getting the sofa out might be challenging and at one point impossible, but Jake and Dan found a way of combining resourcefulness, dexterity and great strength to lift the sofa up high down a narrow path and over a gate.Despite this difficult task the guys remained cheerful and in good spirits. We couldn’t recommend CBS Waste enough! Thank you so much.
Yvonne M.
15:28 08 Oct 21
Friendly staff on the phone and the waste collector. Came on time and took away what I wanted. Very pleased with the service. Thanks.
Paul J.
11:37 16 Apr 21
James came today to clear our large pile of garden waste and rubbish cleared from the garage. He moved everything quickly and swept up leaving the garden clean and tidy afterwards. Great job and a really competitive price too. Won’t hesitate to use you again ! 👍🏻
Sarah C.
14:24 03 Mar 21
James came today to clear our large pile of garden waste and rubbish cleared from the garage.
He moved everything quickly and swept up leaving the garden clean and tidy afterwards. Great job and a really competitive price too. Won’t hesitate to use you again ! 👍🏻
Sarah C.
14:18 03 Mar 21
Great communication and fast to get removal of wardrobe sorted. Thank you!
Leo C.
13:55 11 Nov 20
Our wheelie bins were disgusting, especially the green garden waste and the blue recycle waste. There were flies and maggots everywhere during the recent hot spell, so the smell was rank.Rang and booked CBS guys to clean these two and see how they turned out. They came, they cleaned and they left them sparkling and smelling sweet. Great job done. Now booking a regular monthly clean.😃😃😃😃
Rod L.
08:45 14 Oct 20
I highly recommend these guys they are really polite and professional and very accommodating. they have done a couple of jobs for me one being very awkward and arranged at the last minute. Jade in the office was fab and did all she could to help and the guy who collected was lovely and very helpful. Will be using them again. Thank you guys 😀
Emma J.
12:04 12 Oct 20
Cannot recommend CBS waste highly enough. Cleared a huge pile of mixed domestic waste in super quick time. Efficient, affordable, great communication with the office. Brilliant.
Harriet S.
09:13 27 Aug 20
Contacted them to clean my wheelie bin. Sent a Facebook message with a quick response with prices, came the next day when my bin was emptied. My general rubbish was in pretty bad shape and they left it sparkling! Really happy with the rapid response and a very clean bin. Will keep the number close when they need doing again! 100% recommend, fantastic service!
Natalie K.
19:43 13 Jul 20
The staff was very professional with prompt service. We were very pleased with our bin cleaning. It was sparkly clean!!
Carrie A.
14:35 10 Jul 20
Bin cleaning service - friendly, quick and efficient. Left our bin smelling of cherries! Would definitely recommend.
Hayley S.
18:54 07 Jul 20
CBS Waste came to do my Recycling & Green bins they haven’t been done in a very long time! and they have come up brand new and smelling so much better.
They came on the day promised and was friendly. Ive decided to get all my bins done monthly now.

Thank You CBS Waste
Laura C.
18:39 07 Jul 20
Great bin cleaning service. Not a job I ever do but so glad it’s been done. Very professional and reasonably priced, thanks
Sarah B.
18:28 07 Jul 20
great friendly service .. booked to clear waste from shed & was so pleased with the result .. booked to come clear the garage too. my job was to stand & say bin or keep & they did everything else. excellent service for a decent price .. thanks team
Lynn Jane P.
09:10 19 Jun 20
Really quick efficient service. Friendly staff. Amazing customer service. The best price I found online in this area to remove your waste
Belinda W.
14:27 18 Jun 20
Highly recommend! Great service and great price! Would recommend to anyone 😎
Amber C.
17:52 12 Jun 20
I had a lot of garden and building waste and the complete contents of a shed that needed to be removed.I cannot praise the staff enough for the service they provided right from booking the appointment to the completion of the work.The operatives that arrived were very polite and professional, they removed the waste without damaging any of the garden and left it all very clean and tidy.I will certainly use them again.Thanks CBS
Peter S.
14:43 13 May 20
I fully recommend cbs waste,
tom was on time and very polite and removed my garden waste for a reasonable price
Denise P.
14:26 13 May 20
What a great, friendly and professional service - really couldn’t have asked for more - would definitely recommend to all!
Louise H.
19:58 12 May 20
Brilliant prompt and professional clearing service, having had previous quotes to remove the rubbish I found CBS provided the best price too. You honestly can’t go wrong if you need a load of rubbish removed 👍🏻
Karen W.
12:15 12 May 20
Had CBS Waste come clear my rubbish today .. they were excellent.. on time, friendly .. and hard working .. at a reasonable price too .. I would definitely recommend them ..
Debbie C.
13:49 17 Apr 20
Really friendly guys, very fast service. They definitely knew their stuff, I was very impressed how quick they cleared the items I needed disposing of. Decent price too.Highly recommend them
Amy D.
16:36 29 Feb 20
Used cbs this week to clear some waste. Turned up at the time arrived and all cleared away for a great price.
Will use again.
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19:45 18 Oct 19
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