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Vacant Property Cleaning

Vacant, void or empty property cleaning can be extremely important after tenants have moved out or been evicted as it is likely that a large amount of hazardous or waste material is present, making the area unsafe and uninhabitable. The site should be cleaned by a professional cleaning specialist of empty properties, especially as dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia might be present. Human remains can also be present, which could cause significant health problems.

Clearway provides a broad range of cleaning services for vacant properties across Scotland, including site or property site clearance, disposal of hazardous waste, crime-scene or extreme cleaning or fly-tipping removal. We work directly with owners and property managers and commercial businesses such as housing associations, local authorities and leisure groups. We provide an accredited, comprehensive cleaning service for vacant property cleaning.

Clearance of Vacant Properties

Property clearance is commonly required after an eviction, re-homing, repossession and in some circumstances, death. Clearing a vacant property is often a lengthy, time-consuming task that requires a patient and empathetic approach.

Usually, there is a significant amount of rubbish, decaying former possessions and even human waste that can create highly unsanitary conditions, so care must be taken during its removal.

Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Waste such as drugs, bodily fluids animal tissue, human tissue, excretions, needles, pharmaceutical products and dressings are all hazardous. We use special protective equipment when disposing of the hazardous waste in the most effective, responsive and efficient manner, ensuring that legal requirements and precautions are adhered to.

Environment Agency licenced, we make sure we get rid of all clinical/extreme waste by licensed incinerators.

Commercial Rubbish Removal

We may be required to dispose of rubbish or commercial waste as a part of vacant property clearance. This includes clearing unwanted debris, rubble or office materials, after trespassers or squatters and fly-tipping removal.

We don’t provide regular or scheduled bulk waste or rubbish collection service.

Sharps Waste Disposal

Typically the unwanted material from hospitals, clinics and laboratories, sharps waste poses a very significant risk when it is found in public spaces. Much of this waste is highly dangerous and includes drug paraphernalia like needles, foil, tubes and glass pipes.

Clearway has been offering biohazard and sharps removal and disposal since 1991, working closely with the London Metropolitan Police as their official Trauma & Crime scene clean-up partner since 2009.

Clearway also works closely with housing associations, local authorities and property managers.

Clean-up - Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is a serious problem that occurs all over Scotland and it continues to grow each year, in terms of the number of incidents reported and the volume of rubbish that is dumped. Both local authorities and private land-owners have to remain constantly vigilant against this threat, which can quickly turn from being an ugly scar on their land to a serious health hazard, attracting vermin and potentially posing a fire risk.

Clearway Scotland is fully licensed by the Environment Agency and we have a wealth of experience. We clear tons of fly-tipped waste from Scottish properties and land each and every year, on domestic and commercial land.

Invasive Plant Removal and Pest Control

Our fully trained and qualified pest control professionals are registered with the Environment Agency, making us experienced in the removal of bee, wasp and hornet infestations. Furthermore, they can tackle unwanted woodlice, squirrels, spiders, ants, pigeons and much more.

One of the most common and invasive plants found in Scotland is Japanese Knotweed, which can grow to over 1m tall in as little as three weeks. A complex root system can burrow down 3m and spread out 7m wide, so it is vital to catch it as early as possible before it spreads to your neighbouring properties.

Extreme Cleaning Services

Our teams of specialists have been providing extreme-clean services to local authority and police services all over Scotland since 2009. Fully trained to secure highly sensitive crime scenes, we are experienced in cleaning up blood, remnants of tissue and bodily fluids. We are also capable of the removal of fingerprint dust and other hazardous material.

Contact our Vacant Property Cleaning specialists

Contact Clearway on 0141 611 7812 or email us at

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