ClearWaste is a price comparison website for waste removal and a provider of enforcement services to councils. With over one million incidents of fly-tipping a year, ClearWaste is on a mission to combat it through its app and web platform for reporting and prevention - while also saving consumers and businesses money.
Fly-tipping is a menace to society and people hate it. The cost to local authorities and taxpayers for cleaning up fly-tipping in England in 2016/17 was £57.7 million and is now thought to exceed £100 million.
The ClearWaste app and website lets the public report fly-tipping anywhere in the country. Local authorities are then provided with location details and photographs and, where there is evidence, the system acts as an enforcement tool. We make money through our price comparison site and through providing enforcement services to councils.
Growing demand from consumers for legal waste removal which protects them from the risk of fine if a rogue trader fly-tips their rubbish. ClearWaste links consumers with trustworthy, govt-registered waste removers including men or women and vans, skip hire and grab bag firms, backed by a £1k no-fly-tipping guarantee.
We are now seeking investment in order to develop our sales and marketing functions and further raise the profile of ClearWaste.
The UK waste industry is worth in excess of £6.8 billion and supports more than 103,000 jobs. The global market for managing commercial and industrial waste is estimated to be worth $750 billion.
Fly-tipping and illegal waste are global problems. There is huge growth potential for the app and website to be scaled for use worldwide.