After two men were jailed for operating a cannabis factory at a house in Harrow, which produced an almost ‘industrial’ quantity of the class-B drug, the house’s landlord engaged Waste King, a specialist collections, clearance and recycling company based in Hemel Hempstead, to make it fit, once more, for human habitation.


Having discovered more than 500 cannabis plants growing in four rooms of the house earlier this year, police had destroyed the plants but the house’s owners still needed to turn the property from the ‘farm’ that it had become to a house. So they turned to Waste King.


Waste King’s operations director, Andy Cattigan, commented: “Waste King’s Environment Agency-licensed staff are skilled in both house and garden clearance – and this job provided elements of both!”


Waste King’s operatives are qualified to remove almost anything: including furniture, white goods, carpets and electronics – as well as green waste. They do all the loading, cleaning-up, take all the items away for recycling – and sweep up and ensure that everything is tidy before they leave.


“Waste King trucks tend to compact more waste than other waste companies due to their 16 cubic yard capacity,” Andy pointed out. “This means that Waste King can collect more junk at a more competitive rate.


“Moreover,” he added, “Waste King pledges to dispose of all waste properly and ethically – which, in this case at least, is probably a good thing.”