Principally, it depends on why you need a ‘Man and Van Service’.
If it’s simply to move something – or deliver it to someone else – then most companies will charge you by the hour. Some may charge a bit extra if they have to travel long distances.
You should clarify whether the meter starts running from when the Man and Van leaves their depot to come to you, or whether it begins when they get to you.
If you can agree to the latter option, it’s easier to ensure you’re paying an appropriate amount for the service. Alternatively, at the outset, you could agree a fixed fee for the job – but this means that you and the provider of the Man and Van Service both need to understand and agree exactly how much work there is to do and how long it will take.
If you need a Man and Van to transport items to a tip, you’ll have to pay a ‘disposal fee’ on top of the costs of travel and labour costs – since businesses have to pay fees to dispose of waste.
It’s important to bear in mind that, if a business is happy to dispose of your waste for free, then something isn’t right.
There are Man and Van service providers that charge you separately for each aspect of a job.
Other reputable providers, such as Waste King, combine all of the associated costs into one composite, easy-to-understand price.