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Industry Waste management
Founded 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
Founders Daniel Long
Rob Linton
Headquarters Birmingham, UK
Number of locations
Area served
UK and Northern Ireland
Brands Clearabee, Beebag, Waste Express, Junk.London
Number of employees
203 (2018)[1]

Clearabee is a British on-demand waste management company.[2] The company is headquartered in Birmingham and has 60 additional locations throughout Britain.[3][4] Clearabee is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.[5]


In February 2012, Clearabee was founded with an initial investment of £500 by Rob Linton and Daniel Long.[1][6] The company launched its on-demand waste management service in February 2013.[7] In June 2015, the company opened its 15th location in Edinburgh, the new location allowed the company to operate across mainland Britain and Northern Ireland.[8] That same year, it was reported that the company had cleared waste from over 30,000 customers and reached £4.1m in revenue.[9][1] Clearabee ranked #258 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 with €7.6M in revenue for 2016 operating from over 60 locations.[10]

In April 2018 Clearabee was named in the Financial Times FT1000 list of the fastest growing companies in Europe ranking at number 70 for the whole of Europe and number 17 in the UK with three year revenue growth of 1,578% and Compound Annual Growth rate of 156%. [11]


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  7. ^ Williams, Henry (11 May 2015). "Clearabee The On-Demand Service Collecting the Nation's Rubbish". Startups. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
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