13 November 2020

Our definitive guide to skip hire

Our definitive guide to skip hire

So, you need to hire a skip but no idea where to start? Fear not, our guide to hiring a skip is here to help.

Much like people, skips come in all shapes and sizes so this quick and easy to follow guide can help you choose the skip that is right for your needs. Whatever the project, we have lots of cheap and local skip hire options with next day delivery available.

There are however a few things to consider when ordering your skip – order too small and waste can overflow, over too large and you could be paying for fresh air. This guide will help you make the right decision, and our local team of experts are always on hand to help identify the best option for you.


Consider the project and how much waste it might produce

Whether you are undertaking home renovations, doing DIY or upgrading your garden, the type of project will determine how long you need the skip for so keep this in mind during the planning stage. The scope of the project can help to determine the size of skip required, you may wish a larger skip over a long period of time for big projects like a full refurbishment or a smaller sized skip for short-term projects like sprucing up your garden.

In addition, a big factor in determining which size skip you should order is how much rubbish it might produce. We realise it might not be easy to estimate the amount of waste your project might generate before you start but thinking about this is a good place to start.


What kind of waste will you be getting rid of?

Different types of waste can have a direct impact on the cost of hiring your skip. Green and garden waste is often less expensive than general waste disposal, as is wood and timber waste. If you can identify the type of waste upfront, we can help to reduce the cost of the skip. This may however limit what you can put in it. If you there is a chance you will be putting different types of waste in your skip, it is best to plan this in advance.


Think about Location and skip placement

Before booking your skip, consider where it will be placed and any potential access issues which may prevent your skip from being delivered. If you can’t get your skip onto private property, you may find placing your skip on a public road is required. In this case, you may need a skip permit – our local team can help you do this.


What can go into a skip?

As a responsible waste management company, we can recycle most household an domestic waste and you can essentially put any ‘non-hazardous’ rubbish into a skip. There are however some ‘hazardous’ items which cannot be put into a regular skip, these are:

  • Fridges/freezers
  • Tyres
  • Gas bottles
  • Asbestos
  • Nappies
  • Ink/toners/paint
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • Electrical items such as TVs, microwaves etc
  • Food

By taking all of this into consideration before you book, it will help to keep your costs down and ensure your project goes without a hitch! Order you skip with us today.

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