FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SKIP HIRE.
Skips are sized in a bit of an old-fashioned way and are usually referred to in cubic yards.
These skips also have names which can make it difficult to know exactly what you are getting. For example, some companies call a 6 yard skip a ‘Builders Skip’, whilst others call an 8 yard skip a ‘Builders Skip’.
The smallest skips are usually 2 cubic yards in size and are called a ‘Mini Skip’. There are 4 yard ‘Midi Skips’ as well.
Going up from this is the ‘Builders’ skips which are 6 - 8 cubic yards. After this there are the ‘Maxi’ and ‘Extra-Large’ skips which range from 10 to 16 yards.
We offer almost any skip size that you may need. However, our website lists the most popular everyday skips. These are:
The 'Mini Skip" - 2 cubic yards
It's perfect for small jobs around the house and in the garden
The ‘Midi Skip’ - 4 cubic yards
The ‘Midi Skip’ is perfect for small home, garden or construction jobs. They can be placed on or off the road and it's usually fine to fill these skips with heavy and dense waste such as bricks, rubble and soil. Do not overfill though!
The ‘Builders’ skips - 6 and 8 cubic yards
We have both of these skip sizes separately although both sizes are not always available in all areas. These are usually the largest skips which can easily go on the road and require a permit. The 6 yard skip is the skip you're most likely to see on a driveway and our best seller. An ‘all-rounder’, these skips are suitable for heavy and dense waste as well as bulky waste.
‘Maxi’ and ‘XL’ skips - 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 cubic yards
These skips are perfect for large projects such as a house or office clearance. Due to their size, they cannot usually be placed on the road. They are not suitable for heavy and dense waste as the weight could be too great for the lorry to lift, but are great for bulky waste and light installation waste.
Skips are hired for 7 or 14 days unless you are placing the skip on the road and the permit is due to expire before this.
If you need to extend the hire period you can contact us to organise, please use the email address on your confirmation order email for contacting. There may be an extra charge on this depending on demand.
Whilst we always try to keep you updated, we may collect the skip on the 14th day or when the permit expires even if you have not requested removal, as the hire period will be up at this point.
There can be additional costs associated with skip hire, but, with planning, this can be mitigated.
Skip permits / suspensions - if your skip needs to go on a public highway you will need a skip permit and possibly a parking suspension. This will incur additional cost and you may need to contact us or the skip hire company to organise.
Wasted journeys (failed collections and deliveries) - these will usually incur a cost when it is not our fault, as a lorry would have been sent out to drop off the skip. Please ensure the skip can be dropped off and collected (please see guidance on access and delivery).
Overfilling - if you overfill your skip you could very well be charged extra or the collection may fail. It is a legal requirement that the load is safe to transport.
Prohibited items - hazardous waste (fridges, tv, paint, etc) are NOT allowed in skips and if found could incur a substantial extra additional cost. Please see guidance on what can go in a skip.
Skip costs vary significantly depending on the area of the country and the size of the skip. We provide a cost based on your location and also a comparison with our 'Man and Van' service ( https://albajunkremoval.com) as sometimes this can be cheaper and quicker.
Skips are generally a flexible waste removal solution. However, there are restrictions on what type of waste can go in a skip and restrictions on the mixing of certain waste types.
Generally, standard household and business bulky waste can be thrown in, as well as standard garden and construction waste.
In most cases, only small non-hazardous electrical items such as a kettle or a toaster may be allowed in a skip. Large electrical items like washing machines and dishwashers will usually need to be authorised in advance as this waste cannot be thrown away with other waste streams. Hazardous waste is not allowed in a skip. For these waste streams our 'Man and Van' service is https://albajunkremoval.com often more suitable.
Almost all bulky waste found in the home or business can be put into a skip. Unless you’re breaking everything up, be careful that the skip is 'level loaded', which means that nothing is protruding or overflowing from the skip. Also, white goods such as washing machines and dishwashers need to be moved in line with the WEEE regulations. These are not usually suitable to be thrown into a skip without prior agreement.
Garden waste can be thrown into most sizes of skip. However, if your garden waste is predominantly heavy and dense rubbish like soil or rubble, then you will be limited to an 8 yard skip in most circumstances. Generally, a 4 or 6 yard skip is the more suitable for a typical garden or small redesign project.
Most skips (Mini, Midi and Builders) are perfect for construction waste and usually a much better option than our 'Man and Van' or Skip Bag service. They are designed for heavy and dense waste. There are limits as the skip must be liftable and capable of being transported, so usually an 8 yard skip is the largest standard skip for large amounts of heavy construction waste. There are, however, larger skips, 10 - 12 - 14 & 16 Yard Skips, which can be supplied.
Plasterboard & Gypsum are a specialist waste, which means it cannot usually go in a Skip, it most definitely cannot go in a mixed skip. This is because when it is mixed with other waste or gets wet it can putrefy over time and can generate hydrogen sulphide. In some cases we can organise for you to add a little plasterboard if it is bagged and separated or we can supply a dedicated skip for plasterboard alone.
Food waste is not a suitable waste for a skip and should be avoided. Category 3 ABP (raw meat, food and dairy) should always be avoided. For this type of waste we recommend our man and van service, https://albajunkremoval.com
Hazardous waste is a broad spectrum of waste and includes anything from asbestos to fridges, computer monitors to chemicals. These should NEVER be thrown into a skip, unless a specialist hazardous waste container has been supplied. It is a legal requirement that hazardous waste is declared to ensure it is moved & transported properly. You will need to contact us to discuss removing small amounts of home and business hazardous waste as our 'Man and Van' , https://albajunkremoval.com, service could be an option.
General skips can be restrictive if you have a specialist waste or a very mixed waste collection.
The following items are prohibited from skips unless a prior agreement (and a specialist skip) has been supplied:
Remember, there is usually weight limits on larger skips (over 8 cubic yards) so if you are planning on filling your skip with very heavy and dense waste, do contact us so we can provide a specialist or more suitable skip.
Before you place your order you should decide where you will place the skip and if it is a suitable location, and understand if there is a cost implication, ie a Skip Permit is required.
Off Road means on private land, usually yours. This is a driveway, private car park, courtyard or similar. It must be land you control or have permission to use for a period of time.
All skips can be placed off road on private land and they can usually be delivered fast, sometimes often as fast as the next day.
Placing your skip on public land requires more consideration and in almost ALL cases will incur an additional charge which is charged by your local council in the form of a ‘skip permit’.
There are several implications beyond cost, which include:
Skip sizes larger than 8 cubic yards are not generally able to be placed on the road. There are exceptions, such as building sites but these require planning permission.
It takes 1 to 5 days to get a skip permit depending on where you live. Councils issue permits for 3 to 14 days, which means, depending on your location, you may need to renew it or have the skip filled and removed quickly.
Skips placed on the road will need to be coned off and lit. It is ultimately your responsibility to ensure the skip is visible after it has been placed and is not a risk to other persons or vehicles.
Skips ‘in the open’ are at extra risk of attracting unwanted third-party rubbish and they can be fly tipped. If someone else throws waste into your skip, unfortunately, you are liable for it. If they throw waste which attracts surcharges, or if the skip can't be collected because of this, you are liable for the additional charges. Because of this, one option would be an enclosed skip, if available, which can be locked, and whilst this may cost a little more, it will prevent fly-tipping of your skip.
If you are placing your skip on a public highway you will need a skip permit. Skip permits are issued by your local council and they can vary in price from area to area.
In most areas, we will provide the skip permit for you and we simply pass on the additional cost.
As skip permits expire, we must ensure your skip has been removed by this date. This means that if you haven't requested a collection, your skip may have to be taken, regardless of whether or not you have finished using it. This is because it is a legal requirement to have a valid up to date skip permit.
If you plan to place your skip on the road, you may need to contact us to get the most up-to-date pricing.
If you live in an area which has permit parking or you plan to place the skip in a Pay and Display parking space, you will also need a parking suspension along with the skip permit. These are usually charged by the day and can add to the cost, as the council will need to put up a notice and suspend the space.
If the space is suspended but there is a car or an obstruction in the way when we attempt delivery, there will usually be a wasted journey charge applied. Therefore it is important that this space is free and that there is enough space for the skip to be placed and for the lorry to manoeuvre.
When you book your skip you will be asked to make payment. This can be made using any major credit or debit card. This should be the only payment you need to make as long as the skip can be placed, collected and is filled correctly.
Booking a skip with us is very easy. You can book online 24/7 using our website. Most standard skips are available online with real-time pricing. If you have a specialist skip requirement, we may need a couple of hours to provide a bespoke quote, just get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org
You can cancel your order or update your delivery date as long as the skip is not out for delivery. If it is out for delivery a wasted journey fee will apply. If the skip has been delivered and you decide you need a bigger one, you will need to order another skip once you fill your existing one or supplement the skip with our man and van clearance service, https://albajunkremoval.com
A skip is delivered using an HGV (heavy goods vehicle). This is because the skip itself is very heavy and the waste you throw into it will add considerably to the total weight.
Because an HGV will be delivering the skip, you need to ensure there is enough access for the vehicle to manoeuvre around safely.
You are responsible for telling us where to place the skip and ensuring the space for it is suitable. A skip lorry and a full skip can be very heavy so there is a risk of damage, particularly on paved driveways. We are not able to accept responsibility for any damage caused as a result of your instruction. If you’re worried about your drive being damaged and have maybe lighter waste, our rubbish clearance service, https://albajunkremoval.com, may be more suitable.
The more information you can give us the better. As a minimum we need to know where the skip will be placed, what access there is and who we should contact if we encounter any problems. Just fill in the form totally, that should do it.
If the delivery is going to be very straightforward, you don’t necessarily need to be in. However, if a delivery fails, a wasted journey charge could be applied. If you are not going to be in, you must ensure that detailed delivery instructions have been supplied, we have contact details and please remain contactable.
There must be clear and spacious access to the delivery location - we cannot lift over large obstructions like a wall or a car.
The drop off area must be completely clear for when the Skip arrives. This means clear of cars and any other obstructions.
It is your responsibility to ensure the area is clear. If we arrive and are unable to place the skip a wasted journey charge is very likely to apply.
If you have special access requirements like low arches or narrow entrances, please contact us before booking. We may be able to supply a specialist vehicle or we may suggest our 'Man and Van' skip hire alternative service, https://albajunkremoval.com.
Skips are delivered between the hours of 8am and 6pm. We are able to take requests for a time but these cannot be guaranteed. If you need a precise time and have a light waste stream our man and van service should be considered, https://albajunkremoval.com.
If you do need an arrival time or have special access requirements please contact us as we may be able to accommodate through a bespoke quote.
Filling a skip is an easy task for most people - the challenge is filling it properly and efficiently.
We recommend breaking items down to minimise the volume and placing the waste in the skip in an efficient manner. If you just ‘chuck’ items into the skip there's likely going to be a lot of gaps which you won't be able to utilise.
LEVEL LOAD: The skip must only be filled to a 'level load' and there should be nothing protruding above this line, or, overflowing. Do not build up the sides to stack more waste, as this will incur a wasted journey charge upon collection until the excess waste is removed. A load must be safely removable in order to be carried on the public highway and transported, so it is very important the skip is not overloaded.
Once you have finished loading your skip it will be time to organise the pick up. Pick up is generally very straightforward as long as the skip has been filled correctly and is accessible.
When your skip is ready for collection you can call, email or request a pick up from your order.
We can often pick up the next business day as long as we know in the morning, but this is not guaranteed and you should not rely on this, as it may be several days later. Depending on where you live and how busy the vehicles are it can take 3 to 5 days to have your skip collected, but it is usually much faster.
If a skip must be removed by a certain date we suggest giving us as much notice as possible or better to select the collection date when you make the booking.
We remove skips between 8am and 6pm and are not usually able to offer a precise time. If there are access times that we should be made aware of, please let us know at the time of booking so we can be sure to accommodate your request.
Skips are uplifted between 8 am and 6 pm
You do not need to be in as long as the skip is clearly accessible and has been filled correctly. However, you must be contactable should we need any help or guidance to remove or access the skip.
This means that there must be enough room for a lorry to safely manoeuvre in order to collect the skip, with no obstructions such as parked cars.
The skip must not be overfilled or overflowing and there should be no prohibited waste inside the skip.
If the skip pick-up fails due to it being filled incorrectly, overloaded or if there is a lack of access, a wasted journey fee will apply.
If the uplift fails, we will contact you to organise a new date. A wasted journey fee may apply if it has failed due to the skip being overloaded, overflowing or filled with the wrong waste or if we cannot gain access to the skip.
Skips are hired for a maximum of between 7 / 14 days unless agreed otherwise.
If the skip is placed on the public highway and the permit is due to expire, we will remove the skip, even if this is less than 14 days.
If a skip has been removed but not fully utilised we will not be able to issue a refund so please do ensure you keep us up to date if you are running behind or need to extend the hire. Wherever possible we will contact you first but this is not guaranteed.
THE ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SKIP HIRE.
MINI - MIDI - BUILDERS & MAXI SKIPS
2-YARD MINI SKIP
The 2-Yd mini is ideal for smaller household projects, for Instance, suitable for roughly 20 bin bags of waste material.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
2 Cubic. Mtrs.
3-YARD MINI SKIP
A 3-Yd Is A Perfect Size For Household Projects, Therefore In Garden Clearance, DIY Projects, New Bathroom And Kitchen Refits.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
3 Cubic. Mtrs.
4-YARD MINI/MIDI SKIP
Holding Up To 40 Bin Bags Of Waste Material, Consequently, The 4-Yd Is Ideal For Most Small Household Jobs Like Garden Clearance.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
4 Cubic. Mtrs.
6-YARD BUILDERS SKIP
The 6-Yd Is A Popular Option, Above All It's Ideal For Bulky Waste Material Such As Builder’s Waste, Household Waste As Well As Other General Materials.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
6 Cubic. Mtrs.
8-YARD BUILDERS SKIP
8-Yd Is Also Known As A Midi Skip, Subsequently, It’s Perfect For Larger Items For Instance Builder’s Waste Material, Household Waste & Other General Materials.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
8 Cubic. Mtrs.
10-YARD MIDI SKIP
The 10-Yd Features A Much Larger 100 Bin Bags Capacity, That’s Certainly Ideal For Those Larger Jobs And DIY Projects.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
10 Cubic. Mtrs.
12-YARD MAXI SKIP
12-Yd, Great For Much Larger Domestic Clearances, As A Result It Can Be Used For Bulky Builder’s Waste. For Those Larger Jobs & DIY Jobs Which Have Got Out Of Hand!
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
12 Cubic. Mtrs.
14-YARD MAXI SKIP
14-yd is great for lighter general waste material such as garage & attic clearances. moreover, Heavy waste material isn’t permitted.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
14 Cubic. Mtrs.
16-YARD MAXI SKIP
16- yarder, is One of the biggest available. Certainly Ideal for light building projects, large household jobs, shop fitters as well as other types of general waste.
Dimensions & Capacity are Approx:
16 Cubic. Mts.
These Items CAN be Placed in a Skip:
These Items CANNOT be Placed in a Skip:
Plasterboards were allowed to be placed in Skips before amendments were made to the law in 2011. The Law now states all plasterboard material MUST be disposed of separately. This change was implemented due to a study that determined, during decomposition dangerous gas was emitted in the mixed waste setting. Hence, Skip Service providers are equipped with special bags for plasterboard waste material.
Skips for Hire:
Kinds of Uses
Most folk hire Skips for several reasons. The main reasons being affordability and convenience that Skip Hiring brings as an efficient waste disposal solution. There are various sizes of skips available for different kinds of situations. Here are some uses of Skips:
If you are doing a house renovation, Skip Hire is a waste disposal solution to consider. Whether it is fitting a new bathroom or knocking down a wall, you will have a large amount of waste. Therefore, depending on the amount of waste, you can choose a Skip that best fits your requirements.
This is one of the most common uses of Skip Hire. When removing the old driveway waste material can quickly be loaded into a small Skip.
Unwanted waste clearance of previous owners
This occurs when tenants leave behind heaps of unwanted waste such as old furniture, fittings, etc. Skips are ideal for removal of these items.
When cleaning or redesigning gardens, we are often faced with a large amount of organic waste such as soil and other materials. Skips can take in all kinds of garden clearance waste. In the UK, garden owners can opt to choose from small affordable Skips, 2/3 Yard, for small garden clean up jobs.
How to Hire a Skip?
There are certain things to consider when Hiring a Skip so that it fits with your requirements.
Choosing the right skip size is the essential first step in the process.
They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, measurements and length.
Opting for a large skip but then not having enough waste material to dispose of, will only increase your cost while choosing a small skip for a large amount will leave remaining unwanted garbage at your property.
Therefore, making the right size decision is fundamental to assuring you the best deal in town. Additionally, skip hires is popular as it offers a wide variety of skip sizes that helps to cover almost any waste disposal jobs easily. So, whether you need to dispose of building waste material at a commercial site or perform DIY tasks at home, you can opt from a variety of sizes.
There Are Four Main Kinds Of Skip Hire:
MINI SKIP HIRE:
These are one of the smallest skips available, usually in 2 /3/4 cubic yard skip size. These are great for a less amount of waste, usually good for housing or gardening projects:
Cost Effective: Mini Skips Are Great If You Are Undertaking Small Domestic Jobs Such As Remodelling Your Kitchen/Bathroom Or Performing Quick Garden Clean-Ups. Instead Of Dumping All The Waste In Your Car To Dispose Of Waste Material Far Away, Save Some Cost By Hiring A Mini Skip To Help With The Process More Efficiently.
Convenience: In The UK, Most Cities Are Bustling With A Large Number Of Residential Areas. Therefore, RoRo Skips Or Builders Cannot Conveniently Be Physically Placed On Your Own Land. Therefore, Mini Skips Can Allow You To Efficiently Pick Up Almost 2 To 3 Tonnes Of Waste Easily.
Popularity: These Are Widely Available Across The Whole Of The UK. Especially Popular For Domestic And Other Small Jobs.
MIDI SKIP HIRE:
Are Widely Used For Old Kitchen Fitments And Bathrooms, In 4/5 Cubic Yard Skip Size.
Often, People Make Use Of Midi Skips For Domestic And Landscaping Waste Materials.
Generally, This Skip Size Can Carry Approx. 45 Black Bags Of Garbage/Waste.
BUILDERS SKIP HIRE:
These Are One Of The Most Popular Skip Types, In 6/8/10 Cubic Yards Size.
They Are Great For Commercial Use Where Concrete Items, Such As, Soil And Rubble Are Disposed.
Many Households Make Use Of Builder Skips For General Domestic Waste Material. Generally, This Skip Can Carry Almost 70 (Black) Bags Of Garbage/Waste.
MAXI SKIP HIRE:
These Are Larger Than Builders Skip, Measuring 12 / 14 & 16 Cubic Yard In Size.
Due To The Large Size, Maxi Skip Takes Up More Physical Space On Site And Offers A Much Larger Capacity.
These Are Great For Large, Bulky Debris And Waste Materials—Mainly Used At Construction And Commercial Sites.
Secure skips (lockable)
These are primarily used to secure your skips with extra protection. This helps to ensure no additional waste elements are added. They are available in varied configuration and sizes.
Skip Hire Prices:
Prices by Size:
Undoubtedly—one of the decisions of Skip hire price lies in the size of the skip. A Small sized skip, like a Mini Skip, will cost less than a Builders Skip, due to the size and amount of waste the skip will carry.
Apart from the size, several other factors help in determining the price. They are as follows:
Prices by Region in the UK
Skip hire prices fluctuate from region to region, with South of England and Greater London often priced higher. Other areas, such as Scotland, Northern Ireland, etc. are usually the cheapest.
Permit council costs
If the skip is placed on a public road, a permit is required. This permit comes with a cost (depending on your council area. However, if you place the skip on your personal property, then a council permit is NOT required.
In most cases, your skip hire provider will acquire the permit from the council and add it to your final cost.
There are no hidden charges applied when hiring a skip. However, you may be charged or fined for disposing of items in skip that are prohibited by law.
Some skip hire providers may quote prices without adding VAT (value added tax). Hence, when comparing prices, it is essential you ask the skip provider if any such tax has been added to the final price. It is always best to evaluate the total cost of a skip hire beforehand.
Period of Hire
The length of hire is another essential factor to consider. Also, a long period of hire will cost more in terms of the council permit cost. Usually, the longer the skip hire service, the more hiring cost.
Today, most skip hire service providers offer deals that allow for an unlimited hire period.
Weight of Skip
The weight of the Skip varies according to skip hire companies weighing rules and regulations. Generally, this is evaluated by each cubic yard being equal to 1 tonne. So, a 2-yard skip will weigh 2 tonnes.
Most skips ranging from 2 to 8 yds will carry heavy materials such as metals and rubbles. However, to have a perfect weight balance, it's recommended to load items with a combination of both heavy load and lightweight contents. Also, you should keep in mind that loading limitations of trucks that are provided by your skip hire company will vary.
Skip Hire Costs:
How do I Reduce the Cost of Skip Hire?
Always ensure that you pay the right price and preferably the lowest. Consider Comparing the Market before making a final decision. Get quotes from a few service providers to compare. Generally, opting between 4 to 5 skip hire providers is ideal. This will give you a better choice to make the right decision. Additionally, ensure all quotes are inclusive of VAT, permit costs and any other price extra.
Sell/Donate or Recycle:
A further tip to reduce your skip hire cost is through Donating, Selling, and Recycling
This will help you to lessen the amount and weight of waste material and ultimately bring down the skip size you require. There are numerous ways to donate, sell and recycle used goods that you might not know. Your regions local council can help you with various options to choose from. Likewise, you can "Google" the internet to donate and sell.
So, instead of opting to Skip your old furniture, cupboards, bed set, tables, kitchen and bathroom fittings or any domestic accessory, in the skip, you could sell or donate to bring down your skip hire cost.
Recycling can bring the following benefits:
- - Save energy: When using industry-related recycling material, you can save a lot of energy. Besides power, money is saved in the extraction and refining of natural resources.
- - Environmental protection: Recycling is the most essential way to reduce pollution. The UK saves at least 18 million tonnes of CO2 annually
- - Resource conservation: Recycling helps to reuse materials that can be transformed into other new products. Instead of manufacturers opting to extract resources and damage the natural ecosystem, they can recycle materials to conserve resources.
However, even with a large number of positive reason to do so, many people still don’t recycle;
- - One of the most reasons for not recycling is found in the inconvenience it causes. Some places are not equipped with recycling bins or bags to make the process easy. Therefore, people find the whole process exhausting.
- - People can't be bothered separating items for recycling from the waste collected, and instead, opt to dump it all together. Pre-planning or labelling items that can be used to recycle is an easy way to separate items.
- - A misconception prevails today’s, as people consider recycling as ‘unimportant’ People often tend to ignore the problem of global warming, which can be significantly reduced with the help of recycling old materials for new ones.
Recycling can be easy and convenient. It CAN help you to keep your skip hire cost low.
Book in Advance:
Booking your Skip Hire in advance can save you quite a lot of money rather than waiting to book at the eleventh hour. Some skip hire companies may charge fixed rates as per hiring period and weight but booking in advance can always open some room for early bird discounts. Likewise, to keep hiring costs low, accumulate all your waste at one point to speed up the process.
Try to avoid council permits:
While a council permit is essential if you place the skip on public property, this can easily be avoided if you opt to keep it in the area of your private property. So, opt for driveways, lawn area, backyards, etc. to keep costs low. However, if your waste is ready to go and wouldn’t require waiting, make use of the wait service to avoid council permits for skip hire.
Environmentally Friendly Waste Removal Solution
Most Skip Hire firms in the UK are committed to recycling almost 80 to 90% of waste into recycling, hence, making it a popular environmentally choice. Once waste material content is sorted and mounted, they are distributed between items that can be used for recycling and items to be disposed of into landfills.
Items usually collected and recycled by skip hire are:
- - Metal
- - Plastic
- - Wood
- - Soil
- - Furniture
- - Organic waste
How Long can you Hire a Skip for?
Hiring a skip varies from task to task. Some jobs are finished quickly while others may take longer. In most cases, hire periods are usually from 1 to 14 days. Typically, as soon as the project reaches completion, Skips are collected. Normally, skip hire providers will collect your skip within a day or two.
Skip Safety Measures to Consider
Safety measures are essential to public protection. While some safety responsibility lies with the client, others are carried out by the skip hire providers.
First, it is vital that no skip-content overflows out of the skip. This is to ensure that pedestrians are not harmed when the skip is placed in a public area. If skips are overloaded with content, it might overflow as a result and cause harm to people passing.
Furthermore, be careful when loading items into the skip. Load heavy objects first to play safe. Move towards a lighter object and top off with the lightest. This will ensure that your skip is stable and firm during movement.
As discussed, putting anything that could cause explosion or poison is a big NO! So, instead of the skip hire provider pointing these out, or a fine, it is best to keep them separately.
Additionally, safety for pedestrians is essential if you are placing your skip in a public place. One way to safeguard pedestrians is through making sure none of the items are overflowing of the skip, and also surround your skip with amber lights that are easily visible during night time to avoid accidents.
In most regions, this is the responsibility of the skip hire provider. Skips should NOT be placed in locations that block pavements, right outside driveways, on manholes, gates, or drainage lines, etc.
Make the Most Out of Your Skip Hire
After getting the best quotes and choosing your Skip, it’s time to get started. However, often, people fail to take the fullest advantage of the Skip spaces provided, which leaves them with higher costs and scattered waste.
A large number of people in the UK discard waste into the Skip without efficient placing. As a result, they lose a large amount of space they are paying for. When items are disposed of in Skips, it becomes challenging to arrange them. Here are some things to consider for an efficient, smooth and cheap process:
- Break up items if you need to: If you have heavy or large items that can be broken into pieces, such as furniture, boxes, or just anything oddly shaped, do so, try to break them into smaller pieces to save space in your skip for other waste material.
- Put heavy items first: It is recommended to discard heavy items first. If your items are flat in shape, this can also create ease in placing another item on top. Flat items can create the best layout and space coverage. These items usually include tables and boards, etc.
- Make sure to place skip on your property: This is helpful if you forget to put some waste material into your skip. Keeping the skip on your property will let you add anything that you may have missed before your skip hire provider takes it away.
Consider the ideas mentioned above to help you make use of your skip and take full advantage of the service.
What NOT to do:
Whether it is for domestic or commercial purpose, people in the UK opt for skip hire to dispose of building waste material. However, the process of waste disposal can sound daunting too many. This is why people often make the following mistakes when hiring a skip.
- Do not overfill your skip: This is the most common problem found in the UK. People overfill their Skips regardless of what size and weight they can carry. Therefore, filing a mini skip with RoRo skip waste material will cause it to overflow and lead to a fine from the skip hire provider.
Look for a skip that best fits your requirements rather than getting the job done at a lower cost. Always opt for the larger size than you think you'll need. This will save you money from hiring two skips which will be more expensive. Likewise, remember to pack all the waste material efficiently to make the most out of your Skip spaces.
- Do not place your skip in the wrong place: It is highly recommended to place your Skips on your private property. Public spaces are generally congested with pedestrian and motor traffic.
Your skip may cause discomfort and blockage to others. However, you can get a skip permit from the local council if you wish to place it in a designated public area. Your skip provider can help you with this.
- Do not put prohibited items: As mentioned earlier, please avoid putting in things that are hazardous and deadly. These items are listed by your local council and can cost you hefty fines if you do not abide by them.
There are many other waste removal services available, but skip hire remains the UK’s most sought after waste disposal solution. Right after you are done disposing of your building waste materials, you can ask for your skip to be picked up.
Skips are available in a wide range of sizes, measurements to allow you to choose what best fits your needs. Additionally, the size of the Skip also ensures that you only pay as much as the job requires. So whether you want to dispose of kitchen fittings, garden clean-ups or waste from a construction site, pick the right size to get your job done efficiently.
In the UK, skip hiring providers safely deliver & pick up Skips, bringing you the most convenience as compared to other waste disposal methods that can prove to be unreliable and cost you more.
Hence, no matter what the job is, save money and time with skip hire providers in the UK. If you do not move your waste it can cause hazardous health related problems for you and your loved ones. Opting for a local skip hire service provider is your affordable and efficient waste disposal solution.
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