9 Things About Skip Hire You May Not Know
1 – Skip hire isn’t only for builders!
A common misconception a lot of people have with skips is that they are only meant to be used by builders! We think this is because skips used for construction is one of the more common uses, but this exclusivity is far from the truth. Skips are great for a lot of reasons that any domestic household might need.
2 – Skip hire can be useful for a lot of projects
Skip hire is a great tool for those looking to renovate their home, clear out their garden or just for some general spring cleaning. Skip hire can be much more cost-effective than having to manually throw out waste, making it a great service to consider.
3 – You don’t always need a permit for skip hire
Some of you may have heard that a permit is needed for skip hire which is only partly true, as you’ll only need a skip if you’re looking to store your skip on a public highway e.g a road. This is ideal for people who don’t have a driveway/garden big enough to store a skip, or for those that just don’t have space.
4 – You can’t throw everything in a skip
Contrary to popular belief, a skip isn’t just an unregulated bin to throw anything in! Whilst it’s a great tool for those clearing domestic/commercial waste, there are a few items that aren’t allowed to be put into a skip. These differ from county to county depending on the local regulations but a general list of no-go items is:
- Asbestos or asbestos-containing materials
- Tins of lead paint (empty or otherwise)
- Large Furniture (sofa’s etc)
5 – It’s not all thrown away!
The waste that is put into a skip might be seen as a straight beeline to a landfill or an incinerator but the waste that is collected from skips is often recycled and to a high degree! If it’s able to be re-used, we’ll try out best to recycle those materials so that we’re minimising our (and subsequently your) carbon footprint!
6 – You can get different sizes of skip
Skips come in a variety of sizes to better suit your needs since not everyone can make use of a commercial scale skip. Calling a skip provider is a good way of deciding which type of skip you need. Discuss your requirements with an advisor & they’ll be able to decide which type of skip will better suit your needs
7 – Skip hire isn’t as expensive as you think
Skip hire isn’t as expensive or as far fetched of an option as a lot of people think! The misconception that skips are only used by builders/tradesmen often places skips much more highly in terms of price than they should be. We offer skips from just £110 which is very cost effective!
8 – Skips don’t have to be stored!
The notion of having to store a skip outside of your home or on your property may worry you as it might seem like extra fuss. It’s an understandable worry as it’s something that’s not normal for a homeowner to have to think about day to day. For those that want a quick solution for waste removal, skip hire delivered through a “wait and load” service is a great option! Wait and load is a service that means a driver will arrive at your property for you to fill the skip and will wait until you’ve either filled the skip or are done with it! This service allows those who don’t have space or just don’t want to store a skip the ability to dispose of their waste quickly but without having to store a skip.
9 – Skips don’t always have to be on your property
You don’t always have to store a skip on your property (on your land) if you don’t have the space to do so. Permits can be obtained from your local council to allow you to store a skip on a public highway! (Road outside of your property) This gives you great access to the skip without taking up any room. Permits can be arranged directly with your local council but it can also be arranged by us at no extra cost! We want to ensure that our customers are given the ability to use our services without hassle so if you need a skip that requires a permit, we’ll arrange for that to happen.
Skip hire is an important service that’s used by hundreds of thousands of people every day. From domestic to commercial needs, skip hire is something that is vital to a lot of processes but is something a lot of people overlook until they need it.