Things to consider before you hire a Skip

There are certain things that should be taken in to consideration when booking a skip, so we’ve come up with a tick list for you to go through before you make your final decision…

 

What waste am I putting in the skip?

The waste you have to remove from site / your home will influence your decision on what size skip to hire. It will also influence the price of your skip, so if you have a large amount of one type of waste ie. Muck, Rubble, Green Waste etc. it’s worth telling your skip hire provider as they may be able to quote you a reduced rate for ease of disposal. Bulky waste such as unbroken furniture/doors etc may also need a bigger skip to be able to accommodate the waste.

How much waste do I have to dispose of?

The skip size you choose will depend on how much waste you have produced and need to dispose of. Our skip size guide will help you determine how many bin bags of waste would fit in to each skip to help you make your decision.

Do I have any access restrictions?

It’s best to check the height and width of the delivery vehicle with your skip hire provider before booking your skip if you feel there may be any restrictions ie. Narrow driveway, overhead cables, raised kerbs etc. as we may need to deliver on a smaller lorry or advise of alternative options for your skip hire such as a wait & load or placing the skip on the road with a permit.

Will I need a road permit?

If the skip does need to go on the road for any reason – for example if you don’t have a driveway or you’re working in a busy high street, we would need to apply for a permit from the local council in order to allow us to be able to site the skip on the road without both of us being fined. We can arrange this for you as well as supplying lights and in some cases, cones to put around the skip to improve visibility.

How long will I need the skip for?

We normally supply skips for anything up to 14 days but if you think you’ll need your skip longer then please let us know when you book as we may be able to extend this for you for no further charges. In some cases though, we may need to charge rental on the skip if it stays out longer than the 14 day period. Alternatively, you may only need it for a day – ask us for a same day delivery and collection if this is the case.

Where will my waste be going?

If your rubbish is found fly-tipped or dumped in a unregistered landfill site, you would be held responsible for it and face hefty fines from the council. We only use depots across the UK that have been compliance checked by ourselves where we will ensure they have a waste carriers license, the relevant insurances and site permits in place so you can be assured your waste is being dealt with in the correct manner.

 

Contact our friendly, knowledgeable staff to discuss your skip hire requirements further and for advice on the best skip to suit your needs, on 01763 252080.