Skip Hire Made Simple

Skips are heavy duty open top metal box containers available for hire to fill up with general non-hazardous waste. They’re convenient to be used as the hire service includes shipping to a location, and also the collection when you’ve stuffed it up with all the waste. The waste is then piled and re-cycled as far as possible as part of this hire and waste disposal service.
The skips are available for hire in a number of different sizes. The more compact skips are all about the size of a small car between 2-4 cubic yards/meters, the general mid range are the magnitude of an average car 6-8 cubic yards/meters, and the bigger ones are the size of a panel/ transit van between 10-12 cubic yards/meters. The smaller sizes are ideal for garden waste and in which storage of the skip is limited. The mid range skips are most common for general home renovation and building work, but need at least a car sized region for finding it whilst it’s being stuffed up. Remember that you also need additional space for secure access to dump the waste into it, and need to make sure that the dumpster lorry can collect and deliver the dumpster without causing harm! The bigger skips are containers with greater side walls enabling more rapid waste storage, but this will generally need ramped access so the successful working footprint will be bigger. Particular skip hire firms on request may provide drop down doors to assist cart waste into them, but make sure that these are safely operated and the doors secured appropriately. Waste King

If you’re not able to place the skip safely on your own property without causing an obstruction to the general public and your neighbours, it may be possible to place in about the roadway nearby. But for the safety of the street users and passing people the position of where and how the skip can be placed will firstly have to be evaluated by your regional authority and skip hire firm. Application for this assessment should be made prior to ordering the skip, so that a license can be obtained to use the allocated area for the skip on delivery. Issues which may restrict the placement will depend on the street width, higher requirement for parking and close proximity to street junctions and pedestrian crossings. What’s more, if you place the skip on a grassed verge along the sidewalk you will be able to limit and repair any damage to this area caused as part of the arrangements. It’s strongly advised that you seek advice from the skip hire firm when arranging your dumpster in relation to where it can be safely placed, and if they can advise or obtain on your behalf the license when placed on the street. A trusted skip hire firm will be registered such that it understands its responsibility for secure waste transportation, transfer and disposal. The waste producer is responsible for the safe disposal, so any hazardous waste should not be placed into the skip. Items like tyres, electrical gear, freezers and fridges, plasterboard, items that may explode or build gases up, any containers used for or containing hazardous liquids like oil, batteries and poisonous or fuel type liquids, etc.. These items should be disposed of individually and responsibly, and any probable contaminants notified to the skip hire firm. The filling up of the skip should always be performed safely and considerately without tumultuous noise and excessive dust. It’s better to purchase a slightly larger skip then overfill it beyond its level or weight limit, as the dumpster company may refuse to eliminate the skip if it cannot safely up load the filled skip and transfer its waste for disposal.

Skip hire costs fluctuate nationwide, and depend on the hiring firm, size of skip and type of waste that it will be full of. Often payment for the dumpster hire is upfront to the hiring firm when setting the order or on delivery of the skip. When it has been filled you organize for its elimination with same hire firm, usually as much as two weeks hire is permitted but the hire period should be agreed when ordering. Once requested, all reliable skip businesses will arrange for collection within the next 48 hours. As a result the skip hire firm seems to make its cash when delivering the empty dumpster rather than after collecting it when full with waste. But as the client you are going to need the reliability from working together with the skip hire business that will collect and deliver when it’s convenient for yourself. A local hire firm will be more suited to your requirements, as it will comprehend the limitations on the placement of skips and the requirements for licenses within your regional authority area. What’s more, the hire cost should be the lowest priced at it’s efficient by reducing the haulage and transportation expenses, and the company should be dependable as it’s keener to maintain and develop customer satisfaction.

There are several national skip hire companies which appear to find you the cheapest local supplier. However, are they the cheapest? Or are they just agents that match the price for making the arrangements between the client and skip hire firm?

As an alternative and possibly avoiding the need to contact several neighborhood skip hire firms directly and copying your requirements to each one, it might be economical to own customer focused businesses that advertise your requirements rather than just meet them. The skip hire marketplace is quite competitive, but the customer should be rewarded to be local, disposing waste sensibly and organizing it for recycling with a trusted business.