4 Things to Think About When You Hire a Skip

Hiring a skip is a handy way to get rid of large amounts of waste, whether it’s from domestic or commercial premises, and means you can simply load up your waste and have it taken away. However, if you’ve not hired a skip before, you may be wondering how to go about it and what the process involves. It’s important to use an experienced, reputable skip hire company to deliver your skip and get it taken away, ensuring you get the best level of service. But what other things do you need to consider when hiring a skip?

  1. Skip placement

You might be wondering where the best place is to put your skip. If you have a driveway or front garden, then it’s usually easy to find a space. However, if you need to place it on a road then you might need a permit. Your skip hire firm can help you obtain this via the local council. Skips need to be loaded and unloaded onto a truck, so it’s important that the skip hire company find the right spot.

  1. Size

There are many sizes of skip available, from 6 to 16 yards, and if you discuss your skip hire needs with the company, they should be able to help you choose the right one. A 6-yard skip, for example, will hold 50 bin bags, enough for a good decluttering, but if you also have builders waste or are doing a complete house clearance, you may need more space.

  1. Waste disposal

When your waste is taken away, you want to know that as much of it as possible will be kept out of landfill. Using waste management services will ensure that things are disposed of properly, and not simply dumped, giving you peace of mind and helping you avoid a big fine. Some things that might need specialist disposal services include:

  • Electrical items – anything electrical will need to be separated and recycled
  • Food waste – this will need to be disposed of accordingly
  • Confidential waste – if you’re throwing out large amounts of paperwork, it should be destroyed before
  • Chemicals – from paint to batteries, chemicals will need to be disposed of separately

If you need to get rid of any of the above, speak to your skip hire company who’ll be able to advise on the best course of action.

  1. Length of hire

If you’re undertaking a big DIY project or doing a house clearance, you might know exactly how many days you need the skip for. If you’re unsure, have a chat with the people you’re hiring the skip from. Most places will offer a short-term hire if you’re just doing a declutter, or can offer long-term contracts for longer projects, and can suggest alternatives such as caged lorry hire if this suits your needs.

If you need to hire a skip in the London area, get a quote from Brewsters Waste Management, Thames Wharf, Dock Road, London, E16 1AF. Simply call the team on 020 7474 3535 or e-mail info@brewsterswaste.co.uk to find out more.