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Skip Hire Tips

Planning Your Project Waste: A Guide to Skip Hire

Any building work will inevitably create waste, so it’s essential to be prepared and plan how to remove it from your site before starting the project. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process of hiring a skip and managing your waste efficiently.

1. Research Skip Hire Costs

Skip hire costs can vary greatly, so it’s wise to shop around. You can use online searches or check local press for skip suppliers in your area. Additionally, ask friends and family for recommendations of companies they have used and trusted.

2. Understand What Affects Skip Costs

The cost of your skip will depend on what you’re disposing of. Different types of waste have various recycling and disposal requirements, which are reflected in the hire charges. Be clear about the types of waste your project will generate to get an accurate quote

3. Determine the Right Skip Size

Figuring out the right size skip can be tricky, especially if you’re unsure how much waste your project will produce. It’s best to consult with the skip hire company. They can advise you on the appropriate size based on the nature of your project.

4. Plan Skip Placement and Duration

Where your skip will be placed and for how long are crucial considerations. Local regulations may dictate where you can place a skip, particularly on public highways or private property. Check if you need permission or a license to place the skip in your chosen location and ensure this is sorted before the skip arrives.

5. Communicate with Skip Suppliers

Whenever possible, speak directly with someone at the skip hire company rather than relying solely on online information. They may offer better advice or special deals that aren’t available online. Direct communication can also help clarify any specific requirements or concerns you have

Our Experience

We frequently use skips at our customers’ premises and our workshop. Over time, we’ve gathered some valuable insights that have helped us manage waste more effectively. We hope these tips will help you with your projects as well.

Happy hunting for the perfect skip, and good luck with your home improvement or garden project!