Published On: Tue, Jun 5th, 2018

A Brief Guide to Skip Hire

Hiring a skip whether for domestic or commercial purposes can be a bit challenging for the uninitiated. When choosing a unit, you must know what specific skip you require for the project. If you’ve never ordered a skip before, you’ll have no idea about sizes, permits and other aspects of the hire. This article will help to make the hiring process a lot less intimidating.

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What’s the best way of finding a reliable company?

There are many ways to source a reputable skip hire company, the easiest is to use the Internet. Type some key words into a search engine and see what results come up, remember to include words such as ‘skip hire’, and the location of your premises, for example, skip hire Yorkshire. You’ll find a wide range of expert services in your area, all you have to do is choose a company and check their references.

Another option is to check specific sites such as your local council, they generally have information about waste management companies operating within the community. So, if you are searching for a skip hire business that also includes recycling services in Doncaster, the local council should have a list of waste contractors in your vicinity. Many local council sites also check whether the waste skip hire company is fully licensed to dispose of waste.

How to avoid phony operators?

It is important to deal with a reputable waste management, not just for your own peace of mind, but to know that they’ll dispose of your waste in a professional manner. Illegal dumping continues to have an adverse effect on our environment, so it is vital that you deal with a legitimate company who offers environmentally friendly waste disposal services. You can check with the environment agency to see whether the skip hire company you’ve chosen is fully licensed and registered to handle waste.

What kind of skip should I hire?

Skips come in all kinds of sizes, that’s why anyone with no experience in the industry finds it difficult to hire a unit.

You can order a large industrial skip which can fit a huge amount of waste, this is usually found on building sites, or you can hire a smaller unit, perfect for home improvement projects. What you hire depends on your specific needs. The most common skip is 6 to 8 cubic yards, these are ideal if you are clearing out your home or getting rid of large bulky furniture. You can also order a 3 or 4 cubic yard unit these are used to dispose of garden waste or items from small refurbishment projects. Larger skips range from 10 cubic yards to 16 cubic yards, these are mostly found on building sites and commercial premises.

The points mentioned in this article are to help clients briefly understand the process of hiring a skip. It is important to conduct some research on the subject, so you know what type of unit to rent when the time comes. Remember to only deal with a legitimate company who is fully insured and recognised by governmental organisations.

Author: Sophie Fenn

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