Are you planning to hire your first skip?


Whether you are renovating your home or simply clearing out rubbish, skip hire makes a lot of sense. Instead of making multiple trips to dispose of the rubbish in your own vehicle, you can load everything into a skip and then let the skip hire company come and take it away for you. Skip hire makes getting rid of your rubbish easy, but there are still a few things that you will want to know before arranging your first skip hire.

Are there limits to what you can place in a skip?

In general, you can use a skip for most rubbish. Whether it is building rubble or household junk, there shouldn't be a problem putting it into a skip. However, there are always going to be a few items that are not permitted in skips. Each hire company will have their own rules, so it is important to check with them on what is permitted before you book the skip. Items that are not permitted usually include harmful substances, such as asbestos and medical waste. Potentially hazardous or flammable materials including petrol, paint, batteries, gas canisters, and old electrical appliances including freezers and refrigerators are not normally allowed. Bear in mind that you are responsible for everything placed in your skip. When the contents are checked, you could face penalties if prohibited items are found there. This can sometimes be a problem if your skip is stored unattended in a public location and your neighbours decide to help you fill it up.

Which size skip do you need?

Larger skips normally work out to be the best value if you can fill them, but think carefully about the amount of waste you want to remove. The skip hire could work out to be expensive if you hire a large skip and then have to send it back to the company only half full. Most skip hire companies will be happy to provide you with an estimate of the best skip size for your needs if you can tell them why you want to hire the skip.

Do you need a permit?

It's always a good idea to check your local laws if you have any doubts, but you normally don't need permission to book a skip if it is going to be stored on your land. If you plan to store the skip on the public highway rather than your property, then it's likely that you will need to seek permission from your local authority.



9 January 2020

Easy-to-open garbage bins

My grandma is a pretty independent older lady and she doesn't like to ask for help from anyone. I noticed that she was having trouble emptying the rubbish bins at her house so I started looking around for some models that are easier to operate for people with shaky hands. She likes to be able to keep up her housework without having to call us so it works out really well when we can find items she can use herself. This blog will be useful for anyone who is looking to find garbage bins that are easy to use and stand up to wear and tear.