Hiring a skip for the first time can seem complicated and confusing, but when you work with a trusted company, it really doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’re hiring a skip for garden waste or you require a skip bin for commercial purposes, the rental process will be fairly similar.
Additionally, when you work with a reliable company, the contractors will largely take care of everything. However, it pays to have a rough understanding of how skip hire works to make sure you can prepare yourself. To help you out, we’ve created a mini guide to skip hire and how it works.
Choose the correct skip size
Once you’ve found a trusted skip hire company, the next step is to choose the skip you need. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to skip hire so you will need to think carefully about your requirements and the types of waste you need to dispose of.
Skip hire companies should be able to offer you a range of sizes, from four-tonne midi skips to larger bins capable of holding up to nine tonnes. They will have options appropriate for garden waste, house renovations, demolition waste and more. If you aren’t sure of the size you need, contact your chosen rental company to discuss your requirements.
Obtain a skip permit
Depending on where your skip will go, you may need to obtain a permit from your local council. If the skip will sit on private land, then you won’t need to get a skip permit, but you will need to get permission from the landowner.
If your skip will be put on public land, such as on the road outside of your house, then you will need to obtain a permit. You may also need to put additional safety measures in place, such as reflective markings, but this depends on your local area. Different councils have different rules.
Typically, your skip hire company will obtain the permit on your behalf. However, there are some cases where you’ll need to apply to the council yourself.
Arrange a time for drop off
You’ve chosen your skip size and obtained your permit, but what’s next? The next step is to arrange a time for drop off!
Your chosen company will come and put the skip in the agreed space, so you won’t need to worry about having any specialist equipment or collecting the skip yourself. They will also arrange a collection time, which will depend on your requirements and the policy of the company.
Again, the skip supplier will take care of the collection and everything that happens to your waste afterwards, so you won’t need to worry about this.
Fill the skip with authorised waste types
When it comes to skip hire, your main responsibility is making sure you fill the skip correctly. There are some items that won’t be accepted by your hire company so make sure you have a list to hand.
You should also make sure you don’t overfill the skip as you may be charged for this. Your skip hire company can offer you advice on both of these issues and will be on hand to help you fill your skip correctly and efficiently.
If you require reliable skip hire services in Belfast, then you needn’t look further than Batesy Skip Hire. We have over 600 skips and containers available to hire for domestic and commercial projects, in addition to waste transfer stations and topsoil.
No matter what your waste management requirements, we at Batesy Skip Hire have a solution for you. Get in touch to discuss our range of skips for hire today.