If you need to hire a skip for an upcoming project, then you must make sure that you choose the right option. An experienced skip hire company will have skips to suit every requirement, but if you’ve never hired a skip before you probably have a few questions you need answering.
In this blog, we answer four top questions about skip hire.
Do I need a skip permit?
Not everyone requires a skip permit as it depends where your project is taking place. Usually, a skip can be placed on your private land such as a driveway, however, in other cases, it will need to be placed on public land such as roads which means you do need a permit. Most skip hire companies will sort this for you but always ask beforehand as you may need to arrange this yourself.
What size skips do I need?
What is the reason for hiring a skip? If you’re throwing away garden waste then you may be able to get away with a small skip whereas house clearances are likely to require a large skip. The last thing you want is to hire a skip that’s too small, so check out what size skips are available and ask for recommendations from the hiring company.
What happens to the waste after it’s collected?
Once your skip is full it is usually collected and transported to a waste centre. Each item is sorted and recycled in the appropriate way so plastic, green waste, cardboard, timber and more can be reused.
What can I put in the skip?
There are some restrictions about what you can and can’t put in skips but this will vary between companies. Fridges, asbestos, liquids, hazardous waste, paint and tyres are just some of the items that cannot go in the skip. If you are unsure about a material always ask before throwing it away or you could end up with a fine.
Here at Batesy Skip Hire, based in Belfast, we offer reliable and quality skips for commercial, industrial, or domestic needs. Our waste management solutions are viable and eco-friendly, this makes them practical for both you and the environment. Get in touch with us today and find out more.