Skip hire is a convenient and cost-effective way to dispose of your waste. Whether you’re renovating your home or simply having a good clearout, skip hire services can benefit your project in a number of ways – however, it’s important that you know what you’re doing before you hire one. There are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when hiring a skip, and plenty of do’s and don’ts.
For your convenience, we’ve put them together in a blog post to ensure that you make the right decision when hiring a skip and get the best value for your money.
Do order the right size skip
If you want to get the best value for your money, it’s important to order the right size skip for your needs. If you order a skip that’s too big, you’ll be paying for wasted space. However, if you order a skip that’s too small, you could end up having to hire a new one altogether if you can’t fit all of your waste in. A reliable skip hire company will be more than happy to advise and guide you on the right skip for your requirements if you’re not sure where to start.
Don’t overfill your skip
An overflowing skip can be problematic for a number of reasons. Firstly, a skip that is overflowing with waste could cause the collection vehicle to exceed its legal weight limit. Secondly, an overflowing skip puts other vehicles on the road at risk. If rubbish from an overflowing skip spills out onto the road, some serious accidents could be caused. Instead, make sure you only fill your skip to the top of the container and always make sure it’s not overflowing in any way.
Do consider safety
Before you hire a skip, it’s crucial to consider the safety and positioning. Think about where your skip will be located; will it be on the road? What type of rubbish are you disposing of? Is a skip permit required? If there is enough space and clear access, you could choose to have your skip delivered onto your driveway or into your front garden.
Don’t dispose of hazardous waste in your skip
You can only dispose of certain types of waste in a skip and it’s important that you don’t put any hazardous waste into it. It’s likely that your home clearance won’t produce any hazardous waste, but it’s still important to be aware of what can and can’t go in your skip. If you’re not sure what items your skip company accepts, it’s best to ask them, but as a general rule, you should never dispose of oil, paint cans, batteries, medical waste, food waste and electronics in your skip.
At Batesy Skip Hire Ltd, we have over 600 skips and containers for your daily waste disposal needs. We provide reliable and quality skips to anywhere in Belfast and the Great Belfast area. To learn more about our skip hire services, visit our website