Are you planning to hire a skip for a project? Whether you’re cleaning out a home, clearing a property or managing a construction site, a skip can help you eliminate rubbish quickly and easily. There are a few ways to make the best use of your skip that we’ll share here.
Select the Correct Skip Size
It may be difficult to estimate just how large a skip you need, but the skip hire company can help you with that if necessary. Keep in mind that you can always have one skip taken away and another put in its place if you underestimate how much rubbish you have.
If you’re clearing a smaller space in a house then you can use a 4 tonne Midi skip but if you’ll be clearing the whole house, you may need a couple of builder’s skips. There are also bulker skips which are meant to hold bulky items that don’t weigh as much such as sofas and beds. For construction and heavy-duty garden work, you may use a 3 or 6 ft roll-on/off skip. These are meant to hold heavier rubbish such as soil and stone.
Be Aware of Limitations
Not everything can be put into a skip. Certain substances are not permitted and the company you hire the skip from may not permit certain things in certain types of skips (for example, the bulker skip does not allow soil or rocks).
You cannot place hazardous waste into the skip, as it may have something dangerous that could cause issues. Things such as gas cylinders, tyres, solvents, electrical equipment, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs should not be put in a skip. You can arrange for these to be taken away separately, but it will save you some difficulties if you know what is permitted. You don’t want to dig through the rubbish later to remove things.
Know Your Safety Steps
When you are using a skip, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. First, the skip should be on a flat surface. This allows you to fill it easier and also prevents tipping later on. You should avoid causing the skip to be top-heavy, so aim to put the heavier items on the bottom of the skip and break larger items up. Lighter items can go on top of the heavier ones.
Avoid overfilling the skip, since this will make it difficult to move. An overfilled skip will also be at risk of tipping or of pieces falling out, which could cause an injury.
Are you in need of a skip hire? Batesy Skip Hire is here to help. Let us help you determine which skip you need.