House renovations are a popular way for people to spruce up their homes and increase the value of their property. What many people may not consider is the similar benefits a garden renovation can also have. Giving your garden a makeover is an effective way to make the external areas of your house appear neat and well-kept, whether for your own appreciation or to have the area looking tidy to increase its kerbside appeal when you’re selling.
The work that goes into this often results in a lot of waste that needs to be contained and removed, which is where skips come in handy. Skips aren’t just limited to use for domestic waste removal, but they are incredibly important and useful for green waste removal, also.
Here are all the garden renovation projects that may require skip hire and why.
Projects that Require Green Waste Removal
Perhaps you’ve recently moved into a new property where the garden was unloved and unkept, or you’ve suffered from an injury or health condition that has prevented you from tending to your own garden, or maybe you simply haven’t found the time to do it and have decided that it’s time to finally tackle the overgrowth before it gets even more out of hand.
Regardless of why they have overgrown in the first place, such gardens will eventually need to be cleared in order to create a healthy and thriving garden space that can be enjoyed for practical and/or aesthetic reasons.
Garden clearance may seem like a daunting task, when there is such long grass, so many overgrown plants and weeds, it can be difficult knowing where to start. Likewise, it can be hard to feel like you are making progress when you have no efficient disposal methods in place.
Hiring a skip provides you with somewhere to put all the garden waste that will be accumulated. Rather than trying to fit everything into a garden waste bin and black bin bags, the amount of which you would fill would still not provide you with plenty of space, hiring a skip gives you designated space that is large enough to hold all of your waste in one place.
Furthermore, it is important to dispose of green waste responsibly. Since plants are biodegradable, they can be recycled for further use. Typically, they are taken to be composted, where any harmful bacteria is killed off, before being used for fertiliser or in place of virgin soil to cover landfills.
Modifying the visuals of any feature in your garden is counted as landscaping. This could be as minor as putting down decking or patio in place of some grass or vice versa, or a complete garden redesign with flower beds, patios and stepping stones.
In order to put new things into your garden, things need to be removed first to make space. Though some of this may be reused elsewhere in the garden, plenty of it will become unusable or unnecessary and need to be disposed of.
Having a skip on hand for this waste will be extremely convenient. Not only will you have it all together ready to be disposed of, but it will free up space and allow for optimal organisation by having a dedicated area for any waste, in addition to all the materials that you will have ready to go into the garden.
As well as green waste, another small skip may be useful for any extra waste that is likely to be produced on top of any natural garden waste. This could include any of the following and more:
- Mulch and fertiliser bags
- Stones, brick or aggregates
- Plastic plant pots
- Dirt or turf
Such waste should not be mixed with your green waste, as it must be disposed of separately in order to allow for everything to be disposed of as safely and consciously as possible. For example, aggregates may be reused in other landscaping projects or recycled and used within cement, whilst fencing may be recycled accordingly depending on its material.
Conservatories provide a great space to bring your home and garden together, however if you find that this is a space in your home that you no longer use or never use enough to be worth having, then you may wish to get rid of your conservatory to increase your garden space, instead.
Whether you enlist the help of a professional or decide to remove your conservatory yourself, there is a certain procedure that you should follow in order to effectively deconstruct it and save as much of the materials as possible in order to be separated into what can be reused or recycled and what can’t.
Generally, the order in which you should deconstruct your conservatory goes as follows:
- Empty the insides (this is a given, but make sure that all contents inside your conservatory have been removed to avoid any of your belongings being damaged or lost once it has been taken apart).
- Remove the glass panes from the door, roof and windows – these can be repurposed or recycled.
- Detach the roof and guttering – the roof will be bolted to the wall, so must be unbolted to avoid damage to your home.
- Take away the frame, starting from top to bottom and closer to the house, gradually moving away.
Deconstructing your conservatory in this way reduces the amount of mess you will make, since everything can go straight into the skip at each stage, rather than littering your garden all at once. Once your skip has been taken to a domestic waste removal company, they will then be able to sort through the materials to separate between those that are recyclable and those that aren’t before disposing of them accordingly. This is much more convenient for you rather than having to sort through all of this yourself, allowing you to focus on what the next steps of your project entail following the removal of your conservatory.
Furthermore, certain materials such as the glass from your windows should not be recycled with your normal glass recycling, which is why you should let a professional company sort this for you in order for the most conscious disposal.
Garden renovation doesn’t just have to refer to your back garden, but your front garden as well – including your driveway. Being where people park their car(s), no one wants to be driving off and on a bumpy, uneven driveway every day, which is why you may consider a driveway reconstruction.
Resurfacing a driveway involves a lot of materials, from the old surfacing that you will be getting rid of, to the new surfacing you’ll be putting down. Depending on the size of your driveway (or if you’re extending your driveway in place of your front garden), this will mean there will be lots of material that needs to be discarded.
Much of the new materials that will be put down will be held in large bags ready for the resurfacing to be completed. In which case, placing the bits of your old driveway in large bags such as these can cause confusion between which is the old and which is the new material; a skip removes this confusion, as it is specifically there for your waste only. It also keeps things much more tidy, considering you’ll be producing a lot of heavy waste over (potentially) a number of days, making the process of resurfacing much more efficient and easy to carry out.
Once again, this will then be taken off your property and disposed of for you, so there is no need to worry about disposing of such extensive waste yourself.
Domestic Skip Hire
When in need of a skip for domestic use, Batesy Skip Hire has exactly what you’ll need. Offering small, medium and large skip hire, we can provide you with a quality skip to suit your waste removal needs – perfect for those completing garden renovations.
Our service is professional and efficient, and we understand the importance of conscious waste disposal to remove the pressure on the environment from landfills, which is why we aim to recycle 95% of all waste managed at our waste transfer site. You can guarantee that your waste will be disposed of responsibly with us.
As well as domestic skips, we also offer those for commercial use, such as roll on/off skips and builders skips.
Contact us today to enquire about our services and see which skip will be the right fit for your requirements.