How does skip hire work?

How does skip hire work

So, you’re finally getting around to your annual cupboard clear-out – but this year, you’ve decided to hire a skip to help you get rid of everything you don’t want.

If you’ve never hired one before, you’re likely wondering how it works.

Admittedly, it can be a little confusing, especially if it’s your first time and there’s more to it than you expected.

To prepare, here’s how the process should work.

Decide on which skip size you’ll need

Usually, this is the part that people find the most confusing, so let’s get it out of the way first.

Most skip hire companies offer a few different domestic skip sizes, including 2, 4 and 8-yard containers – perfect for an array of small or slightly larger projects.

If what you’re disposing of is too much to fit in the boot of your car, then a 2 or 4-yard skip is ideal.

For bigger projects, like a bathroom refit or a garage clear out, it’s best to go for the biggest size, so that you can be sure you have enough room. 

Figure out how long you’ll need it for

You might only need a skip over the weekend, or you may need to keep it outside for a little longer.

Whilst you don’t need to know the timeframe right away, it’s always best to work out roughly how long you’ll need your skip for, so that you can inform the hire company.

Typically, most skip hire firms allow you to keep one of their containers for up to three weeks, but if you’re done with it after a few days, just give them a call and they’ll be there to collect your waste as soon as you’re ready.

Look into skip hire permits

Permits are sometimes required for skip hire in Leyland, because of the safety hazards and inconvenience they’re capable of causing.

Not all skips need one, and if you’re planning on leaving your skip on your driveway or in your garden then you don’t need to worry about getting one.

However, not many of us have the luxury of a spacious yard or driveway. If this is the case for you, you’ll need to leave your container on the road or pavement outside your property, aka, a public highway. 

This land is owned by local councils, and so you need their permission to leave a skip there. 

Usually, skip hire companies can arrange permits on your behalf and the cost will be included in the overall price.

For more information about skip hire permits in Leyland, click here.

How do I order my skip?

With almost everything based online these days, any good skip hire company should allow you to select the most convenient date and time for your skip to be delivered online via their website.

If you’d rather speak to someone personally, there’s always the option to call, but booking online tends to be much quicker, and you won’t be restricted to opening hours – you can book whenever, wherever!

Make sure to tell your chosen skip hire company what size container you need, as well as when and where you need it.

Work with a company you know you can trust

The most important thing to do is find a reliable, trustworthy skip hire firm to work with.

Unfortunately, many skip hire firms are only interested in their hire rates, but with the right company, you can be confident your waste will be disposed of safely and efficiently.

Ready to hire a skip? 

Get in touch with a reputable skip hire team, like Leyland Skip Hire, and book your appointment today!

Still not sold on skip hire? 

Get in touch with the team – they’re more than happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction. 

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