Whether you’re giving your garden a makeover or finally getting around to your annual cupboard clear-out, skip hire in Chorley is sure to help when it comes to disposing of your unwanted materials.
If you’ve hired a skip before, you likely know the ins and out of the process, and how to really make the most of your hire period. However, if it’s your first time, you might be on the hunt for some tips.
Luckily, we’ve put together this blog explaining a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your skip.
Make sure you hire the right skip size
When hiring your skip, you’ll notice that there are a few different container sizes available for hire, and choosing the right one is crucial.
Typically, domestic skip sizes are as follows:
- 2-yard mini skip – these sizes are great for small-scale tidying, and they can hold up to 30 bin bags or 4 wheelie bins full of rubbish.
- 4-yard midi skip – if you’re expecting your project to generate slightly more waste, it’ll be better to go for this size. It can hold up to 40 bin bags or 8 wheelie bins full of rubbish.
- 8-yard maxi skip – maybe you’re working on a large-scale bathroom or kitchen renovation, in which case an 8-yard skip will be perfect. It can hold up to 80 bin bags full or 16 wheelie bins worth of rubbish.
Remember, choosing the wrong size will result in you overpaying for space you won’t need, or even worse – having to pay extra because you’ve overfilled your container.
Consider where you’ll leave the container
Where you’ll leave your container is one of the most important things you need to consider – but why?
Three words: skip hire permits.
If you have the luxury of a spacious garden or driveway, and you’re happy to leave your skip there, then you won’t have to worry about a skip hire permit.
If you aren’t this lucky (not many of us are), you’ll have no choice but to leave it on the road or pavement outside your property. It’s in these instances that skip hire permits are necessary.
All skip licences are approved by local councils, and any good skip hire company should be able to arrange them on your behalf.
Click here for more information about skip hire permits in Chorley.
Know what you can and can’t dispose of
All skip hire firms have rules in place regarding what can and can’t be disposed of in their containers. If it’s your first time hiring a skip, you might not have paid much thought to what you’re able to throw away.
Most skip hire companies will accept anything from broken furniture to recyclable plastics, but won’t entertain any of the following:
- Medical, biological, or laboratory waste
- Aerosols and solvents
- Corrosive liquids
- Electrical appliances (fridges, freezers, etc)
If you’ve gathered any waste materials you’re unsure of, it’s always best to get in touch with your skip hire company to check before tossing them into your container.
Work with a skip hire company you know you can trust
Unfortunately, there are many skip hire companies that are only interested in their hire rates, and these are the ones you want to steer clear of.
It’s important to do your research to find a company you know you can trust, who can accommodate your every need – like the team at A1 Skip Hire.
If you require more information or would like to book a skip, get in touch with them today!