Things to consider when hiring a skip

Thinking of de-cluttering your home? Maybe you’re going to do a big spring clean this year? Either way, it is always surprising how much stuff you can accumulate over the year that you just don’t need anymore. When you do decide to do the big clean, it might be worth considering hiring a skip to take away any unnecessary stress of how to dispose of your things. Well, before you pick up the phone to get rid of that pesky clutter/rubbish, it’s worth knowing what you actually can and can’t put in a skip. Now that we are a nation trying to become more eco-friendly there are a few things worth knowing when it comes to skip hire. It’s fantastic that recycling has become something that the majority of us do now without really thinking about it. Whether it is simply separating our paper from our plastics or adding waste to the compost heap, it all helps to make the world greener.

There was a time when you were able to hire a skip and throw whatever you want inside, regardless of what it was, but thankfully this has now changed. It was easier back then, we know, but knowing how much better for the environment this is makes it easier to accept.

First things first, you need to know what kind of skip you wish to hire, not just the size but the type. For example, you may wish to hire a plastic skip or a wood skip as you wouldn’t be able to combine these two different materials. Depending on what type of material you are getting rid of would also affect the price of hire. This is because certain things are cheaper to recycle than others. Some of the cheapest to recycle being paper and plastic.

If you are lucky you may have some scrap metal you need getting rid of. If that’s the case then, as metal has value, the price of this would actually come out of the skip hire cost, depending on how much you have depends on how profitable you could be. Maybe it’s worth just double checking the back garden again?

Although skip’s can, of course, take the majority of items away for you, there are a few things that are unfortunately prohibited –

  • Fridges
  • Microwaves
  • Solvents
  • Television
  • Toasters
  • Telephones
  • Tyres
  • Vehicle and household batteries
  • Electrical equipment such as electric cookers
  • Asbestos
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Explosives
  • Medical Waste
  • Oils
  • Chemicals
  • Paint Tins

If after reading this you are still a little unsure on what kind of skip you need then please remember you can always give us a call. Our highly trained and friendly Customer Services team are always happy to answer any questions you might have.

Please feel free to contact us on 1890 40 10 20 or alternatively by clicking here.