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The skip hire business seems to be geared to servicing those who not only know the things that they want but who also know how the whole 'skip hiring matter' works. Jargon abounds - and this may be daunting to the 'occasional amateur' who must rent a dumpster. Nonetheless, on occasions, you'll need to rent a skip. So here are ten things that you should know - along with some hints and ideas.

1. How to hire a skip? There are lots of pretty small operators who will supply skips. They're all 'local' in the meaning that there's no 'national skip hire company' in the United Kingdom. Those purporting to be 'national' are waste management companies or skip brokers which will sub contract to local skip hire companies. So you ought to have the capacity to have a deal by going direct to these local companies. A look in just about any local business directory or in the net should provide lots of skip hire companies from which to pick. Search for 'skip hire' - and, in case you're using the net, add the region of the country or county where you want to employ the skip. You can look in your local council's web site. Many councils provide a tally of waste contractors in their own area. Another tactic will be to look at skips on drives and roads near you. Legally, the operators must place their name and contact details in the skip. Choose some or many of these operators - and give them a call.

2. Avoid making mistakes It's a good thought to check with the Environment Agency the skip operator you need to contact is properly qualified and licensed to carry waste. Request the skip operator for its waste carrier license number. Then enter this number of the Environment Agency's web site - to check if it's a valid license. It's also advisable to ask to see a copy of the operator's pubic liability insurance - just in case the operator damages your property while delivering or collecting the dumpster and you need to pursue an insurance claim against the operator.

3. What size skip do I need? It doesn't help the newcomer, but skips come in a variety of sizes - and skips stick to the 'imperial' measures of cubic yards, not metres. A cubic yard is just a space measuring one yard (three feet or 0.92 metres) by one yard by one yard. This equates - very roughly - to two standard washing machines or dishwashers, or to one erect fridgefreezer. The most common size of skip - in a residential area - is one which carry either six or eight cubic yards of materials. These two sizes of skip are known as 'builders' skips'. So, if you contact skip operators, you should make certain that you know which size of contractor's skip everyone is referring to. The optimum size of skip for your own need is the one which lets you use all of its own space to include all of the waste you need to dispose of. The complication in all this is that the bigger the skip, the cheaper it is per cubic yard. However in the event that you can't fill the dumpster with waste, you're paying cash to just transfer air. In addition, many councils don't allow skips using a capacity bigger than eight cubic yards to be set on a pubic highway.

4. Loading the dumpster In the event that you can't load the skip yourself - or get some of your own friends and family to do it for you - you probably should examine alternatives to disposing of your waste materials. This really is likely to mean contacting a specialist waste clearance company, like Waste King, which supplies the labour to load the waste materials and the vehicle with which to remove it.

Skip Hire Brentwood5. Access issues Skip lorries have a tendency to be between eight and half feet and nine and half feet wide. They have a tendency to weigh at least 7.5 tonnes. If that isn't the case, the skip will have to be put on the road adjacent to your home. That conveys that you'll require a skip permit. In addition, if the dumpster will be put in a controlled parking zone - such as in a residents' parking area, pay & display parking bay as well as where there's a single yellow line painted close to the kerb - you'll need to get a parking suspension. Both the parking suspension and also the skip permit not only cost money but will take several days to organize.

6. How long can I keep a skip? Operators will want to roll up the (complete) skip in a week, or two weeks at the most. If you really need the skip to be removed sooner - or after - you need to discuss this with the skip hire firm. Obviously, in the event the skip has been put on the street, you have to take account of the conditions of the skip permit and any parking suspension that needs to be in place. These two things cost money. This means that the longer that the dumpster is there, the more money it costs you.

7. Exactly what do I put in a skip? You can put more or less anything in a dumpster that isn't: -- Liquids -- Petroleum, petrol or diesel - - Paint and cans of paint -- Fluorescent tubes - - Gas canisters and gas bottles -- Asbestos -- Electrical appliances and equipment -- Batteries -- Tyres - - Televisions and computer screens -- Refrigerators, freezers and ac units -- Plasterboard -- Hazardous and toxic substances -- Clinical or medical waste, including syringes The other important rule regarding filling skips is that - contrary to popular opinion - you mustn't over fill a skip. The skip should 'level filled' - that is, the waste must be level with but not above the edges of the skip. The operator could - legitimately - charge you additional cash for the hire of the skip or ask you to really remove the excessive waste before the skip could be taken off, when the waste is above these edges.

8. What happens to the things within the skip? It's not a bad idea to ask this question of the business that provides the skip. The dumpster operator should be able to tell you the landfill site to which your waste is going - and how much of it, if any, will avoid going to landfill. The answer depends on the kind of waste you put in the skip, where the operator is based as well as the skip operator's preferences. Some skip operators got their own waste processing facilities. Others use third party waste processing facilities.

9. How much should I expect to pay? The price of a skip is determined by its size, the waste material you're putting in it and where - in the UK - you're based. As a rough guide, an ordinary price for an eight yard contractor's skip is around GBP220, plus the cost of any parking bay suspension and skip permit.

10. Is there an alternative to a dumpster? Yes, there is. You might find that using a specialist waste clearance, collections and recycling business - such as Waste King - rather than a skip will save time, energy, effort and cash. A truck with Environment Agency licensed staff is a lot less unsightly, less tumultuous, cleaner, faster and much more efficient than using a skip to dispose of the waste materials. Moreover, Waste King's staff will segregate the waste in order to ensure the maximum amount is recycled and the minimal amount of the waste goes to landfill - therefore helping the environment also. A firm including Waste King will: -- Save you time in clearing the waste, compared with the time taken to fill a dumpster and then get it removed - - because it only charges for the quantity of waste removed (not by the skip load) Save you money) -- Take away a wider range of waste materials than are allowed to be set into a dumpster -- Be able enough to clear waste materials from any portion of your property - so, unlike skips, there are never any 'access problems' Moreover, since no skip is left overnight, your neighbours can't fill up the skip with their waste materials when no one's looking - so you only cover your waste to be removed.

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