If you’re hiring a skip, here are ten things you need to remember:
$1· Operators will want to collect the full skip within a week - or in two weeks at the most. If you need the skip to be removed sooner – or later – you need to discuss and agree this with the skip hire company.
$1· If the skip is being placed on the road, you must take account of the terms of your skip permit and any parking suspension that needs to be in place. Both of these things cost money. This means that the longer that the skip is there, the more money it costs you.
$1· Skips come in a number of sizes – and adhere to the ‘imperial’ measures of cubic yards, not metres – so you need to get the most appropriate sized skip for the amount of waste you need moving.
$1· Usually skips hold either six or eight cubic yards of materials. Both of these sizes of skip are known as ‘builders’ skips’. So, when you contact skip operators, you need to be sure that you understand which size of builder’s skip everyone is talking about.
$1· You need a skip which enables you to use all of its space to contain all of the waste you need to dispose of – otherwise you’re paying operators to move air.
$1· However, the larger the skip, the cheaper it is per cubic yard. Nonetheless, if you can’t fill the skip with waste, you’re paying money to merely move air.
$1· In addition, many councils don’t allow skips with a capacity larger than eight cubic yards to be placed on a public highway.
$1· If the skip will have to be placed on the road adjacent to your property, you’ll need a skip permit.
$1· If the skip’s being placed in a controlled parking zone – such as in a residents’ parking area, pay & display parking bay or even where there’s a single yellow line painted near the kerb – you’ll need to obtain a parking suspension.
$1· Both the skip permit and the parking suspension not only cost money but will take a few days to arrange.
Waste King can:
$1· Give you specialist advice on the size of skip you need.
$1· Arrange all permits and other legal paperwork – including providing a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) if required.
$1· Deliver and collect the skip whenever you require.
$1· Offer cost-effective waste management alternatives to a skip, to give you best value.
$1· Recycle some 90 per cent of the skip’s contents – to reduce the environmental impact of your waste.
Call Waste King and speak to one of its helpful and friendly team members to discuss your requirements.
Freephone: 0800 141 2778 or, from a mobile, call 01442 210034