Skip Hire – Tips And Advice
If you are having building work carried out on your property, demolishing an extension or shed or just having a huge spring clean, a skip is the perfect answer to your waste problems. That is, unless you have your own truck to take your waste to the local tip or landfill site!
Skips come in all shapes and sizes and it is possible that a skip hire company will charge you an extra fee for disposing of certain items. This is why it is important to know exactly what you are getting with your skip hire service so you are not stung with extra hidden fees later on.
Below are detailed guidelines that will help you in choosing a skip hire company that will meet all your requirements.
You firstly need to know what size skip you need for the waste you want to dispose of. Making a judgment on the size of skip can be quite difficult but any good skip hire company will be able to advise you as to what size you may need if you talk to them.
Considering the size and weight of a skip, after it has been situated it will be difficult, if not impossible, for you to move without calling the company back to move it for you. For this reason you need to work out where the best place is to position it. Bear in mind that if you want your skip placed on a public road, then you will need a permit from your local council, though any good hire company will be able to organize a permit for you for an additional fee.
You must remember that there are some items that, under no circumstances, should be put in a skip. Those items are gas bottles, paint tins, refrigerators, tires, television sets and computer monitors. A reputable hire company should provide you with this information once you consent to the hire agreement.
There are many ways that you can hire a skip, you can call, email or order online through a website. A good hire company will be able to give you a quote in minutes and can help you will all the information you are unsure of with regards to your hire agreement including exact delivery and collection dates and permit costs.
It is important to find out if the company you choose will dispose of your waste in a responsible way and not by illegal dumping of the waste. Plus, a reputable company should also be able to supply you with the appropriate equipment such as lights and cones if you are wishing to have your skip placed on a public road.
To find a good company it may help to ask friends and family for their recommendations or you could search online or use a company directory service for your nearest trustworthy skip hire company.