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A Beginners Guide to Hiring Skips

By Cleaning World https://www.cleaningworldinc.com/junk-removal/

Hiring a skip can be a great idea if you are planning to renovate your house or simply clear out considerable amounts of old clutter. Indeed for most home improvement projects that involve waste, whether it’s a case of hiring a builder or doing it yourself, the right skip is a must. Not only will a skip on site be the most convenient way to get rid of piles of waste quickly, but it will also make the project more efficient, manageable and help to avoid accidents where the work is taking place.

However, often the decision to hire a skip is only the beginning and for someone with no prior experience, this can be a bewildering and confusing process. While good skip hire companies will be able to advise you on many of these matters, it’s a good idea to have an idea about what you need before you make contact.

The most important things to consider before hiring a skip are: what kind of materials you will be disposing of and how much waste will there be? Answering these questions will help you decide what size of a skip you will need.

Not all waste can be thrown into skips; material that is hazardous (such as asbestos), or will cause an offensive smell on a public road while the skip is in use (such as rotting food) will usually not be accepted. Try to make a list of all the different materials you will be throwing away and use this to make sure they are all acceptable when you speak to skip hire companies. They may be able to advise where you can take material that is prohibited in the skip. Throwing prohibited material in the skip may be dangerous and could ultimately cost you extra if the skip hire companies have incurred additional expenses while dealing with your waste.

Once you have ascertained that your waste will be accepted for a skip, it’s important to gauge what size of skip you will need. Be realistic about the job you are doing; most people underestimate the amount of debris that will accumulate after even small jobs. The cost of having a small skip emptied twice may cost a lot more than ordering a sufficiently large-skip the first time around. If you are hiring professional builders, they may be able to advise you on this.

Once you have all the facts about your project, start ringing around skip hire companies that operate in your area. An expert from a reliable company will be able to advise you on all these matters, but having as much information on hand when you speak to them will make this process easier and more efficient.

Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Waste

Domestic Waste

When it comes to skips for hire in the area of domestic waste, there are certain important guidelines to follow. For instance, there are restrictions as to what you can throw into domestic rubbish bins. Indeed, it is essential that you identify the type of domestic waste you want to have removed as certain types of rubbish are prohibited from being placed in skips. If these rules are not adhered to, you can be handed with hefty fines from the local council.

Some of the common types f rubbish that is accepted as domestic waste include general waste, garage clearance rubbish, old furniture, carpets, clothes, and toys. Construction rubbish such as bricks, concrete, asbestos, insulation material or chemical containers won’t be allowed when you hire a skip for domestic waste purposes. As a result, you have to be clear as to what your purpose is when you hire a skip.

In terms of domestic skips for hire, we have 2m3 to 6m3 size skips that you can hire. We have bins with rear door access to allow bigger items to be carted into the skip with a wheelbarrow. If this is something that is required, please mention it when confirming your rubbish skip hire with us.

At Skip Bins 4 U, we have two decades of experience in helping homeowners with their domestic rubbish disposal. You can rely on us to have the right skips for hire as well as the rubbish removal service to meet your needs no matter the size of the task.

If you need a larger bin to handle a bigger amount of domestic waste or more information on what materials can be dumped when you want to hire a skip, please contact us via email or telephone and one of our knowledgeable representatives will gladly help you out.

Common Types of Domestic Waste?

– General Waste

– Garage/Home Clearance

– Old Furniture

– Carpets

– Clothes & Toys

Commercial & Industrial Waste

It is often difficult to understand all of the different waste and recycling types and the proper commercial waste management system that is required within this vertical. Therefore the first thing to take into consideration before going for a commercial skip bin hire is to identify what kind of waste materials you will have.

Based on our experience, a typical commercial waste removal service has to deal with materials that might include old bathroom tiles, concrete slabs or bricks, wooden beams or packaging from new furniture or equipment.

Good commercial waste management also has to take into account potentially hazardous material such as damaged plasterboards, fibro or asbestos.

Available Varieties of Skips and Their Uses

Skip bins are metal containers used to hold oddments decommissioned from homes, offices, and industries in volumes. Initially, these containers were introduced in models of waste paper baskets that were modified and bettered into bins and then dumpsters that are now posted outside domestic premises for weekly collection and disposal of wastes. Presently, skips are referred to those metal containers that are open-topped and carried at the back of trucks for transporting junk from collection points to disposal sites. Since the government of the country started laying inordinate stress on proper disposal systems, these carriers are getting manufactured in multiple models and sizes to suffice the changing requirements.

Here’s a look at the available kinds of bins that you can hire for waste disposal:

Mini Skips for Household Garbage

This is the smallest sized bin available in the stores, marketed as mini skip, home skip, domestic skip, gardening skip, etc. With an approximate dimension of 4ftx2.5ftx3ft, these containers are perfect carriers of bin bags of big size over 25 in the count, at a time. They are designed to weekly carry wastes generated from domestic properties. Some of them use the item to dispose of garden wastes like grass rolls, raked leaves, mowed grass, weeds, loose clay, etc.

Mid-Sized Skips for Commercial Wastes

These containers are sized 4 cubic yards and are double the capacity of the mini versions. Built to carry a bulk of wastes from offices and industries, these units are usually used to collect demolished stuff like computer junks, metal trash, saw shavings, ice chunks, concrete pieces, liquid wastes, etc. that are heavy and manually irremovable. As they are designed to carry weighty garbage, the units are fitted with a drop door at the bottom, coupled with sloping sides meant to ease unloading.

Jumbo Skips for Industrial for Clearance

Last but not least, these 8 cubic yard containers are meant to carry commodities from homes and offices for clearance. Purposed for big projects, the units look different from the mini and mid-sized repositories because of their enhanced capacity. Often used by movers to relocate goods from one place to another, the giant size of the bins eliminates the necessity of partial transfer. Aside, they are also used to carry recyclable items in an environment-friendly manner.

The carriers are also classified on the basis of their design and purpose. Those meant to carry builder’s wastes are called builders’ skips, while others made of tough ferrous materials are meant for hazardous materials.

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