Hiring a skip is not an easy and straightforward process if you’re doing it the very first time. In most instances, you can book a skip online and have it placed to your door without problem but not the same case each time.
If you are lucky enough to have a driveway, you can park it in front of the house, which minimizes the risk of a dump truck. If you don’t have a driveway, the skip will be placed’ on the road outside, where you have to be careful not to cause trouble for other residents or passers-by. Broken glass or protruding trees can cause injury. Therefore, skips need to be disposed of carefully. A full skip is sure to attract “skip divers” – people digging for stored material. On the plus side, this leaves you with a lot more room to pass up, but the downside is that they can delicately disrupt accumulated orders and leave a mess.
Finding the skip and how much it costs
There are many skip options available in the market. All you have to do is to figure out how much waste you need to dump. A medium-size Skip; often referred to as midi – consumes a lot of household waste and is the best value for a spring cleaning job. You will need this particular size or bigger size if disposing of enormous clumsy items like three and four-seat sofas.
The standard size skips need to be placed; when you vacate the house for renovation or sale or when the landlord clears the apartment after students. This; is the bulk of the land clearing that occurred this time of year. The price varies depending on the type and size of the container or skips bag. Below is an example of what to look forward to:
Big junk removal providers often offer skip services and give their members preferential rates. Most skips hire companies measured skip size in cubic feet, while some rubbish removal companies make it easier by listing how many black plastic bags can put in for each size.
For example, the Mini, which costs starts from £119.99 at London Skip Hire, can hold up to 20 black bags, The slightly big than mini skip starts at £175.99, The mid-Skip Hire offers space for up to 30 bags and can accommodate the excess contents of a small but not overcrowded house, while the standard skip costs € £224.99. It includes Boxes for kitchen and bathroom furniture and garden lighting.
Can anything put in a skip?
The most simplistic answer to what can be put’ in a skip is to know what cannot be put’ in a skip. Here are the most common items that are not allowed in a skip:
- Clinical or medical waste, including syringes
- Electrical equipment and supplies
- Fluorescent tube
- Refrigerator, freezer, and air conditioner
- Petrol cans and gas bottles
- Hazardous and poisonous substances
- Oil, gasoline, diesel
- Paint and paint box
- Television and computer screen
Note that if any prohibited items are found from your skip while disposing of it, you will likely charge an additional fee, and prohibited items will return to you. We recommend that you safeguard your skip when it is out in the open and the public as people can throw their trash in the skip.
Disposal and recycling – where does trash go?
After collection, the skip will be taken’ to a licensed trash collection point. Garbage is unloaded and sorted at the delivery station. Depending on the type of waste at UK transfer stations and sorting equipment, the material will be recycled, sent to waste disposal facilities at energy plants, taken to landfills, or a combination of the three. Professional waste disposal companies like Clearabee always recycling the garbage before disposing it properly.