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Things To Know Before Hiring A Skip

Hiring a skip is an excellent idea, especially if you have a home building project that you know will create lots of waste; instead of travelling to the waste management centre regularly, you can simply store the waste and remove it all at once. However, there are some things you need to know before you hire a skip, such as the cubic measurements and obtaining a council licence.

Not Everything Can Go

Most people hire a skip for the convenience factor; if they are clearing out a property before moving or having a refurbishment carried out, having a skip means you don’t have accumulated garbage outside your home. But beware, not everything is permitted to go into a skip.

Items that contain asbestos, for instance, can’t go into a skip; it’s a safety hazard. Similarly, you can’t put batteries in there because of the acid; these items need to be disposed of responsibly at a waste management centre. Always check local waste management rules before skip use.

Skip Size

Skips come in different sizes, and it’s important to get the right size for the job. Hire a skip that’s too small, and it will fill up too quickly; you will end up having to take waste manually to a centre, or it will start to pile up outside your home. Too large, and you lose money from the project.

If you want to get the skip size correct, contact a business like Devon Contract Waste prior to hiring your skip and ask them about their options. Hiring the right or size skip means you have plenty of space to store your debris as you work, and you get the best value for money from the hire.

Skip Cost

Different factors affect the price of the skip you hire. Of course, you can expect to pay more for a larger skip, but it is worth the money if you need the room. Smaller skips are cheaper, but skips size is not the only factor affecting the price; where you live in the Uk is also a consideration.

Skip Permit

If you have a large home with some spare private ground, you can hire a skip without a permit; when there is somewhere to put the skip, it can be delivered right away, no questions asked. However, that is not the case if your property is smaller and you need public road parking.

If you intend to place a skip on a public road, you need a permit from the local council. These are generally easy to apply for and receive, but the application needs to be made all the same in order to secure the space. Without a permit, you run the risk of incurring a fine for violation.

Skip Hire Across The South West

If you’re looking for skip hire in Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton, Cornwall and across the South West, get in touch with Devon Contract Waste today. We have a wide range of skip types, perfect for whatever size project you’re working on.

Contact us now to find out more about our skip hire and waste management services.

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