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Top Tips for Packing a Skip Correctly

Whether you’re hiring a skip for your office refurbishment or garden clearout, learning how to pack your skip correctly is an important skill. By using the space efficiently, you can save space, minimise the number of collections you need, and spend less money on waste disposal.

Ready to pack your skip efficiently? Read our top tips for doing so!


Make sure you know which items can and can’t be loaded 

One of the most important things to know when loading a skip is what you can and can’t pack. There are some items which are off-limits, such as paint and asbestos, so it’s important to get to grips with what won’t be accepted before loading your skip. Otherwise, you may find yourself having to load and unload waste to remove items you’ve included incorrectly.


Load the heaviest items first 

When you’re ready to start loading your skip, start with the heaviest items. Make sure you lay flat items first in order to create a solid base for the rest of your waste and then begin to pile up the heaviest and bulkiest items. This will make it easier to use up as much of the space as possible within the skip, including the corners.


Crush smaller items 

If you need to dispose of items such as cardboard boxes, make sure you crush them before loading them into your skip. This will allow you to slot them into any open gaps and cracks and use up all the space available. By pushing the smaller items deeper into the skip, you can also prevent them from blowing away in adverse weather conditions.

Are you in need of reliable skip hire services in Exeter, Truro, Plymouth or Taunton? If yes, then you needn’t look further than Devon Contract Waste. We are proud to offer our commercial waste disposal and recycling services to businesses in the local area and are committed to offering only the most environmentally-friendly solutions possible. For more information about our skip hire services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of professionals today.

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