If you require a skip for your next project, you must be clued up on the whole process. To ensure you have every detail covered and find a skip that suits your requirements, there are a few questions that you can ask the skip hire company.
In this blog, we discuss some of the top questions you should ask before hiring.
Do I need a skip permit?
Depending on where your project is taking place will determine whether you need a permit or not. In most cases, skips are put on driveways as this is private land, however, when skips need to be placed on public land such as roads, you may require a permit. Some skip hire companies will take care of this for you but always check beforehand as this might not be the case.
How long can I keep the skip for?
If you’re taking on a big project then you’ll probably need the skip for longer than a few days. Ensure you ask about hire durations as you may need to pay additional costs if you require the skip for longer than the standard time. Some companies will collect the skip, empty it and return it to you at a convenient time throughout the project.
What can I put in the skip?
There are some restrictions about what you can and can’t put in skips and this will vary between companies. Asbestos, fridges, tyres, light bulbs and gas bottles are just some of the hazardous items that are usually unsuitable for skips. Non-hazardous waste such as bricks, rubble, green waste and furniture are fine to put in skips.
What size skips do you offer?
Most companies will offer skips in a range of sizes from 2-yard skips suitable for small home projects up to 40-yard skips used for commercial uses. If you’re unsure which size you need, tell the company about your project and they should be able to advise you.
Here at Cherry Hill Waste, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent, we offer reliable skip hire and waste removal services at affordable prices. Working with both domestic and commercial clients, our professionals will gladly offer honest, expert advice. Contact us today for more information.