There are a number of reasons to hire a skip; whether you’re clearing out all the junk from your attic or completing a renovation job, skips are often a convenient and cost-effective way of handling large volumes of waste. However, knowing the right skip hire company to choose, as well as navigating the rules, regulations and limitations of skip hire can be tricky. This post intends to clear up the process of hiring a skip for your domestic clearance job:
Before you can even begin to think about what, (and what not), to put in your skip, you’ll want to carry out plenty of research, to ensure you’ve found the best skip hire company for the job. Once you’ve whittled down your choices to a small handful, you’ll want to go deeper into investigation mode: what’s their service history? Do they have customer reviews or clear accreditation? Is their website functioning, informative and easy to use? Do they even offer the service you’re looking for? These are all questions to ask yourself when deciding upon an appropriate skip hire company.
Once you’ve made decisions on your skip hire company, you’ll want to dive straight in and hire your skip. Well, hang ten. Before making any rash decisions, you’ll need to know what size skip you will require for your job, and, more importantly, if it will fit either on your driveway or on an exterior road. Hiring the wrong skip size can be extremely frustrating, too small and you’re faced with the potential threat of hiring another skip, which will cost you time and money. Too big, and you’ve wasted money from the beginning, whilst needlessly suffering the chagrin of your neighbours, from taking up a few too many parking spaces.
If you have a driveway, finding the prime location for your skip is as simple as it gets, with no need for additional permits. However, placing a domestic skip on a public road or pavement will require a permit, which should be effectively taken care of by the skip hire company you are working with. Typically these permits only last a couple of days, so if your job exceeds the already agreed expiration date, it’s important to renew your permit.
When choosing your location, it’s vital you consider accessibility and the logistical issues of both the delivery and pick-up of the skip, particularly if you are without a driveway or private access. Communicate with your neighbours well in advance, should you need to create space for your skip and make sure you inform your skip hire company of any potential hazards or limitations to your access point.
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