If you think skip hire services are purely for commercial purposes, you’re mistaken. Whether you’re moving house or undergoing renovations, a domestic skip is the ideal waste management solution for you.
Read on to discover why you should consider domestic skip hire services.
What is domestic skip hire?
If you’re starting the process of moving house or undergoing property renovations, you must think carefully about domestic waste management options. Travelling to your local recycling centre can waste precious time and using household bins is usually impractical, especially with particular types of waste and the quantity of rubbish you’re likely to accumulate. Domestic skip hire is a practical solution that serves as a cost-effective, convenient way for you to dispose of rubbish.
What’s the difference between commercial and domestic skip hire?
Skips are perfectly suited to a number of jobs such as removing household waste, outdoor materials and building materials. However, there are some key differences between domestic and commercial skips:
While commercial skip hire requires a larger size of skip, domestic projects are much better suited to a smaller size of skip. With plenty of sizes available, you’re bound to find a skip that suits your needs and requirements.
Commercial skips are much larger skips, mainly used for building projects, shop refits, clearing out old stock or replacing old office furniture. Domestic skips are smaller skips that can be used for clearing out your property for reasons such as preparing for a move, converting your loft and decluttering. You could also use it for any DIY projects, when you might need to dispose of materials such as concrete, plastic or wood; as well as any waste from your garden.
What are the benefits of domestic waste removal?
Skip hire ensures a waste management solution is delivered straight to your home and collected at a time that suits you. There’ll be no going back and forth to the tip with bags of rubbish – with a skip on your property, you can clear the rubbish whenever you need to and once you’re finished it will be recycled and disposed of for you.
Furthermore, waste can accumulate very quickly so if you don’t have a management solution in place you may have to halt any work until it’s cleared. However, domestic skips can be placed straight on your driveway so you haven’t got to travel far to keep your home waste-free. In the long run, this can speed up your project and save you plenty of time so you’ll be finished much quicker.
Vehicle rental for waste removal is more expensive in the long run than hiring skip services. Equally, using your vehicle to make continuous trips to landfill would be more expensive than hiring a professional. Often, you will have to make many trips due to the need to separate different types of waste. A domestic skip hire is a cost-effective investment that will save you all this money and bother when you’re dealing with domestic waste disposal.
It’s no secret that sending waste to landfill has a detrimental impact on the environment, so we all need to think carefully about how we dispose of our waste. Sometimes it’s hard to know how to dispose of certain types of waste properly and this could result in you making a mistake. Do-it-yourself routes could be particularly hazardous for the environment. For example, some homeowners may get rid of their waste by burning it, causing a risk of toxic smoke that could harm other residents and the environment. Others choose to bury the materials or take them to a landfill illegally. These options harm the environment significantly. Hiring a skip minimises the risk of this happening as the skip hire company will know exactly how to dispose of each material in an environmentally friendly manner and will ensure materials will end up where they should be. All litter is sorted into allotted skip bins and most are recycled to prevent further pollution – at Cherry Hill Waste, we currently recycle more than 90% of all the waste we collect and have a mission to increase that figure to 100%. Most services will also provide several waste treatments that are designed to remove toxic substances, so you don’t need to worry about dangerous toxins polluting your neighbourhood.
Health & safety
If you leave domestic waste lying around, particularly construction rubble or broken furniture, it could pose a danger to your household or anybody working on your property. Some people may resort to placing waste in their gardens as a way of storage – yet this solution can be very harmful to the health and safety of homeowners and pets. Broken glass, metal or even an excess of general rubbish can cause tripping hazards or even release dangerous toxins into the atmosphere. It’s important to remember you could end up being liable if someone harms themselves on your property. By hiring a skip you can make your home safer and therefore prevent the risk of injuries and accidents. Skip services can remove any unwanted junk from your garden and keep it stored neatly before transporting it. Professionals are trained in handling all kinds of waste without causing injury or harm to the environment, so you’ll be rest assured you’re in safe hands.
There’s many different types of domestic skips available to hire and so you’re bound to find something that meets your needs. There are many reasons as to why someone would choose to skip hire, and not everyone requires the same size or type of skip when it comes to waste removal. Some may be looking to dispose of a huge amount of waste suited for construction sites, while others may need a small skip for the removal of smaller appliances and household goods.
Both open and closed skips are on offer, boasting different uses. Open types are most suitable for removing non-hazardous waste that poses no serious threat to the environment, animals or humans. Closed containers are designed to safely dispose of hazardous materials that may risk causing harm to those who encounter them.
Domestic skips are great at reducing fly tipping. Improper litter disposal is something that the government does not take lightly and there are serious rules to follow when it comes to breaking the law. You must abide by certain regulations – and that includes properly removing domestic waste. Hiring a skip service is the best way to avoid landing in any legal trouble if you are unsure of what is acceptable and what is not. When you’re working on a project, the last thing anyone needs is a hefty fine and legal disputes.
What can I dispose of in a domestic skip?
For legal reasons, there are rules and regulations about what can be thrown into a skip.
Here’s some materials that are fine to be disposed of in domestic skips:
What can’t I dispose of in a domestic skip?
Items which can’t be thrown into a skip are often known as hazardous; those which may cause harm to the environment or damage the health of individuals.
Here’s what you should never throw into a domestic skip:
- Medical waste
- Paint or cans of paint
- TVs and other technical appliances
- Fridges and freezers
- Air conditioning units
- Any liquids
Contact local skip companies near you
At Cherry Hill Waste, we understand the stress caused by a home renovation, and our comprehensive service ensures that any excess materials and junk are quickly dealt with. Almost four decades of experience in the waste management field place us among the very best local providers, and we’re especially proficient at providing a speedy, stress-free service for projects large and small. Cherry Hill Waste also prioritises environmentally friendly waste disposal – we currently recycle more than 90% of all the waste we collect and have a mission to increase that figure to 100%. Contact us today to find out more about our services.