A Beginners Guide to Skip Hire
Needless to say, skip hire is priced competitively to suit the budget requirements of all customers. Bolton Skip Hire is your go-to provider of skip hire in Bolton, Chorley, Leyland and Preston. If you’re new to skip hire, let us talk you through the basics to ensure that you maximise your investment.
Choosing a skip size.
Depending on how big or small your project is, we can help you to find the right skip to store the waste that is generated. Our domestic skips are ideal for any home renovation project and start from as little as 2-cubic yards. We believe that our skips for skip hire Bolton are suitable for all domestic customers, allowing you to throw out any unwanted items.
As well as the domestic skips, we also provide skip hire Chorley to suit the specific requirements of those who are based in the commercial sector. The commercial skips are perfect for customers who have greater waste disposal needs.
Although the smaller skips are more affordable than the larger roll on-roll off skips, try not to underestimate the size of your project. When choosing a skip, make sure that you have enough space for all of the waste that’s generated and take into consideration how much space you have available to store the skip.
Loading a skip.
Filling a skip doesn’t require skill and expertise- you just need to follow the rules provided by the Environment Agency and your local authority!
When loading your skip with waste, don’t exceed the sides of the skip. Any skip that you hire for skip hire in Chorley will have a marker that indicates how much waste can be thrown inside your skip. If you overload the skip (taking no notice of the maximum fill level) our fleet drivers may refuse to transport your waste.
The reason why we cannot collect skips that are full to the brim with waste is that it’s illegal to transport level loaded skips (even for short distances!)
To prevent your skip being refused, we highly recommend ordering a skip that is slightly bigger than you need, at least then you won’t be handed a penalty for incorrect waste disposal.
Undeniably, skip hire Leyland is a quick and easy method to dispose of waste but this isn’t to say that you can throw anything/everything inside it. There are certain materials that you need to keep out, including the following;
- Electrical Equipment
- Fluorescent Tubes
- Fridges and Freezers
- Gas Cylinders and Bottles
- Medical Waste
- Oil, Petrol, Diesel
- Toxic Waste
Duration of project.
Here at Bolton Skip Hire, we specialise in skip hire Wigan, accommodating projects of all shapes and sizes. Our domestic skips are provided to store materials that are no longer wanted or needed and enable you to keep them off the ground.
Generally, skip hire lasts between 7 to 14 days, depending on the volume of waste your project generates. If you require a skip for longer periods of time, we encourage you to inform us of this and we will do our best to maximise your investment.
To discuss your requirements in further detail, feel free to contact us today.
Access for skip lorry.
The skip lorries that we use to deliver skips are wider than the average car, hence why you need to really think about where you want your skip to be placed.
Whether you’re planning on storing your skip on the road or on your driveway, try to choose a location that is easily accessible for the 7.5 Tonne lorries. If you’re unsure where to leave your skip, the best thing to do is get in touch with your local council, they will be able to provide you with all that you need to know.
Storing a skip.
When it comes to placing a skip, there are various options available. You can either leave your skip on the road or “off-road”, it merely depends on which works best for you. Skips that are left on the road overnight will require a permit which can be obtained from the local council. At Bolton Skip Hire, we include the cost of the permit in the overall cost of skip hire Wigan to provide you with cost-effective waste disposal.
For skips that are left on your driveway; permits are not needed, and you are free to start your project right away!
As soon as your skip is full, inform us and we will arrange to collect it at a time that’s most convenient for you.
Using our up to date fleets, we transport the waste held inside the skip to the recycling centre where any unwanted materials will be thoroughly sorted into recyclables and non-recyclables. Instead of taking waste to be disposed of at the landfill site, we aim to recycle up to 90% of the contents in your skip, making skip hire Preston a more sustainable option.
Need to know more about skip hire in Preston or our other waste disposal services, call us on 01204 383737 today!