Skip Hire Basics

Wednesday 10 November 2010 11:37

Most people don’t think too much about waste disposal, until they find themselves faced with the problem of having to dispose of a large amount of waste, when lugging garbage bags and waiting for your garbage collector will not suffice. When this time comes, people are surprised that there are actually a huge variety of waste collection methods available. Two of the most common waste collection methods include skip hire and roll on/roll off containers. There are also special tankers used for collecting and transporting liquid waste.

Using a London skips for hire service is the most common waste collection method, and there are a very wide variety of skip sizes, making them very useful for both individual and business use. A skip, or rubbish skip, is simply an open top container that is loaded on a special lorry for transporting. Skips vary in capacity from 4.5 cubic meters to 18 cubic meters, and the largest skips can hold as much as 10 tonnes of waste. Skips can have hinged doors on one side for easy manual loading and unloading, although it can also be emptied just as easily using a crane.

While skips are mainly used for hauling waste, it can actually be useful for hauling supplies as well. An example of this is when building supplies are delivered to a construction sites using a skips, and then later on using that same skip to take out the waste. This saves a lot on rental costs since you only need to rent one skip.

When renting a skip, estimate just how much waste you need to be hauled away. It is a good idea to rent a skip that is slightly larger than what you need, just in case you have under estimated the amount of waste that needs to be disposed. This will save you time since you won’t need to make arrangements to hire another skip, and money, since it is cheaper to hire one big skip than two small ones.

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