5 Considerations For Skip Bin Hire

5 July 2016
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Hiring a skip bin is essential when clearing out large amounts of garden waste or renovating a large part of your home. Here are 5 simple considerations to make before selecting which company you will use, to give you peace of mind and ensure that all of your waste is being removed safely and legally.

1. Reputation And Service

Ask friends and family to see if they have had any experience hiring from any local companies, such as Kingston Skips. They will give you honest feedback regarding the efficiency of waste removal and the conduct of the company itself. Some companies will also provide additional services to support their customers. Ask whether the price includes delivery and collection as well as safe disposal of the waste. Skips are usually hired out for 7-10 days at a time. Ask about this and try to negotiate if you need it for longer; most companies will be flexible and accommodate this. 

2. Waste Of Different Kinds

Different types of waste will require different methods of removal. Always state whether you will be removing garden waste, concrete and brick or hazardous materials. This will impact how the skip is removed and how the waste needs to be disposed to ensure it is legal. 

3. How Big?

Skips range in size and so it's always a good idea to ask for some advice regarding what you should use. Talk to an employee and see what they think and ask if you can physically see the bin. It's always better to get something that's a bit bigger so you can reduce the number of times the skip needs to be removed. Often you'll find that skips are measured in the amount of bin bags they hold to make it easier for people to understand. Sizes range from 20 bin bags to 120 bin bags in size.

4. Where's The Bin

Placing your bin nearer to the renovation site will allow you to remove your waste quickly and with less effort. This is probably the best approach if you have heavy concrete and brick as it will reduce the risk of injury. However, if you have garden waste then perhaps placing the skip away from the home and closer to the road will be better. This will reduce the likelihood of smells and debris blowing into your home and will allow the collection truck to remove it more frequently. 

5. Time

Always think about how long you need the skip for. Try to be quick and efficient with any waste removal to avoid blocking entrances to homes and roads. Removing waste quickly is also the best way to ensure that debris doesn't litter your site which can actually cause health and safety concerns depending on the materials being disposed of.