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Skip Hire: A Step-by-Step Guide For Your Construction Project

Skip hire is a great solution for many building and construction projects. Whether you are renovating your home or managing a large construction project, skips can help you get rid of large amounts of waste quickly and stress-free. Mini skip hire is great for small projects or you can opt for large skip hire. Some waste management companies will offer wheelie bin hire for some domestic or commercial waste.


In this blog, we’ll explain the step-by-step process to help you understand how skip hire works and how you can make it work for you.



Stack of skips


Consider whether you need a skip

Some projects may not require a skip as they may not actually produce too much waste. If you have a small project, you may be able to fit your waste in a wheelie bin and hiring a skip would just be a waste of money.


Choose the right size

Once you’ve decided you need a skip, you’ll want to determine which skip size is right for you. Mini skip hire is available as well as large skip hire. Considering the size and scope of your project, how much waste will you be getting rid of? If you are unsure, you can speak to your skip hire company, they will usually have a general idea of what size skip will be right for different projects. If you get a skip that is too big, you will waste money by not filling it, but if you choose too small, you may end up having more waste than you can fit or you may need to pay for another.


Arrange skip hire

Your next step will be to arrange the skip hire. Contact a local, reputable waste management company such as Newbury Recycling. Talk to them about your requirements and make sure you provide accurate information so they can help you as much as possible. You’ll receive a quote so you’ll know how much to expect to pay.


Wait for delivery

You’ll need to make sure there is an appropriate space for your skip to be delivered. Whether on your driveway or building site, there needs to be a big enough space that isn’t on the public road or pavement. If you do need to place a skip on a public road, you’ll need a permit from the council.


Fill the skip

While you fill your skip, ensure the load is evenly distributed and avoid exceeding the maximum fill level. This could cause a safety risk when the skip is collected and you may face additional charges.


Schedule collection

When you are finished filling your skip, contact the skip hire company to arrange a collection. They will then take away the skip and ensure the waste is properly disposed of.


Are you in need of skip hire in Devon? Contact Newbery Recycling Ltd today.

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