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What skip hire is available in Wymondham? And when to use it

When planning a renovation or major home clearout, skip hire is a great way to dispose of your waste in a safe and convenient manner. Instead of figuring out what to recycle and wasting time heading back and forth between the local tip, a skip hire service can handle it all from your doorstep.  

But you may be wondering, what skip hire is available near me? And how do I go about choosing the right service for my needs? A quick google search will provide you with an overwhelming amount of skip hire options, but it can be tricky to figure out which are reliable and cost-effective. 

But don’t worry, at Kent Skips we’re here to help! We’re a friendly, transparent skip hire company operating in the South Norfolk and North Suffolk area, and are committed to helping our customers choose the best service for them. 

With Kent Skips, skip hire is made easy. And with that said, here’s our guide to skip hire, and when to use it! 

Garden clearances 

It’s incredible just how much waste can be accumulated when clearing out a garden. A few cuttings off of an overgrown hedge can quickly become a bin-full once you get started, and there’s only so much you can squeeze into a waste bin or car boot.  

Hiring a skip is therefore an easy, hassle-free way to get rid of your garden waste, and our mini and midi skips are perfect for this job. The mini, 2-yard skip can hold around 28  wheelbarrows of waste, while our midi 4-yard skip is able to hold 56 wheelbarrows of waste. 

In addition, with the option to have skips lifted over garden fences, or placed on driveways,  your garden skip is certain to be accessible, ensuring easy waste removal. But if you’re still concerned about where you’ll store your skip, don’t worry! At Kent Skips we also offer a Load & Go service, perfect for quick removals and customers who may not have the space to store their skip. 

Home clearances 

Home clearances are a great way to give new life to the environment you live in, however, they can also be a daunting task. Sifting through clutter and removing furniture takes time and energy, so we’d imagine that the last thing you want to be thinking about is how best to recycle this waste.

Skip hire is not only a convenient way to dispose of your household rubbish but is also more environmentally friendly that you realise! At Kent Skips we’re proud to say that 85% of skip material is recycled.  

All waste in our skips passes through our transfer centre where it is processed and recycled where possible. Plus, there’s no need for customers to separate their mixed materials, as we’ll take care of this in our sorting process.  

When choosing a skip size for your home clearance, it really depends on the size of the project. While our mini and midi skips are most suitable for the majority of clearances, our larger 12-yard skips may be better suited to major removals. Our team of professionals will be happy to discuss your project and determine the best skip for you. 

Renovations 

For the majority of renovation projects, skip hire is essential for the safe removal of building waste. And when professional workers such as builders and carpenters are involved in a  project, making sure you have the right size skip is crucial for ensuring that work runs smoothly. The last thing you want is to find is that work has to come to a halt because your skip is too full! 

Renovations often require the disposal of larger quantities of material and heavy-duty items such as concrete waste. It is therefore important to check your skip has both the capacity and strength to contain your waste. 

While our 8-yard skips are suitable for minor-scale renovations, our range of roll on-roll off skip hire options are a great choice for larger projects. 

Kent Skips 

If you’re seeking affordable and reliable skip hire in or around Wymondham, then look no further! At Kent Skips, we’re a friendly, family-run company who have operated skip-hire services out of Diss since 1989. 

Whether you’re clearing waste from a renovation project, decluttering your home, or looking for services on a commercial scale, our team of local experts are here to support you. And with over 30 years of experience in the south Norfolk and north Suffolk area, we pride ourselves on efficient and professional service. 

For skip hire in Wymondham and beyond, check out our skip hire options and FAQs, and get in touch today!

 

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Do You Need A Skip For Spring Cleaning?

Spring cleaning can be a hugely beneficial process – and it doesn’t have to happen in spring! No matter the time of year, taking stock of your belongings and decluttering is positive for all homes. 

Whether you’re planning a big clearout during the warmer weather or in the midst of winter, you might be wondering whether or not a skip would be helpful. 

Here are some areas to consider when deciding whether or not to book a skip from a skip hire company. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for skip hire in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, or Stowmarket, you can contact Kent Skips. 

How much stuff will you be getting rid of?

The first thing you need to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a skip is how much you’ll actually be getting rid of. Are you having a quick tidy, removing a few items here and there? Or are you planning a major declutter? 

Think about the size of the items you’ll be getting rid of. If it’s a minimal spruce up, getting rid of a handful of small items, then contacting a skip hire company may not be necessary. 

However, if you’ve got large items, like furniture or big pieces of rubble, then a skip might be just what you need. Skip hire can be particularly helpful if you don’t have a suitably sized car in which to take big items to the recycling centre or tip.

What size skip will you need?

The next factor to think about is what size skip you need. If you’ve established that skip hire would be helpful, look at the different sizes available. At Kent Skips, for example, we have an array of roll on roll off skip-hire options. From 2-yard mini skips that are suitable for small household or garage clearances to 6-yard skips that can hold the contents of a large property clearout or building project, it’s important to select the right size. Go for a skip that’s too small and you run the risk of overfilling and needing a second, too large and you could pay more than you need to. 

Are you disposing of any hazardous materials?

It’s important to know that some items and materials are not suitable for skip disposal. Hazardous materials – including chemicals and paint – cannot go in your skip. Instead, you’ll have to check with your local council about the best disposal options. 

For example, will you need to handle asbestos? If so, you’ll have to make sure a qualified specialist disposes of this dangerous material for you.

Electronics and appliances are also not suitable for most skips. If you’re not sure whether something can go in the skip or not, just give your local skip hire company a call and they’ll be happy to help. 

You might also want to think about recycling. Will you have recyclable materials to get rid of? At Kent Skips, we operate a fully licensed waste transfer station and  Our current recycling rate is approximately 85%. We’re continually trying to improve this – so you know your waste will be handled responsibly.

Do you have a suitable driveway or roadside space?

When hiring a skip, you’ll need to work out where to put it. If you have a private driveway, that’s ideal. However, if you don’t, you’ll need to arrange a permit. This is something to consider when deciding whether or not to hire a skip for your spring clean.

If your skip will need to be on the roadside, apply for a skip license from the government, and make sure you let your skip hire company know in advance.

What’s your timeframe?

Hiring a skip is an excellent way to speed up your spring cleaning process. You can throw all your rubbish in the skip and not worry about it!  It’s worth thinking about your project timeframe. If you want to get it all done in a day or weekend, you may be more inclined to seek the services of a skip hire company. 

On the other hand, if you think you’ll need to hire a skip for longer, you may want to explore what this will look like cost-wise. By that same token, if your spring clean is likely to be carried out over several weeks, a skip can still save you time. It will minimise the number of trips you need to do to other bins or your local recycling centre.

Kent Skips: your local skip hire company

Now you’ve considered the above factors, you can decide whether or not hiring a skip is a good option for your spring clean or home clear-out. Ultimately, it depends on the quantity and type of waste you’re getting rid of and whether you have a driveway or require a skip license. 

If you’re searching for affordable and reliable skips in the Ipswich area, contact Kent Skips. As a family-run skip hire company based in Diss, we cover a range of south Norfolk and north Suffolk areas. 

Whether you need a mini skip or something bigger, explore our skip hire options and get in touch with our friendly team for more advice.

5 Secrets Of Successful Skip Hire In Norfolk

5 Secrets Of Successful Skip Hire In Norfolk

At Kent Skips, we know a thing or two about hiring a skip company. However, most people don’t know the ins and outs of skip hire. To make the process a little easier, here are our five secrets of successful skip hire in Ipswich, Thetford, and Norfolk.

Let’s get into it…

A reliable skip hire company makes all the difference

One of the most important pieces of advice we have is to choose a reliable skip company to complete your job. 

When hiring a skip, it’s common to ask questions and liaise about delivery and removal. It can be frustrating when your hire company doesn’t pick up the phone or give you clear answers. Choosing a reputable and trustworthy company will save you time and stress — trust us!

You’ll also want to be sure that the company is going to dispose of your waste in a legal and safe manner. Preferably, they’ll recycle most of it too! 

Know your requirements

Before you contact a skip hire company, know what you need from a skip hire service. This will help you avoid choosing the wrong business or hire option. 

Will you need lots of skips over the next few months? Will one Load & Go service be sufficient? Will you need a street permit for your skip or do you have a driveway?

Take time to think through what would be best for you. Rushing to hire any old skip could end up costing you more, for instance, if you forget to choose a local company or hire a skip that’s too small.

Skip size — not too big, not too small

This brings us to our next point. The best skip hires get the job done and dusted in one swoop. Unless you’re working on a long-term project, there will probably be a skip size that can accommodate all your waste in one delivery and removal.

Assess the nature of your project and hire a skip any size between 2-12 yards.

Why not take a look at our skip size options?

If you can do Load & Go, do it!

Successful skip hires are cost-effective, quick, and get the job done. If suitable for your needs, a Load & Go service could tick all these boxes for you. This type of skip hire could get your rubbish collected and sent off for recycling before you know it!

It’s a particularly good option if you don’t have a driveway or front garden to park your skip on. A driver will bring your skip to your location, wait a specified amount of time (usually around 30 minutes) whilst you fill it up, and then take it back to the company’s transfer station to be processed. 

Best of all, you can still choose a variety of skip sizes and waste types for this service. Plus, it means you won’t need a permit to keep it on the street (which can cost money).

You’ll just need to make sure that your waste is already and waiting for collection. If you’re in the middle of a renovation or construction project and will be producing waste over a longer period of time, Load & Go won’t be suitable for you.

If you’re based in the Norfolk area, ask us about our excellent Load & Go service. It’s one of our most popular services.

Ask questions before hiring

Don’t be afraid to ask a skip hire company your questions. They will have heard them all before and should be happy to answer them! It’s always best to settle your queries before hiring a skip and making payment. What if the answer is “no” and it means they can’t remove your waste? It’s best to find out sooner rather than later.

Keep in mind that skip hire companies often list FAQs on their website, so you might find common questions answered there. Common FAQs include “What items can’t go in a skip?”, “How high can I fill the skip?”, and “How wide does access need to be for the skip to be delivered?”. 

At Kent Skips, we’ve listed some FAQs on our website too. Take a look at our skip hire FAQs for skip delivery in the Norfolk area.

Kent Skips | Skip hire company in Norfolk

From Norwich and Thetford to Ipswich, Kent Skips can provide you with a speedy and reliable skip hire service. If you’re looking for a skip hire company in the North or South Norfolk area, we have you covered. Just take a look at our delivery area.

We’re a family-run business established in 1952 with decades of experience. We have a team of friendly local staff who are always on hand to help. Give us a call to book your skip or to ask us any questions.

How Much Waste From Your Skip Hire Is Recycled?

How Much Waste From Your Skip Hire is Recycled?

If you’re hiring a skip for a building project, renovation, or clear-out, you might be concerned about how much waste is destined for the landfill. Will any of it get recycled? There’s a common misconception that skip companies dispose of all their waste in landfills — but this isn’t actually true. Nowadays, if a skip hire company is acting ethically, safely, and legally, only a small percentage of their overall waste will end up in a landfill.

As skip hire experts, we explain what you need to know about skip recycling in this article…

How much waste is recycled from a skip?

Skip hire companies should be aiming to recycle as much as possible from each load. At Kent Skips, recycling is something we take seriously. We’re proud to say that our current recycling rate is approximately 85%, but we are always striving to recycle even more.

We operate a fully licensed waste transfer station, where all of our skips are processed for recycling. This ensures that we are recycling as much waste as we can from each collection. Once a skip comes back to our waste transfer station, it is tipped and manually sorted into various waste types. This ensures we sort each and every load of rubbish into the correct categories for reuse or recycling.

It depends on the waste — and your skip hire company

How much waste is recycled from a skip will depend on a few factors, such as the skip hire company (and their specific recycling practices) and the material composition of the waste. For example, some skip hire companies guarantee to recycle every material that can be recycled from your skip. Plus, some skips contain more recyclable materials than others.

It’s important to be truthful about the materials in your skip if asked by your skip company. Including banned materials (such as asbestos, chemicals, fridges, paint tins, and fluorescent tubes, some electrical items) can hinder the recycling process. Most importantly, hazardous items need to be collected separately so they can be transported safely without threat to the health of workers or the public.

Are there skips near me that recycle?

Ask your skip hire company about their recycling process, what they can recycle, and how much they recycle overall. If you’re based in North Suffolk or South Norfolk, contact us.

Do skip companies have recycling obligations?

There are strict rules for skip and waste management companies, and some of these extend to recycling. Skip companies have an obligation to reduce waste wherever possible, so they should have processes in place to accommodate this.

Due to the UK’s landfill tax and the illegality of fly-tipping (which is also fineable), an increasing number of individuals and waste companies have been encouraged to up their recycling efforts.

Skip hire customers are often pleasantly surprised about the range of materials that can be recycled and the dedication of waste management companies to the correct recycling of each skip.

What can be recycled from a skip?

At Kent Skips, we recycle the following materials:

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • PVC Windows
  • Plasterboard

If you are using a different skip hire company in your local area, double check which materials they recycle. Some companies recycle more materials than others, so it’s important to ask.

If you know that you’ll be disposing of large amounts of one particular material, keep this in mind when inquiring at a skip hire company. You’ll want to make sure that they can recycle this material in particular! If they can’t, you might want to find a different skip hire company. The same goes for when you have a variety of different materials to recycle.

We deliver skips to properties and projects in the North Suffolk and South Norfolk area. Check if we cover your postcode! We can guarantee skip delivery to the following areas: Attleborough, Beccles, Bungay, Bury St Edmunds, Costessey, Diss, Eye, Framlingham, Halesworth, Harleston, Loddon, Long Stratton, Mulbarton, Norwich, Poringland, Stradbroke, Stowmarket, Thetford, Watton, Wymondham.

Kent Skips: your trusted skip hire company in North Suffolk and South Norfolk 

At Kent Skips, we’ve been delivering the highest quality skip services since 1989. With over 30 years of experience, we guarantee you a cost-effective, efficient, and professional removal.

Clearing waste from a project or renovation? We can help. Whether you’re working on a residential property or carrying out commercial building works, we’re a skip hire company that can support you with your waste removal and recycling. 

Take a look at our range of skip sizes and types to find the ideal container for your needs. Have any questions? Get in touch today. Our friendly team can provide you with skip advice and send you a skip at short notice.

Why not take a look at our FAQs and consider our quick, easy, and cost-effective Load and Go service.

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Where Can I Tip Commercial Waste in Norfolk?

Government regulations require commercial waste to be disposed of in a specific way. Failure to comply with these rules can result in financial penalties. To prevent problems like this, why not hire a skip hire company with in-depth knowledge of commercial waste, tipping and disposal instead?

Whether you decide to go it alone or hire an experienced skip hire company, our indispensable guide will help you understand your obligations.

What is meant by commercial waste?

Defining commercial waste is important. If you run a company, organisation, school, or office, any waste produced on site will be considered commercial by your local council.

Examples of commercial waste include, but are not limited to:

  1.     Food containers
  2.     Cardboard boxes
  3.     Documentation
  4.     Plastics
  5.     Cans

By hiring a licensed skip hire company you’ll be able to dispose of such items legally and without the risk of penalty. Either way, you still need to understand your legal responsibilities.

Commercial waste: your legal responsibilities

In a worst-case scenario your organisation or business could be fined for illegally disposing of commercial waste. 

Here are some tips to guide you:

  1. Sort and store your waste. Separate waste into dedicated watertight containers to prevent leaking and label them — so employees know what’s inside.
  2. Minimise commercial waste. Eliminating waste entirely is impossible but you can reduce how much you produce. This will save your business money and reduce impact on the local environment.
  3.   Waste transfer notes. If you offload commercial waste yourself — instead of using a skip hire company — you’ll need a waste transfer note. These can be obtained digitally and must be retained for two years in case the Environment Agency visits your premises.
  4. Hazardous waste. Do you store hazardous waste like pesticides, solvents, asbestos, or other chemicals? Then your duty of care will be more complex, and it might make sense to hire a local recycling company to undertake the work.

Disposing of commercial waste correctly

How you dispose of commercial waste will depend on the size of your organisation or business and how much waste you produce. Whichever method you choose, it should be designed with cost-efficiency in mind and save you money.

Dispose of waste yourself

Smaller businesses sometimes prefer to handle their own commercial waste. If you decide to go down this route, register as a waste carrier and check which permits are required. 

This method is risky because mistakes can be made that result in fines of up to £5,000 just for failing to register as a carrier.

Hire a professional firm

A skip hire company like ours can handle your waste needs and scale with you. This means you’ll be able to concentrate on what you do best: running your business.

A professional firm will be able to provide:

  1.   Roll on/roll off bins if your organisation or business handles large quantities of waste on a regular basis.
  2. Large or small skips to help you dispose of unwanted waste on a long- or short-term basis.
  3.     Refuse and trade waste bins to help you separate your general and recyclable waste.

Take the next step…

Googling skip hire near me? Why not talk to one of our experts? We’ll tailor a solution to meet your commercial waste needs that fits your budget too.

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Five Things To Think About When Choosing Your Skip

Before choosing a skip hire company in Norfolk, you’ll need to consider multiple factors. Writing down these key points will help ensure you choose a firm with the right expertise and don’t overpay for the work.

With that in mind, here are five things to think about before selecting a skip hire company in Norfolk or the local area.

1. What size of skip do you need?

Skips come in a range of sizes. That’s why it’s important to estimate how much volume you’ll need. If you’re internally renovating a property, hiring a large skip will make sense. Think of all those items you’ll need to dispose of: bricks, old furniture, light fittings, and more.

If the job is smaller in scale – perhaps you’re landscaping a garden – a smaller skip will suffice. You’ll only need room for some grass cuttings, branches, and compost.

If in doubt, ask your skip hire company which option is best. This will help avoid problems later.

2. What type of skip do you need?

Types of waste

Choosing the right size skip is essential. But you should also think about the type of waste you’re removing. General items can be stored in an open skip – because the debris won’t cause harm to people, animals, or the environment should it escape the container (due to high winds or some other unexpected event).

If you’re removing asbestos, check whether your local skip hire company has a licence to dispose of it. You may need to hire specialists – because the consequences of getting it wrong can be dire.

Large projects

For big projects large skips often prove insufficient. Fortunately, roll-on roll-off skips come in 20- or 40-yard sizes and are suitable for most waste types – including soil, rubble, general aggregates, and many others.

Fees vary and depend on the total load weight. You’ll also be charged a lifting fee. The skip hire company you’re dealing with will agree costs with you in advance.

3. Off road or on premises?

Skips can be kept on private property or a road. However, a license will be needed in the latter case – so, you’ll need to warn your chosen hire firm in advance. They’ll organise everything for you, provided a payment is made in advance.

4. How long will you need your skip?

Although your skip hire company in Norfolk will try to be flexible, check there’s no time limit before booking. If the company is busy, they may need the container back within a certain time frame. 

At Kent Skips we advise a 2-week hire period and don’t charge our customers extra if they need longer. 

5. Compare skip hire companies in Norfolk

Does the company offer competitive prices and a wide range of services? What are their customers saying about them online and how did their team member treat you during the initial phone call? These are factors to strongly consider before hiring a skip.

You’re in safe hands with us

Kent Skips has been offering a fast and courteous service to customers in South Norfolk and North Suffolk since 1989. Why not book online to save time – or, if you have a question, talk to a friendly member of our team.

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10 Benefits of Using a Skip Hire Company in Stowmarket

Are you planning renovations or a clearout in the Suffolk area? Whether it’s a domestic or commercial project, you may be wondering what to do with your rubble and waste. Thinking about skips? Here are 10 benefits of using a skip hire company in Stowmarket and the surrounding area.

Convenience

Firstly, getting a skip from a reliable skip hire company makes transportation a breeze. You could purchase a skip. However, you would most likely have to transport it to your site, then remove it with all the waste once you’ve finished with it.

Perhaps you’ve thought about simply putting your waste out with your regular rubbish bins. The issue here is that your local council might only collect your bins once a fortnight and may refuse to take overflowing containers.

At Kent skips, we offer convenient skip hire services in Stowmarket and can deliver across Suffolk and Norfolk, setting things up for you. We can collect your skip at a time that suits you, too. So, there’s no need to worry about lugging waste to the tip or overfilling your council bins.

Choice of sizes

From 2-yard mini skips to 40-yard roll on, roll-off options, a skip hire company will be able to offer you a choice of skip sizes. So whether you’re having a bathroom refit or need something for your construction site, there’s sure to be a skip size to suit. What’s more, experts in the field will be able to offer guidance and help you choose the right skip for your disposal needs.

Easy to hire

Reliable skip hire companies make booking, using, and returning your skip a speedy and easy process. At Kent Skips, you can book your skip hire online and even arrange collection online by filling out our simple return form.

Easy to use

Skips have specific designs which make them easy to load and use. Because you get a choice of styles when you speak to a skip hire company, you can find the one that’s appropriate for you. For example, you may find it easiest to choose a skip with a hinged door, so you can open it up to place your bins or rubbish in, without having to lift heavy items up and over the side.

Affordability

Hiring a skip can be far cheaper than buying one outright. It can also save you money in fuel, as you won’t need to make multiple trips to the tip.

Eliminates the risk of legal issues

Using a skip hire company can give you peace of mind around legal issues, such as fines. We can help you work out if you need a permit and process the license for you. Moreover, different councils impose different guidelines on where you can store a skip and how much you can fill it. Because the employees at a skip hire company have expert knowledge on the rules, they can make sure you don’t risk any legal problems.

Environmentally friendly

Using a skip hire company for your waste disposal can give you peace of mind knowing that your rubbish will be handled in an eco-friendly way. At Kent Skips, we operate a fully licensed waste transfer station, where all of our skips are processed for recycling. We have an 85% recycling rate and endeavour to continually reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste we process.

Keeps things neat and tidy

Skip hire can ensure your waste is contained and easy to manage. Going through a skip hire company will help you find the right kind of skip for your renovations, and you may wish to choose one with a lid.

Safety

As well as keeping your home or worksite in a tidy condition, skips reduce the risk of injury by holding any hazardous objects. Leaving waste outside in your garden or on the roadside can be dangerous for your family, workers, or passers-by. If you have waste that includes sharp shards, nails, or other protruding objects, putting them in a tall container keeps everyone out of harm’s way.

Regular waste removal

You can arrange regular waste removal with your skip hire company. This is especially beneficial if you have an ongoing project and fill your skip up multiple times.

Finding a skip hire company in Stowmarket

No matter what kind of project or renovation you’re undertaking, from small garage clearances to major commercial building works, a skip hire company can offer you the support you need with waste disposal.

At Kent Skips, we have a range of skip sizes and varieties to suit your needs. Our friendly and professional team are on hand to answer any questions, and we can even deliver our quality skips at short notice. So, why not get in touch today to discuss your waste management needs?

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How a Mini Skip Hire Can Save You Money

Hiring a skip can be a great help when you’re clearing out your home or garden. Whether you’re moving house or just having a good spring clean, chances are you’ll have a bit too much for your regular local waste collection. However, sometimes you may also not have quite enough to fill a large skip. In this scenario, mini skip hire could be the perfect solution.

Let’s take a look at how hiring a mini skip can save you money, as well as being a handy piece of equipment for a clear out.

What size is a mini skip?

First up, what counts as a ‘mini’ skip? Well, skips come in all shapes and sizes, with varying capacities. Some are more suited to heavy waste than others.

At Kent Skips, our largest skip is a 12-yard skip, which is perfect for house or commercial clearances. They can fit approximately 128 wheelbarrows or 120 black bin liners worth of waste. However, our 12-yard skips are not suitable for heavy construction waste. For dense objects, you’re better off with an 8-yard size. If you’d like to know more about What you can and can’t put in a skip, take a look at our guide: Everything you need to know about skip hire.

On the other end of the size scale, we have a 2-yard mini skip which can hold approximately two tonnes of soil or rubble or 28 wheelbarrows of waste. A mini skip is ideal for a small household, garden or garage clearance.

How mini skip hire can save you money

Cut costs with a smaller option

As you can see, different size skips are best for different amounts and types of waste.

Skips generally scale in price, meaning that mini skips are cheaper to hire than larger ones. When having a clearout, it may be tempting to hire a large skip to be on the safe side. However, chances are, if you’re sorting out your garden or a small house, a mini skip hire should be sufficient. There’s no need to pay over the odds. Knowing which size skip to go for can help you make the most of your space, as well as saving you money.

Save on fuel

In addition, mini skip hire can save you money on fuel. Without hiring a skip, you may have to make numerous trips to your local tip or recycling centre. Over time, the cost of these car journeys will add up.

There’s also the risk you may damage your car by loading it up with building materials, which may lead to expensive repairs.

As such, mini skip hire can save you both time and money and protect your car! You can fill your skip, then have it disposed of all in one go.

Save on transportation fees

If you don’t drive or own a car, then transporting waste after a house clearout can be even more challenging. Mini skip hire is the ideal solution for removing bulky or heavy items without having to hire a car or arrange for individual pickups. Hiring vehicles and drivers to get rid of electricals, furniture and rubble can become very expensive. Again, with a mini skip, you can collect everything in one place so you don’t have to organise travel or collection multiple times.

Don’t risk fines

Fly-tipping comes with hefty fines. Though it can be appealing to hire sole traders to transport your rubbish, it’s important to make sure you find a reputable one. If they cut corners at any point or fly-tip, it could be traced back to you.

You may also get in trouble if you pile rubble and debris outside your property, again leading to fines. Hiring a mini skip keeps everything in one place and indicates that you’re taking responsibility for the waste. A mini version is especially beneficial if you don’t have much at the front of your home.

At Kent Skip Hire, we also offer a Load and Go service — ideal for any properties that don’t have a driveway or front garden. Suitable for use with any skip size, including mini skip hire, this service offers you a speedy turnaround. One of our drivers will deliver the desired size skip to you, wait for 30 minutes while you load it, then drive away again.

Kent Skip Hire

If you’re in need of mini skip hire in the North Suffolk or South Norfolk area, look no further than Kent Skip Hire! With an experienced team and honest, competitive prices, we can deliver the ideal skip directly to you.

For affordable mini skip hire, you can book online or get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your requirements.

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Why Are Skip Hire Services Important for Effective Waste Management?

Working from home, plus the social restrictions that have been imposed over the last year, have led to many of us undertaking major renovation work, both within our homes and in our gardens. This work can often lead to a substantial accumulation of waste.

If you have accumulated a substantial amount of waste, either in your garden or within your property, you may be considering your options for disposing of it. You could make numerous car trips to the tips or you could look to hire a vehicle to dispose of it all in one go. Alternatively, you could go online and search for ‘skips near me’.

Hiring a skip can be an effective and efficient way of removing waste, in this blog we will look at a few of the compelling reasons why…

Protect the environment

Sorting through your waste at the tip can be an arduous and dull process. Working out which items need to go in which container can also be difficult to work out, this can lead to errors being made and your waste not being recycled correctly. If you use a skip hire service, all of your waste is compartmentalised and disposed of correctly.

Licensed skip hire companies will dispose of your waste ethically and in an environmentally friendly way. All waste is compartmentalised and disposed of in the correct containers.

Keeps things tidy

We are not claiming that skips are the most visually appealing item you can have on your property, but compared to a garden covered in piles of earth and other waste, it is a far better-looking option. It will also make tidying your property a far easier job, as there won’t be items lying randomly around and there won’t be blockages to your walkways.

Save you time

Skips come in all shapes and sizes, but ultimately they are big storage units that allow you to store your waste in one convenient place. This removes the need to make numerous trips to the tip to unload your waste.

This helps to free up your time, as well as saving you additional heavy lifting and freeing up some space on your property. Overall, this can make garden and house projects a lot quicker to complete.

Stay within the law

There are a lot of legal requirements you need to meet when disposing of waste. The last thing you want when disposing of the waste is to fall foul of regulations and incur a heavy fine.

The good news is that skip hire companies are not only obliged to follow these rules but also highly experienced in doing so. A skip hire company will remove any risk of you incurring a penalty for illegal waste disposal.

Safety first

Having large waste items lying around your property can present a lot of trip hazards. There’s also the issue of having potentially dangerous items and materials within the reach of young children. A skip can help ensure that not only will all your waste be away from tiny hands, but will also be out of your way when walking around the property.

Minimise lifting

Unfortunately, you will need to load your skips. However, you won’t need to unload it at the tip, as the skip hire company will do that for you.

Reducing your heavy lifting by 50% can be a huge benefit if you are suffering from any muscular injuries. Furthermore, if you have any items that require two (or more!) people to lift, you don’t have to worry about asking other people to accompany you to the tip.

Save money

On the face of it, you probably think hiring a skip is more expensive than the ‘do it yourself’ waste disposal option. But consider the extra costs associated with removing the waste yourself: Driving to the tip a few times requires petrol. You will probably need to purchase storage containers to transport your waste. You may even need to hire a vehicle to dispose of the waste.

When you weigh it all up, not only is skip hire more convenient but it can also save you money in the long run.

How Kent Skips can help

As you can see, there are a number of compelling reasons why skip hire services are important for waste management.

Kent Skips have over 30 years of experience in skip hire. We are a friendly, family-run business covering South and North Suffolk. If you are looking for skip hire in Ipswich, we can offer you a reliable, professional and competitively priced service. Contact us now to find out how we can help.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Cheap Skip Hire for Garden Waste

If you’ve accumulated a large amount of garden waste, then you may find yourself searching for ‘cheap skip hire near me’. But what exactly is involved in hiring a skip for garden waste? Here’s your ultimate guide to everything you need to consider when looking for cheap skip hire for garden waste.

What is garden waste?

Ok, this seems a silly question, but it’s important to fully understand what does and doesn’t classify as garden waste. Broadly speaking, garden waste covers turf, grass, twigs, soil, weeds, flowers, plants and leaves. When you’re hiring a skip, garden waste can also include heavier materials such as concrete slabs, bricks, rubble, garden furniture and other hard materials.

How much time will you need?

Getting everything ready for a skip can take a lot of time, especially if you’re dealing with garden waste. But knowing how long the job will take is vital if you’re planning on hiring a skip, as it will tell you how long you need the skip hire for.

When planning how long the job will take, consider your working pace and the weight of the waste that needs to be put into the skip.

If you’re unsure of how much time it will all take, try completing a small section of the job, timing how long it takes and multiply based on the size of the rest of your garden.

How big a skip do you need?

Skips come in all shapes and sizes, choosing the right size for your garden waste can be difficult. If in doubt, it’s best to err on the side of caution and order a size larger than you think. The last thing you want is to have a skip that cannot contain all of your garden waste.

Kent Skips offer a wide range of skip sizes, starting at two yards and going all the way up to 12 yards.

Do you need a permit?

This depends on whether you can store your skip on private land or whether it needs to be in a public space, such as on the roadside.

It’s not always easy to know whether you’ll need a permit, as you may not be sure if the skip will fit on your driveway or in your garden. Kent Skips can assist you with any permit issues and include this in your quote.

What are the benefits of skip hire for garden waste?

Of course, you don’t have to hire a skip for garden waste removal. There are other options out there such as a man with a van or HIPPO bags. But there are some key benefits in hiring a skip for garden waste:

Convenience – Compared to other waste disposal methods, skips are a lot easier to fill and you can load them with a wide variety of materials. Also, skips can easily fit on most driveways and gardens, so permits are rarely required.

Size options – Due to the wide range of skip sizes offered by Kent Skips you can always find the right skip size for your garden waste. This is great for ensuring you don’t pay more than is necessary.

Environmentally friendly – Separating garden waste into the correct waste streams can be a lengthy and tricky task. Skip hire companies such as Kent Skips can do the hard work for you by separating your waste into the appropriate streams. This makes skip hire a very environmentally friendly method for garden waste disposal.

What else do you need to know?

Always wear gloves – Garden waste can involve toxic materials, sharp edges and/or hazardous materials. Make sure you wear sturdy garden gloves when loading your skip.

Wear safety boots – The last thing you want to do is drop a heavy slab or piece of furniture on your foot. Wearing steel toe cap boots can help prevent serious injuries.

Speak to the council before burning waste – You might be tempted to just burn some of your garden waste. This could be a sensible option, but there are risks involved. Not least the potential for a fine of up to £5,000.

How Kent Skips can help

Kent Skips have over 30 years of experience in skip hire. We are a friendly, family-run business covering South and North Suffolk. If you are looking for skip hire in Ipswich, we can offer you a reliable and competitively priced service. Contact us now to find out how we can help.

 

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6 Important Uses of Skip Hire In Bury St Edmunds

There are many important uses of skip hire in Bury St Edmunds. Because skips come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, they can be used for a wide variety of purposes.

Here are 6 important uses of skip hire:

Garden Clearances

Spring is here, so many of us are starting to tidy up our gardens and get rid of unwanted waste, such as grass clippings, dead plants and excess soil. A skip is a perfect way to dispose of the waste and because they come in many different sizes, you can easily find the right skip for your requirements.

Home Improvements

If you’re planning on renovating a room, knocking through a wall or just clearing out some junk, you’ll probably going to be searching for ‘skip hire near me’. The sheer volume of waste generated by some home renovations means this is often where larger skip hire is useful.

Driveway Work

One of the most popular reasons for skip hire in Bury St Edmunds is to clear away waste generated by driveway installations. If you’re digging up an old driveway to replace it, the vast majority of waste can be recycled, so using a skip is an eco-friendly way of disposing of it.

End of Tenancy

Landlords often find that departed tenants leave behind a lot of waste. Typically this includes broken furniture, unwanted personal possessions, plus the usual collection of general household and garden waste. Skips are ideal for getting rid of this waste, although it’s worth considering charity collection services for some retrievable items.

Office Refurbs

It’s not just homeowners who need to search for ‘skips near me’. Office refurbishments often create a high volume of waste. If you’re planning on moving offices, renovating your existing one or just generally having a clear-out, a skip is a perfect way to dispose of the waste.

All of the above

Sometimes waste just builds up until it gets out of control. All of that packaging from Christmas presents, combined with garden waste and periodic home cleaning you’ve carried out, all adds up. Eventually, it becomes too much for the weekly recycling collection or a trip to the tip.

 

How Kent Skips can help

Kent Skips have over 30 years of experience in skip hire in Bury St Edmunds. We are a friendly, family-run business covering South and North Suffolk. If you are looking for skip hire, we can offer you a reliable and competitively priced service. Contact us now to find out how we can help.

Everything you need to know about skip hire

Everything You Need to Know About Skip Hire

If you have not hired skips in Ipswich before, you’re probably wondering where to start.

Here’s an overview of everything you need to know. When you’re ready, you can book online or contact us with a question.

1. What can’t I put in a skip?

There are some items that we cannot dispose of, which include the following:

  • Hazardous materials
  • Gas canisters
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Fridges

Prohibited items are usually returned and there may be an additional charge. If your skip is roadside we strongly advise you to check their skip in case passers-by have thrown rubbish into it.

If in doubt, check before disposing of any item that concerns you. We’re always happy to help if you’re unsure.

2. Do I need to get a skip permit?

If you intend to put a skip on a public highway, we will contact your local council to arrange a permit. You will need to pay a non-refundable fee and it takes 5 working days for us to make arrangements.

3. What skip size do I need?

This will depend on how much and the type of waste do you need to dispose of. It does not make sense to pay for space you’re not going to use. Estimate how much rubbish you will need to get rid of before organising your hire.

We offer skip hire throughout Thetford in many sizes. If you’re clearing your garden or small home, our mini 2-yard skips can often be sufficient.

Do you need to get rid of bigger heavy-duty items, like rubble and concrete as part of a building project? One of our 8-yard skips would probably be more suitable.

You can find a full list of our skip hire sizes here. Once you have decided which one suits your requirements, you can book online.

4. Other popular FAQs

 

Can my skip be lifted over a wall?

Yes, but please confirm prior to booking that your wall is not higher than 3ft.

How much can I put in my skip?

Please don’t overfill it. If it’s greater than level, it could overflow and our driver may not be able to remove the load safely.

Are your skips equipped with doors?

Some of our midi 4-yard skips have a drop front, so please check before booking. Our 6- and 8- yard skips feature a drop-front but our mini and 12-yard options don’t.

How long can I keep my skip?

The fee you pay includes the use of your skip for up to two weeks. When you are ready, get in touch and we will arrange a collection.

Have you been looking online for ‘skips near me’?

Then you have come to the right place. We’re a friendly family-run business covering South and North Suffolk. With 30 years of experience, we’re perfectly positioned to help with your requirements. Book online now or contact us for advice.