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.