When should you hire a skip?
If you’ve undertaken an extensive house clearout or refurbished a room, chances are you will have accumulated far too much rubbish for your local waste collection service to take away. This can be especially problematic if you live in a built-up area, a flat or anywhere that has no suitable place to leave excess waste.
Hiring a skip is a practical, environmentally friendly, cost-saving, and safe way of disposing of your waste. Searching for ‘skip hire near me’ is relatively straightforward, but making the most of your skip hire can be tricky.
3 tips on how to properly utilise your skip hire
Don’t go for the cheapest option
It can be tempting to just search for ‘cheap skip hire near me’, but that isn’t necessarily the best option. For a start, skip hire companies in Thetford won’t be able to give you an exact quote, as waste disposal is charged by the tonne. Until they’ve collected your waste and disposed of it, they won’t know the exact cost to charge you. Finding cheap skip hire might seem like a great idea, but it may end up costing you more.
It’s also likely that picking the cheapest option will mean that your waste isn’t disposed of responsibly.
Order a larger skip
Your skip will have a ‘fill line’ that indicates the maximum load it can hold. Whilst it might be tempting to go over that line, doing so will mean that legally the skip hire company cannot remove it. The best way of avoiding this is to hire a skip one size higher than you anticipate needing.
If your skip is due to be delivered towards the end of the day, there’s a good chance it will be late. This isn’t because the skip hire company has forgotten about you or there’s a problem with your delivery. It’s simply because there are a lot of logistics involved in dropping off skips and disposing of waste and therefore a lot of potential for delays. For example, somebody overfilling their skip!
How Kent Skips can help
Kent Skips has over 30 years of experience in skip hire and recycling. We are a friendly, family-run business covering South and North Suffolk. If you are looking for skip hire in Thetford, we can offer you a reliable and competitively priced service. Contact us now to find out how we can help.