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Are you looking for a way to dispose of a large amount of rubbish in one go? You are probably trying to find the most efficient and cost-effective way to dispose of the rubbish. Hiring a skip is the best way to solve the problem. But there are many things that can go wrong in the process. There are many factors that can increase the price of your skip hire service.
So, how can you reduce skip hire costs?
Book the right size skip
Before hiring a company you need to determine the skip size that will best meet your needs. This may not be easy if you have never hired a skip before. Skip sizes range from a 4-yard small skip to 12-yard skips. You may be tempted to hire a smaller skip to save money but if you run out of space you will have to hire another skip which will add money to the final bill. If you are not sure which skip size you need, contact your skip hire company and they will help you determine the skip size that will fit your load.
Book in Advance
If you want to benefit from cheap skip hire you need to book with the company well in advance. Hiring a company to deliver a skip at short notice will cost you an arm and a leg because all of the affordable companies in your area will be booked up. To avoid paying over the odds for same day skip hire you should book your company at least two weeks before the job.
Applying for a Skip Permit
The next thing to consider is where the skip will be placed. Applying for a permit is an essential aspect of the skip hire process. If you have a front garden or driveway and the skip can be placed there, then you will not have to obtain a skip permit. However if you have to place it on public land you will need to get permission from your local council. The price of the permit varies in the different areas and many skip hire companies can obtain the permit on your behalf and charge you extra for this service.
Recycle or donate
You can reduce the costs of skip hire by reducing the amount of rubbish you need disposing of. To lower the skip hire price you can keep the reusable and recyclable items and give them a new lease of life. You can donate the items that are in good condition to local charity shops and organisations. Do your bit for the environment by taking the recyclables to the local recycling centre.
Make more room in your skip
When the company delivers your skip you will be tempted to just throw everything in the skip and get rid of it as soon as possible. You can fit more items in your skip by stacking them and breaking them apart. Another way to make more room is to put the larger goods on the bottom of the skip and the smaller ones on top.
Don’t place restricted items in it
There are certain items that you are not allowed to chuck in your skip. These include plasterboard, asbestos, batteries, tyres, toxic waste, gas bottles, refrigerators, fluorescent tubes and food waste. If you want to dispose of any of these items check with the company beforehand to ensure that they allow them. This way you will avoid being charged extra and you will save money.
Keep in mind that one of the main reasons people get charged additionally is overloading. You should load the skip no higher than its sides to ensure it is safe to remove. Many companies reserve the right to refuse collections or charge extra for overloads as they can get fined for transporting an overloaded skip.
The best way to save money on waste disposal is to hire a company that offers reliable and cheap skip hire services. Take these tips into account when hiring a skip and you will enjoy a stress-free experience.