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How to get the most out of hiring your skip

When hiring a skip, it is important to know how to get the best use possible out of it so you do not need to hire another one and incur unnecessary costs. Here, we run through some of the simple things you can do to ensure that you get the most out of your skip when you hire one.

Pick the right size skip to hire

It goes without saying that there is little merit in hiring a skip that is simply too small to fulfill your needs. Instead, make sure you are realistic in your calculations when choosing which size of skip to hire. Make sure you get a skip that is big enough for you to rid your property of all the waste you want to throw away so you do not have to hire another one shortly after.

Load lighter debris into your skip first

By placing lighter debris into your skip first, you will create a more space efficient process. Small items can be compacted down when larger ones are placed on top of them, creating more room for a larger quantity of waste and debris to fit into the single skip.

Break up larger items

Not only should you place larger items on top of smaller debris in the skip, but you should also try to break up the larger goods to make more room within your skip. By cutting up these items, you will create more available space in the skip before it reaches its fill limit. We have more tips for safely and effectively loading a skip, take a look!

Do not overfill your skip

There is never an excuse for overfilling your skip, and indeed skip companies’ collection drivers may well refuse to to collect the skip. Not only this, but prior to collection, the skip could pose a serious threat to health and safety if it is overflowing with heavy objects that could knock into or fall on passers by. Instead, make sure you keep the waste within the skip below the fill limit rather than running the risk of being stuck with your full skip and it not getting collected.

With all of these considerations in mind, it is important to have a clear picture in your mind of exactly what you intend to place into the skip you intend to hire. By planning what you wish to place into it, you will not only be able to pick the right size of skip, but you will have an idea of what order you can place your waste into the skip in, making for a space-saving, efficient process.

Here at David Brown Skip Hire, we are proud to provide an expert skip hire service to customers throughout Harlow, Epping, Bishop’s Stortford and the surrounding areas. We also offer recycling services for all household, commercial and industrial waste, so for more information on any of these services, our skip hire, or for any other enquiry, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today and we’ll be happy to help with any queries you may have.

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