Need to hire a skip for a project? Here are some ideas for how you can save money on skip hire.
Bigger is better
A bigger skip costs per cubic metre to hire. So, if you have enough space (and enough waste), it’s better value to get the largest skip available rather than having two collections.
Share a skip with your neighbours
If you do not have sufficient waste to fill a big skip, consider if you could team up with your neighbours. Splitting the cost is a great way of saving money.
Keep off the road
If you have enough space on your driveway, then you can save money. Putting a skip on the public road requires a permit from the council, which will add £50 or so to the overall cost.
Separate your waste
A standard skip is suitable for ‘mixed general waste’. That means that you can put pretty much anything in it – except, of course, hazardous waste. However, some waste materials are very recyclable –metal, green waste and cardboard for example – but must be separated out.
Break down bulky waste
Skips are hired out at a flat rate and not by the amount of waste you put in. So, the more waste you can squeeze in, the better the value. Take time to break down and flatten bulky before putting it in the skip.
But don’t overfill it
It’s important not to fill past the top of the skip, or you might find you are being charged for the extra contents or they may be removed and left behind so the skip can be transported safely.
Martlands Skip Hire
To order a skip for your project, call us at the friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a local number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help you save money on skip hire!