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Can I Put a Mattress in a Skip

Bed Advice UK recommends replacing your mattress every seven years; when the time comes, unfortunately it’s often confusing and awkward to dispose of an old mattress yourself.  Can I Put a Mattress in a Skip? Mattresses are classed as a bulky waste item, they are difficult to transport without a large vehicle or van, and as a result, mattresses are one of the most common items to be fly tipped. In the UK it is estimated that 7.5 million mattresses go to landfill every year. Domestic skip hire is ideal for house clearance and getting rid of larger household items; however,…

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The Risks of Overloading a Skip

Skip hire is often the most cost effective and efficient way to get rid of waste from building projects, house clearances, renovations or landscaping. Whether it’s a domestic or commercial project, skip hire allows you to collect all of your waste in one place to be taken away by a specialist waste management carrier.  When is a skip overloaded? It is tempting to try and overload a skip as you reach the end of a project, often to save money and avoid hiring another. Waste should never exceed the height of the skip walls, most skips will have a thick red…

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What Happens to Skip Waste?

Skip hire is a cost-effective and convenient way to dispose of a large amount of mixed waste. What happens to skip waste once it has been collected is often part of the decision-making process when choosing a skip hire provider; particularly as we all become more aware of the impact our waste can have on the environment. Each provider will have different ways of dealing with skip waste, with most companies recycling as much as possible. Waste transfer stations Most companies will take your skip to a waste transfer station, this is where all of the material from your skip will…

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Can I Put Waste in Someone Else’s Skip?

The short answer is: You should not put waste in someone else’s skip without their permission. The person paying for skip hire is responsible for the waste being disposed of, so you might make yourself quite unpopular if you decide to put waste in someone else’s skip. Unauthorised dumping of waste on land or a site that is not licensed to accept waste is called fly tipping, this also applies to dumping rubbish in other people’s skips.  Who is responsible for fly tipped waste in a skip? If you have hired a skip then you are responsible for the waste within…

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What to think about before hiring a skip for domestic or commercial projects

Skip hire for domestic and commercial projects can be a daunting task. Many of our customers have questions before placing an order. What sized skip should I get? Where can I order a skip near me? Where do I even place it? These are all valid questions that you should be asking. We have compiled a range of questions that are most commonly asked when it comes to skip for hire. Permits for domestic skip hire The first area that most of our customers ask is “What is a skip permit and do I need one?”. There is much confusion over…

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Which is the most popular skip size?

Skips come in a variety of sizes, however, there are many more popular than others. These are the most used due to their capacity, usefulness and the type of waste they can store. So which is the most popular skip size? 6 Yard Skip The most popular skip size is the 6 yard, also known as the ‘builders skip’. You see these on driveways for domestic projects such as a kitchen or bathroom renovation and they can also be used on construction sites due to it being ideal in most conditions. Almost all skip suppliers deliver 6 yard skips due to it being great…

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Why choose skip hire?

When it comes to choosing skip hire over other other types of waste management, there are pros and cons that you need to weigh up before deciding on which one to use. These need to be considered as it will effect the cost and efficiency of the project. Here are our reasons as to why you should choose skip hire over other waste management options. Skip sizes There are many sizes for skip hire which are dependent on the amount of waste your project will produce. 4 to 6 yard skips are great for jobs where there is a limited amount…

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What skip size do I need?

Stuck when deciding which skip size you’ll need for your next project? Let us help you plan your resources effectively with our guide to skip sizes and make sure you get the right skip for your requirements. Whatever job you’re taking on. 4 yard skip 4 yard skips hold 4 tonnes of waste, which is the equivalent of 40 bin bags or 13 wheelie bins full of rubbish. This is the smallest skip size we generally have available. This skip size is usually used for small kitchen or bathroom renovations under XXm3. 6 yard skip Our most popular small skip size,…

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The Dangers of Cheap Skip Hire

Cheap skip hire can sometimes seem like the better deal when looking for fast, easy and cost-effective skip hire. Yet choosing cheap skip hire or seemingly low cost skip hire can cause many problems. These problems can include the quality of the skip but can leave your site and project with issues and time costly problems. Cheap skip hire delivery One of the main problems of low cost skip hire is reliability. It is extremely important when working on a job or project that the schedule is kept to. Many low cost skip hire companies cannot give reliable times for their…

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Everything you need to know before starting a home extension

When it comes to beginning a home extension or renovation there are many aspects to consider. By carefully planning beforehand, you can save time, money and stress during all stages of construction to ensure that you get the results you want. Below, we have listed what you should consider before starting a home renovation. Living on Site If you are living on site during the construction stages, there are many things to consider. Depending on where the home renovation is being carried out this may cause problems to areas you currently use daily. For example; if your kitchen is being extended;…

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