Skip Hire Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

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Skip Hire Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

5th September 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Hiring a skip is a common practice whenever people want to get rid of a large amount of waste from their home, office, garage, garden and etc. Many people prefer this method over booking an entire team of waste collectors because it is:

  • More eco-friendly
  • Convenient and flexible
  • Affordable and secure
  • Fast and hassle-free

But if you are planning to use a reliable skip hire service in London, know what is required from of you so that you can avoid some of the most common mistakes that people make when hiring a skip.

Hiring a skip that is too big or too small

Yellow skipOne of the greatest things about local skip hire services is that they enable the client to choose the size of the skip that they want to hire. That can be incredibly convenient but only if you know exactly what size of skip you will need. This means that you will first need to go through all of the rubbish of which you want to dispose and try to estimate whether you will need a small, medium, large or extra-large skip. To avoid making any calculation mistakes ask the removal company for assistance. Many waste collection firms organise on-site inspections through which they can determine the scale of the junk removal job.

Blocked access

Keep the access to your property and the area around it unblocked. Otherwise, the rubbish removal company may not be able to deliver the skip and will be forced to postpone that task for another day. Unfortunately, that means more unnecessary costs for you. So, do your best to allow easy passage of the skip loader truck.

Forgetting to consider the public road requirements

Skip loader truckIf you are planning to ask the junk clearance company to drop the skip on a public road, you must first obtain a special permit. Depending on the traffic on the road and your local council, this must be done a few days or even weeks in advance. Without a permit, you will be heavily fined. Also, don’t forget to use the special lights and markings when the skip you are loading is on a public road. Once again, the fines are very high for those who fail to comply with that rule. Every council has different light and marking requirements. It is worth asking the skip hire company you are planning to use for any advice as they will certainly have plenty of experience with such matters.

Throwing hazardous waste in the skip

Just like a rubbish removal services, skip hire cannot be used for the collection and disposal of hazardous waste. Refrigerators, batteries, tyres, car oils, solvents and pesticides are only a few of the things you are not allowed to put in a skip. That is because not all junk collection businesses are licensed to handle hazardous waste. Most administrative centres in the country have chosen to handle that responsible matter themselves by using the assistance of specialised agencies and departments.

As long as you avoid these skip hire mistakes, your waste collection experience will be hassle-free, quick and effective.

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Common Waste Disposal Mistakes We All Make

29th August 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Disposing of domestic, office, construction and any other type of waste is no joke. There are some strict rules that have to be followed but, unfortunately, most of us do not seem to be aware of that fact. The negative consequences of such mistakes can be unpleasant not only because the UK government imposes hefty fines on everyone who fails to dispose of their rubbish in accordance with all regulations and standards but also because it is dangerous for your health and that of many other people, as well as for the environment. Some of the most popular mistakes when it comes to waste disposal include:

  • Not recognising the danger of hazardous waste
  • Collection and disposal of rubbish without professional help
  • Using the services of poorly prepared junk removal firms

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Things you can do with your old PC

7th August 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

While doing a house clearance, especially when getting it done with the help of a reliable and efficient rubbish removal firm, you are more than likely to come across items you have already forgotten you had. If you have just found your old PC, you will be faced with the dilemma of what to do with it. Well, you have a number of options. For starters, you can just throw it away. But if you have some sentiments towards the machine and would not like it to have such a harsh fate, there are still a number of things that you can do with it. continue reading

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Make your home a better place for the summer – it is easy

3rd July 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Summer is already here. It is one of the best seasons of them all, or at least that is our humble opinion. It is also time for everyone’s favourite annual vacation. If you will be staying at home this year however, or you just want to make the most out of your summer, you should think about doing some improvements at your home, or just prepare for a number of summer-activities which will make your own personal fortress a place that you feel much better spending time in. continue reading

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Renewable energy technologies to keep a track of this year

4th June 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Sustainable technologies are developing rapidly in the past decades. New advances are made literally every year. And while green living is a responsibility of every one of us – sustainable practices have the best effect when they are applied in individual households in things such as waste management, recycling and household energy consumption – it is never damaging to keep an eye on the big picture too. So, here they are – some exciting trends that will mark the future of technology for sure. continue reading


Being happy at home – it is possible

18th May 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Getting back from the office after a tough day at work can be rather unpleasant. If you have been working all day, and then had to suffer through the painful commute back home, the only thing that you are likely to want is to sit back and relax. Sometimes however people cannot enjoy themselves when they are at their house. Being happy and comfortable in your own house is crucial and if you want to be always able to enjoy that, there are several things that you can do. continue reading

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Making Your House A More Sustainable Endeavour

3rd May 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Living in a sustainable way makes a lot of sense for a variety of reasons. We are in an age and time when it is of utmost importance to preserve the environment which is why an eco-friendly practice being implemented at your house is never a bad idea. But the whole thing has an entirely different angle too – the more sustainable your home is, the lower your bills are. Now we’ve got your attention, right? continue reading


Living with a Hoarder – What Should You Do

17th April 2017   /    Advice and News   /    no comments

Having to share one home with a compulsive hoarder is always extremely difficult as such a condition poses risks on everything from the relationships within the household to the health of everyone living in the house. If you are living with a hoarder, you need to understand that this is not just a period that will magically go away on its own. Hoarders rarely have an idea that their pattern of behaviour is out of the ordinary. That is why they need your help. continue reading

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