When it comes to rubbish removal, one of the first thoughts that comes too many people’s mind is hiring a skip. However, there are a variety of other alternatives to skip hire. These alternatives may be less expensive and save time. They are also an ideal solution for smaller amounts of household waste or garden waste.
One of the best alternatives to skip hire is to use a house clearance company. Traditionally, council recycling centres accepted almost any kind of waste. Now due to recycling targets set by the government there are strict guidelines on the types of waste that are accepted at your local recycling centre. If your waste has occurred as a result of a recent renovation project then either a skip or a commercial clearance company would be required.
Rubbish Removal vs Skip Hire
There are other alternatives to skip hire to include hippo bags, man and van and house clearance companies. Hiring a skip for the disposal of waste comes with several problems.
1) You may have to apply for a permit through your local council should the skip be placed on the road.
2) Choosing the correct size of skip can be a challenge, too small and you are left with additional waste. Too big and you have wasted money, when a smaller one would have sufficed.
3) Skips can take up to a week or longer at times to be collected depending on how busy the skip company is.
4) Heavy skips can cause damage to your driveway
5) All skips have a maximum fill line on the side of the skip. If the skip is filled beyond this line the skip company may not collect their skip.
Two of options above, man and van and house clearance service will arrive on the date booked and clear the waste within a minimal amount of time and then leave. No unsightly skips, labour, fuel and vat is generally included in the price.
Skip Hire Alternatives for Waste
There are several advantages to hiring a rubbish removal service. Firstly, it can be cheaper than hiring a skip. In fact, the cost can be significantly lower. Another advantage is that there is no limit to how much rubbish you can dispose off. It is generally a good idea to forward images of the waste with a description on the type of waste. Most clearance companies can provide a quote based on the information prior too booking.
Some people have difficulty hiring a skip because of the laws surrounding waste removal. Many skip hire companies do not allow the disposal of hazardous waste, carpets, old tv’s containing mercury, tyres, paint etc. If you include any of these prohibited items, you may be faced with additional charges. The skip company may even refuse to collect the skip until the offending items are removed.
Skip hire is also expensive, prices vary depending on the size of the skip and the location it been delivered to. Therefore, you should check with your skip hire company before hiring a skip or alternatively contact a local clearance company who deals in waste removal.