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Helpful Tips for Hiring a Skip

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While the expert team at Bourne Skip Hire are on hand to provide full advice and assistance regarding your skip hire needs, we’ve also put together a few tips for you to consider before making a decision.

Size Matters

Probably the biggest decision needed when hiring a skip is the type and size. Depending on the scale of your build or clear-out project, a unit that is too small will require collection and emptying more regularly, providing an inconvenience. On the other hand, a skip that is too big for purpose will take up far too much space, causing an unnecessary expense and proving inefficient.

Often, 2, 4 and 6 yard skips will be sufficient for the majority of domestic DIY projects, but this may not always be the case, and bigger jobs will necessitate different sized units. If you are unsure as to the skip size you require, take a look at our skip size guide.

Can I keep my Skip on the Road?

While keeping a skip on private property, such as your driveway or in a garden, is perfectly legal without a licence, the correct documentation will need to be obtained for skips due to be kept on the road.

Often, cones and reflective markings will be needed in order to make the skip visible to traffic. Bourne Skip Hire are able to provide advice on the road permit and additional equipment required for each individual skip specification. Make sure you let us know you are planning on keeping your skip on the road when you contact us for a quote.

Please note: keeping skips on the pavement is illegal.

What if I am Denied a Permit?

In the unlikely event that you are not issued a skip hire permit by the relevant local authority, Bourne Skip Hire are available to provide a convenient and effective wait and load service, whereby one of our team will wait while you fill your hired skip with waste, before taking it away without ever having to keep it on the road.

What Happens if Access to my Property is Difficult?

If the roads around your property are difficult for larger trucks to navigate, Bourne Skip Hire operate a fleet of vehicles of varying sizes, providing flexible delivery and collection options at all locations.

Are there Types of Waste that are not Permitted in a Skip?

There are some materials that are considered hazardous which will not be permitted in skips. Batteries, electrical items and white goods, car tyres and toxic chemicals are among those items that are prohibited. Materials that contain asbestos are also not allowed, although Bourne Skip Hire provide a full asbestos collection service, ensuring that it is disposed of in a safe and legal manner.

What Happens to my Waste after it is Collected?

As part of our waste management and recycling service, Bourne are proud of our ability to recycle a wide variety of materials collected in our skips. At our own personal transfer station, we process everything from plastics to metals, green waste to construction waste, keeping your carbon footprint – and our skip hire prices – as low as possible.

How can I Pay?

Bourne Skip Hire provide convenient options for online payment, saving you time when the skip is dropped off. Paying online also means you don’t even have to be present when we deliver the skip – just let us know where you want it placing and we’ll do the rest.

Bourne Skip Hire offer a wide range of high quality skip hire options throughout Peterborough, Oakham and beyond. Whether a 4 yard skip idea for DIY projects, or an 8 yard skip for larger jobs, our team are on hand to provide full drop off and collection, with advice on permits and waste disposal available. Get in touch with Bourne Skip Hire today to find out more.

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