Looking to dispose of rubbish but don’t fancy making tireless trips to the local tip in Preston? Rest assured, Preston Skips specialise in domestic skip hire and can take care of disposal on your behalf.
To make hiring a skip as easy as possible, here are 8 things you to need to know.
- Which skip size?
Skip size depends on the amount of waste your project produces, the type of rubbish and how much space you have available on site.
Selecting the correct skip size will guarantee a cost-effective rubbish removal solution and enable you to comply with stringent skip hire regulations currently in place in Preston.
If you hire a skip that’s too small, you’ll need to hire a second one to get rid of the excess materials, and if you order one that’s too big, you’ll end up overpaying.Here’s a quick guide to help you decide which domestic skip you need:
- 2-cubic yard mini skips – DIY projects
- 4-cubic yard mini skips – renovation work
- 6-cubic yard builder skips – large domestic projects or smaller commercial projects
- 8-cubic yard maxi skips –bulky-refurbishment projects or property clearances
- What can go in a skip?
Skips are great for storing:
- garden waste
…however, some materials need to be disposed of separately – including hazardous waste, asbestos, batteries, electricals, liquids and plasterboard. If you’re to get the most out of your skip hire in Preston, and to avoid hefty fines for not disposing of waste correctly, make sure you keep these out.
Call Preston Skips on 01772 827 603 if you have any uncertainty as to whether something can go in a skip. They will happily guide and advise you.
- What is a skip permit?
A skip permit, or skip license, is a legal document that enables you to leave your skip on the road overnight. Preston Skips can obtain the permit from the local council to legalise your skip hire – saving you the hassle and putting necessary health and safety measures into place.
The cost of the permit is £35 and will be included in the mark-up price – making skip hire Preston a cost-effective solution for disposal.
- How much does skip hire cost?
The cost of skip hire depends on several factors, including:
- skip size – larger skips cost more initially
- location – prices tend to be higher in the south than they are in the north
- permits – skips left on private property won’t need a permit
- rental period – the longer you hire the skip, the more it will cost
Request a free quote for skip hire in Preston today by filling in your name, email, phone number and postcode.
- How long can you hire a skip for?
When skips are left on the road, your permit will determine how long you can hire the skip. The permits usually last 28 days – giving you plenty of time to complete your project.
If you’d like to extend the duration of your skip hire, no problem. Contact the team at Preston Skips and they’ll tailor their services to suit your needs.
- When will the skip be collected?
When you hire a skip, you have one of two options. You can either arrange a date and time for collection when you book your skip, or Preston Skips can collect it on special request when it’s full.Preston Skips will collect your skip as soon as they can, allowing you to rid yourself of clutter sooner.
- Is there access for loading vehicles?
Skips arrive at your premises on the back of large lorries that are a lot wider and heavier than cars. You need to make sure there is enough space for the fleet driver to manoeuvre safely when delivering the skip, and especially when collecting it as the truck will be carrying more weight.
- How much waste can you put in a skip?
When it comes to skip hire in Preston, skips must be level-loaded. It’s illegal to transport skips that aren’t safe, so the fleet driver may refuse to collect it. To make it easier for you to correctly load your skip, they all have a maximum fill level that clearly indicates how high you can fill it with waste.