The dos and don’ts of skip hire in Liverpool
The festive season is finally over, which can only mean one thing:
It’s time to start your annual New Year’s clear-out!
Let’s face it, there’s no better way to kickstart your 2023 than with a proper tidy-up. From the kids’ demoted toys to your old, no-good Christmas tree and ornaments, there’s a lot to get in order.
But have you thought about how you’ll get rid of all the rubbish?
Skip hire in Liverpool is one of the most convenient, cost-effective ways to go about it – but there are a few things you need to know before you proceed.
Do: hire the right skip size
You might be wondering why this matters – a skip is a skip, right?
There are several different sizes available for skip hire in Liverpool, and you need to make sure you get one that’s appropriate for your project.
Typically, domestic skip sizes are as follows:
- 2-yard mini skips – these small sizes are ideal for small home projects – like general cupboard clear-outs and garden makeovers – and can accommodate up to 45 bin bags full of rubbish.
- 4-yard midi skips – slightly bigger, these skip sizes are the go-to choice for medium-sized projects, such as a bathroom or kitchen refit, holding up to twice as much waste as the 2-yard skips (90 bin bags!)
- 8-yard maxi skips – for projects that are likely to generate a large amount of bulky waste and building materials, the 8-yard skip will be perfect, as they can hold up to 120 bags worth!
With a skip that’s too big, you’ll have wasted money on space you don’t need, whereas with a skip that’s too small, you’ll have to order one or two extras to make sure your rubbish has somewhere to go, which will, of course, cost you more.
Don’t: overfill your container
Your waste shouldn’t pile any higher than the top of the skip container.
Too much waste in one skip can be extremely dangerous – not just for you, but for your neighbours, passers-by, and the skip hire firm’s staff.
Any overfilled skips could be subject to extra charges, and the driver refusing to take it away from you.
Do: check if you need a hire permit
Skip hire permits are issued by your local council, and they’re designed to limit the number of obstructions on public roads and pavements.
Whether you need one or not will depend on where you plan on leaving your skip. If you have a roomy garden or spare space on your driveway, you won’t need to obtain a permit – as this is your own private property.
However, not all of us are so fortunate, and have no choice but to leave our hired containers on the road or pavement just outside our properties. If this is the case, you’ll need to apply for a permit, as these areas are owned by your local council.
With skip hire in Liverpool, most skip hire firms will be happy to apply for a permit on your behalf, and the additional fees will be added to your total.
Don’t: put hazardous waste in your skip
Only certain types of waste can be disposed of in your hired container.
Whilst your standard DIY projects aren’t likely to generate any hazardous waste, you should still be aware of the items that most skip hire companies cannot accept.
This includes electrical appliances, oil and paint cans, rubber tyres, medical waste and food waste – just to name a few.
If you have an item that you’re unsure of, be sure to get in touch with the company providing skip hire in Liverpool for advice.
Ready to hire a skip in Liverpool?
There’s no denying how much of a help skip hire can be when you need to get rid of mass amounts of waste quickly.
For more information about skip hire in Liverpool or to reserve a container, the team at GSH Waste is the people to call.
Get in touch with them today!
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