In this blog, our specialists cover 5 useful things to know about skip hire, including the different types of skips available, how to choose the right size, what you can and cannot put in a skip.

Skip hire can be a convenient and efficient way to dispose of large amounts of waste, whether you are cleaning out your home, completing a renovation project, or tackling a major garden makeover. However, there are a few key things that you should know before you hire a skip, in order to ensure that you get the most out of this service and avoid any potential pitfalls.  

In this blog, our specialists cover 5 useful things to know about skip hire, including the different types of skips available, how to choose the right size, what you can and cannot put in a skip.

Useful things to know about skip hire

1. Types of Skips

One of the first things you should do prior to hiring a skip is understand what type of skip will best suit your needs. There are several different options available, each of which is suited to different types of waste and projects. At We Are Pegasus, we are able to deliver midi skips, builders skips and bulk skips across the West Midlands. Discover the characteristics of each type of skip and determine which is best for your project, if you need a hand with choosing the right skip, speak with our team who can advise you on the best option and avoid any wrong orders.  

2. What Can Go in a Skip?

While skip hire is a convenient way to dispose of a wide range of waste materials, there are certain things that you cannot put in a skip. This includes hazardous materials such as chemicals, paint, and batteries, as well as certain types of electronic waste, such as TVs and computers. It is important to understand what you can and cannot put in a skip, as attempting to dispose of prohibited items can result in additional charges or fines. If you would like further guidance on what materials you can put in our skip bins, our professionals can advise you accordingly. It is important to know what can go in a skip, prior to the skip hire service as you don’t want to make costly mistakes or be under the impression that prohibited items can be removed by the company.

3. How to Properly Load a Skip

Properly loading a skip is fundamental for several reasons such as ensuring that you make the most efficient use of the space, which will save you money on the cost of the skip. Secondly, it will help to prevent accidents and injuries, as improperly loaded skips can be unstable and dangerous to handle, compromising your safety or the operators.  

4. How long can you keep a skip bin?

Before you rent a skip bin, you want to liaise with the chosen skip hire company to confirm that they can accommodate the desired duration that you need access to the skip. You don’t want to be left facing a rushed project or unaware of the contracted time you are allowed the skip which comes as a surprise to you. At We Are Pegasus, we will clearly inform our customers on the time and availability of our skips to ensure that you are happy before proceeding. If you require to keep the skip for longer, this is something that can be discussed with our friendly team.  

5. How much does a skip cost?

Skip hire companies typically charge based on the size of the skip and the duration of the rental. Prices can vary, so it's a good idea to get quotes from multiple companies before making a decision. Compare costs of skip hire near me and choose a company that can meet your waste disposal requirements, hold a great reputation and fit within your budgets.

Book skip hire near me

If you are looking for skips near me, We Are Pegasus provide excellent skip hire across Birmingham, Dudley, Stourbridge and other areas across the West Midlands. Get in touch with our team for more information.

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