Skip Hire: A Great Way to Manage Waste

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If you’re looking to declutter your home while the sun is still out, this might be the best time to do so. If it’s a whole house you’re planning to clean up and reclaim space in by getting rid of some stuff, you must be ready for the resulting mess.

Now’s the time to book a skip hire in Sydney or whatever city you are in Australia.

What is a ‘skip hire’?

Skip is a huge open-topped trash collection container that has specific design elements, which allow it to be loaded onto a special lorry for collection. Think of a dump truck, but instead of the truck collecting your trash one by one (or container by container), the dump truck is able to leave its bed onto the street and your entire street can leave everything in it for collection later.

Skip hire is when you employ the services of a waste management company that rents out skips.

Why rent a skip?

There are many reasons people would hire a skip. Perhaps they’re remodeling or getting ready to sell the house. Here are a few more reasons to hire a skip:

1. Deceased estate

2. Gardening and landscaping trash after pruning, lopping, or hedging

3. Cost-effective—gets rid of a lot of trash instead of doing multiple trips to the dump site or landfill

Hiring. Hiring a skip is easy—what’s difficult is hiring a reliable one. The first thing you need to ask is if they have all the licenses and permits. If your property is small, you could ask for their public liability insurance in case of an accident and if they hit your property while doing their business.

Positioning. There are two options here—off-property, meaning on the streets, or on property, meaning your driveway.

Size matters. Skips come in five sizes, and each one is just right for the project you have in mind.

Mini. This is the smallest in the bunch. It is perfect for domestic and commercial users and it comes in 2 and 3-yard capacities.

Midi. Not too small and not too large, it is ideal for small to medium-sized jobs. It comes in 4 and 5-yard sizes, and the size allows it to be placed in the driveway, which eliminates the need for a skip permit.

Builders’. This is the skip that you will commonly see on building sites. It comes in 6 or 8-yard capacities and is perfect for home improvement projects.

man loading construction waste

Maxi. This is big and comes in different sizes, starting from 10 yards all the way to 18 yards. It is ideal for commercial use and in larger residential communities.

Roll-on Roll-off. This is the largest size available. The capacity is anywhere from 20 to 40-yard, which makes the skip ideal for industrial clients. The space required is also significantly larger.

Recycling. Sixty to seventy percent of the waste in the skip will be recycled. Ask your skip company what their procedures are because some of them have their own waste processing facility. It also depends on the type of wastes you have put in.

Skip hire is the way to go if you’re decluttering for whatever reason. By hiring a professional skip hire company, you can be sure that a responsible waste management system will be applied to your trash.