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How to Use a Skip Service

Using a skip service is an easy way to get rid of significant amounts of waste. Whether you need a skip for personal or commercial use, it’s important to get the best value. We’ve put together some useful tips in this article.

Hiring Your Skip

Hiring a skip with Wellington Waste Management couldn’t be easier. Our online booking system provides a quick and easy way for you to check prices and pay for your skip hire.

Our prices usually cover a 14-day rental and if you require a skip permit, we’ll apply for one on your behalf.

  1. You can check prices and skip availability by using our booking system here.
  2. Once booked, we will then contact you to arrange for a permit if required and confirm your booking details.
  3. Your skip will then arrive on your delivery date.
  4. Unless you make contact with us to extend your skip hire, we will collect it on the date arranged during your booking.

Looking After Your Skip

When hiring a skip, it’s important to bear in mind that other people may be tempted to use it to get rid of their own rubbish. If you don’t take any precautions and someone does put their rubbish in your skip, it can be difficult to prove it’s not yours.

To avoid this happening, it is a good idea to think about where you’re going to place your skip. If you have an area away from public access that’s suitable, it will reduce the risk of passers-by being tempted to throw rubbish in. If not, you might want to cover your skip with a tarpaulin when you’re not using it.

Packing Your Skip Correctly

When you receive your skip, it can be tempting to fill the skip as quickly as possible without considering how you arrange the items, which is likely to result in an inefficiently loaded skip. To get the best value for money for your skip hire, it’s important to load the skip methodically. The lighter, larger items should go in first followed by the heavier items on top as these will help to compact the waste beneath. You should also make sure to dismantle and flatten any items before you put them in the skip as this will save a lot of space.

Certain items are classed as hazardous and cannot be placed in a normal skip. These include asbestos, plasterboard, paint, tyres, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, freezers & fridges, vehicle batteries, oil and chemicals. If you need to get rid of any of these items please contact us for further advice and assistance.

To hire a skip with us, call 01823 664628 or use our booking system here.

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