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How to Avoid Overloading a Skip?

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How to Avoid Overloading a Skip?

When you hire a skip from A & R Skips you will need to estimate how much waste you will generate.
Your estimation will help you decide the correct skip size for your trash.

If you cannot figure out what size skip you should get, contact A & R Skips. We’d be happy to help you with our available options.
You can also enquire about the prohibited items, so you do not get fined. We will not take the Skip away if it contains banned items, so it is always better to check first.

Do not throw things in the Skip haphazardly; be mindful of using your space.
Here is a list of tips to follow while you fill your Skip, allowing you to utilize the space efficiently to its maximum potential, without overloading the skip.

  • Make a list of more oversized items – Your house furniture fits into this list, such as a sofa or bed. It can be dismantled and put up into smaller pieces. It will make it easier for you to keep it in the Skip and save space.
  • Keep flat items at the bottom, such as doors, sheets of wood or dismantled kitchen cabinets. You can either lay it at the bottom or slide it down on the side of the Skip. Make sure that it does not rise above the skip walls.
  • Keep heavy items on top of everything; it will help you flatten whatever is underneath. If there is any space remaining after you load the Skip, break down some items and fill them with small pieces.

Inside the Skip, a maximum fill line is drawn on it; it indicates the height to which you can fill it. It is often in red and is present on each side of the Skip.

List of Prohibited Items in Our Skip

You cannot put prohibited items into a skip; otherwise, you will be heavily fined.

The prohibited items include :

  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Asbestos
  • Appliances
  • Solvents
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Plasterboard
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Fuels
  • Medical waste

If any item is not included in the above list, please ask us whether it can be disposed of in the Skip provided.

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