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How to ensure your skip hire is ready for collection

How to ensure your skip hire is ready for collection

So, you’ve hired a skip for a busy construction job, garden project, or something entirely different, and you’re ready for your skip to be collected – fantastic news! The date and time of your skip collection is fast approaching and you surely can’t wait to have the eyesore shifted and have your street or driveway clear again.

But before your skip hire is collected, you need to make sure that there’s nothing that would be any cause for concern or anything that would stop it from being collected. In other words, you need to make sure you’ve followed the rules regarding how to use a skip.

At A&R Skips, we’re highly experienced in offering cost-effective Wigan skip hire, Leigh skip hire, and skip hire services for plenty of the surrounding areas – including both domestic skips and commercial skips. So we like to think we know a thing or two about proper skip collection!

With this in mind, here are a few things you should look out for before your skip is picked up.

Things to check before your skip hire is collected

Is the skip overfilled?

An overfilled skip is the easiest way to make sure your skip will not be collected when the allocated collection time rolls around.

You’ll find clear markings on virtually every skip you’ll ever use, indicating the maximum level the contents should reach. If your discarded items and materials exceed this line, chances are you’d have been far better off with a larger skip – but hey, at least you’ll know for next time!

The reason overfilling a skip can be such a serious issue is because of the dangers it presents; not just to those collecting your skip, but to yourself and anyone in the nearby area. If your skip is collected when it’s overfilled, there’s every chance items could spill over the sides, presenting an immediate accident risk and creating a very awkward cleanup job for you. So it’s clear to see why you’d prefer to avoid this.

Always stick to the specified markings and, if you’re worried you may overfill the skip, transfer the remaining items to an alternate method of storage. For more information on overfilling a skip, check out our blog on the subject.

Are there any unacceptable materials or substances in the skip?

Skips are a useful way to dispose of unwanted items or excess materials in large quantities quickly, but that doesn’t mean you can throw anything and everything into them. The contents of a skip are recycled in line with government requirements, meaning you need to make sure the materials you’re throwing away are suitable for this process.

Most people are already experienced at using skips or can use common sense to determine what to throw away and what to hold onto. But if you’re unsure, here’s a quick list of things you should avoid putting in your skip:

  • Hazardous liquids and fuels
  • Gas canisters
  • Electrical items and appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Tyres
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Plasterboard
  • Medical waste (needles, etc.)

If you’re unsure whether the contents of your skip are suitable for collection, speak to an A&R Skips expert today – we’d be happy to advise you.

For Leigh skip hire, Wigan skip hire and skip hire in the surrounding areas, speak to A&R Skips

Hopefully, you’ll now have a better idea of how to make sure your skip is ready for collection come collection day. So the next time you’re on the lookout for cheap skip hire in Wigan, Leigh or any of the surrounding areas, choose A&R Skips.

With multiple commercial and domestic skip sizes to choose from – including mini skip hire for smaller, more controlled jobs – we’ll always ensure you have your desired skip size for effective waste disposal, whatever you’re disposing of. Whether it’s household waste, garden waste, or something else, we can help you clear the clutter and keep your spaces tidy as you work.

So for the most competitive prices on skip hire in Leigh, Wigan or anywhere else nearby, get in touch with A&R Skips to take advantage of our flexible service. Alternatively, if you’re ready to book your skip today, you can reserve your skip online right now at the link here.


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