Whether you’re de-cluttering your home, landscaping your garden or carrying out renovation work, hiring a skip can save you lots of time and hassle. Here are some top tips on how you can get the best value from skip hire in Edinburgh.
Choose the Right Size
The first decision you’ll need to make is what size skip to hire. Gather everything you need to dispose of in one place so that you have an idea of what size skip you’ll need to accommodate it. If this isn’t a practical idea, book a skip that’s a little too large to avoid the risk of having to hire a second, because the first was too small.
Know What You Can Dispose of in the Skip
Some items, such as electrical goods or car batteries, can’t be disposed of in a skip and you may have to pay extra to have them taken away. Before you fill the skip, double-check what you can put in it by contacting us for advice.
Share a Skip with Your Neighbours
If you’ve only a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, you could still enjoy the benefits of hiring a skip for small clearance projects by asking if any of your neighbours would like to share one with you. Splitting the cost of skip hire two or three ways on a medium sized skip may work out much cheaper than hiring one small one.
Place Your Skip Carefully
Most local councils charge a fee for placing a skip out on the public highway in front of your home. This extra charge can be avoided if you can move things around to accommodate the skip. For example, try moving your car or caravan onto the road for a few days, placing the skip on the drive instead.
Hiring a skip for rubbish disposal is a practical and convenient solution when undertaking a home renovation or garden clear-out project. For more information and advice on skip hire in Edinburgh, why not have a chat with the helpful team at Buchanan Skip Hire on 0131 558 7888.