When do You Need a Skip?

Whenever you are having a big clear-out or doing renovations or building works, one thing is for certain: you are going to generate a lot of waste. And that waste can’t stay on site, cluttering up the place: it has to be taken away. There are two factors to take into account on deciding whether to hire a skip, or do-it-yourself with runs to the local recycling centre: the size and scale of the project, and the type of waste.

At Buchanan Skip Hire, we want your skip experience to be as positive as possible, so here are a couple of examples to help decide what you may need.

Filled Skip

Kids Flown the Nest

At this time of year a lot of older children head off to university and college. Their old room will be full of childhood memorabilia, and you may want to reclaim it for guests or as a study or home gym. Bin bags full of toys, sporting equipment, books and CDs can probably go to a charity shop – many will arrange a collection. If, however, you embark on a full scale re-modelling, knocking down walls and so on, you will need a skip. Bricks, rubble, wood, metal and most furnishings can go into a skip.

Kitchen Revamp

If you are upscaling the white goods, it is wise to be aware of what can and cannot go into a skip. Gas cookers are acceptable, but electric cookers are not. Fridges, microwaves, toasters and electric fans are not skip safe either. Defrosting the freezer? Food and food packaging is fine to put into the skip as long as it’s not cooking oil. If you’re clearing out the cupboards, bleach and detergents must be separately recycled as must any leftover medical supplies. Once you know what can and cannot be skipped it is easier to decide whether you should book one for this project.

Garden Makeover

Autumn is a good time to do some heavy pruning and clearance in the garden. All green waste, including soil, can go into a skip, as can stones and rocks. Contact us if you’d like some honest and straightforward advice on when you need to hire a skip, where best to site it on your property, and any other questions you may have. We’re here to help!

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