1. Don’t hire a skip
Hiring a skip in your town is often the first thing that comes to mind when you need rubbish cleared away. Skips are efficient and quick at clearing the rubbish away. However, they can be very expensive and they’re not always the best choice for your waste removal requirements.
Before you hire a skip, you should consider whether you actually need one. In many cases, hiring a skip is not the only option; there may be various other simplers, greener, and potentially less expensive choices. You’ll be able to see a whole pile of different skip hires companies in local phone directories that you can try.
If you think that the cost will not allow another option, then hiring a skip is certainly worth considering.
2. Share a skip with your neighbors
If you live in a small community, chances are that there is not enough space for everyone to store their garbage. This can be particularly problematic if there is no centralized waste disposal facility. But what if you were able to share a skip with your neighbors? Not only would this reduce the amount of rubbish going into the landfill, but it would also help save money on skip hire. There are numerous benefits to the idea of communal skips, but here are a few main ones.
Reduces waste storage and disposal costs
When you share with your neighbors, you will be able to save money on skip hire. With each person only needing half as much space for their rubbish, it makes sense that this could result in significant cost savings over time. Many homeowners who use multiple skips for their waste are often surprised at the amount of money they have saved by hiring them from different individuals.
Improved rubbish quality
You can only reuse so much of the same materials, which is why it’s vital that you recycle as much as possible. That said, municipalities have started limiting the types of trash that people are able to put into their bins. If one person shares with another and they focus on using a better variety of products in their compaction blocks each week, you could both save money while increasing your quality waste pickup experience without compromising health or safety.
Reduces the risk of odors
One thing you don’t need when this waste simply sits in wait of a convenient pickup is exposure to any kind of off-gassing from the products that were thrown out. If everyone chooses decent quality, high-end products and methods for disposal of their trash, the city will be less likely to issue fines or other enforcement measures should there be an odor problem in your neighborhood even if you don’t follow order instructions. If you’re living in an apartment and share a communal block with multiple neighbors, this can be one more way to help reduce both the chances of odors and your city’s response time when they do happen.
3. Big is beautiful
The best way to get a lot of trash out of your house is to hire a skip that’s big enough to hold it all. This can be time-consuming and costly, however. If you don’t have the room in your garden or garage, it may be worth hiring a skip in your area.
The larger the skip, the less it costs to hire it per cubic yard/meter. So, if you have the space on your property and enough rubbish to fill it, the largest skip available is usually better value. If you don’t have the space or are not sure how much rubbish might go into it, a medium skip may be a better value for money. Although if it’s just filled with rubbish from one room of your house (rather than many areas like sheds and garages) this should still leave that area clear and easily accessible for others to use without causing any problems.
4. Separate the items that cannot be disposed of in a skip
Since it is illegal to dispose off certain items in a skip or landfill, most people find it difficult to dispose off these items. Some of the items that cannot be disposed off include asbestos, batteries, toxic materials, and asbestos-containing products. These waste items can be dangerous for your health and the environment, so it is important to separate them correctly before disposal. You can do this by taking them to a nearby recycling plant to separate and sell some of the material, which is then sent out into the economy. Whatever you don’t want to be sold should be recycled or disposed off properly in your local council facilities (eg. transfer station). But if this isn’t possible for whatever reason, make sure that it goes with your contained bin at home so no more items are added after disposal day when those materials go into your bin. Before disposal day, each item’s current value should be talked over with the skip hire company to make sure that it is clearly associated with them through email confirmation details and until you receive a final invoice of payment where they will write all amounts in that can be connected to an accounts system at home so you know how much money comes out as rubbish cost after days of your hard work sorting everything up and disposing off properly (except handling fees). Try to compliment them on good service, as this might help you get the disposal done quicker.