If you’ve not hired a skip before, there’s a lot to get your head around. From applying for a permit to loading the skip safely and making sure you choose the right size in the first place, it can seem a little overwhelming if you’re new to it all.
That’s where we come in! We’re here to help you avoid making the common mistakes we sometimes see new customers making; take a look at the advice outlined below and your first skip hire experience should be a hassle-free one!
CHOOSING THE WRONG SKIP SIZE
First off, you have to make sure you’re choosing the right size skip for your requirements. There’s no need to hire a skip that’s bigger than you need – you’ll just be wasting money.
Equally, hire one too small and you might find yourself frustrated as the end of your project or clearout nears and you begin to run out of space.
If you’re not sure what size you need, you can always contact us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to offer advice and help you choose a skip that’s right for you – don’t be afraid to ask!
PUTTING PROHIBITED ITEMS IN YOUR SKIP
Depending on the size of skip you order, you won’t be allowed to add some types of waste to it. Larger skips are only suitable for lighter waste, for instance; you can’t fill a large skip with hardcore and soil, or it’ll be overweight and our trucks won’t be able to load or transport it safely.
There are also a number of different items that simply shouldn’t be put in a skip, full stop.
- Oil and paint
- Batteries and electronics
- Petrol and diesel
- Gas cylinders and bottles
- Clinical or medical waste
SKIP HIRE IN CAMBRIDGE
Now you’re a little more clued-up on common mistakes, why not explore our different skip sizes? As one of the leading providers of skip hire in Cambridge, we have a whole host of different skips to suit your needs. Order yours from Ely Skip Hire today!