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How to Avoid Using a Bad Skip Hire Company

How to Avoid Using a Bad Skip Hire Company

There are lots of different waste disposal companies out there. This includes man and van services who provide clearances of your rubbish, and skip companies. But how do you know you’re choosing someone you can trust? We’re outlining some simple checks you can do to play it safe.

Check the company has a valid waste carrier license

Always check if the company or individual you’re using has an up-to-date waste carrier license from the Environment Agency. A waste carrier license can be checked on the Environment Agency’s website. It should be valid.

Check online reviews

Online reviews and testimonials are always easy to access and gain information, a reputable company should be happy to provide a reference if asked.

Be wary of cheap skips

Be wary of cheap skips and waste disposal, the truth is the cost of delivering/collecting and disposing of waste is not at a cheap expense. Any company dealing with disposing of waste should have a good idea of the overheads they face, whether this be insurance, landfill tax or vehicle maintenance.

How much does the company deal with the waste they collect? Are taking an ethical approach and ensuring they recycle a high percentage of the waste they collect?

Unfortunately, over the last 10 years the UK has seen a massive increase in fly tipping. While it is the minority that spoils it for the majority, it’s important to check that you’re dealing with a legitimate and trusted skip hire company to ensure that your waste doesn’t contribute to the fly tipping issue.

In conclusion

These are just some of the things to look out for when hiring a skip, allowing you to sidestep the possibility of hiring a bad skip hire company.

Whether you’re a small business, a larger outfit, or a homeowner in need of skip hire, contact Ely Skip Hire today for a no-obligation quote. We’re a registered waste carrier and recycle up to 95% of the waste we collect.


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