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Things to consider when hiring a skip for construction waste

You will have a lot to think about when overseeing a construction project – not least what type and size of skip may be most suitable for the waste that is inevitably produced.

Good site waste management depends on hiring the right skip for your needs. After all, if you choose too large a skip, it will take up valuable space and you will be effectively paying for capacity that you don’t use. However, an overly small skip for your project will leave you having to pay for additional collections, and could be disruptive to your on-site operations.

So with all of the above in mind, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the factors you need to consider to ensure you make the right choice of skip for your construction waste, first time out.


What types of waste will be generated by your project?

There are all manner of types of construction waste for which skips are suitable, ranging from inert material such as ceramics and concretes, right through to general waste and soils.

Many materials produced as waste from construction projects, such as timber, metals and cardboard, can also be recycled, so you may especially appreciate the services of such a skip hire company as Able Skip Hire Ltd, which operates a recycling centre where all of its skips are tipped and the waste segregated for recycling.

How much waste will be produced?

When you are considering this question, you will need to think about not just how much total waste will probably be created, but also how much of each type of waste is likely to be produced, and whether your waste volumes will change from one phase of your construction project to the next.

Bear in mind that here at Able Skip Hire Ltd, we offer various sizes of skip to suit your needs, ranging from mini skips that can hold almost two cubic metres of waste, right through to eight-tonne maxi skips with a capacity of eight cubic yards.

What are the time and space restrictions?

Whether you intend to use one or several skips for your construction project, a 20-metre turning circle for collections will also ideally be required.

Also consider what implications your chosen skip and skip hire company will have from a time perspective. Here at Able Skip Hire Ltd, one day’s notice is required for all skip deliveries, although we also endeavour to fulfil all skip orders as swiftly as possible.

What are the skip hire company’s environmental credentials?

Skip hire may have previously had a reputation as an industry with little sympathy for environmental concerns, but this is far from the case among modern skip hire specialists such as Able Skip Hire Ltd.

As aforementioned, we operate our own Environment Agency-licensed non-hazardous recycling centre in Leyland, Lancashire, where both mixed and pre-segregated waste can be confidently handled, with all of it being subjected to our recycling process, and none of it being sent straight to landfill.

With many different skip hire companies and types and sizes of skips for you to choose from, you will need to carefully consider the above factors in advance when you are attempting to make the right decisions for your own project.

Why not get in touch with the Able Skip Hire Ltd team when you would like to discuss your skip hire requirements in greater detail, or to request a quote?

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