3 ways to reduce skip costs

You may have started that renovation project or construction work you have been meaning to take on, however driving backwards and forwards to the tip could be a nightmare. Many assume skip hire is a pricey business, however it can be a very cheap option if the right procedures are put in place:

1. Choose the right size

When hiring a skip, you may completely over-estimate the amount of waste you need to dispose of. The result means hiring a skip which is far too large and therefore, costly. Skip sizes vary from a mini two yard all the way through to a roll on/roll off. One aspect to consider is that if you run out of space, you may need to hire another skip which can cost more than hiring a large skip initially. Two yard skips roughly hold 20 bin bags and the largest skip holds approximately 160-360 bin bags. It may be worth also checking dimensions to get an idea of the overall scale.

2. Road permits

If your property doesn’t have a driveway or garden to hold a skip, you will need to invest in a road permit for the duration of time you need the skip. To keep the cost down, try and find a suitable, accessible location on your property rather than automatically purchasing a permit you won’t need.

3. Time restrictions

Always have an idea in your mind of how long you will need the skip for before hiring one. If you wish to add extra time onto the hire, you may be charged extra for the service. Prepare beforehand and set a designated amount of time aside to dispose of the waste in the allocated time limit.

If you are looking to hire a skip for the day or even for a week, we’d love to here from you. We offer skip hire services in the Bath and Bristol areas. Book online today or ask us for a quote!