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The Cost of Living Crisis and Skip Hire – What You need to Know

By 31 January 2023No Comments
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The Cost of Living Crisis and Skip Hire – What You need to Know

We currently find ourselves living in strange times. As we emerge from a pandemic, we now find ourselves with the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and rising prices across all aspects of life, it seems as though there is going to be no let-up when it comes to cutting costs. We understand that there are some things in life that might have to take a back seat such as certain subscriptions and some of life’s little luxuries but there are also many things that you still require.

The removal of waste is still something that is needed. Whether you have already paid for a renovation project or you still have the cash available to carry out work, you will need to get rid of waste and to do that, you’re going to need an efficient solution that helps you to avoid heading to your local recycling centre. This is where a skip hire service can really make a difference and we are going to show you how to reduce skip costs at a time when things are already challenging.

Pick The Right Size Skip

It can be all too easy to think that you will need a skip that is larger than you actually need. You might do this just to give you some breathing space and to ensure you do have the right space but this will mean that you will pay more. There are many different skip sizes to choose from, so it makes sense to order one that is right for you. Of course, if you order one that is too small, then you will need to order another. Don’t be tempted to overfill your skip as it will result in additional charges if the driver isn’t able to safely transport it back to the waste transfer station. As a rough guide, a 4 yard skip will hold around 40 bin bags while a large skip such as a 12 yard skip can hold anything from 160 to 360 bags.

Road Permits

Skip Hire Permit

If you don’t have space on your property to store your skip, you will need a road permit. This will allow you to have the skip placed outside of your property. However, you might take this option because you need to use your driveway for vehicles. Despite this, if you can park your vehicles on the road safely, then you might want to put your skip on your drive. This will help you to avoid the cost of a permit and save you even more money.

Consider How Long You Need a Skip For

House clearance done with a skip

Try and keep your skip for as short a time as possible because if you need to extend the time then this will come at a cost. Think ahead and set time aside to fill your skip up with your waste. If you have free time on the weekends, have it delivered on a Friday and then spend time on the weekend filling it before having it collected as early as possible the following week.

So, the cost of living crisis might have a hold of the country but with some simple changes, you can save money on skip hire and still take advantage of all that it offers.