You may be moving and need to clear out old furniture, junk from the basement or debris from the yard. It is relatively easy to find a skip hire to rent. The difficult part is estimating the size you will need. For my first mystery shopping experience, I used a business in north wales that provided a quality skip hire experience.
Here is what I learnt from the experience:
You must decide where you want the skip parked on your property. Ideally, you can put it on a flat surface. Keep it close to the house if you want to throw things out the window and into the bin. Or, put it out in the yard if most of your trash will be loaded from the yard. It has to be put in a place where the truck can drive in and out when they deliver it and again pick it up.
Next you should plan when to have the skip delivered. Try to guess how long it is going to take you to fill it up. Some things can’t be placed in the general skid. You need to guess the weight of your trash as well as the amount. Are you the owner of the property or do you rent? If you are a tenant rather than owner, you have to park the skip hire out on a public road. If you do, you may require a permit.
You assume the cost of the permit or permits. The cost depends on where you live or where the property is located. When you have to park on a public road, you must put traffic cones and lights at both ends to warn drivers it is there. Make sure you schedule your delivery date after the permit is in effect.
You have restrictions on what you can throw into a general waste skip. For example no pressurized containers, hazardous waste, liquids, food waste, tires, batteries or electric items. There is a most stringent rule against asbestos as you would imagine. If you are not sure about an item, call to ask the company you are hiring the skip from.
What can help to have a successful experience?
For a successful experience book your delivery ahead of time to ensure availability. Check the price several times. Gauge the size carefully. Sometimes prices change. A larger size may even cost less. If you needed a second skip hire due to misjudging the size, it would be much more costly than to hire the larger one in the first place.
Arrange the skip hire for the shortest possible time to keep your cost down. If you cannot fill the one you order, ask a neighbour to share it with you. If you do share with a neighbour or neighbours, coordinate the time to make sure everyone brings the trash to the skip within the correct time. Finally, do not rent a bin from a company that imposes weight limits.