5 ways to minimise skip hire costs

5 ways to minimise skip hire costs

Any DIY project is going to produce a huge amount of rubbish – too much to put in your wheelie bin! So, whether you’re planning a large-scale refurbishment project in Lancashire or moving house, you need to think about how you’ll dispose of waste, whilst sticking to your budget.

Although many people opt to drive waste to the tip themselves, it’s not necessarily the most efficient solution. But hiring a skip from us at Leyland Skips will save you the hassle of queueing at the local tip – allowing you to complete your project faster and to budget.

We don’t only specialise in skip hire Leyland, so if you’re based anywhere else in the northwest, rest assured you’re in capable hands. We have earned a fantastic reputation for skip hire Chorley and will happily assist you in keeping your costs to an absolute minimum.

Here are our top 5 tips:

  1. Recycle and donate as much as possible

Before hiring a skip, it’s a good idea to sort through the materials you want to get rid of and work out exactly how much of it can be reused, recycled or donated. Knowing this will allow you to order a smaller skip and effectively optimise space inside the skip.

If you’re looking to get rid of furniture that’s in perfect condition, try donating it to charity shops – they’re always thankful for generous donations – plus it’s better for the environment.

  1. Select the correct skip size

Once you’ve sorted through your waste, you should be able to accurately estimate how much space you’ll need in the skip.

Choosing a skip can be easier said than done, especially when there are so many to choose from. But we supply domestic and commercial skips to suit projects of all scales, making it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

Ordering a skip that’s too big will work out expensive and you’ll end up paying for extra capacity. Smaller skips tend to cost less upfront, but if you book a skip that doesn’t provide enough capacity, you’ll either need to hire a second skip or transport the excess waste to the tip yourself.

If you’re unsure which skip size you need, rest assured, the team here at Leyland Skips can guide you in making the right choice.

  1. Book in advance

To get the best price for skip hire Chorley, make sure that you order in plenty of time. Leaving it to the last minute will prove costly and you’ll have a limited choice of skips to choose from.

Allocating enough time to plan your project will also allow you to discuss your requirements in detail with our experts who can offer you the best possible solution. We can arrange skip hire permits if you plan on leaving your skip on the road – ensuring compliance with stringent skip hire regulations.

Book online or call us on 01772 957 509.

  1. Properly load the skip

When loading a skip, you need to be mindful of weight restrictions and items that cannot be put in skips, including:

  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • clinical waste
  • fridges and freezers
  • gas bottles
  • oils and solvents
  • tyres

Loading a skip with prohibited items will only add to the cost of skip hire Chorley, so if you’re wanting to keep your expenditure as low as possible, make sure you keep restricted items separate.

If you’re unsure whether something can go in your skip, feel free to get in touch with us.

  1. Arrange collection

If you know how long you’ll need the skip for, be sure to arrange collection at the same time you book skip hire Chorley. We aim to collect skips as soon as they are full – freeing up space on your site and disposing of waste in the safest way possible.

Don’t panic if you’re unsure how long it will take to fill the skip. Simply call 01772 957 509 as soon as you’re ready and we’ll come and collect it at a convenient time. We transport all full skips to the nearest sorting facility where 90% of waste items will be recycled.

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