When working on your home and garden improvement projects this summer, skip hire is sure to be a big help.

There’s no denying that hiring a skip is one of, if not, the most convention options for waste disposal. However, it can also be the most expensive if you don’t get it right first time.

Luckily, there are lots of things you can do to really make the most of skip hire in Leyland – here are just a couple of them.

Choose the right skip size

Selecting the right size skip is crucial, and if you’ve never had to hire a skip up until this point, you might not know which sizes are available.

It’s better to do your research, rather than take a gamble on the wrong size and end up with too much or not enough space for all of your waste.

Typically, you’ll be able to choose from the following sizes:

  • 2-yard mini skip – equivalent to 20-30 bin bags or 4 wheelie bins full
  • 4-yard midi skip – equivalent to 30-40 bin bags or 8 wheelie bins full
  • 8-yard maxi skip – equivalent to 60-80 bin bags or 16 wheelie bins full

If you’re unsure which size you need, get in touch with your chosen skip hire company. They’ll be able to advise you on what’s best.

Load the container properly

When it comes to loading your skip with waste, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. 

However, if you want to make the most of the space inside your skip, experts recommend starting with lighter items at the bottom. These can be compacted down when larger ones are loaded on top of them.

Loading your skip in this way helps to create more room for a larger quantity of waste and debris – reducing the need to hire a second or third skip.

Try breaking up your larger items to free up more space, and place bulkier items that can’t be broken down on top.

Don’t overfill your skip

A skip that’s overflowing with heavy or bulky items could pose a serious health and safety risk. Some company’s collection drivers may refuse to take your container away if it’s deemed too full. Then you risk being stuck with your full container.

Planning what will go into your skip won’t only allow you to select the right size, but it will also give you a rough idea of how to load your waste most efficiently.

Also, make sure to do a bit of research as to what you can and can’t dispose of in your hired container.

You can find out more about what you can dispose of here.

Make sure you choose the right hire company

You might think that all skip hire companies are the same, but unfortunately, some are focused more on their hire rates, rather than customer satisfaction.

Any good skip hire company, like Leyland Skip Hire, should be able to tailor their services to your specific requirements so that you’re able to get the most out of what’s on offer.

If you have any questions or concerns or need skip hire in Leyland, be sure to get in touch with their team. 

You can reach them by calling 01772 957 509 or filling out their online contact form.