How can you maximise the use of your skip?

Hiring a skip is a convenient waste disposal solution for anyone looking to get rid of bulk amounts of waste. Whether you’re shedding construction waste, performing a full house clearance or just tidying up your garden, maximising the use of a skip is a handy skill to learn. In this article, we’re giving a few tips on how best to use your skip so that your waste is dealt with in the most efficient manner possible.

Think before you load

A common mistake people make is throwing any and all waste into their skip as soon as it shows up. It might be satisfying to throw out everything you can get your hands on, but take some time to think about what’s going into the skip and the best way to approach disposal. The overriding tip that you should always keep in mind is: think before you load. But what exactly should you be thinking about?

Larger and lighter items on the bottom

It probably seems natural to fill the bottom of the skip with heavier items first, but is a much more wasteful approach. What you should do is focus on throwing out larger, lighter items first, so they can be compounded later on by heavier objects. You’ll find that, as you fill your skip, the heavier items will free up more space as you go, pressing the lighter waste further to the base of the skip, which means less wasted space throughout.

Dismantle your waste

Any larger items that can be broken up, dismantled and flattened should be done so before being thrown out. Making items more compact means they take up less room from the get go, leaving fewer pockets of space in your skip, and allows them to fit more conveniently with all your other waste. This goes for things like boxes, wardrobes and fixtures and fittings, so remember to think before you load.

Make sure you choose the right skip size

There are many different skip sizes to choose from, suitable for a range of construction, demolition and general waste disposal projects. You might be tempted to save money by choosing a smaller skip size, but underestimating your size requirements leads to loading a skip multiple times, re-hiring for longer than expected, or hiring a larger skip in addition. That adds up.

Before hiring, figure out exactly how much waste you need to dispose of and then give us a call on 01494 559900 to discuss your requirements.