While everyone agrees that hiring a skip is an easy way to dispose of waste, many also feel that they should really do it themselves if they are able to. Of course, for small amounts requiring just a few sacks, that’s correct. For significant amounts of waste, however, such as from renovation work, garden makeovers, or property clearance, hiring a skip offers many more advantages than simply making it easier.
While you can dispose of any amount of waste materials and items yourself, hiring a skip, saves you a lot of time and effort. The skip-hire company will deliver the skip and leave it with you. You only have to carry the waste to the skip and dump it inside; you don’t even need to sort it. When you’re ready, the skip-hire company will come and collect the full skip, sort your waste by type and dispose of it appropriately. By contrast, disposing of a large amount of waste yourself involves gathering it into many separate bags or sacks, taking care to sort different materials into different containers, loading them into your car or van, transporting them to your nearest recycling or waste disposal centre and dumping the sack contents into the appropriate waste areas for your types of waste. That’s a lot of effort, and if it involves making many to-and-fro trips, then it’s also costing you a lot of time.
Most people agree that skip hire is convenient, but many feel it’s a luxury they can’t afford, or, rather, an expense they can’t justify. In fact, depending on various factors including the amount of waste involved, the distance it needs to be carried to be disposed of and the number of trips involved, it can work out cheaper to hire a skip. That’s even more true if you have to hire a van to make those trips.
Sorting waste into many bags or bins for disposal involves more contact with it, which increases the risk of injury from sharp edges or hazardous substances. Another safety advantage shows itself in work sites or even gardens where the waste accumulates on-site waiting for a convenient time to get rid of it. Having it lying around the site can present a safety hazard and looks untidy, whereas keeping it all in the skip makes for a safer and cleaner working area.
Skip hire is good for the environment because skip-hire companies are legally obliged to dispose of your waste responsibly. As professionals, they know how to sort waste so that it can be correctly disposed of in the appropriate areas of recycling centres. The general public are also encouraged to use recycling centres, of course, but many are unsure how to sort their waste, so some of it may end up in the wrong receptacles where it can present a hazard. Skip-hire companies have the expertise needed to sort and dispose of your waste efficiently and in the eco-friendliest manner.