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Starting to Think About Clearing up Your Garden?

When you are considering a garden clearance, figuring out how you will clear all the waste can be a daunting task. Fortunately, skip hire companies like us, offer an affordable, hassle-free garden clearance service. Below are some tips and considerations that should think about when planning a garden waste collection.

Find out how long your garden will clearance take

You should have a rough idea of the duration the clearance will take before planning anything. Knowing the exact size of the task you’ll be dealing with is important to your planning, particularly if it’s an overgrown garden. You should give yourself ample time to finish the job at hand. Be realistic when it comes to your working pace. Taking on too much quickly is not a good idea as you will put pressure on yourself. You can measure out a small portion of your garden, then time how long it will take you to clear it. Multiply this time to get the time you will need to clear the rest of the garden.

Separate your waste types

The next step is to know how you’ll dispose of the loose pieces of grass produced when clearing. Separate the garden waste into two different types of waste: Green waste and general waste. Green waste is the waste that will come from your garden, including weeds, shrubs, bushes and grass. Most councils offer green waste collection for free, allowing you to save money as you will only need a small mini skip. General waste, on the other hand, consists of any item you have placed in your garden. This can include plant pots, old shed or old garden furniture. Identify items that you want to throw away, sell or keep to avoid disposing of something of value. Don’t place hazardous waste such as paint tins in a skip.

Reduce bulky waste volumes

Most waste removal companies will charge you based on the size of your garden waste and how much waste the skip will take to fill.  This will be an easy task once you have separated your green waste. You will be able to decrease the volume of your waste items, such as branches and hedge cuttings, much easier than large items. The bulkiness of the waste will also determine what waste service suits you, particularly the size of skip you need.

How to choose the right method of waste disposal

Once you have completed the aforementioned steps, choosing the right service will be easy. The options include:

Skip hire

If you will take more days to complete, then a skip is the best disposal option. It’s suitable for both general and green waste, and skips are available in a variety of sizes – from 4-yards to 12-yards – to suit your waste removal needs. Keep in mind that you will need space to put a skip on your property. If you will place the skip on a public road, you will need a permit.

Man and van rubbish clearance

Suitable for those looking for an urgent waste clearance option, man and van rubbish clearance is a cheaper alternative. This service includes labour, meaning that you will not have to load the waste yourself. Additionally, you don’t need a permit if you do not have space to put a skip.

Get Ready for Winter with a Skip Hire

As the leaves begin to fall and the cold nights start drawing in, it’s very tempting to close the door on all your unfinished home and garden projects and put them off until spring comes round again. This year, don’t let all your hard work go to waste and get rid of all your rubbish before winter sets in. Here are three good reasons to hire a skip this winter.
Ditch the DIY debris

If you’ve been busy over the summer months pursuing home improvement projects, chances are you’ve accumulated a considerable amount of rubbish along with them. From old paint cans to rolls of carpet and mismatched tiles, most of us will have piles of old decorating supplies gathering dust and taking up valuable space in garages, sheds, and attics. Instead of hauling it all to the local amenity site or recycling centre, save yourself time, money and a lot of hassle by hiring a skip. Whether you’ve done a full house renovation or just a couple of rooms, there will be a skip available to suit your needs.

Get rid of garden waste

If you took advantage of the warm weather this summer and got down to some serious garden maintenance, it is important to get rid of your green waste before the winter weather sets in. However, if the thought of loading your car up with smelly bin bags or shelling out for extra green bin collections fills you with dread, there is a practical and economical alternative. Hire a skip for your garden waste and get rid of it all in one go. Lawn and hedge clippings, tree branches, and dead leaves can all go in a garden skip, along with more heavy-duty rubbish like soil and turf. No mess, no fuss.

Clear the clutter for Christmas

There’s nothing worse than venturing into your attic or garage each year and hunting for the Christmas decorations among piles of broken household items and old unwanted toys and gifts. This year, get ahead for the holidays by clearing out your clutter and hire a skip to take it all away for you. Make good use of the extra storage space by using it to store winter essentials like road salt, snow shovels, and extra warm clothing. You’ll immediately feel the benefit of a tidy, clutter-free home and best of all, you’ll have a head start on next year’s resolutions!

4 Reason to Hire a Skip this Summer

Summertime, when the DIY jobs can no longer be postponed or ignored. Hopefully, the warm and dry weather can give you just the right environment you need to get your jobs done. However, the weather is not the main reason people delay doing their DIY projects. The main reason is that they are unsure about what to do with the waste that is generated.
Hiring a skip, that is delivered to your door and then collected after you have finished, is the obvious and perfect solution. Here are the top 4 reasons you will need a skip this summer.

1. Garden Projects

Even if you are not completely renovating your garden, but you decide to do some replanting you should consider a skip. You can increase the natural light and open up once dark and dingy areas of your garden by cutting down or trimming trees and bushes. Large skips can include drop doors, which will help you keep the mess to a minimum. It may also be time for you to throw out old garden furniture or broken equipment, so go ahead and add it to the pile.

2. Clearing out Garages and Sheds

Sheds and garages are usually the storage place for items we think will come in handy one day but rarely do. Since the weather is getting better by the day, it could now be time to take on the storage issue head-on and create some usable space in your garden shed or garage. A skip will mean you can throw out anything you are unnecessarily hoarding and reclaim a feeling of organisation.

3. Garden Maintenance

Now that summer is here, it may be time to repair or replace any garden features you may have. This could be anything from water features, fences or tree houses. If you want to change rotting decking, you may be concerned about how you will dispose of the waste material. Hiring a skip gives you a place you can put any decaying wood or defunct materials, making it easier for you to restore or replace garden features.

4. Home Renovations

Bathroom and kitchen can often lead to more waste than can realistically be transported by car alone. Not only can using a car be unpractical in terms of frequent trips to the dump, but it will also leave your car a mess of dirty and muck. This is why hiring a skip for home renovations is one of the most common requests a hire company will receive. There are a range of skip sizes available to match the needs of your renovation. No job too big, no job too small.

There are the top 4 reasons you should hire a skip this summer. Now that the good weather is on the way, there is no reason to delay your DIY jobs. Time to get your tools out and book yourself a skip. Hiring a skip will make it easier for you and help your job go a lot smoother.

Skip Hire : Fence Panel Recycling

A fence is a big part of the exterior aesthetics of a property, so when it gets old or suffers damage, it’s only right to replace it. Installing a new fence can give your garden and compound the facelift it requires. What do you do with the old fence panels, though? Not many homeowners think about it, but it matters how you dispose of a damaged fence. Before you even buy those new fence panels, know what to do with the old ones.

Skip Hire

The easiest solution is to hire a skip to use for the disposal. Fence panels are cumbersome, which makes it challenging to transport them to recycling sites. With skip hire, you get a suitable container to keep the waste material and have a professional pick it up. Homeowners have a wide range of skips from which to select. You can easily find a skip that is enough for the volume that needs transporting. Another advantage of skip hire is that you can include any other rubbish that you might have lying around the place.

Peer-to-peer Recycling

One of the solutions that people have come up with to reduce waste is peer-to-peer recycling. Individuals pass on their unwanted and unused materials to people who might have use for it. For example, your old garden fence panels might come in handy for someone building a chicken coop or an artist who uses old wood in some pieces. Various websites make peer-to-peer recycling easy by connecting people with different needs. With that option, the person who wants the waste can arrange for pick up, so you don’t have to fret about it.

Bulk Council Pick-up

Fence panels result in bulk waste that the city council may not usually agree to collect. However, you can negotiate with the council for the bulk pick so that they can dispose of the wood properly. Bulk pick-ups cost more and are limited hence, the need to discuss it early. Remember to inform the council that the waste is treated wood because it requires a different kind of disposal.

Transport to the Tip

You can opt to take the waste to the local tip yourself. If you have a pickup, the take is not very complicated. You only have to gather the panels and transport them. Local tips usually take in green waste but confirm beforehand. Some tips might refuse to collect treated wood.

What to Avoid

Some homeowners replace their garden fences then leave the panels lying around. It is unsafe and only contributes to waste on your property. Dumping wood panels in the garden waste bin is not recommended either. Treated wood doesn’t rot like untreated wood. Don’t burn old fence panels to get rid of them. The air pollution that results from burning treated wood is just as harmful as the soil pollution from dumping it in regular rubbish.

Before taking down an old fence, decide on the most effective disposal method, depending on where you live and what you can afford. Skip hire is a stress-free way to eliminate waste without any major impact on the environment.