The summer is an ideal time to tackle some of the jobs that have been accumulating around your home and garden. All too often, though, we procrastinate and delay. One of the most common reasons for not getting on with that major DIY project or garden redesign is down to worries about what to do with the inevitable debris and rubbish. With local authorities rightly cracking down on how much refuse can be taken to a municipal dump, it can be difficult to think of an alternative. This is where a skip can really help. Delivered to your door at a date of your choosing, it will be taken away again at the end of an agreed period of time and you won’t have to think any more about what happens to its contents.
Why not consider a skip to help with one of the following projects?
Perhaps you have old or rotting decking that you’d like to replace. That can mean a lot of wood to dispose of but a skip will make the job far easier. Mending fencing, particularly if there are fence posts to be disposed of, is another task where a skip can come in handy.
Sheds, Outhouses and Garages
It’s all too easy for sheds, outhouses and garages to become repositories for all those items that “might come in handy one day” or that no-one is quite ready to throw away. The arrival of better weather is a good time to tackle the issue head-on and sort out what you really need to keep and what you can get rid of.
DIY Projects And Home Renovations
Even the smallest bathroom refit tends to generate a fair amount of rubble and disposing of it can be tricky if you’re relying on a car. Larger projects create larger rubbish disposal problems. A skip is the obvious solution.
What Size Skip?
A good skip company will have a variety of differently sized skips for customers to choose. The smallest are ideal for small or medium-sized garden clearances. Larger gardens or kitchen or bathroom refits might call for a slightly bigger skip. Bigger projects, such as an entire house renovation or a large landscaping project might necessitate an even more capacious skip. Some skips come with a drop door, which allows the user to wheel their rubbish straight inside. If you’re unsure what size or type of skip is right for you, talk to your local skip company. Their advice is likely to depend on the type and size of project.
Is There Anything That Can’t Go In A Skip?
Yes, just as there are some items that cannot be disposed of in your general household refuse or at the tip, there are certain things that must not go in a skip. Your skip hire company can provide more detailed and specific advice but prohibited items include batteries, paint and paint tins, oil, petrol, diesel, asbestos, solvents, fridges and freezers, televisions and computer screens, air conditioning units and any hazardous or toxic material.