Skips are fantastic and versatile pieces of equipment that can be essential for clearing garden waste, leftover building debris, and general waste from your home. You can even use our website to hire one for your own use at great prices. When you hire a skip, you want to maximise your uses for it to get as much out of it as possible. After all, while they may not hold everything you need to get rid of on one go you might as well try. If you are looking to get the best out of your skip take a look at this guide for a few tips and tricks.
Light Ones First
When a skip load is calculated it is done by dimensions and not by weight. As a result, placing the lighter items on the bottom means that they will be compressed by the heavy ones on top. This way, less room is taken up and you will be able to lead more into the skip. Even if your instincts are telling you to put the light items on the top, ignore them and follow this key piece of advice.
The Large Ones Too
In addition to the lighter items, the larger ones should be placed at the bottom of the skip as well. This ensures that the load is stable, but it also means that smaller items can fall down and fill in the gaps, which is ideal if you are trying to get as much as possible in the skip.
Break It Up
Larger items like furniture are hard to fit into skips and can take up a lot of space. By breaking these items up before packing them you will be able to fit more in and load it more efficiently. This can save you time and money on constant loading and unloading.
The Right Skip
When you go to find a skip on our website you will be offered a range of skip sizes to choose from. Make sure you are getting the right size for you before you make the purchase. A skip that is too small will result in frequent trips to unload it, whereas one that is too large may not fit in its allocated space. Make sure you talk to us about the options we have available for you, all at competitive rates. No matter your trade or need, we have the right skip for you.
What Not to Put In
There are also several things that you should not be putting in your skip as we cannot allow you to add them to an open skip. If you are looking for hazardous waste disposal, however, you can contact us about that too. Here’s what not to put in your skip:
- Fridges and Freezers
- ‘White’ goods
- Paint cans
- Chemical waste
- Fluorescent tubes
Hopefully, these tips have given you a good idea when it comes to maximising your skip’s usage. Pack it tight and make sure you load the light items on the bottom so that you can fit as much waste as possible into each load. Don’t forget to come check out our competitive skip hire prices as well.