Rubbish Chute Hire
When you are working on scaffolding you are often situated quite high above the ground. While it is a convenient location for you to be, the same can’t be said for the rubbish that you create while you are working. This is where rubbish chutes come in handy. They are there for you to dispose of your rubbish safely from any level on the scaffolding. By using them, people who are below you are not at risk of being hurt by falling debris, and it is instead concentrated into one monitored area. You can purchase or hire rubbish chutes from us for your scaffolding, and this guide will take you through your options as well as some further information.
What Are Rubbish Chutes?
The rubbish chutes that are used on structures like scaffolding have a very simple and clever design. They take the appearance of a stack of narrow buckets that are all attached to each other. Generally, they are sold in one metre stacks that are ready to be attached either to the scaffolding or more units. Most come with clips so that they can be safely secured to the structure without risk of collapse. You can buy several one metre stacks to attach to each other in addition to some that have openings coming out of one side.
These are there so that each level of scaffolding has its own opening for the chute, allowing waste to be disposed of quickly and efficiently. Generally, they are made from a strong and reinforced plastic, making them relatively lightweight and easy to put together. You can also hire or purchase a metal frame and nets to go on either side of the chute for extra security and safety. This is ideal for particularly tall chutes as it reduces the risk of collapse, making it safer for both employees and passing members of the public.
How to Hire a Rubbish Chute
Hiring a rubbish chute is quite a simple process, and can be done with a simple phone call to us. We have top brand names like Jewson for hire at your convenience and you can select for it to be delivered or collected. The prices for chute hire do vary, but the average sits at around £5 per one metre stack or section. The support frames for the outside of the chutes also average at around £5 per section, call us for an accurate quotation thoug has these do vary by your location.
Hire or Buy?
When it comes to items like this, it can be a tough decision when it comes to knowing if you should hire the item or buy it. When it comes to rubbish chutes there is one main question you should ask yourself before you go through with a transaction – how often are you going to use it? If you are frequently using scaffolding and are regularly in need of a rubbish chute, buying it will likely save you money in the long run.
Plus, they are easy to store so they won’t take up a great deal of space. On the other hand, if you are only going to be using it a couple of times in a year, it is probably more practical to hire one as opposed to making the purchase. After all, once you have spent the money and used it, the chute will only take up valuable storage space and gather dust between uses. So if you plan on using the chute frequently, it’s better to buy. If it’s only an occasional thing, hiring is your best option.
What Else Do You Need?
A rubbish chute needs to have something to land in so that the contents can be emptied safely and securely. After all, if it just lands on the street it not only creates a hazard but also a huge mess that will take a great deal of time to clean up. The most commonly used container for the waste from the rubbish chute is a skip.
They are easy to hire, provided you have the necessary permits, and the space for one. They do come in a range of sizes, which can make it easier to select one that will fit into your space. Failing that, some opt to use large plastic tubs that are emptied frequently. This is the main disadvantage, however, as with a skip you do not need to empty it frequently.
A rubbish chute is a hugely practical and important piece of equipment, especially for those who are working on tall scaffolding. They are easy to assemble and store as they are quite compact when dismantled. They bring a level of safety and cleanliness to the site of construction, as the chute quickly unloads into a skip, meaning that members of the public and those working are kept safe.
It also ensures the streets remain as clean as they can be. Of course, if you are planning to use the rubbish chute frequently, it is worth buying it to save costs in the long run. Hiring one is best for those who might use a chute a couple of times a year. Shop around and find the best deal for you.
Contact us today for both hire and purchase prices.