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  • The Key Benefits of Skip Hire


    Homeowners are often obliged to remove any residential waste in a safe and legal approach. Hiring a skip service provides customers with efficient and cost-effective removal services for hazardous waste and general rubbish where needed. 

    There are plenty of benefits to hiring a skip removal service and in this blog, we discuss the reasons why a skip hire could be the best option for you and your waste.

    Eco-friendly methods are the way forward

    Skip hire services are a much more eco-friendly alternative to waste disposal and provide proper waste management, rather than do-it-yourself routes that could be hazardous for the environment. For example, some homeowners may get rid of their waste by burning it, causing a risk of toxic smoke that could harm other residents and the environment. 

    The use of a skip ensures that all waste will be disposed of in an environmentally conscious manner. All litter is sorted into allotted skip bins, and most are recycled to prevent further pollution. Most services will also provide several waste treatments that are designed to remove toxic substances. 

    Endless versatile solutions

    Skips come in an extensive variety. There are many reasons as to why someone would choose to skip hire, and not everyone requires the same size or type of skip when it comes to waste removal. Some may be looking to dispose of a huge amount of waste suited for construction sites, while others may need a small skip for the removal of smaller appliances. 

    Both open and closed skips are on offer, and open types are most suitable for removing non-hazardous waste that poses no threat to the environment, animals or humans. Closed containers are designed to safely dispose of hazardous materials that may risk causing harm. 

    Time-saving results 

    Skip hire professionals are well trained in taking over the entire waste removal process, saving more time for other tasks, such as moving home or work relocation. The process of sorting waste and disposing of it at the nearest landfill takes time – and this could be taken off your hands. 

    Health and safety comes first 

    Some people may resort to placing waste in their gardens as a way of storage – however, this solution can be harmful to the health and safety of homeowners and pets. Broken glass, metal, or even an excess of general rubbish can cause tripping hazards or even release toxins into the atmosphere. Skip services can remove any unwanted junk from your garden and keep it stored neatly before transporting it. Professionals are trained in handling all kinds of waste without causing injury or harm to the environment.

    No litter, no legal problems

    Fly Tipping is sadly a very common issue, but it is one that thankfully comes with repercussions. Improper litter disposal is something that the government does not take lightly and there are serious rules to follow when it comes to these procedures. You must abide by such regulations – and that includes properly removing waste. Hiring a skip service is the best way to not get in any trouble if you are unsure of what is acceptable and what is not. The last thing anyone needs is a hefty fine and stern telling off. 

    Cost-effective outcomes

    Vehicle rental for waste removal is more costly than hiring skip services. Equally, using your vehicle to make continuous trips to landfill would be more expensive than hiring a professional. 

    Often, you will have to make many trips due to the need to separate different types of waste. 

    What can go in a skip?

    Or…more importantly, what can’t go in a skip? Here are some examples:

    • Medical waste
    • Asbestos
    • Paint or cans of paint
    • TVs and other technical appliances
    • Batteries
    • Fridges and freezers
    • Air conditioning units
    • Plasterboard
    • Oil
    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    • Tyres
    • Any liquids

    If your skip is placed in an open or public area, it is advised that you keep an eye out on whether any of the above items are found in your skip. Even if it wasn’t your doing, you are responsible for all waste that it contains.

    We have a wide range of skip hire solutions to suit every requirement, from domestic skip hire to commercial. From mini-skips for those small jobs, 6 Yard skips for remodelling your home, 8 and 10 yard skip for construction projects, right through to roll-on roll-off skips and large 35/40 yard containers for those bigger jobs. 

    McCarthy provides flexible skip hire solutions in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today for your instant quote. 

    The Key Benefits of Skip Hire
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