Skip Hire Alternative in London

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A cheaper, greener and more convenient alternative to hiring a skip

Hiring a skip may be a potential alternative way to remove your junk should you wish to do the work yourself. However, you ought to be aware of some of the difficulties skip hire may give rise to (especially in London).

  1. Firstly, you will need to know what size of skip is required and for how long you may need it. Getting this wrong could be a costly mistake if you need a larger skip or overrun your rental period. It may also be inconvenient as you will need to be around when the skip is delivered and again when it is collected, otherwise you may find it parked in your garden or even blocking your driveway.
  2. Secondly, if you plan to leave the skip on a public road you will need a permit from your local council. Every London council has its own application forms and you need to submit these in advance.
  3. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, when you hire a skip to be parked in the roadway you have the responsibility to make sure that it is safely marked and not causing a traffic hazard. Crucially, you will be responsible for the items you place in the skip and the risk they may cause to anyone choosing to “explore” the contents. Obviously if you have items that are subject to WEEE regulations this may be a real risk on your part.

We are a fully licensed skip hire company

You should make sure that you are hiring the skip from a licensed company and that they will use a licensed disposal site. In this instance always insist on a Waste Transfer Note which will confirm that your junk has been disposed of lawfully.

Perhaps another consideration in using a skip is that it is often taken as an invitation, by neighbours and passers by, to get rid of their junk. We’ve come across plenty of instances where opportunistic neighbours have used the cover of darkness to dispose of their garden rubbish, for example!

Hire us or skip us - we're the cheaper option!

Our experience is that we can often remove all your junk for less than the cost of your skip hire. So please pick up the phone and give us a call so we can discuss your options in more detail.

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