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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Skip

Hiring a skip is one of the most cost-effective ways for businesses to dispose of their waste. Despite the common use of skip waste hires, however, many businesses often commit certain mistakes.

As non-compliance to waste disposal regulations can incur fines and possibly tarnish a business’ reputation, taking note of these common skip hire mistakes are essential:

Requesting the wrong size of skip

This is one of the most common mistakes people make when hiring a skip. New businesses sometimes make the mistake of not properly estimating how much waste they produce, leading to them hiring a skip that is either too big or too little. When they hire a skip that is too big for their needs, they incur a wastage. If they hire a skip that’s too small, they will need multiple trips to transport their waste to the proper disposal site or hire another skip. This mistake also leads to another common error: overfilling the skip.

Overfilling the skip

Overfilling a skip is illegal and makes transporting rubbish dangerous to the driver and the public. Any amount of surplus or any bulky rubbish coming over the top of the skip is classified as overfilling. To avoid overfilling or getting the wrong skip bin size, measure the size and amount of your waste to get a more accurate estimate of the bin you need. Also, monitor the skip’s fill level when putting in your waste.

Using the skip for hazardous materials

There are special skip hire services to dispose of hazardous materials such as asbestos, gadgets and other electrical equipment, batteries, oils, paint and other flammable and combustible materials. It is best to consult your contractor on what you are going to dispose of so that you do not end up hiring a skip that you cannot use at all.

Here at LKM Recycling, we are fully compliant with laws, regulations and safety standards while we provide for our clients’ total waste management needs. Feel free to arrange an appointment with us so that we can discuss your business’ disposal needs. Contact us today on 01795 439393.

Simon McCoy

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