Problems When Overloading A Skip

Ensure you have a permit

– Declutter before hiring your skip

– Hire the right size

– Budget for your skip


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Easy Ways To Reduce Costs

If you’re looking to hire a skip, then we bet you’ll have a lot of other outgoings too. Whether you’re renovating your home, moving house or even working on a construction site, budget will always be a factor. Therefore, reducing your cost of skip hire without compromising on the size or amount of skips you hire would be very handy indeed.

Thankfully, there are several ways you can reduce the cost of your skip hire. Here are some of our best tips to make sure you never overspend and ensure you get the waste management solution you ultimately need.



1. Decide Why You Need A Skip

when it comes to skip hire, there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’. That’s why you need to decide what it is you’ll be needing your skip for so you can best estimate the amount of waste you’ll be needing to remove. Is it for a remodel of your downstairs toilet or is it to remove every ounce of waste from a garden renovation? Hiring one that’s too small will simply mean having to hire another one and likewise, hiring one too big will mean spending more than you need to.

2. Ensure You Have A Permit If Needed 

If you don’t have room on private land to place a skip, then you’ll need to contact your local council to find out if a skip permit is required. There are rules and regulations for placing skips on a public road and if these aren’t adhered to then you could find yourself facing a very hefty fine. Skip licence or permit costs vary from one council to the next so you’re best off contacting your local council to find out the exact amount.

3. Declutter Before Hiring A Skip

Skip hire cost goes by the size of the skip you hire, therefore the smaller the skip you hire, the lower the price threshold. One way to ensure you hire the smallest sized skip possible is to declutter before you hire the skip. You may even find by decluttering that you gain more space to place your skip, avoiding the cost of a roadside permit.

4. Split The Cost With Friends

Do you have a neighbour or friend nearby that’s in need of waste removal? Then splitting the cost of skip hire could be the perfect opportunity to both get what you want for a fraction of the price.

Contact Mackers Skip Hire Today

If you’d like more information on skip hire in Essex and beyond, contact us today.

Here at Mackers Skip Hire, not only are we passionate about recycling and responsible waste management, but we’re also passionate about ensuring our clients receive the best price possible.

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