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Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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Why is Hiring a Skip Better Than Going to The Tip Yourself?

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When it comes to disposing of waste as a result of a home renovation, building work or garden clearance you’ve got a couple of options. Fill the car and make the trip to the local tip - or hire a skip. At United Junk we’re here to tell you that the second option is the best and here’s why? Greater volume While there is a cost to hiring a skip there are many benefits that make it worth the outlay. The first benefit is the volume, skips come in a range of sizes so you will always be able to find one that suits your requirements. Even the smallest skip can hold large qu...

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The Effects of Lockdown on Skip Services

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With the country slowly coming out of Covid hibernation, getting back to normality is a welcome relief. But the impact of Covid and subsequent lockdowns have had a knock-on effect on several sectors and industries. In this article we look at the effects of lockdown on skip hire services. Recycling centre closures Across the UK recycling centres felt the full force of the national lockdown with many closing to follow government guidelines. These centres are the main point for the recycling of waste and with them closed for a period of months certainly had a detrimental effect on productio...

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Get Ready for Christmas with a Big Clear Out

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The end of summer is here, and many people will now be focussing on the run to the end of the year. Christmas is always a time when people seem to accumulate more ‘stuff’ and with that in mind they use the next few months as a chance to have a proper clear out. In this article we look at how to plan to make the most of it. 1.  Make and plan Planning is the key to make sure that your pre-Christmas clear-out is a success. Prioritise the areas of the home that require attention and those areas where you need to create space. While it can be hard to part with personal pos...

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Five Important Safety Tips When Hiring a Skip

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At United Junk safety is our main priority and it is our job to ensure that when it comes to domestic skip hire our customers know exactly what they need to do when receiving a skip. In this article we look at five important safety tips when hiring a skip. 1. Public safety Much of the preparation when hiring a skip comes with making sure that the location where it needs to be delivered is safe and secure. If you don’t have a driveway and it needs to be located on a public road you will need to notify us as you will need to have a permit as well as the right safety equipment - we ca...

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What to Consider When Hiring a Skip in Bad Weather

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The weather isn’t always perfect when hiring a skip and if you are planning on hiring one during the winter then you might encounter bad weather. In this article we look at some of the key considerations when hiring a skip in bad weather. Skip Lorry Access One of the first considerations isn’t with the skip itself but the lorry that delivers it. Depending on where you live you need to make sure that the ground the skip is going to sit on doesn’t absorb a lot of water. If it has rained the night before and the water has no runoff then the lorry might have some issues...

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The Most Common Items Found in a Skip Vs What is Not Allowed

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Hiring a skip has a lot of benefits when it comes to getting rid of your waste or unwanted rubbish. However, there are a few rules that you need to follow in terms of what you can put in a skip and what you can’t. In this article we go through some of the most common items found in a skip Vs what is not allowed. What is Allowed in a Skip There are quite a few things that are safe to put in a skip such as garden waste. If you are taking on a landscaping or gardening project then you can fill it with uncontaminated soil, rubble, grass and other organic off cuts. The same goes f...

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How Do I Hire a Skip?

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Hiring a skip might sound easy but there are plenty of things to consider in order to make sure you hire the right one for the right job. Below are a few tips on how to hire a skip. Size Skips come in a wide range of sizes depending on what you need them for and the amount of waste you want to get rid of. Choosing the right skip means a cost-effective solution for waste removal. Skips for commercial use will generally be bigger as they have more waste to get rid of, whereas skips for residential use will be slightly smaller. Hiring one that is too small could mean hiring another on...

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What to Consider When Hiring a Skip in Winter?

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Not many people will want to undertake renovation projects during winter but sometimes needs must. If you’re one of those people who need to hire a skip in winter then there are some considerations, especially if there is snow or heavy rain forecast. Ground restrictions During winter, the ground will absorb a lot of water particularly if there is an insufficient runoff, this could make delivering or collecting a skip difficult.  Before hiring a skip to make sure the location is safe for us to deliver it, we can always put it on wooden blocks if it is going to go on the driv...

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