United Junk Skip Hire

Skip hire in Greater Manchester Based in Stockport

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How Do I Hire a Skip?

Hire a Skip

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?

Hire Skip Winter

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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Putting a Skip on The Road

Skip on The Road

When hiring a skip there are a few considerations to make, one of which will be where you are going to place the skip. Often it will be on your driveway, but if you don’t have suitable access on your property then you may need to place it on the road. Below we look at the rules and regulations you will need to follow. Permit Firstly, you are going to need to register for a permit from the local council, this allows you by law to place the skip on a road or highway. Speak to your local skip hire company to find out what the cost will be and how you go about obtaining a permit....

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How to Prevent Your Skip from Overflowing

Prevent Skip from Overflowing

When you hire a skip there is a tendency to throw anything and everything that you want to get rid of, the danger of this is that it will overflow. When the skip hire company comes to take it away, they may refuse to remove it until some of the contents has been removed in order to transport it safely to the waste dept. Below are a few ways to prevent your skip from overflowing. Loading the Skip The best way to avoid overflowing your skip is to assess how much waste you must get rid of. Depending on what you need the skip for one way is to pile all the waste in an available space and...

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Seven Things to Consider When Having a Skip Delivered

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There are a few questions to ask yourself when you hire a skip. What am I going to use it for? How big do I need it to be? Where is it going to be located? But another consideration is whether the skip lorry will be able to deliver it to your home or business premises. Below are seven things to consider when having a skip delivered. 1. Know your location If you’ve been living in your location for a while, then you will know the best routes in and out. This is worth bearing in mind when hiring a skip as it could be trickier for lorries. The best thing to do is to contact your skip h...

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Where Did Skips Come From?

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The traditional skip has been used for decades as a convenient way to dispose of waste and rubbish. But as you are throwing in your unwanted garden furniture or rubble from your latest renovation project did you ever wonder where the skip came from originally? Well, below we can answer that question and put your curiosity at rest. Mining industry Originally skips were used within the mining industry to transport and store raw materials and waste and were referred to as ‘skeps’. These specially designed carts were built from wood and steel and ran on a track system that could...

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Seven Reasons Why Skip Hire is Beneficial to the Environment and the Safety of Others

skip hire beneficial for environment

The build-up of waste in commercial and residential environments is inevitable. It doesn’t matter what the waste is - liquid or solid you will need to have a waste disposal strategy which is cost-efficient for your business. Below are seven reasons why skip hire is beneficial to the environment and the safety of others. 1. Eco-friendly Sadly not everyone will follow the rules when it comes to waste management and more often waste is dumped in the wrong places which is not only bad for the environment but it can put the safety of the general public at risk. With a skip hire com...

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What You Should Know Before Hiring a Skip

hiring a skip

Present at almost every construction project, skips are an essential part of the build or refit lifecycle. But, when it comes to picking up one for yourself, it’s common to find yourself confused about how best to proceed. So, here are some essential questions - and answers - to help make the hiring process quick and simple. What should I know? Q. Can I put anything in a skip? Skips are used to store refuse, but there are a number of items that cannot be added to a skip. These include - Asbestos Products - Batteries - Medical waste and sharps - Gas canisters and...

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