Four quick tips for filling up your skip correctly

17th March 2021

An empty yellow skip next to a red brick house

If you’re disposing of large amounts of waste, hiring a skip is a convenient and cost-effective option. Whether you’re renovating your property, revamping your garden or having a good clear-out, managing your waste responsibly is important – and therefore it’s always best to leave it up to the professionals.

If you want to get the most out of your skip and avoid any delays, it’s important that you fill it up correctly. No matter what type of waste you have or what you’re using the skip for, using the right technique will ensure that you can fit as much waste as possible into your skip while adhering to the load capacity.

Follow our top tips below to ensure you fill up your skip correctly and avoid any problems down the line.

Select the right size skip

Before you even begin filling your skip, it’s important to make sure that you choose the right size. If you hire a skip that’s too small for your needs, you could end up paying for a new one altogether, which is not only costly but inconvenient too. Your skip hire company will be able to advise you on the correct size to choose based on your project and the quantity of waste you’ll produce.

Never overfill your skip

You should always avoid over-filling a skip. A skip that is too full could be dangerous to collect and drive away, and therefore you should only put the correct amount of waste in your skip. Overfilling your skip is not a way to save money – in fact, it could end up costing you more down the line!

Learn about weight restrictions

It’s always important to discuss weight restrictions with your skip hire company. Many companies have weight restrictions in place based on the size of the skip. You should never exceed this restriction; if you do, the skip hire company may refuse to take your skip. Instead, take the time to discuss the weight restrictions with your company and make sure you stick to them.

Know what you can and can’t put in a skip

While you can dispose of most general waste in a skip, there are some things that shouldn’t go in your skip – and it’s important that you know what these are. Chemical waste should not be disposed of in your skip, along with laptops, batteries, paint, glue and tyres. If you’re not sure if something can go in your skip, it’s always best to get in touch with your skip hire company.

If you’re looking for a skip in Oxford, look no further than Hazell & Jefferies. We’re a family-owned business with over 40 years of experience. We offer skip hire along with roll-on roll-off bins, and all of the waste we collect is taken to our recycling centre in Oxfordshire where it’s sorted through. Visit our website to learn more about our skip hire services.

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