Skips are an excellent way to get rid of large amounts of waste, whether you’re in the process of renovating your home or just de-cluttering and giving your house a good spring clean. However, some people worry that hiring a skip might be a costly option, especially in busy city areas such as Birmingham. Luckily, there are ways to reduce the cost of skip hire, wherever you live in the West Midlands, from Bilston to Dudley, and here are a few tips to ensure you get the best price possible.

1. Use a local firm

When you do a search for skip hire, you’ll no doubt see adverts for many national firms. However, it’s often much cheaper to look closer to home. This is because national firms will often have to drive much farther to drop off and collect the skip and pass on these extra costs to you. By using local skip hire close to Bilston or your local town, you can often get a much better price overall.

2. Use the right size skip

It’s annoying to pay for a large skip and only fill it halfway, as you’re paying for space you don’t need. However, many firms only offer a limited number of sizes, which means you don’t get the best price. If you’re just doing some de-cluttering and spring cleaning, then look for mini skips which hold about 15 cubic metres. Not sure what size you need? Be sure to discuss your requirements when you get a quote to get the right skip.

3. Hire for a shorter period

Most people choose a short a hire term as possible, because:

  • Nobody wants a full skip on their drive for ages
  • It prevents others from dumping things in your skip
  • You aren’t paying just to have your skip sit outside
  • You don’t end up with an eyesore outside your home

Again, opting for a local firm is key when hiring a skip, as they’ll often be able to collect so much quicker. The skip is dropped off, you fill it, then you simply call up and get it removed. When looking for a cheap skip, find out how quickly the company can collect, as this will avoid any unnecessary expenses. If the company is just around the corner, rather than some miles away, then this will often save you money as it allows for a shorter hire.

4. Pay by the tonne for large loads

If you’re doing a large job such as a home renovation, then you might choose tipping services to get rid of waste, and this can sometimes be the most cost-effective solution. Choose a company who charge you per tonne, as this will ensure you don’t pay over the odds for your waste disposal.

For affordable skip hire in the West Midlands, contact Black Country Skip Hire of Unit 16b, Withy Road, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 0RX. Simply fill in the online form or call us on 01902 494 452 to get a quick and free quote.