Summer means longer, brighter days, and as the temperature warms up, many of us start thinking about decluttering and doing those DIY projects. It’s often the time when you overhaul your home, which can improve it, but also means a lot of waste. That’s where skip hire can come in handy. If you’re making improvements to your Bilston or West Midlands home, then summer is a great time to hire a skip and get going, and here are a few reasons why it’s the best season to get things done.

Longer, warmer days

Many homeowners in the West Midlands choose the summer to do DIY because it stays light for longer, giving you more time on your days off to do the work. Also, because it’s warmer, if you decide to paint or varnish, you can keep the windows open and keep things ventilated. Many people hire mini skips during the summer when they’re doing decorating jobs, as it’s easy to get rid of decorating waste, from old wallpaper to junk timber.

There are long weekends

Summer means bank holidays and long weekends, which are great for DIY because:

  • There’s more time to do complex jobs
  • There’s usually better weather for it
  • Many DIY stores have bank holiday sales
  • You don’t have to use your annual leave for these jobs
  • You can get friends and family to help out

It can be a good time to hire a skip, as you can get it dropped off on the Friday or Saturday, then picked up on Tuesday, so if you’re looking for a cheap skip, you can often get a great deal. Next time there’s a bank holiday, get a quote for skip hire, so there’s no excuse for skipping those DIY jobs.

Convenience and ease

While Bilston has a household waste recycling centre on Anchor Lane, it can get busy at weekends, especially during the summer when everyone is doing work to their homes. That’s why many Bilston residents look for local skip hire once the warmer weather is here, as this means there’s no need to worry about waste disposal, you simply leave the rubbish in your skip, and it’s picked up and sorted for you.


The main reason why so much DIY is done during the summer months is that people are often more motivated. The brighter weather means you can often see the cracks and dents that need filling in and pay more attention to things such as clutter. You may also find that spending more time in the garden means that you want to give it a clear out, and skips are ideal for garden waste if you’re cutting back trees and shrubs.

When you need skip hire in Bilston and the surrounding areas, simply contact Black Country Skip Hire, Unit 16b, Withy Road, Bilston, West Midlands, WV14 0RX.

Pick up the phone and call 01902 494 452 and we’ll give you a free quote and more information.