Not sure if you need to hire a skip for your rubbish? Not all circumstances require one, but if you’re not certain your project or event requires one, here are a few tips for deciding.

Calculate the Amount of Rubbish

For an event, consider what will be provided for those attending. Will people be purchasing drinks in cans, bottles, or paper cups? Will they be eating, and if so, what waste will be produced from that? Factor in anything else that may be included, such as packaging on products, nappies, or other types of rubbish. Now multiply that by how many people you’re expecting. If you aren’t sure, plan for a litre of waste per person, per meal.

If you have a project that you’re working on, you can usually figure out roughly how much waste there will be. For example, if you plan to demolish a wall, you know that there will be a considerable amount of debris produced.

If the amount of rubbish is more than three or four rubbish bins full, you should consider a skip.

Do You Have a Way to Haul the Rubbish?

One of the main reasons to hire a skip is to avoid having to drag all that waste to the landfill yourself. It’s a pain to do and can be a messy job. You may not want your vehicle to get filthy like this, just because you need to haul a load of trash.

A skip service takes care of everything for you. They’ll drop off the skip and then pick it up when you’ve filled it or after your event. The rubbish is taken care of and everything is done for you. They’ll handle getting it to the landfill and any mess that may entail. This is even more essential if you don’t have a vehicle that can handle the amount of rubbish generated by the event.

Size Matters

cIf you feel that you won’t fill a full size skip, not to worry. You have the option of choosing a mini skip, which will provide you with the same benefits in a smaller amount of space. For smaller events or tiny home improvement projects, this will help you eliminate the excess debris and rubbish without taking up too much space. It is also more economical if you don’t have the amount needed to fill a complete skip.

The simplest method of determining which skip hire is the best idea for you is to contact the company. They’ll be able to help you decide which size to hire. However, you can base your ideas on roughly 5-6 large rubbish bags per cubic yard.

Need to hire a skip? Contact Black Country today and we’ll help you find the perfect solution for your needs.