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October 2020

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8 Things to Consider When Hiring A Skip for Household Waste

By Skip Hire

Household waste is typically any rubbish that you wouldn’t put in your normal, small wheelie bin. Whether you’re about to begin a home renovation or just need a big clear-out, domestic skip hire can be the perfect way to dispose of the waste that you generate.

At KCM Waste Management, we are experts in waste disposal. We, therefore, offer a wide range of skips that are suitable for our domestic customers throughout South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

If you’re thinking of hiring a skip for your household waste, however, then there are a number of things you should consider first:

household waste skip hire

1) Be Sure Domestic Skip Hire Is the Best Solution

First and foremost, you should make sure that a skip is definitely the best waste disposal solution for your household waste.

A skip is the perfect solution for waste removal if you’re likely to be generating messy waste over a number of days. For example, if you’re redesigning your garden or replacing your kitchen.

If you have various bulky items to dispose of such as sofas and beds, then you may find our man in a van service more favourable and cost-effective.

Likewise, if you have a great deal of waste ready to dispose of that needs removing straight away, then you may opt for our grab hire service. Our grab wagons can remove up to 17 tonnes of waste, which is the equivalent of more than 2 builders skips. These are also a good alternative if access to your property is an issue.

2) What Size Skip Do You Need?

Once you’ve decided that skip is the best choice, you need to pick which size to hire.

You don’t want your skip to be too big as you’ll be essentially paying for unused space. However, it’s crucial that you choose one that’s big enough for your waste, otherwise you may end up having to order another.

You should be sure that your waste can fit within your skip, and that it doesn’t exceed the height of the skip’s sides. Waste exceeding the load level limit is illegal and will result in your skip not being able to be collected.

For information on the sizes of skips available, take a look at our website here. Or for more information, just give us a call on 01709 361 144.

3) Do You Require A Permit for Domestic Skip Hire?

Many people are unaware that if you have a skip on a public road, then a permit from your local council is required.

At KCM, we like to take care of this process for you. As an authorised skip hire contractor within both South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, we can organise this with your local council.

If you have private land such as a driveway available then you don’t need to worry about this.

4) How Long Do You Require Your Skip?

When booking a skip, you need to decide on how long you’re likely to require it. You should also consider the type of service that would suit you best.

At KCM Waste Management, our skip hire service is available for 1 week as standard. However, if you require it for any longer, we can arrange this for just a small charge.

We also offer alternative skip hire services, such as exchange, wait and load and tip and return that may suit your project better.

5) Are You Ready for Your Skip?

For convenience and to save money, you should ensure you have waste ready for your skip before it’s delivered.

If your project isn’t ready to begin when your skip arrives, then you risk additional costs to keep your skip for longer.

At KCM Waste Management, we are generally able to provide our local customers with a next day delivery service. You can just check our availability on our online direct booking portal when you’re almost ready for it.

6) What Can You Put in Your Domestic Skip?

You’re able to put a huge range of items in your skip. From garden waste to small WEEE items. For a full list of items that you can put in a skip, take a look at our website here.

There are a few types of waste that can’t be disposed of in a general waste skip such as hazardous waste. If you’re unsure just give us a call and we can then recommend you an alternative household waste disposal service.

7) Are There Any Access Restrictions?

Your skip will be delivered on a skip wagon. These vehicles are wider and much heavier than a normal car. So it’s important to ensure that there’s enough room for it to fit down the road.

If your skip will be placed on your driveway, then you should also consider gate access. Also, make sure that there’ll be enough room to maneuver your car once it’s on.

8) Where Does Your Waste Go?

You want to feel secure that your waste won’t end up in landfill where it will damage the environment.

If you hire a skip with KCM Waste Management, then you can rest assured that your household waste will be disposed of in a way that won’t damage the environment. We will take it to our authorised waste transfer station in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where at least 94% of it will be recycled.

Our competitively-priced domestic skip hire service is convenient for both small removals and full house clear-outs.

If you’re based within South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire and looking for domestic skip hire, then we’re here for you.

At KCM Waste Management, we have provided skips to our customers throughout Yorkshire for over 30 years.

To check availability and get a free instant quote, you can simply visit our website here. Or if you have any questions, then please feel free to contact our friendly team for some expert help.


Sand: Which Type is Right for Your Construction Project?

By Aggregates

When we think of sand within construction, we often don’t realise that there’s so much choice!

Sands are the finest types of aggregates available and have a wide variety of uses within the construction industry. In both domestic and commercial projects alike, sands, in general, can be used as a bulking and strengthening agent to create building materials. They can also be used for decorative purposes.

At KCM Waste Management, as well as being experts in waste management and disposal, we also offer a wide variety of recycled and primary aggregates, sands, gravels, and topsoil.

We are proud to be able to supply our commercial clients throughout South Yorkshire. Including major cities Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Worksop, and more.

If you’re currently looking for materials for your next building project, you may be surprised to find out that different sands have slightly different uses. Therefore, we’ve decided to put together a helpful blog outlining the variations to help you make an informed decision:

sand tipper

Washed Building Sand

By terms of ‘washed’ we mean that the sand has all of the dust, clay, silt, and any other unwanted materials removed so that we have a pure product and is then left to drain.

Washed building sand is essential for mixing mortars as part of the initial construction stage. For builders, as the name suggests, this sand is mixed with water and cement for bricklaying.

The fine texture and small particles of washed building sand make it the perfect choice if you’re looking to create a smooth finish.

Being a multi-purpose product, it is also popular with plasterers and other trades alike. It is often used for a variety of other building projects including mortar pointing, and plastering.

Washed Concreting Sand

Also commonly referred to as sharp sand or paving sand, washed concrete sand is one of the most popular types of sands within the construction industry.

It is more coarse than washed building sand and is larger in size. Being a versatile product, it’s often used to provide a stable sub-base for laying slabs and block paving. It can also be used for screeding, making concrete based products, and for external rendering on buildings. Washed concreting sand is also very popular for creating patio or seating areas in your garden.

You would normally opt for this over washed building sand if you were looking for more strength and less flexibility.

Dry Screen Building Sand

With very fine particles, dry screen building sand is perfect for mixing to create mortar.

It can therefore be used for laying bricks, blocks, or stone. Due to its thickness, you would normally choose to use motar to build outdoor standalone structures such as walls.

Recycled Grit Sand

As you’d expect, grit sand is the thickest type of sand, and so is also slightly heavier.

It is often used in construction and in gardening products. Due to its drainage properties, it is particularly suited to areas that are prone to be exposed to water.

Recycled grit sand, therefore, creates an ideal subbase for floor screeds, block paving, flagstones, or artificial grass.

Whether you’ve got an upcoming one-off project, or whether you’re a builder looking for regular deliveries, KCM Waste Management can help you. We have a fleet of tipper vehicles available. This means we can provide an unrivaled delivery service direct to your commercial premises or building site.

We offer tipper hire on our vehicles that are able to carry up to 20 tonnes at a time, making them suitable for aggregates and sand deliveries. All of our tippers are maintained to the highest possible standard. Ensuring they are 100% site safe and that they perform at their peak level during the hire period you choose.

If you choose to, you are also able to collect a selection of our aggregates locally from our licensed facilities based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Just simply call ahead to check availability and we will sort the rest out for you.

If you require any further assistance in choosing the right aggregate for your project, then feel free to contact our experienced team. Alternatively, you can contact our aggregates manager directly on 07736 290 273.


trade waste wheelie bins

3 Ways To Reduce Your Trade Waste Costs

By Trade Waste

Due to the unprecedented implications of COVID-19, businesses are being more pro-active than ever in exploring ways to reduce costs.

As a business owner with so much going on, the cost of trade waste to your business probably isn’t something that you often think about. However, by working with a waste management company, these costs can be significantly cut.

With our headquarters based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, at KCM Waste Management we are proud to serve businesses with our trade waste services throughout the surrounding areas.We typically cover Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Worksop, Chesterfield, and more.

If you’re looking for ways to cut costs and to reduce the amount of waste that you produce, then take a look at our top 3 methods below:

1) Hire FREE Trade Waste Bins!

At KCM, our trade waste disposal collections are designed for trade and commercial clients such as pubs, offices, schools, restaurants, takeaways, and shops.

We can provide free hire of various lightweight trade bins. All you have to do is choose your size and inform us of the number of bins required. We will then collect and dispose of their contents on your desired basis. All you have to pay for is the collection fee!

We know that waste management is one of the less glamorous aspects of your business. That’s why our bins and bin bags are discreet and are easy to move and manage. Plus, we collect on time, safely, and efficiently.

We are proud to be able to offer a variety of bin sizes, including:

  • 1100lt four wheeled bin (110cm D x 123cm W x 130cm H)
  • 660lt four wheeled bin (79cm D x 123cm W x 123cm H)
  • 360lt two wheeled bin (90cm D x 60cm W x 110cm H)
  • 240lt two wheeled bin (74cm D x 58cm W x 108cm H)
  • 140lt two wheeled bin (57cm D x 49cm W x 104cm H)

Working with a professional waste management company such as KCM means your waste can be recycled and won’t end up in landfill where it will damage the environment by polluting the air and soil. This means that they can help reduce your carbon footprint, which is great for the environment as well as great for your reputation.

Our trade waste bins will also save you money! Landfill taxes are increasing dramatically, so recycling with our trade waste service has never been easier or cheaper.

2) Purchase & Work More Efficiently

Reduce the waste that your business generates by efficient purchasing and working!

It’s a great idea to keep a waste management log so that you’re able to see what you’re ordering, and what you’re wasting. From there you can review your monthly purchases to ensure you’re not over-spending and only purchasing the materials that you actually need.

In terms of buying, you could purchase merchandise and stock in bulk to avoid pointless monthly ordering. This could also help reduce the amount of waste that’s created from excess packaging.

If you’re based within commercial business premises such as an office, do you create and circulate electronic meeting documents, rather than print? Do you proactively promote recycling and encourage employees to recycle?

If you’re a public-facing business such as a restaurant, takeaway, or shop, when ordering stock do you ask suppliers to send with limited packaging? Do you have signage to encourage your customers to dispose of items in the correct way?

There are so many simple habits you could introduce to your workplace to help reduce your waste costs. If you need any help with this, then you can book a free consultation with KCM to discuss your needs and implement a waste management plan.

commercial waste bins

3) Implement Simple Recycling Procedures

Everyone at your business should do their bit to help recycle and reduce the amount of commercial waste you produce. Try small things to begin with such as implementing recycle bins within your canteen, and boxes for paper to be recycled.

Educate your team on the 3 Rs:

  • REDUCE – Do we need to have so much?
  • REUSE – Can this be used for something else, rather than wasted?
  • RECYCLE – If you can’t reuse it but it can be recycled, dispose of it in the correct location.

It’s important to also stay on top of the disposing of your confidential waste. If you let it build-up to the end of the year, then it can become a costly and stressful job.

At KCM, we provide our clients throughout South Yorkshire with either containers or recyclable bags for all of their secure documents.

We then recycle the remains of the shredded documents to be reused for a variety of purposes. We can schedule document collection as frequently as you need it or on an irregular, ad hoc basis.

trade waste wheelie bins

At KCM Waste Management, we are clued up on the laws of trade waste. If your company produces commercial waste of any type, your duty of care to follow government standards means you must safely dispose of waste in a way that is not detrimental to the environment.

Our service as a registered waste carrier and our efforts to cater to our customers’ needs in this way not only benefit them financially but also benefits the environment. We have helped many different businesses significantly reduce their landfill costs and carbon footprints.

We are licensed by the environment agency to process your waste. All waste collected by us is processed at our transfer station in South Yorkshire. For a free quote for your trade waste needs, email us at or contact us.

domestic skip

Skip Hire: 5 Reasons to Choose KCM Waste Management

By Skip Hire

At KCM Waste Management we completely understand that waste disposal and skip hire can sometimes feel like a minefield.

There comes a time when almost everyone will require a skip. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to complete a garden project, or a business owner or tradesperson looking for waste disposal for a commercial building or building site.

We are passionate about waste disposal and recycling and believe that it should be easily accessible to everyone.

If you’re based within South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire, then here are 5 reasons why you should choose KCM for your next skip hire:

1) We’re A Local Business

We care! First and foremost, being a local, family-run company means we pride ourselves on providing only the highest level of customer service.

With our head office based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, we are able to offer our skip hire services to all surrounding towns and cities including Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Worksop, and more.

Due to having built a great reputation for over 30 years, we also have numerous reputable local supply partners throughout West Yorkshire. This means we are also able to service major cities and towns there including Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Halifax, and more.

When you’re looking for a skip hire company, you want someone that’s local. Being a local company allows us to be able to keep our delivery fees to a minimum and to be able to offer competitive pricing to all of our customers.

It also means that if you have any questions, then you have someone to speak to! We have a range of local contact numbers for various different cities that we provide our skip hire services to. So, if you’re a domestic customer not sure what size skip you require, or a business looking for a long-term skip hire company, you can just give us a call and we can chat through it.

With the importance of shopping local also being more prominent than ever since the pandemic struck, we’re proud to have built a great network within the Yorkshire county. Using local businesses means less transportation. Therefore it is better for the local economy and for the environment.

skip hire vehicles

2) We Offer A Wide Variety of Skips

At KCM we are proud to have a huge fleet of skips and skip vehicles available to suit all projects and budgets. No job is too big or small for us.

We are able to supply skips to homes, commercial buildings, and building sites. We supply skips in various sizes, including the extremely popular:

  • 3 tonne:
    • Can hold: 25-35 bin bags
    • Suitable for trade or residential use
    • Good for bulky waste and small gardening projects
  • 4 tonne:
    • Can hold: 30-40 bin bags
    • Suitable for trade or residential use
    • Good for bulky waste and small gardening projects
  • 8 tonne:
    • Can hold: 60-80 bin bags
    • Suitable for trade or residential use
    • Good for bulky waste and small gardening projects
  • 12 yard:
    • Can hold: 100-120 bin bags
    • Suitable for trade or residential use
    • Light waste only, no soil or rubble

If you’re unsure which size you require for your project, you can learn more here or contact our friendly team of experts for more information.

skip sizes

3) We Have Over 30 Years’ Experience in Skip Hire

Having over 30 years’ experience means we are clued up on skips and the laws of waste management. We can advise you what exactly you’re able to put in your skip. If there’s something that you’re unable to put in a skip then we can recommend one of our different waste disposal services.

Many people are unaware that in order to have a skip outside your home that isn’t on a private space like your drive, then you need a council permit. Being an authorised skip hire contractor means that with KCM all you have to do is let us know where you’d like your skip leaving and then we can take care of the permit for you!

Our long-lasting passion for waste management means we have developed a strong rapport and trust amongst our customers within the local South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire communities.

That means that you are able to completely rely on us, as you can see by our range of 5* customer reviews.

4) We Recycle 94% of the Waste We Collect

KCM are committed to being environmentally friendly and strongly believe that all waste should be put to good use.

We are extremely proud to currently recycle 94% of all the waste we receive and are working towards a zero-landfill policy.

All of the waste we collect is currently recycled locally at our licensed waste transfer station at our headquarters based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

To reduce the waste we send to landfill, we also turn a large amount of waste into biomass fuels or aggregates. These aggregates are then put to use mainly within the construction industry for building projects which you can learn more about here.

recycling waste

5) We Make the Skip Hire Process Simple!

At KCM we endeavour to make the skip hiring process as simple and quick as possible. You can call to book or use our direct online booking system to check the availability of all of our skips and get an instant quote!

Our online system is as simple as 3 steps:

  1. Choose your skip size
  2. Choose your drop off and collection date
  3. Make payment

We offer skips on a 1-week term as basic, however, if you require it longer then it’s just a small additional fee. We are able to offer a next day delivery service on most of our skips, as well as very competitive prices.

With consistent skip collections, and skip delivery available within South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire 6 days a week, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

skip collection

If you’re based within South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire and are looking for a waste management company for your skip hire needs, then we’re here for you.

At KCM Waste Management, we have provided skips to our customers throughout Yorkshire for over 30 years.

To check availability and get a free instant quote, you can simply visit our website here. Or if you have any questions, then please feel free to contact our friendly team for some expert help.