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:
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.
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?
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.