As a business, commercial skip hire can be a great, cost-effective solution to help dispose of your waste.

Whether you’re planning a New Year office clear-out, or revamping a restaurant, you are likely producing huge volumes of waste. So ensuring your waste is disposed of safely and in an environmentally friendly way is crucial.

Hiring a skip can cause a few headaches if it’s something that you haven’t done before. So if you’re looking to hire a skip for your business, here are some of our top tips:

Choose A Skip Supplier That Covers Nationwide!

Although our headquarters is based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, we actually offer nationwide coverage!

Does your business produce waste over multiple locations? Or perhaps you’re a construction-related business that regularly works across various sites throughout the Nation?

If so, choosing a commercial skip hire supplier that covers nationwide takes all of the hassle out of it for you! Rather than trying to find multiple skip suppliers in various locations, working with just one nationwide supplier means we can organise all of the delivery and collections for you.

It also means that you only have to have one account open with a skip supplier. And you have just one point of contact, no matter where you are in the UK.

At KCM, we work with only the most reputable suppliers throughout the nation. So if you’re looking for nationwide skip hire, get in touch with us for a full quote.

Choose the Correct Commercial Skip Size

When ordering your skip, it’s handy and commercially valuable to ensure you hire the right size. You don’t want to order one that’s too big as you could essentially be paying for empty space.

However, hiring a skip that’s too small could mean you then have to order another. This will then end up costing you more. And it could also result in very costly delays to your project.

At KCM, we offer commercial skips in a wide range of sizes. Our commercial customers normally opt for one of our larger sized skips, such as an 8 tonne, 12-yard, 14-yard, or 16-yard skip. Or you may choose a roll on roll off skip, which are heavy-duty and can hold up to 440 bin bags.

You can view our full range of skip sizes with more information about each here.

Load Your Skip Efficiently

Once your skip arrives, you could save space and money by getting a plan together of the most efficient way to load it.

You should load the heaviest or biggest items first. That way, smaller items can fit into the gaps to ensure it’s filled as condensed as possible.

Consider Access and Location for Your Skip

If you require a commercial skip at a busy construction site or similar, then checking of any access restrictions with the site management is crucial.

Likewise, if your skip will be placed at your commercial premises itself, then you should ensure that it can be in a position where it won’t block access for any neighbours or visitors.

Skips should be placed in a location where there is minimal disruption to other vehicles coming in and out. But it will obviously also need to be placed as close to your business premises as possible to ensure that it can be loaded easily.

Check if You Require a Skip Permit

Don’t forget that you may need council permission to have a skip. If your skip will be placed on private property such as your business premises or a driveway then this won’t be needed.

However, if you’re looking to place it on any public space such as a road then you will require a permit from the local council.

At KCM, we take care of all of this for you on your behalf.

Check the Types of Waste That Can Be Put in a Skip

In general, there are just a small number of items that can’t be put in a skip. Depending on the type of industry your business is in, you should be aware of any restrictions that may affect you.

The main restricted commercial items are hazardous waste, paints and solvents, clinical items, excessive food waste, asbestos, and large electrical items. A full list can be found here.

You can also find a full list of all the types of waste that are able to be disposed of in a skip on our website.

Decide the Best Commercial Skip Hire Collection Service for you

It’s important to think about how long you require your skip for. And also the service that would work best for you.

Most businesses opt for an exchange service. Whereby the driver leaves your skip with you for a certain period of time to allow you to dispose of your waste as it builds up.

If you require a skip at a busy site, then you may decide a wait and load service would be best. This is when the driver drops the skip off, waits 30 minutes for you to fill it, and then takes it straight back away for you. This could be a great option if space is an issue. It also prevents any risk of fly-tipping.

Similarly, rather than ordering multiple skips, a cost-effective option is the tip and return service. This involves the driver delivering your skip. Then returning it back to the site to empty it and then bringing it back for you to re-use again. This is a good option if you have a large amount of waste to dispose of within a short period of time.

Choosing KCM for Your Commercial Skip Hire

With over 30 years’ experience in skip hire, we’re very proud to have built a fantastic reputation within South Yorkshire and throughout the nation.

Choosing KCM is also an environmentally conscious choice. We are proud to recycle 94% of the waste we collect. And we’re committed to operating as a zero-to-landfill waste centre.

Are you interested in commercial skip hire for your business? If so, get in touch with our team on 01709 361 144 or you can request to book your skip, here.