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Is Hiring A Skip Cost-Effective?

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Facing a mountain of waste? It’s an annoying part of any job, whether it’s work you’re carrying out to improve your home or part of your day-to-day work in the commercial sector. There are several ways you can choose to get rid of this waste, but only one is both legal and more cost-effective than others.

Skip hire.

You might be wondering whether hiring a skip is the most cost-effective answer to your problem, and this month at Woodford Recycling, we’re here to tell you the multiple ways in which it is.

Order the skip size you need

The most obvious – but often overlooked – tip for hiring a skip and keeping it affordable is to get the right skip size for the job in the first place. 

If you hire a skip that is too big for your requirements, then you’ve wasted money on space you won’t use. 

On the other hand, if you hire a skip that is too small for the job, you’ll end up needing to hire a second, meaning you’ll probably have to pay twice when you should have simply paid a little extra for a slightly larger skip. 

To help you find the right skip size for your waste and relieve this headache, we’ve got a page dedicated to the topic. Check out each skip size and the approximate amount of waste it will hold, then simply match this with the amount of waste you roughly think you’ll be needing to dispose of.

No need to go back and forth

For homeowners, the alternative to a skip is often registering with the local authority tip site, filling up the car with waste and then driving it there. 

The trouble here is that most cars can’t hold much waste, meaning multiple trips are required. In addition, why would you want to risk damaging the interior of your car with rubble, soil, wood and other messy items? At best, your car will need a thorough clean, and at worst you could damage the upholstery.

When you factor these elements in, you might find it more cost-effective – and not to mention less time consuming – to simply hire a skip and get rid of all your waste in one go. We even have a wait and load skip hire service if you need to get rid of waste quickly or if you aren’t permitted to keep a skip on the road outside your property.

No fly-tipping = no fines

When faced with the cost of taking waste to the local waste centre, some people may be tempted to resort to illegal activities. Fly-tipping is not just a selfish and disruptive act, but it also comes with heavy fines should you get caught. These fines can run into thousands of pounds and, in some cases, you could be faced with imprisonment.

With skip hire from a licensed waste carrier, you can be sure you’re disposing of your waste legally and responsibly – much cheaper than a run-in with the law!

The more time you save, the more money you save

We touched on this a little earlier, but the adage of “time is money” really does factor in here. Of all the ways you could get rid of your waste, skip hire is the one with the least hassle. You simply call us, we deliver the skip at an agreed time, you fill it, then you call us to collect it. There’s no complicated paperwork and there’s no back and forth involved for you. This means you can focus on the work at hand and leave the waste to us.

Whether you use that extra time to sit back and relax or take on more work and earn more money is up to you, but that’s the beauty of skip hire.

Affordable skip hire from Woodford Recycling

When you need a cost-effective and easy way to deal with waste, look no further than affordable skip hire from Woodford Recycling. We provide domestic skip hire and commercial skip hire, so we’ve got a solution for everyone – plus, our dedicated facilities mean you can trust us to handle and deal with your waste in the most environmentally-friendly way possible.

Get a quote for your skip in Cambridge, Peterborough and Huntingdon today by calling our professional team.


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