If you’re clearing a house, renovating, or working on your garden, skip hire is the most common solution for dealing with waste. But what if you don’t want to hire a skip? What if you don’t have room to park it? Or you know that you’ll be unable to avoid skip divers or – most annoying of all – skip fillers?
Well, there are several good skip hire alternatives worth considering.
What Are the Alternatives to Hiring a Skip?
Man and van services
Hands-down the best alternative to skip hire is a man and van service. Depending on the company you’re working with, this will usually involve two men bringing a large van to your property at a designated time, and loading your waste for removal. Because they do all the loading, you can avoid the heavy lifting. You don’t have to waste time waiting for the skip to be delivered or wondering when it will be collected. And you definitely don’t have to worry about other people taking advantage and getting you to pay for their rubbish disposal.
The only problem with man and van services is that there are a lot of rogue operators around. And they don’t always dispose of your waste responsibly or legally. Which can have ramifications for you. So, make sure that you always work with a reputable company.
Grab wagon service
Grab wagons are essentially a larger version of a man and van service. A fully licenced and insured grab wagon service can handle a full lorry load of waste of both hazardous and non-hazardous materials. A well-trained team of operatives will carefully load your waste and take it away for safe disposal. Sweeping up any left-over debris before leaving. It’s quick, efficient, and simple.
If you’re looking to save a little bit of cash, you may wish to hire a van and take your waste to the tip yourself. This can be the most cost-effective option. But it’s always a good idea to check with your local tip whether they will accept the types of waste you’re dealing with. And make sure that the van rental company has no rules against carrying your waste type. When handling heavy waste, it’s always sensible to work in pairs. And you should always wear protective gloves.
Skip hire isn’t right for everyone. Sometimes, you need a more direct approach. Sometimes, you simply don’t have space. But it’s important to know that there are other alternatives to doing it yourself. So, if you’re about to embark on a big clearance project, take time to consider your waste removal options.
Contact Leeds Junk and Rubbish to discuss skip hire alternatives.