Hiring a skip is the best way to ensure you get rid of all rubbish and unwanted items when doing a clearance or home improvements. If the rubbish that needs disposing of is heavy or awkward, a skip is a perfect solution.
Skip hire is not without potential issues, and there are some things you should consider before you go ahead. Wait and load skips are often a great option, and here we look at all you need to know about the difference between standard and wait and load skip hire.
Standard Skip Hire
Regular skip hiring is often on a term of days, allowing the customer time to fill their skip before it is collected. However, this does mean that the skip remains on-site, causing a potential hazard, taking up space and not looking too charming for a fortnight. You can opt for a skip that is small, medium or large, but even the smallest skip will take up space. You may also face the annoying occurrence of neighbours freely off-loading their things into your skip.
If your property does not have a driveway or adequate space for a skip, you may need to apply to your council for a permit or request that a bay is suspended for your skip, which can be costly.
Wait and Load Skips
A wait and load skip service is a fast and convenient way to rid your property of waste with minimal upheaval. It is a similar concept to a man with a van, in that it quickly takes waste off your hands and disposes of it.
How it Works
You should have the rubbish to be disposed of, ready and waiting so the process can run quickly and smoothly. You load the items in the skip yourself, with the driver’s waiting time being part of your bill. This enables the driver to quickly take the skip, empty it and move to the next customer. The company will let you know the waiting time included in your bill, and this will be how long you have to load. It is usually between 30-60 minutes, depending on how much waste you have. This will be discussed when you book.
The Benefits of Wait and Load
- No need to pay for a permit
- No worries about inconveniencing neighbours with a skip
- Your driveway will not be taken over
- Your waste will be removed and disposed of safely and quickly
- A cost-effective option
- Can be arranged for a time that suits you
- Takes 30-60 minutes
For information on how Rubbish Disposal can assist with waste management and the disposal of rubbish in the Essex and London areas, contact us on 01708 477325.