Choosing the Correct Skip Size: Factors to Keep in Mind

Waste removal is always a bit of a challenging task. This is partially due to the confusion that arises when attempting to determine the size of the skip required for a specific project. Chorley Skip Hire and Lostock Skip Hire offers a wide variety of domestic, commercial and industrial skips. Let us take a look at the various factors to keep in mind in regards to the skip sizes that we will provide.

The Type of Waste

It can be argued that the most important factor to address is the type of waste that you need to dispose of. Naturally, certain materials will take up much less space than others. Domestic skips will often be used to remove plasterboard, wood and insulation. All of these substances can be neatly stacked. This can help to save a great deal of room and as a result, larger domestic skips may not be required.

Compression Characteristics

Will the waste compress itself as it is being loaded? Certain materials will naturally exhibit this property. Office waste such as paper and carpets are often associated with this characteristic. When choosing our line of commercial skips, be sure to take this into account. As we can provide skips of up to 40 yards within this category, there is no project too large or too small that our professional team cannot handle.

Zoning Laws and Regulations

Although our skip sizes will often be associated with the type of materials, zoning laws are just as critical to keep in mind. Some areas may not allow skips to be located within specific locations. Depending upon your area, the local council might also prohibit the skip from impeding pedestrian activity or being within a certain distance from traffic. As these guidelines can vary from region to region, it is a good idea to contact your local authorities before hiring any of our industrial, domestic or commercial skips.

The Logistics of the Project Itself

Our range of industrial skips can address most modern requirements. However, other concerns should be addressed. One metric revolves around how easy the skip will be to access by on-site workers. A handful of questions to ask can sometimes include:

  • How high are the walls of the skip and will they hinder disposal operations?
  • Can the unit be quickly moved if required?
  • Does the skip block on-site foot traffic?
  • Will its dimensions cause an overflow of waste and potential hazards to other individuals (such as glass or nails)?

While these are primarily questions to be asked during an industrial project, such metrics are just as appropriate during commercial or residential renovations. Those who fail to take these concerns into account are likely to encounter problems along the way.

These are a few examples of the variables that should always be addressed when choosing the most appropriate skip size. For more information, please do not think twice about calling Chorley Skip Hire or Preston Skips at your convenience.

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