Looking to spruce up your garden but unsure how to get rid of any rubbish that may generate? Skips are an excellent way to dispose of garden waste, as well as unwanted garden furniture, so you can complete your project and leave everything neat and tidy.
When you use Enviro Skip Hire to hire a skip in Chester, you can get the ideal help for your domestic and commercial projects as we’re able to provide a variety of skip sizes.
No project is too large or small, from our 2 cubic yard little skips to the massive 40 cubic yard skip!
Continue reading to learn more about garden waste in a skip.
What Am I Allowed To Put In My Skip?
Various types of outdoor rubbish, such as soil and green waste, and any furniture you want to get rid of, can go into the skip. The skip hire company may collect mixed rubbish or provide separated containers when you hire a skip from us.
The skip hire company can recycle over 95% of any waste that they collect from you – this means you can rest assured that your project will make your property look great, whilst having a low environmental impact!
Should You Hire A Skip For Your Garden Project?
Hiring a skip will provide you with a great way to keep your project neat and tidy, and save you from having to make multiple trips to the local recycling centre. Having a skip on your property allows you to place rubbish into the container as you progress through the project instead of trying to handle all of the waste products yourself.
With Enviro Skip Hire on hand to collect any full skips and replace them with empty ones as and when required, you will be able to keep things moving along smoothly until work is complete.
3 Reasons to Hire a Skip for Garden Waste
Convenient and Quick
Many households have a green recycling bin for their garden waste, however, they’re not that big and can easily fill up in a very short space of time. Most local authorities only collect green waste every two weeks, which means you’ll have to wait a long time if you have more than one container full of waste to get rid of.
On the other hand, skip hire is quick and effective, allowing you to clear large amounts of garden rubbish at the same time, without the need to wait.
Skip hire is less expensive than you may imagine, and it’s frequently less expensive than employing a man with a van to collect and dispose of your rubbish.
Skip hire companies also provide a comprehensive service for a fee, including delivering the skip to your location, collecting it when you’re finished, and disposing of your rubbish.
Skip hire companies strive to recycle as much rubbish as possible. If they cannot do so, they will ensure that it is disposed of following all environmental regulations and requirements.
Skip hire is significantly more environmentally friendly than dumping rubbish in a landfill or
burning it on a garden fire (and you should also be aware that burning waste inappropriately may actually incur a fine).
For Garden Debris, What Size Skip Do You Need?
It depends entirely on the amount of garden debris you have to dispose of. If you can’t have the rubbish ready before booking the skip, try to estimate how many black bags you’ll need.
A typical mini skip holds approximately 25-35 black bin bags, which is perfect for small amounts of domestic or garden waste and will carry up to 3 tonnes of inert materials (soil, clay, etc.).
However, if you have trees, branches, or larger amounts of garden waste that are difficult to compact
into the skip, you may need to consider a larger six-yard or eight-yard skip (builders skip).
Perhaps you could combine your garden skip rental with a general clean-up of your home, in which case you can select the size that will accommodate both and save money. Getting one larger skip is less expensive than getting two smaller ones.
Enviro Skip Hire understand that the project at hand determines the size of the skip required therefore:
Here are the three most popular skip sizes for Chester skip hire:
- 3-tonne mini skip hire can store 25-35 black bin bags. This skip can carry up to 3 tonnes of inert materials and is excellent for small amounts of household or garden rubbish (soil, clay etc.)
- A 5-ton midi skip can handle 35 to 45 black bin bags. This skip is perfect for residential clean-ups and medium-sized gardening chores. It can carry 5 to 5 tonnes of inert materials and is typically used for bathroom and kitchen renovations (soil, clay etc.).
- An 8-tonne maxi skip (builders skip) can contain 70-90 black bin bags. This is the most common skip size that customers hire. It’s mostly used for larger household renovations and is frequently hired for larger DIY projects or small building projects. It can handle up to 8 tonnes of inert materials (soil, clay, etc.) and is the largest skip for heavy materials available.
- 12/14/16 yard skips are only for light/bulky rubbish and are perfect for clearing out a house or office.
If you’re still unsure, call 01270 820426 to get more information.
Can You Mix Different Types of Waste in The Same Skip?
If possible you should always try and sort your rubbish into sections as you are loading the skip. Once transported to the waste management facility, this makes the recycling process much easier for the skip hire company, which will help avoid the need to send waste to landfill.
If you have a large project that will require numerous skips along the way, you may be quoted a better price if you segregate it into single waste streams (if this is the case, give us a call so that we can discuss rates).
Some customers do not need to segregate their rubbish for garden clean-ups that require one skip (except for soil, as mentioned previously).
How Long Will The Garden Cleaned Up?
Gardening is significantly more physically demanding than you might think. You might realise that a weekend isn’t long enough, and it’s better to pace yourself so you don’t overwork yourself than cram everything into two days.
Begin at one part and work your way to the other, rather than focusing on the section you’d like to have finished first because it’s particularly overgrown. A systematic strategy will help you estimate how much time you should spend on each section and the total time it will take to complete the project.
A typical garden skip hire duration is seven days, so spread out the job and gently and steadily fill your skip. If you discover that you will require the skip for a longer period, you can contact the company so that they may negotiate an extension on your rental.
Can You Burn Your Garden Waste Instead of Booking A Skip?
There are no laws prohibiting you from having a garden bonfire or BBQ. However, these fires should not be a nuisance to your neighbours. Smoke can prevent your neighbours from enjoying their garden, opening windows, or hanging washing out and it also reduces visibility in the neighbourhood and on roads.
Because most garden debris, such as soil and grass, would not burn, a bonfire can only be used to dispose of dry wood. Ideally, you should use a skip hire company to recycle as much of your garden waste as possible, however, if you do decide to have a bonfire you should always burn material quickly in small quantities so that a minimum of smoke is created. Site your bonfire well away from trees, fences and windows, avoid windy days, and have a hosepipe or buckets of water ready nearby. rake ashes into the soil when cold, picking out larger pieces of charcoal first.
Get in touch with a skip hire business if you’re ready to start your garden project. With their incredibly economical skip hire service, they can assist you in determining the appropriate size skip for your individual needs. They also provide industrial-sized skips for major clearances, construction work, factory rubbish, and packaging. These massive skips can handle a wide range of heavy-duty goods that your company may need to dispose of.
Do you need skip hire in Chester? Contact Enviro Skip Hire right away! We’re a Cheshire based skip hire and aggregate company, with many years of experience in the Waste Management industry. Call us for more information.