Regardless of whether you’re carrying out some landscaping at home, or you’re in commercial construction and development, sticking to a timeline is extremely important.
By adhering to a schedule of works, you’ll be able to not only estimate when the work will be finished, but also when you require certain materials delivered and specific tasks to be performed. Any delays can set you back weeks, and with this in mind we’re going to look at why professional assistance when disposing of bricks, soil and rubble is imperative.
There are a number of reasons why it is more costly and time consuming to try and dispose of brick, soil and rubble yourself.
If you choose to dispose of any rubble, soil or brickwork from a commercial project yourself, you’ll be expected to pay the landfill tax, which goes up to £88.95/tonne as of 1st April 2018.
For commercial operations, this option can be costly, with large quantities of materials needing to be disposed of somewhere. Many will want to avoid this tax as it will hamper margins.
The illegal activity of fly-tipping has increased with the introduction of a landfill tax for commercial entities tipping waste. But the environmental impact of this alone should be enough to put anyone off, with animals placed in danger and water at risk of being filled with toxic chemicals.
Additionally, you could also see a fine and a prison sentence if you’re found to have fly tipped waste.
Should your project end up creating mounds of rubble or soil – whether it is for your home or you’re a commercial outfit – then you’re never going to fit it all in one vehicle. Imagine the number of trips you’d need to take in order to tip all those bags. The back and forth alone could end up being equal to the cost of a skip.
Depending on how far you live from your local tip, you might be better off getting rid of your waste all in one go. A skip will mean you can carry on with your work and let someone else do the heavy lifting.
The British climate isn’t great at the best of times, but imagine trying to move rain-sodden soil from your site with your van or car. The extra weight is initially a problem, but the subsequent mess is also not worth thinking about.
You can wait for your waste materials to dry out, but this will mean more delays and could prevent you from proceeding with any new construction or refurbishment work until it’s dry enough to move.
A combination of factors can mean that your vehicle gets damaged and dirtied during the process of removing the waste from your property or work site. Whether your interior gets scuffed and scratched by bricks, or you load too much weight into the vehicles and ruin your axle and suspension system, there is always a cost for using a regular vehicle for a specialist job.
Considering all of the above, it seems like a far more cost-effective and time saving way of getting rid of your rubble, soil and brickwork is to hire a skip. At Brown Recycling, we provide a range of skip sizes to meet the demands of any project – big or small.
Delivered and collected at times to suit you, we allow you to continue your project without worrying about where to get rid of your materials. You can also get peace of mind knowing we recycle as much of your waste as possible, ensuring your impact on the environment is minimal.
You can ask us a question online using our contact form. Simply provide your name, email (purely for confirmation purposes) and the details of your enquiry, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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