When disposing of the waste for your latest construction or home renovation project, most people are familiar with the long, laborious trip to the tip. However, more people are realising the worth of hiring a skip, as this option is easier-to-access, quicker to use and all round, a far more convenient way to dispose of waste. In this guide, we explore why hiring a skip is better than a trip to the tip.
Quick: Thanks to next day skip hire, you can have a skip at your premises in no time at all – this means you can clean up your site quickly and efficiently without having to battle the queues at the tip. Collection is also prompt, meaning the whole process is easy from start to finish, saving you both time and effort.
Easy-to-access: The beauty of skips is that they are positioned as close to your home or site as possible. This means that minimal manual labour is required to load and offload it, as the waste can be disposed of as and when it is generated in a close-by receptacle. This bypasses the need for huge amounts of waste to be manually carried or offloaded in one go, at the tip.
Transport arranged on your behalf: Skips are delivered and collected directly to and from your site, whether that’s your home or business. This way, you don’t need to worry about arranging your own transport or fitting all your waste in a single van or car – a professional skip hire company will ensure you receive the right size skip to make sure all your waste can be collected in one go by their specialist vehicles.
Cost-effective: Sometimes, a project may produce lots of waste. The sheer amount of produced waste may therefore require several trips to the tip, costing you both fuel and precious time. A skip is a far more cost-effective option, especially for larger projects. The variety of skip sizes available means that all of your waste can be contained in one place, before being collected in one go.
Long queues: The tip is known for being busy, and at peak times you may experience long queues that prolong the visit and take up more of your day than anticipated. Depending on how far away your local tip is – and how many trips it takes to deliver your waste – all of this will eat into your valuable time.
More manual labour required: Bringing your waste to the tip requires the manual loading and unloading of your vehicle, which can be a long, laborious process – particularly if you’re offloading lots of bulkier items.
Transport: Depending on the amount of waste you need to dispose of, you may require a bigger vehicle than your car; either it may require getting friends involved, or possibly hiring a van at further cost. Certain types of waste may also be dirty or heavy, and have the potential to cause damage to your vehicle.
Charges for certain waste types: Specific waste types may come with an additional price tag simply to dispose of them. The types of waste that may be affected by charges include: concrete, cement, soil, bathroom items, plasterboard, glass.
Here at Brown Recycling, we’re experts at zero-to-landfill waste management. We make sure you find the best solution for your needs, including a straightforward skip hire service that is quick, easy and convenient. Simply get in touch for some advice – we serve a broad area of Stoke-on-Trent and beyond.
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Excellent service on a recent Hazardous waste removal from one of our sites. Paddy and Stacey wasted no time in arranging for our waste to be removed in surprisingly quick turnaround. 10/10...1 week ago
Hired a skip to clear a huge pile of garden waste. Arrived on time, picked up bang on time, dead easy to book and pay. Courteous, helpful drivers. Job done! just as it should be, without drama. Highly...1 month ago
Very professional service and the customer service team are very helpful and knowledgeable. We have been working with browns and using their services for a number of years and cannot fault it. Very co...1 month ago
Terry was very efficient. We will use brown for skips again...2 months ago
Had problems with getting the skip into our drive but Browns persisted and 3 trucks later the 3rd driver got the job done. Incredible service from a very professional and competent company. Special me...2 months ago
Really efficient service, competitive price and they dropped off skip exactly where we asked them to. Easy to book a skip over the weekend using their online booking system. Very helpful when we nee...3 months ago
I ordered a skip at short notice and it arrived as requested. Having finished with it early Terry came and collected it very promptly which freed up the driveway. A Good service and reasonably priced....3 months ago
Brilliant service - I booked for the wrong date, but Browns were really helpful and changed the booking at the last minute....4 months ago
We chose Brown Recycling because out of the firms we rang the lady on the end of the phone knew exactly what we needed and was very helpful. ( Yes you can place a skip in a council paying car park) A...5 months ago
A big thanks to Phil, always helpful and polite when collecting cardboard, nothing too much trouble ....5 months ago
Christie has been great in providing us with a total review of our waste services on site. If you are looking at reviewing your waste service then I would highly recommend that you reach out to her as...6 months ago
really fast and a easy process. Thank you Christie...6 months ago
Christie has been most helpful and informative whilst booking a new service for plastic and general waste recycling. Would recommend :)...6 months ago
Christie was very helpful, she managed the whole process very efficiently and met our expectations. We now have the service and commercial offering we need for our business waste. We would recommend...9 months ago
Quick and really reliable service.... was a pleasure dealing with Christie!!!...9 months ago
Requested amendment to current waste collection. Very helpful and was able to answer all queries and adapt to our requirements. Definitely recommend...10 months ago
We had a visit today from Mark and Andy dropping off our new waste bin. I would just like to acknowledge their outstanding customer service. They disposed of the built up waste that we had gathered si...11 months ago
Full marks to Andy and Mark. Went above and beyond today and would highly recommend them to anybody looking to recycle large quantities of waste. Professional, efficient and very approachable...11 months ago
First time using Browns, they were clear, efficient and got the job done. Will continue to use their services....1 year ago
New to sorting a bin service for our new business. Christie and Brown Recyling has been great with helping us select the right type of bin required as well as not overspending for the sake of it. He...1 year ago
Super easy to set up a long term skip hire, Christie made things nice and clear and the prices were good too! everything was ready to go really quick, highly recommend Browns...1 year ago