Why Should I Hire a Skip?

bulky rubbish in driveway requiring a skip

There are many reasons to hire a skip for your residential or commercial project, especially if the skip is serviced by a responsible company that will recycle most of the waste collected. Here are some of the most important skip hire benefits.

First of All, What Is A Skip?

A skip is a large, usually open-topped container designed to hold waste material. It is shaped to fit in a special kind of lorry for easy skip delivery, and can be easily emptied out. It is made of durable, weather-resistant steel. They range widely in size, from 2 cubic yard “mini skips”, to 6 to 8 cubic yard “builders”, to a 40 cubic yard “roll-on, roll-off” skip. Because of this durability, convenience and variety, skips are used for a variety of projects.

Happier Home Improvements

Some home makeovers just involve paint and furniture, but serious home improvements can involve a lot more material, and generate a lot of waste. Lately, homeowners have been attracted to modern, open floor plans. This means removing a wall or two. This is a perfect scenario for hiring a skip. Other situations where a skip is essential include:

  • Ductwork replacement
  • Mold remediation
  • Deck, balcony or patio replacement or removal
  • Replacement of tile or wood flooring
  • Carpet removal
  • Replacement of kitchen cabinets and/or fixtures
  • Siding replacement or removal
  • Replacement of shingles or other roofing material

Better Business Renovations

As intense as home renovations can be, commercial or industrial renovations are often a bigger job, generating much more waste material. This is especially true if a large space is being made-over or repurposed. These projects can involve walls, booths, appliances and large fixtures being torn out and replaced. If you’ve hired the right size and quantity of skips, you’ll know exactly what to do with your waste materials and won’t have to worry about their removal. Most of these commercial projects will require a large unit such as our 20 cubic yard or 40 cubic yard roll-on, roll-off skips.

Highrise Help

Our skip solutions for businesses do not stop at the ground level. If you are operating at multi story heights, our certified crane skips are the perfect solution for your business. Working within the construction industry, we understand the benefits surrounding these containers. Here at Budget Waste Management, we have a robust testing procedure as part of our compliance and commitment to Health and Safety. When our crane skips arrive on your site they are fully tested and presented with a Loler certificate fulfilling compliance.

Monthly Management

Here at Budget Waste Management, we produce monthly site management plans for any customer as part of our service. We are able to weigh all containers over our on-site weighbridge leading to breaking down the waste removed from your site. Our monthly personalised plans can be tailored to meet your needs.

It’s Safer with a Skip

Many renovation or construction projects involve broken furniture, appliances, even broken porcelain and glass. It is dangerous to keep this material in a space where people are working. When you have a skip, you always know where to put these hazardous items where they will not be knocked over, walked into or stepped on. An injury can not only derail your project, it could lead to disability, infection or even death.

Make Moving House Smoother

Moving to a new home can be a monumental undertaking if you’ve been in one house for many years. This is a great opportunity to get rid of stuff you no longer need. Much of it can be donated or sold, but a lot of it won’t be worth saving. Budget Skips can help you select a skip the proper size for your moving endeavor and bring it to you. When the time is right, we can come and pick it up. Moving can be so stressful, with so many things to remember, it’s nice to not have to worry about hauling junk away. Just throw it into the skip and we’ll handle the rest.

Trim That Landscaping Waste

A landscaping or gardening project can lead to a lot of garden waste. Budget Skips can process it all — huge tree limbs, grass clippings, leaves, shrubs, weeds, pine needles. We even process aggregates and soils. It can all go into the skip and onto a lorry to be shipped off to our recycling centre. If you are dealing with a lot of tree waste, just make sure to get a large enough skip.

Load & Go

If you need to get waste cleared quickly and are unable to have a skip due to a lack of a driveway or other reason, our load and go solution is made for you. We bring the skip to you and wait while you load it. Then we haul the rubbish away right there and then. A basic 30 minutes is given to your team to load a container, although we can cater for longer times.

It’s Environmentally Friendly

Recycling is our passion and at the heart of what we do. Over 95% of all the waste material we bring to our site is sorted by our team and made good for recycling. Our specialist 9.5-acre transfer station has been designed to maximise the amount we can recycle, and we are striving to increase our already high figure of recycling to as close to 100% as possible in the near future. Our performance team are always looking for better ways to hit our targets.

Materials We Recycle:

  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Aggregates and Soils
  • Wood Recycling
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Plasterboard Recycling
  • Metal Recycling
  • Asbestos
  • Hazardous Wastes

Save Time, Money and Worry

Without a skip, a large project could involve:

  • Buying many large bins that you won’t need on a long-term basis
  • Filling them up with trash and other debris
  • Packing precarious loads of waste into a car or van, risking contamination, abrasion, or other damage to the vehicle’s interior – especially a problem if the van is rented!
  • Driving to a disposal site/dump and back several times, losing time you could spend on your project

Hiring a skip can simplify this whole process, saving you time, money, petrol/diesel and stress.

What’s Next?

Choose a Size

There are a wide variety of skip sizes, from our 2 cubic yard mini skip to our 40 cubic yard roll-on, roll-off skip. Getting the appropriate size can make a huge difference when it comes to costs and convenience. Use our skip size calculator to find out what size skip is most suitable for your needs. We also have large enclosable units with secure lids, which is important for hazardous waste, food trash or anything else that can cause strong odours or attract pests.

Get Ready

Preparing yourself before hiring a skip will not only give you peace of mind, it will also protect you from any additional or unexpected charges. Here at Budget Waste Management we offer a simple and stress-free process to enable you to order the correct skip, with the proper waste management options. However, there are a few things you will need to consider before ordering, such as possible road hazards, and choosing the right lorry for your property and the skip you’ve chosen. Click here to see what to consider before ordering.

Reach Out Today

With over 19 years of growth and development here at Budget Waste Management, we are proud to be one of the leading waste management companies in our area.

With a modern growing fleet and expanding recycling centre we take waste from Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire and export all over the UK and Europe. We are passionate about meeting new aims and recycling targets. Our ethos is to reduce and reuse as a result we sell a range of processed aggregates and soils all from our state-of-the-art recycling centre, on the outskirts of the Cotswolds and Vale of Evesham.

Supporting our community is at the heart of what we do, from working with local charities to skips for village clearances we are always looking for ways to make a difference.

Areas we cover:

  • Alcester
  • Pershore
  • Evesham
  • Tewkesbury
  • Bishop’s Cleeve
  • Winchcombe
  • Broadway
  • Chipping Campden
  • Mickleton
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Shipston-on-Stour
  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Bourton-on-the-Water

Our custom-made recycling centre is responsibly designed and fully self sufficient in electricity and water.

To book a skip, please contact our knowledgeable team today on 01386 841181 or click here.

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"Top class skip and waste management service. Customer service was second to none. Young lady on the phone was extremely friendly and went above and beyond to meet our needs." Paul Fletcher
"Top quality service great staff" Gary Luker
"Always used Budget for my skips! The girls in the office are not only knowledgeable but really friendly. We always have a positive experience when using Budget Skips!" Jessie Jones
"Excellent service, always helpful advice on the phone. Would recommend to anyone." Rachel Thompson
"Hired many skips as a private individual and always had great service from the office staff and drivers. Highly recommend to support a local business." Angie Herbert
"Great customer service on the phone and with the delivery. The driver was really friendly and made sure I was happy with the positioning of the skip." Nicky
"Great service, great price, delivered on time and went above and beyond to collect. I would recommend them without hesitation." Steve
"Very helpful and responsive on initial enquiry, Jordan on the sales line was patient with my skip-ignorance and helped me pick the ideal size for the job…" Chrs
"Excellent customer service, booking the skip was efficient and friendly, delivery driver polite and professional. Second skip ordered today being delivered in the morning. I have a large building project beginning in the Spring and this company will definitely be providing the skips. Would highly recommend." Allan May
"I always use budget skips friendly drivers always on time .. good price .. good service highly recommend them" Mr Kerry Griffiths
"As a landscape gardener, I require multiple skips weekly. Budget are a very friendly and reliable company that I have not been let down by in 10 years. All the office crew and drivers are helpful, approchable and happy to help out if they can." Shaun
"Needed a skip to clear a large amount of waste from my garden. Prompt delivery and pickup, good service all around, would recommend to anyone." Matt
"5* service. I needed my garden waste removed quickly. Budget Waste provided a same day skip, which was perfect for what I needed. Delivery/collection service really helpful, first class service. I will most definitely use Budget Waste again. Highly recommended. Thank you 😊" Rachel Naciri
"From start to finish the staff were helpful, friendly and informative. The arrival of the skip was efficient and same for collection as well. The truck drivers on both occasions were friendly and polite, would definitely recommend Budget Skips to anyone needing a skip and would use them again in future!" Lily
"Been using budget for a few years and they’ve never let me down. Excellent service from start to finish and can always rely on them to be helpful and efficient." Christopher Bullock
"The whole team very helpful and pleasant, will definitely use again – thanks Budget Waste!" Mr Mary Odonohoe
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