The 7 Secrets to Successful Skip Hire

Our study suggests that there are more than 17 million skips hired at the united kingdom every year for domestic use alone! That is a whole lot of skips and if you’ve ever appeared in Yellow Pages you will see that there are a whole lot of jump companies out there to pick from with no real way of knowing what kind of service you’re likely to get ahead of it turns up!
If, like us, you’ve ever hired a jump, odds are you will have had a good experience with an expert, licensed waste collector without any hassles or despair. Waste King Rubbish Clearance
Regrettably, this is not always the situation. If you predicted more than one company Before You hired a jump you may have found that a few of these:
– will not quote prices over the Telephone
– will not Let You Know What time it will be dropped off, or picked up
– will simply accept money payments into the motorist
You may have had a bad experience where the motorist has refused to remove your jump without throwing a few of the crap back on your backyard, demanded more money before taking it away, damaged your house by poor handling of their wagon and the jump…
This manual is right for you: It answers all the most common questions related to skip hire so that you know exactly what you’re getting in to when you hire a jump and also understand the whys and wherefores involved with skip hire so that you never have a poor experience. . .EVER! How can I tell which jump companies in the Yellow Pages would be the great ones?
Unless you personally know the company, you can not. Any fool with a wagon and a jump can find an advertisement designed and printed to lure you to call them, but mainly it is a lottery not only concerning prices and service, but also in terms of what really happens to a waste – something that depressingly few of us really believe, or even care about.
Skip companies aren’t really regulated in the time of composing. The decent ones operate their very own licensed waste transfer stations (regulated by the Environment Agency) and are members of the Institute of Wastes Management (an expert body that promotes education and raising standards in waste management).
The poor ones are only cowboys that often fly-tip your waste and therefore add to your council tax bill – cos the council would be the ones who need to clean it up! (Flytipping is now costing local councils over #2.5 million a year! That is our tax money!) “Each 35 seconds, someone, somewhere is fly-tipping at the UK”
Why do skips cost as much money?
No-one is pretending skip hire is cheap, but think about the overheads involved:
Skip Wagon #35,000+
Public Liability #1250/year per vehicle
Employer’s Liability #1250/year per vehicle
Skip Wagon driver #25,000/year
Gas #20,000/year
Landfill taxation #18/ton rising by #3 every year until 2010 at which it will endure at #35/ton
Recycling costs Cost of buying shredders, trommels, weighbridges, picking stations etc – #millions
Soon adds up does not it? Getting rid of waste is not a cheap company, but it has to go somewhere! Why isn’t my jump dropped off and picked up when I request it?
This isn’t necessarily the skip company’s fault – too many individuals don’t know that hiring a skip is not like phoning a cab. Just think about what goes to the average skip lorry driver’s day – it is heavy haulage we are referring to here, and a lot of things could go wrong on a pick-up or drop off that can slow down the entire day’s schedule, such as a customer placing toxic waste at a jump, overfilling it, or the motorist being given incorrect drop off specifics by a client.
We release a national trade magazine for your industry called”The Skip” ( and through this we’re pushing for more skip companies to incorporate new technologies such as Vehicle Tracking to enhance delivery programs and take-up of this kind of advancement is increasing all the time.
In the meantime, you ought to be patient awaiting your jump since it is seldom a case of intentionally bad customer service.
Why not they take the jump away if the crap is only within the fill line?
It’s not the skip motorist being foolish – it is the law! They are legally bound not to carry unsafe loads and sadly many people order smaller skips than they need in order to save a couple of quid. Our guidance – order a larger skip than you believe you need since you will always fill it just don’t go over the line!
What really happens to my garbage when they take it away?
If you’re not asking this question, you ought to be. Landfill space in the united kingdom is running out quickly. It’s estimated that by 2010 there’ll be virtually no landfill space left in Britain and the authorities is raising the landfill taxes that waste management companies need to pay every year. The top skip companies are investing heavily into new plant and technologies to the stage that many of them are recycling around 90%! Using these companies will eventually reduce prices and significantly increase recycling rates – something we must be interested in.
The most important thing is – the more economical the jump, the less likely it is that the waste has been responsibly managed. Why won’t my local skip company take a credit card or even tell me prices over the phone?
This is mainly a historical thing. Most skip hire companies have developed within the past 25 years from construction and demolition companies, along with the conventional way they do business is by issuing invoices or cash-in-hand! Also, a lot of companies still charge for waste disposal by the tonne and will not always quote an exact price since they don’t know exactly how much it is likely to cost them to eliminate until it comes inside. Why do I get quoted so many different prices for the identical service from other companies? You get different levels of service from different companies. Most of the time, you get exactly what you pay for. After you’ve had a bad experience, you are going to wonder whether it really was worth rescuing #20 by going with the cheapest you might find.
Plus there are additional elements such as skip license prices. All skip companies should tell you that you require a license if the jump is to be on a public highway. These licenses are supplied by the local council sometimes the company by law has to sort it out to you, sometimes you are going to need to go direct to the council yourself.
The variances in skip license price across the united kingdom are staggering – a few council’s charge nothing and issue them the same day, some charge #70 and make you wait weeks before issuing.
At the end…
It’s up to you. At this point you know pretty much everything required to make an informed choice about which skip hire company to use.