Whether you’re taking on a demolition project, clearing material from a site or planning any other activity where large volumes of waste will be created, it’s highly likely that you’ll need to look into skip hire.
For those with little experience of this, the prospect of choosing the best skip for your purposes can seem quite daunting. However, the team at GSH Waste Recycling Limited – specialists in providing skip hire in Liverpool – have more than 40 years’ experience in the waste management sector and are here to help.
So – what size skip do you need to hire, and what is the process involved?
First, you need to consider whether you are hiring a skip for commercial or domestic purposes, as the type of container you will need will vary depending on the answer.
Our domestic skips are available in sizes between 4 and 14 cubic yards, so you are bound to find one that is the right size for your project.
Our commercial skips, on the other hand, tend to be used by construction or detonation firms and can reach up to 40 cubic yards.
How to determine skip size requirements
When it comes to the size and capacity of a skip, the general rule is that 1 cubic yard can hold around 1 tonne of waste material (or 1,000kg).
If you’re able to estimate how much waste your project is likely to generate, you can use this information to calculate the skip size you’re likely to need.
If you’re planning on renovating an average-sized house – including removing a wall and throwing out old furniture – an 8 yard skip will usually work perfectly. This size of container fits on a typical driveway too, so finding a place for it will be easy.
Removal, disposal and repeat hire
Of course, your project is likely to take a while and go through a number of stages. Once you’ve filled a GSH skip, all you need to do is call us and we’ll collect it from you. If needed, you can then re-hire it as many times as you want after this until your project is complete.
At GSH Waste Recycling LTD, we aim to recycle up to 90% of all materials we collect from domestic projects, and we’re also able to provide full recycling and waste trail reports for commercial projects, on request, which can help you meet your environmental targets.