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Useful information about skip hire in Bedfordshire

The one question we get asked the most at Shefford Skip Hire is what size skip the customer will need. We always suggest that you think about what you need to dispose of and remember that two skips can be far more expensive than one larger skip. Skips are measured by the yard and range from 3 yard mini skips to roll-on roll-off containers more suitable for higher volume waste requirements.

When you call Shefford Skip Hire to order your skip we will discuss the type of waste you need to get rid of and how much of it there is. Don't worry though, we have the experience to be able to advise as to the most appropriate size skip for your needs, it's as simple as that!

Skip prices

The skip hire prices will depend on the size of skip you require, the more waste the higher the cost. The cost of the skip will cover the number of days you need the skip, our costs cover the hire, delivery, collection and a guarantee that as much of your waste will be recycled as possible.

Skips are for general household, scrap metal and inert waste only, but what do we mean by inert waste? Well, inert waste is waste which is neither chemically or biologically reactive and will not decompose. Examples of this are sand and concrete. This has particular relevance to landfills as inert waste typically requires lower disposal fees than biodegradable waste or hazardous waste. Skips are certainly not intended for items such as asbestos, you would need to call in a professional surveyor and asbestos removal company if you have asbestos to dispose of. If you have any concerns about the type of waste you want to dispose of, please do not hesitate to contact us in the first instance.

Shefford Skip Hire licensed recycling facility

Another issue that concerns our more ecologically aware clients is where their waste will end up. There is no need to worry about your waste ending up where it shouldn't be, as we take all the skips back to our licensed recycling facility. Here we will do a full sort and anything that can be, will be recycled.

Remember that in Bedfordshire skips cannot be placed on the road outside your house without a suitable permit and it must have the correct signage and lights to comply with traffic laws. If possible, the best place for a skip will be on your own driveway or private land.

Skip permits

People often stress over the skip permit issue, but there is no need to worry as we offer help with obtaining a permit for placing the skip on the highway if need be. This help also extends to the correct signage and lights for the skip. We know the Bedfordshire regulations very well!

When loading your Shefford Skip Hire skip, remember not to overload it. An overloaded skip can be difficult to pick up and can also cause a hazard to others, particularly if kept on the highway. The correct way to load a skip is for the waste on the inside not to protrude higher than the top of the walls of the skip.

Owing to the size of the vehicles that Shefford Skip Hire use to deliver and collect the skips, we need to know if there will be any access issues as some roads or cul-de-sacs are very narrow. Also, we may not be able to place a skip in the roadway if the road is very narrow for obvious reasons. If you have any concerns in this area, call us with the approximate dimensions of your road and we will advise accordingly.

Some great reasons to hire a skip from Shefford Skip Hire

Hiring a skip saves you a lot more than just money.

We all look for a good deal these days and some people will spend day after day clearing up their household waste, making multiple trips to the Bedfordshire landfill site and they still feel that they have saved themselves the expense of hiring a skip. What they have not considered is the fuel of these multiple trips and the wear and tear on their car, not to mention the many hours spent doing it.

Hiring a skip from Shefford Skip Hire helps save time, money, and the effort that it would require for you to dispose all your rubbish yourself. In fact, skip hire might be the easiest and most cost effective way of rubbish removal there is. Since you won't be doing anything and leaving the work to waste professionals, it will mean very little effort on your part. Then there is also the fact that you will not have to transport the rubbish to the Bedfordshire landfill site. If the prospect of putting all that rubbish in your expensive family car worries you, a hire truck is often considered, but this is still expensive and all the work must still be done by you. In fact, all you will need to do is to fill up the skip. After that, your job would have been done and all you will need to do is wait for Shefford Skip Hire to come over and take it away, simple!

Hiring a skip is the safer option.

Packaging up all of your household waste into sacks and boxes can be potentially dangerous as well as long winded and boring. Hurting yourself is easy as any broken glass and leaking bottles included in the waste can present a definite danger to you. Hiring a skip can make the job much safer since all the handling and disposal will be the skip hire companies problem, not yours. Skip hire professionals know how to dispose the waste in a hygienic and safe manner.

Hiring a skip helps to protect the Bedfordshire environment.

One of the many rules that all skip hire companies including Shefford Skip Hire must follow is to manage the waste they pick up in a safe and responsible way. We have to know how to dispose of it and what to with the rubbish at the waste recycling centre. With proper disposal and waste treatment, the Bedfordshire environment not only stays cleaner but also remains safer.

Hiring a skip makes building sites in Bedfordshire a safer environment to work.

Should you be having an extension done on your property, having rubble, bricks, broken glass and a host of other waste materials laying around presents a clear danger to not only the workers, but for you and your family who have to live with it. It is not practicable or safe to wait for the job to be completed before disposing of the waste, a skip keeps everything tidy during the construction process.

Shefford Skip Hire skips come in a range of sizes.

Shefford Skip Hire have a good selection of skip sizes at our disposal, (no pun intended) and this makes hiring them even easier as the different sizes means that the skips are suitable for all kinds of jobs. Small projects may only require a mini skip, although a large project may require a huge 40 yard roll on roll off skip. If you are unsure as to the size of skip you need, just give Shefford Skip Hire a call and we will be happy to advise you.

If you would like to hire a skip from Shefford Skip Hire, why not drop us a line for a chat or fill in our contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Further Information

If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 0800 169 8588, email us at or fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Stevenage Skip Hire Ltd - Envirowaste Recycling Centre - Jacks Hill - Graveley - Herts SG4 7EQ

Stevenage Skip Hire Ltd
Envirowaste Recycling Centre
Jacks Hill
Herts SG4 7EQ