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Skip Alternative For Rubbish Removal

Are you looking for an alternative solution for disposing of waste that is cheaper than a skip. Housily has the answer, we remove all types of waste to include: furniture, garden waste, sheds, rubbish and builders waste. Skip hire is expensive, with the cost of inflation rising, there has never been a better time to find alternative solutions to hiring a skip.

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Cheaper Alternative To Hiring A Skip

Using  google, search for “rubbish removal services”, house clearance company” and you will find alternatives to skip hire. There are companies that specialise in waste removal and are cheaper than a skip. One of main advantages of using a rubbish removal service is wait & load. The term wait and load refers to the time taken to wait, while the van is being loaded.

As I mentioned above Housily performs all types of clearances across Northern Ireland to include: house clearances, commercial clearances. A full list of our services can be found on our services page. We are well mannered, efficient, licensed, highly reviewed and cheaper than a skip. Remove the stress from waste removal, call Terry on 0734 231 5580

Benefits of hiring a rubbish removal service vs hiring a skip

  1. No unsightly skips outside your property
  2. Skip permits are not required
  3. The rubbish removal team will do all the heavy lifting
  4. Waste is priced by weight and volume
  5. Same day waste collections subject to availability
  6. Cheaper alternative to skip hire
  7. Reputable companies are licensed to carry waste

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What Can’t You Put In A Skip?

Not all rubbish can go into a skip, there are certain items that are prohibited. Skip hire companies have an obligation to recycle as much waste as possible. For this reason all skips once full are lifted and taken to a transfer station where the waste is sorted and recycled. Below is a list of prohibited items that cannot go into a skip.

Fridges, Freezers, Asbestos, Plasterboard, Batteries, Old TV’s, Medical Waste, Gas Canisters, Oil, Paint, Petrol, Tyres, Computers Screens. Before hiring a skip consider the types of waste you will be disposing off.

Can You Deposit A Builders Skip On The Road?

If you’re planning to place your skip on a public road/street you first must apply for consent, according to the roads Northern Ireland order 1993. The householder is required to provide the following information.

1. Address of the premises where the works are taking place 2. Description of where the skip will be placed 3. Address of the applicant 4. Date the skip is to be delivered 5. Skip hire companies details

Do You Need A Skip Permit

Further information can be found at NI Direct – Application for a builders skip.

Disadvantages Of Skip Hire

One of the disadvantages of hiring a skip, is waiting for the skip to be collected. What If I only need to hire the skip for a few hours? Regardless, you may still have to wait several days before your skip is picked up. This can be a problem, as it gives wrongdoers the opportunity to illegally dump waste into your skip, even if it’s already full.

Until your skip is lifted, you are responsible, overfilling above the LEVEL LOAD ONLY can result in extra charges. Other disadvantages include:

  • Not an ideal solution for small rubbish clearances
  • Difficulty calculating the size of skip required, (mini, builders, jumbo)
  • Applying for consent to place the skip on the road/street
  • Having to load the waste yourself
  • Heavy skip can cause damage to driveways
  • Difficulty fitting large awkward items into the skip (sofas, furniture)

Skip Alternative For Rubbish Removal

Do you need to dispose of bulky waste, (furniture, mattresses, sofas, trees, white goods)? Expensive skip hire is not the answer, bulky shaped items do not fit in a skip, unless you break them down into smaller pieces.

What about skip sizing? do you know the size of skip you require? Most people don’t and guesstimate the size before ordering. You either guess correct and all your rubbish/waste fits into the skip, or it’s to small/big.

Hire the services of a professional clearance company, save time, stress, cheaper than a skip! In my opinion skip hire is ideally suited for very heavy waste, (soil, rubble, sand, stones, pavers, bricks). For normal rubbish removal there are other cheaper than a skip options.

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