Hiring skips is pretty straight forward, but there are still some pitfalls that the unwary may stumble into. So, for the benefit of past, present and future customers in and around the Woodford area, one of our principal areas of coverage, we’ve run over three of the most common mistakes skip hirers make. More interested in booking a skip from AMT Skip Hire? Call us on 01708 760 118 or 07970 896 913.
Selecting the Wrong Size – As you’ll see on our skip sizes page, we have 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 yard skips available in the Woodford area. It’s important to consider which will best suit the needs of your project, so that you don’t find yourself quickly running out of room. The friendly team at AMT Skip Hire is always happy to advise should you struggle to calculate the estimated amount of waste to be generated. But as a rule of thumb, the smaller of our skips are ideal for house and office clearances and minor garden work; shoot for a larger skip for major landscaping, renovation and development work.
Chucking Prohibited Waste – There are many items that can’t be placed in skips due to governmental legislation, such as tyres, batteries, white goods (e.g fridges), asbestos, paint and oil cans. It pays to familiarise yourself with this list before pulling the trigger and calling in a skip hire firm like our own, which covers not just Woodford but all of East London and its surrounds. Falling foul of these regulations can make it unsafe for our team to accept the skip, or it may lead to additional charges to safely dispose of dangerous or toxic substances.
Overloading – All skips have a weight limit corresponding to their size. It’s important to not overshoot this by overloading a skip with very heavy materials. We may simply be unable to load a dangerously full or heavy skip onto our removal vehicles. Should you have any concerns about hitting the upper weight limited with the skips we’ve provided, contact us and we will be able to figure out a work around.