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Permits, Cost Reduction, and Recycling: How to Keep Skip Hire Costs Low.

May 1, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

This week, we’re back with recommendations on permit prices, forbidden products, and recycling in the second and last instalment of our
series on how to keep skip hire expenses down. Who would have guessed there were so many ways to save money on skip hire?

Permits and costs

These can be significant issues for a large number of people. If you lack the space for a skip in your driveway or front garden, you’ll need
to place it on a public road. This requires a permit from the council. The cost of these varies slightly depending on where in the UK you
live. For example, the costs set by Manchester City Council may range significantly from those established by Blackburn with Darwen
Council. However, take it from us at CKB Skip Hire: obtaining this permit is critical. Without one, you risk being apprehended and facing a
fine that will very certainly exceed the cost of the permit. (Which makes sense-otherwise, the system would be extremely inefficient!) It
may appear to be an inconvenient financial burden, but ensuring you have it will undoubtedly keep you from risking much more.

Attempt to Avoid Restricted Items

Another entry in the area of “saving you money on fines,” proper trash categorization is critical. We’ve discussed it in greater detail in past
blogs, but to summarise: Skip hiring firms, including ourselves, prefer to know what they are collecting. This ensures that garbage is
directed to the appropriate location for processing. If they are forced to segregate it to remove forbidden items prior to processing, they
are almost certain to pass on the associated costs to you. It is significantly more convenient for everyone if you quickly check what you
are putting in it as you fill it, avoiding any confusion or costly cost.

We’ve covered this extensively previously as well, having written two blogs on what you can and cannot put in skips.

Conserve and recycle.

Both of these are critical components of the “waste hierarchy” that guides our work at CKB Skip Hire. To simplify, the waste hierarchy
refers to the sequence of optimal waste management operations. Landfill is ranked last as the least desirable option, whereas reducing
and recycling are ranked higher due to their efficiency. After all, the less rubbish you need to dispose of, the less expensive skip hire will
be.

Minimizing waste generated by your business’s industrial processes”or purchasing products with sustainable packaging for your family”
are both excellent methods to ensure you generate less waste. For the stuff you do end up with, extending its life as much as possible
through repair or repurposing means you’ll eventually spend less on skip hire. For larger pieces of waste, such as furniture, you can give
them away or even sell them, converting them from a small expense to a minor revenue stream. Everybody wins!

You may have noticed a recurring trend in both of our blogs on reducing skip hire costs: planning ahead. Predicting when you’ll use a skip
(as well as how to use it most efficiently once it arrives) is critical to saving money. And after you’re all set, it’s comforting to know that
CKB Skip Hire has your back. Not only are we cost-effective, but we also take pleasure in our client service”and we give back to charity!
You can learn how by clicking here, or by going directly to our webpage and entering your postcode and phone number to begin booking
a skip today!

Please remember to follow us on Twitter at @ckbskiphire.

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