How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Skip?
Skip hire costs are something you have to weigh up when you need to get rid of any amount of waste. Whether you’re tackling a commercial project as a business or a passion project at home – such as DIY or landscaping – the idea of getting value for money still applies. You’ll likely have a budget in mind for your project, so it’s worth doing the research to find a trustworthy and professional skip hire company. To help answer the question of how much it costs to hire a skip, this month, at South Coast Skips, we’ll talk through the…
Benefits Of Concrete Pumping
If you’re in need of some concrete being delivered for a project, you may be wondering whether the benefits of a concrete pumping machine are worth the extra expense involved. Before we look at that question directly, let’s take a look at what concrete pumps actually do. When you need to pour concrete, traditional methods of shifting it such as a wheelbarrow may not always be the quickest, most accurate or most convenient way of getting it where you need it. Concrete pumps take the concrete from the mixer and deliver it straight to where you need it, making it far…
Skips For Summer Waste Clearance
It might not have been the warmest May for us in the UK, but summer is right around the corner with the promise of longer days and better weather. That means it’s a great time to start thinking about all the outdoor projects you’ve been putting off. With a year spent mostly indoors and uncertainty remaining around travel, giving your home the attention it has been craving will help to keep you busy, freeing up more of your time when you are finally allowed to travel again. To help you get an idea of the different projects you can undertake, as…
How to Do A House Clearance: DIY House Clearance Guide
Clearing a house may seem like a mammoth task — but it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning, forethought and determination, your household clearance can be a swift and painless process. And while it may be easy to turn to a professional house clearance company to do all the work for you, there’s really no need. You’ll save far more money taking on the task yourself, plus you’ll earn the satisfying feeling of personal achievement that no professional can give you. So make yourself some snacks, put on your favourite playlist and study the tips for house clearing in…
What Can Be Recycled at Christmas?
No sooner after hanging up your Christmas decorations is it time to take them down again. That goes not only for the tinsel and wreaths embellishing your walls and windows, but also the slew of Christmas cards on your windowsill, the jumbled wrapping paper strewn across your carpet and the 6ft Christmas tree whose silhouette you mistake for an intruder every time you venture downstairs for a glass of water at 3am. And if you’re unsure whether it’s time to take down your Christmas decorations — just look outside your window. If your neighbour is glaring at you, then it’s time….
How to Get Rid of Soil, Clippings and Other Garden Waste
As the weather gets a little warmer we all start to pay more attention to our gardens, perhaps starting a new project ready to enjoy in the summer. Whether you’re carrying out a full garden clearance and starting from scratch, or simply tidying up a little bit, it can be hard to know what to do with garden waste. In this article, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions when it comes to garden rubbish removal. What is green waste? Green waste, or garden waste, is any natural waste from your garden such as grass; garden clippings from…
A Guide to Hiring Skips for Garden Waste
Battling with branches, bags of grass and piles of topsoil? Why not get a skip for all your garden waste? A skip is a great way of dealing with any and all garden waste, and this month at South Coast Skips, we’ve created a complete guide to hiring skips for garden waste to help you do it quickly and without hassle. Read on to learn the benefits of skip hire for garden waste, how to pick the right skip size for your project, answers to common garden waste questions and the alternatives to a garden skip. Benefits of skip hire for…
What Can’t You Put in a Skip?
You could be issued with a hefty fine if you place a prohibited item in your skip — so make sure you know your cans from your cannots. Though skips are extremely useful for getting rid of domestic or commercial waste, some items are flammable, hazardous or cumbersome, and must be disposed of in other ways. This article will explain what can’t go in a skip. But don’t worry if you need to get rid of these items — we’ll also tell you how to get rid of your prohibited items safely and legally. What can’t you put in a…
How is Wood/Timber Recycled?
A commonly asked question: is wood recyclable? The answer is yes, wood is recyclable. Although wood is not accepted in your typical household recycling bin, wood is accepted at your local household waste recycling centres and wood recycling establishments. If you have excess wood waste, you can always call South Coast Skips to organise a speedy collection of any re-usable wood. South Coast Skips recycle 10,000 tonnes of wood a year, so for us, the recycling process is second nature but for those who want to know about the different types of wood that can be recycled and the process it…
Fly-Tipping and Illegal Dumping: Who Is Responsible?
What is fly-tipping and is it illegal? Fly-tipping is defined as “the illegal deposit of waste onto land which does not have the licence to accept it”. In other words, this means dumping waste in areas other than tips, landfills or recycling centres. If you see a pile of rubbish at the side of the road, that is fly-tipping, or illegal dumping. Fly-tipping is illegal; it can be punished with fines of up to £50,000, and repeat offenders may even face a prison sentence. Responsibilities of the local council/authority Local councils and authorities are responsible for the removal of fly-tipped waste…