The 7 Secrets to Powerful Skip Hire
Our research indicates that there are over 17 million skips hired at the UK every year for domestic use alone! That’s a lot of skips and if you’ve ever looked in Yellow Pages you will understand that there are a lot of skip businesses out there to pick from with no actual means of knowing what kind of service you’re likely to get before it turns up!
If, like us, you have ever hired a skip, odds are you will have had a good experience with a professional, licensed waste collector without any hassles or grief. Waste King Rubbish Clearance
Unfortunately, this is sometimes not the case. If you called more than one company before you actually hired a skip you may have discovered that a few of these:
– will not quote prices over the phone
– will not Let You Know What time It’ll Be dropped off, or picked up
– will simply accept money payments into the driver
You may have even had a terrible experience where the motorist has refused to remove your skip without throwing a few of the rubbish back in your backyard, demanded more money prior to taking away it damaged your property by poor handling of their wagon and the skip…
This manual is right for you: This answers all of the most common questions associated with skip hire so that you understand precisely what you’re getting into when you hire a skip and also understand the whys and wherefores involved in skip hire so that you never have a poor experience. . .EVER!
How can I tell which skip businesses in the Yellow Pages are the good ones?
If you don’t personally know the business, you can’t. Any fool with a wagon and a skip can get an advertisement designed and printed to lure you to telephone thembut mainly it’s a lottery not only concerning prices and service, but also in terms of what really happens to your waste – something that depressingly few of us really believe, or perhaps care about.
Skip companies are not really regulated in the time of writing.
The poor ones are only cowboys that often fly-tip your waste and so add to your council tax bill – cos the council are the ones who need to clean this up! (Flytipping is now costing local councils over #2.5 million annually! “Every 35 seconds, someone, somewhere is fly-tipping at the UK”
Why do skips cost as much money?
No-one is faking skip hire is cheap, but consider the overheads involved:
Jump Wagon #35,000+
Public Liability #1250/year per automobile
Employer’s Duty #1250/year per automobile
Jump Wagon driver #25,000/year
Landfill taxation #18/ton increasing by #3 every year until 2010 at which it will endure at #35/ton
Recycling prices Cost of Purchasing shredders, trommels, weighbridges, choosing stations etc – #countless
Soon adds up does not it? Getting rid of waste is not a cheap business, but it has to go somewhere!
Why is not my skip dropped off and picked up when I request it?
This is not always the skip company’s fault – too a lot of people don’t understand that hiring a dumpster is nothing like phoning a taxi. Just consider what goes into the average skip lorry driver daily – it’s heavy haulage we are talking about this, and lots of things could go wrong on a pick-up or fall off that will slow down the entire day’s schedule, like a customer placing poisonous waste at a skip, overfilling it, or the motorist being given incorrect drop off specifics by a client.
We publish a national trade magazine for your business referred to as”The Jump” (www.theskip.net) and through this we are pushing for more skip businesses to integrate new technology like Vehicle Tracking to enhance delivery schedules and take-up of this kind of advancement is increasing all of the time.
In the meantime, you ought to be patient awaiting your skip because it’s rarely a case of deliberately bad customer services. Why not they take the skip away if the rubbish is only over the remaining line?
It is not the skip motorist being foolish – it’s the law! They are legally bound to not carry unsafe loads and sadly a lot of people order smaller skips than they need so as to save a few quid. Our advice – order a larger skip than you believe you need because you’ll always fill it – just don’t go over the line!
What really happens to my garbage when they take it off?
If you’re not asking this question, you ought to be. Landfill space in the UK is running out quickly. It is projected that by 2010 there will be virtually no landfill area left in Britain and also the authorities is raising the landfill taxation that waste management businesses need to pay each year. The best skip businesses are investing heavily into new plant and technology to the stage that lots of them are recycling over 90%! Using these companies will eventually reduce costs and massively raise recycling rates – something we must be interested in.
The bottom line is – the more economical the skip, the less probable it is that the waste has been managed.
Why won’t my local dumpster company take a credit card or perhaps tell me costs over the phone?
That is mainly a historic thing. Most skip hire companies have developed over the past 25 years from building and demolition companies, and the traditional way they do business is by issuing invoices or cash-in-hand! Additionally, a great deal of businesses charge for waste disposal by the tonne and will not always quote an exact price because they don’t know precisely how much it’s likely to cost them to get rid of till it comes inside.
Why do I get quoted so many distinct prices for exactly the identical service from other businesses?
The answer’s in the question – you don’t receive the exact same support from other companies! You receive different levels of support from different businesses. When you have had a terrible experience, you are going to wonder if it actually was worth saving #20 by going with the cheapest you might find.
Plus there are additional elements such as skip license prices. All skip businesses should inform you that you need a license if the skip is to be on a public highway. These permits are provided by the local council – sometimes the company by legislation has to sort it out for you, there are times when you are going to need to go directly to the council .
The variances in skip license price across the UK are staggering – a few council’s charge nothing and issue them the exact same day, some charge #70 and force you to wait weeks prior to issuing.
At the end…
It is up to you. At this point you understand pretty much everything necessary to make an educated choice about which skip hire business to use.