A guide to different waste types and hiring skips to deal with them

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Before you need to hire a skip, a little planning is in order. Skips vary in size, shape, and configuration. Furthermore, specialized skips are designed just for liquids. Adding to the confusion is if the liquid is hazardous or non-hazardous. For every application, a skip is designed to accomplish the task. It would behove you to investigate the possibilities, and develop an action plan accordingly. Depending on your skip hire company you may be able to get free advice on waste types and skip sizes, as is the case with Map Waste Skip Hire in Leicester, they were able to give us information in order to share with our readers.

Materials Classification

First, you must classify the materials to be thrown away. For example, materials can be classified as to being dry or liquid. Further classification is hazardous or non-hazardous. Develop a chart, listing dry non-hazardous, dry hazardous, liquid hazardous or liquid non-hazardous. For example, you may have paper waste (dry non-hazardous), paint waste (liquid hazardous) and steel waste (dry recyclable). Furthermore, if it’s for a restaurant, food waste may have its own classification. Recyclables, such as metal, should have its skip.

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You must also determine the quantities of each type of waste. For example, you may produce 20 litres of old motor oil per week, 10 cubic metres of paper per week, or 10 litres of used cooking oil per week. Skips are sized according to cubic metres or yards (in America) or litres or gallons. Part of your action plan should include the capacities required.

Conferring and Negotiation

After developing your plan, and knowing exactly what is thrown away and what type, confer with several skip companies. They will give you recommendations on what type of skip should be utilized. Any qualified skip company will bend over backwards to help you out, and will have a clearly defined contract. You may be able to start a bidding competition amongst several companies, obtaining the best quote possible. Bear in mind hazardous waste has its own special skips, and the cost of hauling is considerably more than non-hazardous waste.

Putting it All Together

After settling on a final skip company, your action plan is underway. Bear in mind, some skip companies specialize in one type of waste only, such as used cooking oil. You may end up having two or three skip haulers at your site, such as used motor oil only, dry waste, and a recyclable skip. The process itself will take a little time and effort, but in the long run, it’s better to have a clear cut vision, than to do things on-the-fly.

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