With the world focusing on the impact of climate change, global warming and the reduction of landfill such as non biodegradable plastics like plastic bags, water bottles, CDs, DVDS, cellophane and other non biodegradable products such as Construction waste, metal cans, tins, rubber tires, man-made fibers like nylon etc the average business and homeowner is now more dedicated than ever about getting their waste disposed of in a legal, moral and proper way.
When a homeowner or business owner undertakes a small repair, improvement or renewal project for example it is quite easy to simply load up your vehicle and do your own recycling and waste disposal down at your local tip or recycling centre but when you're a business with regular waste or you have undertaken quite a large home improvement project it's up to you to make sure that your waste is disposed of properly and in a way that does not have any adverse effects on the environment.
One of the most efficient and cost effective ways of removing large quantities of unwanted waste and rubbish is for you to hire a skip from a local skip hire company who will drop off your skip and then collect the skip when its full for an 'all in' price depending on the size of skip you'll be hiring and the length of time you'll need it for.
If your skip is to be left on a public road rather than a private driveway then you'll need to purchase a permit from you local council, sometimes the skip hire company will arrange permits for you, but don't assume this, always ask whether permits are included or not as skip hire companies boasting the cheapest skip hire prices in the region are usually the ones who don't automatically arrange permits etc.
The size of skip you will need depends on the amount of rubbish or waste you have, skips come in various sizes and are still to this day - even though we went metric in the sixties - measured in yards, and popular sizes range from a 2 yard mini skip up to a 10 yard full size skip although many companies have larger size available.
As a rule you should always get a bigger skip than what you think you'll need as overfilling a skip can be dangerous to both the skip operator/driver and other road users. Many skip companies will refuse to move an overfilled skip so be certain to ask about fill levels, these are usually clearly marked on the skip itself if not ask the driver who delivered it about 'safe' fill levels.
If you're thinking about hiring a skip at some point in the future then the internet is a good place to start to look and big northern cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds etc have a good choice of companies, large and small, commercial enterprises and small family run businesses.
A skip hire company will usually offer other similar services too such as recycling and general waste collection/removal some even offer house clearances and it's a good idea when looking at skip hire and waste removal companies to choose one with an up to date waste carrier licence displayed on their website.
New regulations on the carriage of waste mean that anyone transporting waste as part of their normal business (whether it's their waste or someone else's) has to register for a Waste Carriers Licence. If a company doesn't have a waste carrier licence then they are not only operating illegally but your waste will probably end up being fly tipped rather than being taken to an official waste management centre.
If you're struggling locating a skip hire company in your area then a good place to start is the clear my waste website, http://www.clearmywaste.co.uk.
Clear my waste list skip hire companies from all over the UK and only list one trusted and vetted company per area to ensure that you, the customers get the best possible service from a fully vetted and legally operating company.