Hiring A Skip For Your Commercial Property

In many places, there is a divide between domestic and commercial waste, and therefore the skip hire that goes with this. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we aren’t interested in adding any hidden or unnecessary costs. That’s why hiring a skip for your commercial business is just as easy as hiring one for your domestic waste.

Consider The Size

There is a wide range of skip sizes available, ranging from our smaller 2-yard mini skips, right up to our 40yard RORO skip, ideal for waste removal of up to 360 black bags. As a general rule, we always advise that you size up from the skip that you think that you need. This is due to taking into consideration how waste is loaded into the skips, extra waste that occurs during the project and even miscalculations.
However, you may wish to speak to one of our experts regarding your project and projected waste. With many years of experience, they have a good idea of the size skip you will need based on the estimated waste. You might find yourself surprised.
Please also bear in mind that you will need to consider the size in regards to the location of the skip. Take into consideration access for the skip to be delivered, and for employees to safely navigate around it.

Consider The Time Period

There are a number of reasons as to why a business might be looking to hire a skip. From ongoing waste management, rather than a bin system, a renovation project, or even an office clearout. Each one will have a varying time period.
Depending on the length of the project, you might be considering hiring a skip long term, or you may think that one day is more than sufficient. Our team are happy to work with you to arrange the best skip and timeframe for you, which can be altered should you need longer or you are completed.

Consider The Waste

Just like hiring a skip for your domestic waste, there will still be limitations on the waste that can go in a skip. This includes any chemicals, white goods, such as fridges and freezers and batteries. For a more in-depth list, please see our page “What can you put in a skip?“.
Please note that we also have additional fees for the tipping of carpet and plasterboard, if this is to be included in your hire, please contact the team today to discuss this.
Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we promote recycling. This means that all the waste that is disposed of into our skips heads for a zero-waste management plant where it will be sorted into appropriate recycling plants, rather than heading for landfill. Tainted loads, such as those that have had chemicals disposed of into them, unfortunately, cannot be recycled, please bear this in mind.

For more information on commercial skip hire Stoke on Trent, or to order a skip today please contact the team today who will be happy to discuss your requirements. Take a look at our grab hire for larger projects, they can help to make light work of larger jobs.


Avoiding Clinical Waste Disposal

Unfortunately, when it comes to disposing of hazardous or clinical waste, many people opt to throw these into a skip and cover it over with an assortment of other waste. For some it’s a simple mistake as they weren’t aware, others aren’t sure where it should be disposed of.
However, there are a number of reasons as to why we cannot remove this waste for you.

Clinical Waste

There is an array of waste that is considered to be clinical and therefore shouldn’t be in your standards household waste, or your skip either.
With Covid-19 having now been around for over 2 years, we have certainly noticed the increase in clinical waste appearing in our skips, likewise so have councils with their household waste. This is possibly due to many people now undertaking many aspects of healthcare within their own or their family home.

What Is Considered Clinical Waste

There are varying levels of clinical waste, with sharps and bodily fluids being included.

Sharps, under any circumstances, should not be disposed of in household waste, nor in a skip. These should only be disposed of in dedicated sharps bins and containers. This are available in health care settings and can be supplied to homes that require them (contact your local organisations)

Offensive Waste:

  • PPE used for patient care. e.g. (gloves/aprons/masks)
  • soiled dressings
  • empty catheter/stoma bags
  • incontinence pads
  • contaminated paper towels (body fluids)
  • sanitary products

The majority of this can be disposed of in household waste, however, we would recommend contacting your local council or health authority to ensure that this is the case. These should not be disposed of within your skip as the waste in a skip with DP Skips is sorted in a no landfill recycling centre.

High-Risk Clinical Waste:
Predominantly this is the same as above, however, has been used or infected by an individual which is known to have an infectious disease. Over the last two years, this has included Covid-19.

Clinical Waste For Home Healthcare

While here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we cannot offer support for those who have clinical waste for home healthcare purposes, we do want to ensure that you are disposing of your waste appropriately.
If you are caring for yourself or a family member where there will be clinical waste, we recommend contacting either the hospital/hospice/care company from which you receive support or your local council to ensure you have an appropriate disposal method.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we dispose of our waste at a zero-landfill facility. This means that our waste is taken to a recycling centre to be appropriately sorted and disposed of or recycled. Therefore clinical waste or any kind cannot be disposed of in skip hire Stoke-on-Trent.


Skip Hire Leek, For Asbestos Removal

We have all heard that removing asbestos ourselves can be dangerous to our health, yet every month we see another person try to dispose of asbestos into our standard skips. So what do you need to know about the removal of asbestos to help make an educated decision?

Why Is Asbestos So Dangerous?

Asbestos is made up of several different fibre particles which, when pulled together, offer a fantastic building material that is both flexible and resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. It can also be used to increase the strength of other building materials such as cement.
However, these fibres when ingested or inhaled can cause inflammation and scarring internally. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to several diseases, including cancer. The most common and well-known asbestos-related illness is mesothelioma, but others include COPD, pleuritis, asbestosis and pleural effusions.
This means that the inhalation or ingestion of these fibres, particularly over time, can be fatal.

Damaged Asbestos

With many people risking the removal of asbestos themselves, they often believe that wearing a mask and taking it straight outside leaves them with very little exposure, thus allowing them to be safe. However, this doesn’t account for any damaged asbestos fibres floating around the home.
When removing asbestos, it can become fragile to releasing fibres. These fibres can attach themselves to any manner of things around the home, including both hard and soft furnishings.
We often find that when individuals have attempted a removal themselves, they often leave some asbestos behind. Over time this can release further fibres into the air, harming both you and your family, and the effects on young children are significant.

Disposing of Asbestos

Asbestos waste cannot be disposed of with other types of waste. This material is required to be disposed of in a controlled manner by qualified and trained professionals, allowing for the appropriate disposal every time.
Our team of experts will enter your property, with appropriate hazard protection clothing. They will also seal off any areas of your home as necessary to stop airborne fibres from entering areas that could cause an issue.
Once the area has been protected, the asbestos will be delicately removed, causing as little damage and minimal disruption where possible to reduce airborne fibres. This will then be placed straight into an asbestos safe, sealable bag, ready to be transported.
After our team have collected all the asbestos that they can possibly find, they will ensure that the area is made safe for your family to return without the risk of fibres.
When our team of experts leave your property, they will head towards the local asbestos waste facility where they can legally and safely dispose of the asbestos bags.
The facility will then take these bags to a dedicated location where they will be buried to reduce the risk of future contamination and risk of fibres entering the air.

We understand that you will still have questions relating to the removal and disposal of asbestos materials. Please get in touch with us directly to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, and we will be happy to address these directly with you.
If you are looking for asbestos removal, look no further than skip hire Stoke on Trent from Staffordshire Skip Hire. We are a licensed asbestos removal company, contracted to remove and dispose of asbestos material in a secure and safe environment.