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.

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Helping Out In Werrington

Even with Werrington only being a short distance from Stoke on Trent, we often hear people saying that they can’t get certain services in the village. With skips somehow being one of those.

Skip Hire Werrington

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we certainly do offer skip hire in Werrington! We have a vast collection of skips, in all different sizes, that are available for delivery to Werrington, whether you are looking for a small domestic skip or a large commercial skip such as our RoRo 40-yard skip.

Domestic Skips

As the majority of Werrington is residential, primarily the skips we deliver to the area are being used for standard household waste, renovations and clearing out the jungle that a selection of people call a garden.
Depending on the amount of waste that you are expecting will depend on the size or even style of skip that you require. For instance, if you are looking to remove your current bathroom suite, you may not want to throw it over the side of a skip, so the drop door skips would be a better option.
However, if the majority of your waste is lighter garden waste, like tree cuttings and shrubs, a fixed side skip would be better.
Both styles of skips are available in a range of sizes meaning that we can discuss the right skip for your needs. Our experts have wealth of experience with skip sizes, which means that if you are unsure of what size you need, we can give you a helping hand. However, if you are ever in doubt, we recommend sizing up, rather than having to pay for a second skip.

Commercial Skips

Typically, skips used for commercial purposes are much larger than your standard domestic skip. Often they will also need to have other additions, such as a drop door or a lockable top. With this in mind, we have included a selection of these in our fleet.
Our largest available skip is the RoRo 40 yard skip. This skip is significantly better than ordering a number of smaller skips and offers its own dedicated recycling service to ensure that as little waste as possible enters the landfill. Helping you do your bit for the environment.

If you are looking for skip hire Werrington, the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire are dedicated to helping you rid your home and business of unwanted waste. So get in touch with our team today and we will have the right skip delivered to your door on the right day for you.


Cut The Chill This February

With January now behind us, it’s time to focus on how you can make February comfortable for you and your family. While January is usually a cold month, we have seen it unseasonably dry and warm this year, which could lead to us having a colder than average February. So how can you heat your home?

Stocking Up On Logs

In preparation for the colder weather, we have called in a stockpile of kiln-dried hardwood logs. Ready to be delivered straight to the doors of our customers, allowing them to heat their homes, without suffering the impact of the rising energy prices that we have seen in recent months.
With these prices increasing, we are hoping that many people will start to consider using their log burners more, particularly when they are predominantly using one room of the house.
Ordering a large bulk bag of logs from Staffordshire Skip Hire can help you prepare for cold days, while also reducing your overall fuel bill.

Storing Your Logs

In 2021 the UK government took their clean air strategy up another notch by stopping the sale of wet logs and coal to the general public. This was with the aim to reduce air pollution from those homes that would burn these wet logs.
However, for many, the issue comes when they are storing their logs at home. Many people with a log burner invested in an outdoor log store, which has an open front, and usually not raised base. These log stores then allow the elements to affect the logs, thus leaving them damp, even after they have arrived kiln dried.
This means that we have changed the recommendation to keep your logs indoors where possible. This can include in your garage, your shed, and even your conservatory (as these are seldom used in the winter.
The warmer you can keep your logs the better, however, we know that this isn’t always possible, particularly when you order them in bulk, saving you a few pennies.
Of course, you will need to prepare these areas ready for the arrival of your bulk order of logs. This is where skip hire Stoke-on-Trent can help. Getting in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire, we can help you to find the right skip to remove the waste from your space, allowing you to create your perfect log store.

Why We Recommend Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs

There are a number of times that you will see kiln-dried hardwood logs recommended to you, but have you read why?
Firstly, kiln-dried means that they have had the majority of the moisture removed from them. Should the logs have been burnt with this moisture, they would have released a number of harmful particles into the air, which could be detrimental to the health of you and your family. It also removes a significant amount of organisms that would call these logs home.
Secondly, we recommend hardwood logs as they offer a significantly longer burn time. These logs can offer up to 5 hours of burn time, which in many cases is more than double what softwood offers. However, you will need some form of quality kindling to get this lit as they are more difficult to get a good fire going.
Pairing your hardwood logs and smokeless coal offers you high quality and long-lasting fire, to heat your home in the most economical way possible this February.

Logs From Staffordshire Skip Hire

Whether you are looking for a smaller netted bag of logs, or a bulk bag of logs, here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we have them ready and waiting for both collection and delivery. Don’t forget to pick up your kindling and smokeless coal too. Get your and your family prepared for the cold snap this February.

If you are interested in hiring a skip to help get your log store clear for your log delivery get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire for skip hire Werrington today. We have a vast range of skips to help you remove all types of waste, no matter the amount of waste we have a collection of mini skips, midi skips and large skips to suit your needs.
For more information on skip hire prices, please visit our skip hire service page.

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How To Make The Most Out Of Your Skip Hire

When it comes to hiring a skip, you want to make sure that you are getting the most out of it, and as much for your money as you possibly can. Here are a few tips from the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire.

Loading Heavy And Light Goods

There is a vast array of recommendations to load heavy goods first and others that state load lighter goods first. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we actually recommend both. But there are a number of reasons to do each, so it’s best to see which is best for your goods.
If your heavier goods are bulky, then we highly recommend loading these first. Loading bulky goods first allows you to load other waste into the skip around them.
However, if your heavier items arent so bulky, placing lighter goods at the bottom, with heavier on top, allows the weight to compact the lighter goods, leaving you with more space in your skip.
We do however request that the majority of your heavier goods are towards the bottom half of the skip as this makes it much safer when removing it from your property for our loaders.

Break It Down

We often collect skips that have larger items in them, such as cupboards and boxes. For the most part, these could be broken down into much smaller pieces. If these larger items are broken down, it allows for them to be in the skip in different places and at different angles.
We often collect skips with larger pockets of unused space due to having unwanted cupboards and wardrobes thrown into them. You can save yourself money by dismantling these and popping them in flat packed.

Bathroom Renovations

If you are renovating your bathroom, including a new bath, toilet and sink, you might find that you are filling a whole skip with just these three items.
Where possible, we recommend trying to position your sink and toilet inside the bath. This may even mean standing them up in the bath. This will often cut the used space in half, and you can still fit waste in around them inside the bath, which will help to hold them in place.
You can then fill the rest of the skip as you please! Skip hire Longton is a great way to get your bathroom renovations underway.

Garden Clearances

We see a high number of skips throughout the year that are filled with garden waste, however, this is typically not compacted or broken down. Such as branches being left completely intact, and usually taking over your skip.
While it may be a little more time consuming, we certainly recommend cutting these up as small as possible, allowing them to take up as little space as possible.

Skip Sizes

Making the most out of your skip will also depend on the size of skip that you hire.
Mini Skips are great if you are looking to clear out a smaller amount of waste, or looking to renovate one room (unless it is the kitchen or bathroom). However, midi skips are the most common size skip for most domestic projects. These will allow you to complete garden clearances and take on a variety of types of waste.

If you are interested in skip hire in Stoke-on-Trent, get in touch with the team here at Staffordshire Skip Hire today, and we’ll get you booked in for the right dates for your project.
If you are looking to hire a skip long term, please speak to our team today who will be happy to discuss this with you and offer you the best price.

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Looking For A Skip In Leek?

We know that in some parts of Leek you might be feeling a little remote. And we know the pain when you can’t get certain things delivered, or some places won’t provide services because you are a little further out. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we made sure that our skip hire is available across Leek.

Skip Hire Leek

Hiring a skip in Leek has never been easier than getting in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire! We often have skips that are available that day, or at least the next day that will be suitable for your needs if you are looking for a domestic skip. These can be delivered at a time to suit you, and collected as soon as you are finished with them.
Our skips are available to take a variety of waste, however, there are a number of exceptions to be aware of. Please check out our “What can go in a skip” page for further information.

Hiring The Right Skip

While we try to make hiring a skip as easy as we possibly can, the hardest part is often trying to figure out what size skip you need. We often find that customers are hiring a specific size skip, and then requiring a second skip. As a standard, we always recommend sizing up if possible.
Our range of skips is available in everything from a 3-tonne mini skip, right up to a 16-yard skip for domestic, or a 40-yard RoRo skips for commercial. Check out our Skip Hire page for details on each skip including the sizes.
If you need a hand in deciding on the right size for your needs, get in touch with a member of our expert team today who have years of experience in helping customers find the right size.

Not Just Skips

While here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we are known for our skips, we offer our customers much more than just a skip. We also have a selection of plant hire available to suit your needs.
From standard diggers, mini excavators and concrete breakers, right up to HIAB and tipper hire. If your project could benefit from some larger plant hire, please contact us today and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

For skip hire in Leek, contact D Price & Sons today to get the right dates for your needs.

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Helping You With Your New Driveway

As the new year rolls around, and we start to consider the DIY tasks that we can undertake on our homes, one of the big tasks that many of us seem to put off is sorting out that driveway. With many of us opting to park on the curb outside, or even parking on cracked and broken concrete instead of a nice gravel driveway.
So why not make 2022 the year you put a stop to this and get your new drive underway, with a little help from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

Dig It Up

When it comes to creating yourself a new driveway the first step is to dig up the existing material to make way for your hardcore, liner and fresh gravel. While you can do this by hand with a space and a skip, why not consider digger hire instead?
Our range of diggers has a variety of sizes, enabling you to use the best one for your space. With our diggers, you have the option to hire additional fittings to help make light work of your groundwork, including tools to help you remove old existing concrete.

Take It Away

Skip Hire Longton is the most commonly used method of waste removal when people are undertaking DIY projects. However, as your driveway is on the front of your property, usually with easy road access, we highly recommend considering grab hire.
With skip hire, you have to consider where your skip will go, away from the drive you are working on. Which typically means paying for a council permit to have it on the road.
Grab hire allows you to pile up your waste, then out grab vehicles are able to come and move the waste, usually within 20 minutes, and without the need for a permit.
If you would like to use a skip for your waste, our skip hire Longton, is available in a range of sizes from a 2-tonne mini skip, right up to a 16-yard skip. If you are unsure which size you need, contact our expert team today who will be happy to advise you further based on the work required.

Get It Re-filled

Once you’ve used our diggers to remove excess ground and old driveways, and you’ve looked at skip hire in Stoke on Trent to take away your waste, who not let us help you refill the ground?
Laying a base for your new driveway is as easy as ordering our MOT type 1. This wonderful aggregate comes in a variety of sizes, enabling you to get the finish you need for your base layer.
For the finishing layer for your gravel driveway, we have a vast selection of aggregates that will look great on any driveway. For a traditional gravel drive, we have a selection of Cotswold stone and pea gravel. If you are looking for something with a little more colour, our green and red granite are very popular driveway aggregates, particularly on modern homes.
Take a look at our decorative aggregate page for the full collection. We also have prices listed on the page, but if you are looking to order in bulk, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to discuss the best price we can offer you.

Staffordshire Skip Hire

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we are well known for our reliable and friendly skip services. However, we have many more services available that can help you to undertake a range of projects both around your home and for commercial projects. For more information, get in touch with a member of our team today who will be happy to assist you.

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RORO Skips Explained

Staffordshire Skip Hire are committed to providing practical, reliable, and affordable waste solutions for a wide range of clients.

Part of our portfolio is Roll On, Roll Off skips which can be used on commercial and industrial sites.

Our 40-yard skips cater for everything from home clearances to commercial waste, and using our RORO skips, saves reordering smaller skips to keep costs down and ensuring efficiency remains high. The opening rear doors allow ease of access whilst loading and holding between 360 and 380 bin bags full of waste.

What is a RORO Skip?

RORO (also known as Roll On, Roll Off skips) are ideal for construction and industrial organisations looking to dispose of a high volume of waste. This includes multi-storey clear-outs and ongoing manufacturing waste.

While they are occasionally hired by domestic clients, they are more suited to commercial and industrial sectors.

What are the benefits?

RORO Skips offer a number of benefits over traditional skips which allow you to store and dispose of large amounts of waste effectively and efficiently.

Thanks to their extra-large dimensions you will be able to cut down overall waste management costs, minimise on-site disruption with fewer collections and reduce your carbon footprint.

It is important to note that due to their size, you will need sufficient site access for the skip to be stored, delivered and picked up.

You will need plenty of space to site the skip and place waste under the project. It is essential to plan the workspace so the skip does not hinder people and general business practices.

Get in touch for more information

If you want to know more about Staffordshire Skip Hire’s RORO skip hire services, please contact us now. Our team of specialists will be more than happy to help.

We have served the community of Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas with our skips, diggers and grabbers for over 20 years.

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What is a builder’s skip?

Whether you are landscaping your garden, relaying your driveway or clearing out your garage, you are no doubt wondering which type of skip is best for you.

There is a number of choices of skips and rules and restrictions for each different type. This is why Staffordshire Skip Hire has put together this post to tell you all about Builder’s Skips in closer detail.

What can be added to a Builder’s Skip?

Our 10 tonne Builder’s skip is one of the largest skips we offer, which can be positioned on the road with the relevant skip permit. They can be used for disposing of all manner of construction waste including bricks, concrete and rubble, bulky items such as tables, chairs, sofas, desks and wardrobes plus garden waste such as turf, soil and gravel. You can also use a skip to dispose of general household waste.

As with any skip, you should ensure that you do not fill it beyond the Level Load line. The line is there to make sure that loaded skips can be transported safely to a Waste Transfer Station with reduced risk to HGV drivers, site operatives and members of the general public.

If a skip is filled beyond the Level Load line, your skip may not be collected and you could be charged a Wasted Journey fee.

What can’t be added?

  • Anything exceeding the Level Load line
  • Waste electric and electronic equipment items
  • White goods such as fridges, freezers and dishwashers
  • Hazardous waste such as laptops, TV’s, lighting tubes
  • Paints, liquids, chemicals and solvents
  • Plasterboard/gypsum waste
  • Food waste

Need to know more? Contact us today

If you have any questions about Staffordshire Skip Hire’s range of Builder’s Skips, please do not hesitate to get in touch now. We are the leading provider of skip hire for customers right across Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas.