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Three Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Skip Hire

A number of different sectors are using skip hire services of Staffordshire Skip Hire for a number of weird and wonderful things.

While we understand that skips are a fantastic practical solution for de-cluttering our homes and offices or refurbishment or construction projects run smoothly; the humble skip has enjoyed countless varying uses across many years.

For our latest post, Staffordshire Skip Hire have decided to take a look at three unique uses for skips, although we wouldn’t recommend you trying any of these.

Unexpected Uses of Skips

Swimming Pool – It may seem like a unique idea, but some people have converted empty skips into a swimming pool. This sort of project was undertaken by Oliver Bishop Young, who also converted a skate park and garden.

Wedding Transport – One young bride decided to commission a converted skip to transfer her to the church on time. The converted skip was painted blue and decorated with glitter plus its interiors were upholstered with chairs and carpeting too. Her fiance also kitted the skip out with bells, lights, a curtain plus a clear-roof in case of rain.

Art – While you may have heard the term modern art is rubbish, some artists have taken this to a whole new level. Artist David Bachelor transformed a yellow skip on the streets of Brighton into a unique art installation. The skip featured a glowing yellow trim with the intention to get people to think about their surroundings. Bachelor’s intention was to make an artistic statement and bring attention pieces of everyday life they took for granted.

Talk to the Skip Hire Specialists

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, our skips are hired out for more traditional services such as refurbishment and construction projects right across Stoke on Trent.

If you would like to know more about hiring a skip from us, please contact us today for a competitive quote.

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Using Skip Hire When Redecorating Your Children’s Bedroom

If you are looking at refurbishing a bedroom in your home over the summer, you should consider hiring a skip to help clear away the rubbish effectively.

Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire, we know keeping refurbishment areas clean is extremely important to help keep your productivity high and to complete the job effectively.

Why Do You Need a Mini-Skip for Redecorating?

When creating the dream bedroom for your child, you will need to create an environment that reflects their personality. This could be with patterned carpets, expressive and brightly-coloured furniture or a wallpaper featuring their favourite cartoon characters. Don’t forget though, you will still need somewhere to get rid of the current decorations.

Removing pre-existing wallpaper using a scraper, even with a steamer, can be a long and messy process which leaves you with small individual pieces of wallpaper covering the room. Using a mini-skip hire gives you somewhere to throw your waste and keep your working area clean and clear.

The Many Advantages of Using Skip Hire

If you have never considered using a skip for a redecorating project, here are some advantages of working with Staffordshire Skip Hire.

Convenience – Having to make multiple trips to the dump or local recycling centre takes up a lot of your time. Using a skip hire will mean you only need to walk into your driveway to dump your rubbish.

Money Saver – While you can also save money on repeated trips to the dump or recycling centre, you will also save in the pocket if you get the correct size of the skip. If you decide to hire a medium-sized skip for your job instead of a large one for your job, it will ultimately be cheaper as long as it is ideal for your project.

Environmentally Friendly – Staffordshire Skip Hire is an environmentally-minded company. We transport your waste to a recycling plant where most of your waste will be able to be recycled or reused.

Versatile – Smaller skips can be stored in smaller locations, meaning you can easily fit a skip on your driveway whilst completing your redecorating project.

Talk to the Skip Specialists

If you are looking for the leading skip hire company in Stoke on Trent, get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire today.

We offer an unmatched variety of skips for any size of projects for both construction and domestic customers.

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Understanding Skip Hire Jargon for First Timers

Staffordshire Skip Hire want to make waste removal understandable for everyone who uses our services.
This is why we have put together this useful guide which covers some of the essential jargon used in our industry.

When booking a waste disposal service withy any removal company, terms such as ‘builders waste’ and ‘maxi skips’ can be thrown around, which not everyone is expected to know the meaning of.

It is good practice to know as much as you can before booking a skip to clear your waste as an informed customer will know what type of skip they need for their specific waste. This will also help you to save money, as purchasing a smaller service than you need will mean having to book another skip at some point which will hit you in the pocket.

Know Your Waste!

Knowing the different types of waste is extremely important to improve your recycling with effective rubbish clearance plus knowing the difference between your builders and WEEE waste.

Here are some of the common waste types you will encounter when removing rubbish using our skip hire services –

Builders Waste – This is a term commonly used by many waste clearance companies to describe anything leftover or unwanted from a construction project. The waste can be made up of rubble and soils, general waste and other items left on construction sites.

WEEE Waste – This acronym means ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’, which means electrical items at the end of their life such as batteries or plug sockets for power.

Builders Skip (8-Yarder) – This describes an 8-yard skip, which is one of the most popular skips, sometimes referred to as a ‘traditional builders skip’. This is because it is the largest size available for soils and rubble plus it is the best option for waste disposal from a building project.

Small Builders Skip (6-Yarder) – This type of skip is the ideal choice for medium-sized projects.

Midi Skip (4-Yarder) – You will find the word ‘midi’ is the term used when booking a 4-yard skip. Ideal for garden clearance due to its easy to load size.

Cubic Yard – Cubic yard is the most commonly used metric to calculate the amount of waste that can be collected. This measurement covers the width, length and height of any skip or removal service. If your skip is 4 cubic yards then this is the total amount of waste which can be loaded into it.

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If you have any more questions about our skip hire services, please contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today.

Our services cover right across Staffordshire, including Leek and Werrington.

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Staying Safe When Using Skips

Whether you are undertaking a large construction project or just clearing out the garden shed, you will most likely require skip hire from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

You may not think that being around a skip is dangerous but there are certain safety guidelines you need to follow.

While businesses have health and safety guidelines when using skips, domestic customers don’t and are expected to use their own common sense. As the leading provider of skip hire in Stoke on Trent, and the rest of Staffordshire, we want to ensure all of our customers are using skips safely. This is why we are sharing three essential safety tips when using skips.

Three Tips on Skip Safety

1. Load Your Skip Reasonably – It is important to load your skip intelligently, as this can result in being able to fit more waste into it. Although not easy, try to ensure heavier and bulkier items are put into the skip first improving the security of your skip. For smaller items, you will need to pile them on top, allowing the skip to fill up naturally. Do not attempt to lift those heavier items yourself, make sure you ask a friend or neighbour to give you a hand, to avoid risking a back injury.

2. Do Not Overfill! – Make sure you know your skip’s limitations. Overfilling your skip can be extremely dangerous. Excessive use will make your skip immovable. Remember, the contents of your skip should be no higher than the sides of the skip itself.

3. Watch Out for Members of the Public – If your skip is placed in your street rather than on private property, you will need to ensure that the ground it is based on is flat, stable and free of obstructions. This will make loading and movement of your skip much safer for everyone. In some areas, you could need additional safety equipment such as hazard lights to alert pedestrians or traffic to the skip’s presence. Remember, a temporary permit will be required to allow your skip to be placed on public property.

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If you would like to find out more about our skip hire in Stoke on Trent services, please contact us today.

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Extending Our Skip Hire Services Due to Demand

Staffordshire Skip Hire is delighted to be extending our operating hours due to a surge in demanding for skip hire during the coronavirus lockdown.

Instead of our usual six days a week opening hours, we are now available for our customers 7 days a week!

Whether you need skip hire, commercial waste solutions or plant hire, our customers will be able to request our services from Monday through Sunday.

Investing in Skip Services

Due to the increase in orders, we are also planning on investing in 24 new skips to fulfil the demand we have experienced.

The substantial increase in enquiries has come as more people embark on home improvements during the lockdown period.

Jon Price from Staffordshire Skip Hire told Stoke on Trent Live,

“We’re so pleased to have seen such a big increase in customer demand particularly during these very uncertain times.

“We have been sure to place a high emphasis on conforming to social distancing measures as well to reassure staff and customers that they are safe when skips are being dropped off and collected.”

Book a Skip When You Need It

Staffordshire Skip Hire offers customers across Staffordshire, skip hire services, commercial waste removal, plant hire, kiln dried logs and coal, haulage plus tipping and drain unblocking.

We have also recently added deep-clean disinfectant fogging to our catalogue of products, to support businesses and the local community in the battle against COVOD-19.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about skip hire in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire or South Cheshire, please get in touch today.

You can order a skip over the phone on 01782 551 222 or use our Online Order and Booking System.

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Keep Construction Sites Clean with Skip Hire

Large and small scale domestic and commercial construction can quickly accumulate large amounts of waste and rubbish.

Before you can consider opening a building, the site will need to be cleared of any debris, extra materials and dirt – with the most efficient method being skip hire from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

For our latest post, we are going to share some advice on how to keep your site clean and tidy, no matter the size of the project.

Six Tasks when Cleaning Construction Areas

Before your work is complete on a project, you will need to make sure your site is clean and waste-free, which is doubly important if this is your own home.

Here are the essentials to efficient construction site cleaning from our team –

  1. Book Your Skip Hire – Before starting, ensure you have given Staffordshire Skip Hire a call so your waste can be disposed of properly.
  2. Identify Recyclable Items – Identify what can be recycled before you start your clear out. Materials such as wood and metal can be repurposed plus glass, making your project more environmentally friendly. As you are dealing with construction waste or business rubbish you have a duty of care to make sure it is disposed of properly.
  3. Organise and Separate Waste – When you have split up what can and cannot be recycled, it is a good idea to organise separate areas for rubbish to be collected. Naturally, you will want to put waste into a skip, which helps to keep sites neat and today.
  4. Separate Larger Items – Ensure larger items that require specialist removal or equipment because of their size and weight, are kept away from general waste. This ensures there is plenty of room for both piles to be removed without disruption. Read the certain restrictions on what can be placed in skips.
  5. Arrange a Skip Collection Date – Now it is time to arrange a suitable date for the collection of your skip. This part of the process can be done during the initial hiring stage, which gives you a timetable to work towards too.
  6. Have One Final Clean – Once your waste has been taken away, it is time for a final cleaning session with the mops and brooms. This includes your building’s interiors, plus the windows, removing any window stickers plus you can take away any protective covers from glass, equipment and floors.

Reliable and Affordable Skip Hire

Staffordshire Skip Hire have been providing the most cost-effective and reliable waste removal service for customers across Stoke on Trent for a number of years.

Working with us will keep your project on time and on budget, and you can be assured your rubbish will be disposed responsibly and in an environmentally friendly and legal manner.

Contact us today for a competitive quote for skip hire.

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Effective Office Clearances using Skip Hire

Clearing out an office can be a daunting task, especially if you are short on time and without a workstation but fear not Staffordshire Skip Hire are here to help!

If you are making a long-awaited move from a dusty old office to a brand new modern one, you can read our easy-to-follow office clearance guide below.

5 Questions You Need to Ask About Office Clearance

Our team of specialists often get asked these five questions relating to office clearances –

How much time do I have?

It is crucial to consider how much time you have to complete your office clearance. Planning is key, as not knowing how long it could take could leave you rushing and making mistakes. This could mean throwing away items you would have kept because you were in a rush.
It is always best to clarify if the clearance will be a gradual process or if the waste accumulated needs removed immediately.

What waste are you getting rid of?

When you start clearing out your office you will stumble across different types of waste that need removing. This could be old stationery, furniture or computers which need disposing of sustainably and efficiently.
We would recommend separating your waste so you can identify those bulkier items which require removal, plus this will give you a better idea of what service you need.

How much waste do you have?

Now you have clarified what you are getting rid of, it is time to get a rough idea of how much there is to clear. The amount of waste will have a direct impact on the cost of your clearance service. Failure to clarify this could cause issues such as ordering the wrong sized skip. On the other side of the spectrum, ordering a skip too small could see waste overflowing. Checking how much waste you have will definitely save you money when you need skip hire.

What service do I need?

Now it is time to choose which service best suits your office clearance project.

Skip hire is our bread and butter at Staffordshire Skip Hire, which offers a longer-term approach for office clearances. Our skips can be hired for short spaces of time (an initial 2 weeks) or longer-term if your project is more extensive. Skips come in various shapes and sizes, ranging from 2-tonne mini skips to 12 cubic yard lidded skips.

How Do I Book a Skip Hire?

Hopefully, we have given you food for thought and you have decided what skip will be best for your office clearance.

Our skips can be booked online and paid for using Paypal or Credit Card.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about skip hire relating to office clearances or any other waste removal projects, please contact us today.

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Skip Hire Makes Shed Clearouts Simple

If clearing out your shed is now at the top of your domestic jobs list; it will be made much easier by hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

You will save yourself a lot of trips to your local recycling centre plus you can keep your home clear of unwanted tools and waste with a perfect-sized skip.

Summer is getting closer all the time, and if you are looking to start work on a new garden project, having a good clearout will help free up plenty of space for a base of operations.

5 Essential Tips for Your Shed Clearout

Choose a Nice Day to Begin – Check the weather forecast a few days before planning your clearout, as if the heavens start to open halfway through your task becomes more difficult. If there is not a day without rain in the near future, look at laying a waterproof sheet over your work area so you can quickly wrap up items when it starts to rain.

Create a Clearout Strategy – It is tempting to dive straight in and get started, but having a plan in advance makes your task more efficient. Start at the front of your shed and work your way towards the back is the smartest solution, particularly if you have your hired skip ready to go. This method helps to keep you focused plus you will be able to see your progress as or when your dedication starts to waver.

Be Ruthless – It can be difficult but you need to be somewhat ruthless when it comes to a clearout of any kind. If you are simply moving some items around in the shed, then you are not having a clearout and your hired skip is going to waste.

Keep It Clean – Once you have cleared out your shed, giving it a good clean should be your first task. Clearouts typically happen every couple of years, so making it as pleasant as possible is definitely a worthwhile task and will really highlight your achievements.

A Lick of Paint – Once the inside of your shed is suitably clean, why not look at making the exterior look even better? A new coat of varnish or paint will refresh the look of your shed and make plenty of difference to the overall appearance of your garden.

Staffordshire Skip Hire would recommend maintaining the cleanliness of your shed as long as you can, as this will mean the next day you spend clearing it out again will be a long time in the future. Remember, without one of our skips for your waste, you could end up with a simple reshuffle rather than a thorough clearout.

The Leading Providers of Skip Hire in Stoke on Trent

Stafforshire Skip Hire are the leading providers of skip hire in Stoke on Trent, working with a wide range of sectors for all their waste disposal requirements.

Contact us today if you are looking for a skip to hire for your next project.

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Kitchen Renovations using Skip Hire

If you are considering a renovation of your kitchen, hiring a skip from Staffordshire Skip Hire should be one of the first tasks on your list.

For our latest blog, we are going to explore all the facets of kitchen renovation and what parts you will and won’t need a skip hire for.

Can I renovate my kitchen on my own?

Renovating your kitchen is a big task to undertake, so you will need to ensure you are fighting fit and ready to take on the project. If you do not feel confident in doing this on your own, you can always look at hiring manual labourers who can help with tasks such as loading a skip.

It is also important to set realistic deadlines for the renovation project, as you could find yourself with a half-finished kitchen that doesn’t help anyone.

How to Segregate Your Waste

Knowing what waste streams there are and where your waste fits in is always a task in itself, but it can also dictate what sort of service you need. Staffordshire Skip Hire will collect almost any waste you have, however, some kitchen items are classed as hazardous waste or require special treatment or disposal.

If your waste is hazardous please get in touch for further guidance.

Here are some examples of items you can add to a skip hire –

  • Table & Chairs
  • Paper & Card
  • Rubble
  • Old Utensils
  • Cupboards
  • Worktops
  • Plasterboard

Alternatively, here are items that are classed as hazardous –

  • Asbestos
  • Paint Tins
  • Batteries (Lead Acid)
  • Sodium Lamps
  • Fluorescent Tube

Staffordshire Skip Hire would recommend the manual disposal of domestic fridges and washing machines.

Estimate the Amount of Waste

Once you have figured out roughly how long your kitchen renovation will take and the waste it will generate, you now need to consider the amount of waste you will generate.

By considering quantities of waste, you could save money on your renovation and get a suitably-sized skip hire from Staffordshire Skip Hire.

Organising Your Inventory

It is important to separate your items into three different categories to ensure nothing is thrown away by accident.

Staffordshire Skip Hire would recommend the following categories –

Items to Dispose – Self-explanatory, these items will be disposed of either using a skip or other means.
Items to Donate – Charities are always looking donations, so look into what you could donate to good causes.
Items to Keep – There are some items that will still be of use in your new kitchen that you will want to keep hold of.

Skip Hire at Competitive Prices

Staffordshire Skip Hire offer a wide range of skips for customers in Stoke on Trent, from the 2-tonne mini skip right up to 10-tonne builders skips.

If you would like to know more about our services, please contact us today.

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COVOD-19 Statement

Dear Valued Customers,

We are all aware of the currently developing situation with the COVID-19 virus in both the UK and further afield. Here at Staffordshire Skip Hire we are taking this situation very seriously and want to ensure that our customers know where we currently stand in the situation.

At present we are continuing to function as normal. All scheduled hires are continuing as planned and will do so for the foreseeable future. We are also continuing to take new business as it comes, until a point at which the government advises not to do so.

As per government guidelines, we have increased the use of hand sanitiser where necessary and our team will be taking additional precautions where possible.

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If you have any questions, please contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today and one of our team of specialist will be able to help.