If you have renovation work planned of any kind, either for your own home or business premises, as well as an exciting process, it is also one that comes with its many challenges. Depending on the amount of work you are planning on doing to any existing property, there could be a lot of waste generated during the project. This leaves you with the challenge of how to remove large amounts of waste, especially if it’s building and construction waste.
To give you a little help, we are going to discuss some of the most common and popular options for people and businesses in your situation.
Hiring Skips for Waste Removal
Let’s start with perhaps one of the most obvious solutions for removing waste from the renovation site. Skips are a great choice because they are very versatile, come in different sizes and can be dropped off and collected by suppliers.
The most important things you need to consider when choosing skips are:
- The size – available normally in sizes ranging from 1 to 2 cubic yards and 6 to 8 cubic yards. As well as helping to determine which would be right for the amount of waste you need to remove, you need to be aware that the size may have a bearing on whether you need a permit from the local authority of your area for placing the skip on the side of the road.
- The contents – there are some things you can and can’t put into skips, so you need to be sure that the waste you want to be removed in a skip qualifies. As the list of permitted items is long and exhaustive, we felt it would be better to outline what you can’t put in.
- Light bulbs
- Liquids like solvents, oils, and paints
- Freezers and fridges
- Plasterboard, if it is wet, is often not permitted
Often referred to as rubble sacks or rubble bags, skip bags are a great alternative to skips if your renovation work is smaller scale. As well as eliminating those constant trips back and forth to the dump, they are also easier to place on-site than a full-size skip. They are also incredibly easy to find online or in most DIY warehouses. You can even have them collected when they are full, saving you a job.
If your renovation work is large-scale and involves digging up foundations or demolishing entire sections of buildings, it may be worth investing in the hire of a grab lorry, also known as a grab loader.
These machines are available in three different sizes, four-wheel, six-wheel and eight-wheel and are not only a cost-effective alternative to skips but are much easier to have on-site. Thanks to the hydraulic crane they are equipped with, they take a lot of the hard work out of clearing rubbish from a renovation site.