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Can You Put Garden Waste in a Skip?

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    Posted on 23rd April 2021 by Hintons

    Spring is finally here, bringing longer days, warmer weather and the chance to spruce up your garden ready for friends and family. But what to do with all the waste you create? Some local councils will offer a kerbside collection with a dedicated bin, but many don’t and those that do might charge.

    Garden waste skip hire is a great alternative if you’re planning on getting stuck into the garden. Whether you’re a green-fingered enthusiast or just looking to tidy the place up so it becomes usable again during remaining restrictions, this month at Hinton’s we’re here to tell you why skips are perfect for garden waste and some other handy tips.

    Garden waste

    The benefits of skips for garden waste

    Here are five reasons you should opt for skip hire on your next garden project:

    Less mess in your car. Let’s face it, no one loves the idea of loading bags of soil, rubble and greenery into the back of a car. After multiple trips, there’s bound to be a great deal of mess and perhaps even some accidental damage to the interior of your car. 

    A great one-off option. While a permanent bin is good for some, for others it’s one more bin to try and fit somewhere. If you’re doing all your garden work over a short period, as many people do, then a skip might be a more manageable option for a one-off hire.

    More capacity. Once you get started in the garden, you might find a single bin isn’t enough. Don’t underestimate how weighty soil can be or how tricky it is to get all your grass, weeds and branches into a normal bin. Skips come in a range of sizes to suit your garden and save you the hassle of wrestling with waste.

    You could save money. Multiple trips back and forth to the local authority site with weighty items could actually cost you more than skip hire – particularly if you count the cost of any damage to your car and time spent doing the travelling. Overall, a skip starts to sound much more convenient.

    Quick service. Waiting for the right bin day, following tight restrictions or waiting for the right time for a local authority site to be open? With a garden waste skip, you can tackle your garden whenever you like. We arrange prompt delivery and collection to suit you, so there’s no hassle when you want to get on with the job.

    What garden waste can and can’t go in a skip?

    The good news is that most of the waste you create as part of your gardening plans will easily be accepted in a skip, such as wood, grass, soil, leaves, hedge trimmings, flower cuttings and rubble.

    However, there are a few things we aren’t able to accept that are worth knowing so that you are operating within the rules. Here are some garden waste items we can’t take:

    • Herbicides
    • Paints and solvents
    • WEEE waste (e.g. garden appliances)

    If you’ve got specific items you need to get rid of as part of your plans and you’re unsure if we’ll take them, simply give us a quick call to find out and we’ll happily advise you.

    How to load garden waste in a skip

    While it’s tempting to throw yourself into your next garden project, to get the most out of your skip hire and avoiding either overfilling or ordering a second skip, here are some tips on how to load garden waste into a skip:

    1. Use light items first such as grass, leaves and small twigs
    2. Next, use your bulky items to squash that lower level and maximise space
    3. Now place any flat items such as fence panels, along the edges of the skip (don’t go over the walls of the skip)
    4. Finally, take soils and sands and pour them in to fill any gaps and weigh down lower levels

    Garden waste skips from Hinton’s

    At Hinton’s Waste, we have a full range of skip sizes to suit any garden project, from 6 to 16 yards. So whether you’re demolishing decking, perking up your pond or giving the hedges a haircut, it can all easily be disposed of with a skip for garden waste. We can even supply you with new topsoil, gravel or sand for any garden project once you’ve cleared your waste away!

    Call and order your skip now and get same-day delivery when you place your order before midday.


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