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Your Essential Garden Waste Skip Hire Guide

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    Posted on 29th May 2020 by Hintons

    Garden waste removal can be a big task. Skip hire is a convenient, affordable way to keep all your garden waste in one place while your project is on the go. Once you’re finished filling the skip, your skip hire company of choice will promptly collect the skip and deal with it in an efficient manner. 

    But if you’ve never hired a skip before, how do you go about it? In this article, we answer your most pressing questions. 

    Full garden waste skip in Croydon


    Why do you need a skip for garden waste? 

    Whether you’re giving your garden a facelift or completely renovating an outdoor space, the excess garden waste that is produced needs to be dealt with efficiently and promptly. You simply pay for a skip size that’s most appropriate for your project and enjoy reliable delivery and collection of your waste at an affordable rate. 

    Not only this, but many skip hire companies are eco-conscious and will endeavour to recycle as much of your waste as possible. This keeps your garden project tidy and efficient, with the convenience of keeping all waste in one place – ranging from patio slabs and old deck chairs to soil and grass trimmings. 

    What is classed as garden waste? 

    Simply put, garden waste is anything produced from your garden, and this covers both green waste and also hard landscaping items, such as concrete or wood. This includes grass clippings, leaves, soil, branches, bark, wood chippings, plant pots, turf, bricks, patio slabs, rubble, metal, wood and garden furniture. 

    Skip companies generally will not accept liquid waste, and this includes paints, solvents, chemicals or anything else you’re using in a garden project that is liquid or chemical in nature. Pressurised cans, tyres and some electrical equipment is also forbidden. Hazardous waste, such asbestos-containing materials, also cannot be disposed of in a skip and will need to have special treatment. 

    Generally, most skip hire companies adhere to the above rules, but to get a complete list of what they will and won’t accept, get in touch with your skip hire company of choice. 

    What skip sizes are available? 

    6 Yard garden skip

    Garden waste skip hire is only useful if you select the right skip size for your needs. Too big, and you’ve wasted money on excess, unneeded space. Too small, and you may find yourself with the inconvenience and cost of needing to book a second one. 

    Here at Hinton’s Waste, we have a variety of skip sizes to suit all scales of project, ranging from small 6-yard skips that can take around 60 bags of waste to large 16-yard skips which can take 160 bags, perfect for large projects and commercial jobs. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to advise on which one will suit your requirements. 

    How much can go in a garden waste skip? 

    Whichever skip size you choose, it’s vital you don’t overfill it. Waste should never peek over the rim of a skip, and should only be filled level with the top of the skip sides. Any higher than this makes it dangerous for the skip hire company to collect and transport – leading to an overfilled skip being refused for collection. To avoid this, get in touch with your company of choice who can discuss your needs – this way, you can choose the skip size that’s just right for you. 

    Searching for same day skip hire for garden waste? Here at Hinton’s Waste, we provide  exceptional waste management solutions for homeowners and businesses across the capital, including Croydon and Sutton. With flexible hire periods and highly competitive prices, you can count on us – and thanks to our recycling facilities, we are able to recycle up to 90% of all the waste we collect. Get in touch to find out how we can help your project. 


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