Service providers also come in many shapes and sizes, varying from small one man operators with a small fleet of vehicles and skips, to national operators that service both domestic and commercial waste disposal requirements.
Before you order, and based upon advice from the skip companies you approach, you will need to decide whether your waste will be best transported in skip containers, or roll-on, roll-off bins which come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit a wide range of non-compactible solid waste materials. Furthermore, there are bound to be several choices within either type, suitable for your job.
The service provided can be for regular scheduled collections, or one-off house and garden collections. Skip hire container waste disposal service companies will also provide a service for house clearances, junk removal, garden clearance, factory wastes, commercial premises clearance, and restaurants, to mention just a few. And, of course no list would be complete without mentioning the original purpose of skips which was for use during building renovations.
Instead of searching through your Yellow Pages and ringing around companies yourself, in may areas (especially the big cities) entrepreneurs have set up web sites providing local skip company listings. Those which provide a range of local skip hire companies offering the service you require can be very useful in selecting the best and lowest priced provider for your project. Usually, these web sites will provide contact numbers to connect you directly with the companies themselves and they depend for their future advertising revenue upon you informing the salesman where you found out about the service. So, if you like the service and would like it to be available next time you look, please don’t be reticent when asked the source of the information which led to your enquiry.
Search pages provided by the major search engines will also help you match a skip company to your requirements, and at your request each company you contact will give you an approximate skip hire price indication. However, search engines are not yet very good at ensuring their listings only give local results, so if using this method do take care that your selected skip provider is as local as you think!