Do You Need to Hire a Skip? A Tradesman’s Guide

Whether you’re working on the plumbing of a property or conducting a thorough clean out which will result in a lot of scrap metal being produced, you’re probably thinking about hiring a skip. After all, it’s the easiest way to dispose of your scrap metal, right?

However, there are some considerations before jumping in and hiring a skip for your project. Here at Morecambe Metals, we offer a comprehensive skip hire service, but there are some things that you need to know before utilising our skips for your specific needs.

Will you Fill It Adequately?

If you aren’t expecting to shift a lot of scrap metal, you may not need to get a skip. We will only hire out and recover skips for clients who will reliably fill them adequately.

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For instance, if you only have a few items which are made of metal which you need to dispose of, we would recommend other solutions for you. This is simply because it is more cost effective for us to collect and recycle a full skip than a half empty one.

Skips are a great solution if you are helping with the renovation of a building, and need to dispose and recycle an entire central heating system, for example. This will help us keep our carbon footprint as we won’t need to make as many trips to pick up half empty skips!

Would a Rolonof Bin Be Better?

Depending on the scale of the project that you’re working on, a skip may even be too small. Rather than hiring multiple skips to house all the scrap metal you will have, we have a solution which would be more cost effective for both you and us – rolonof bins.

These huge containers are a great option to store vast amounts of scrap, and can be found in sizes from 15 to 40 cubic yards. Because of their size, it is essential that there is enough room for these bins to be situated out of the way, but still have enough room for the vehicle dropping them off and picking them up to manoeuvre.

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If you have a lot of bulky, scrap metal waste, why not consider a rolonof bin instead? Not only will you be saving money on recycling costs as you won’t have to hire multiple skips, you’ll also be helping us save the planet by, again, making less journeys in our vehicles to pick the unit up!

It is worth knowing that rolonof bins are not allowed to be stored or placed on public highways due to their sheer size, so please don’t hesitate to have a chat with us if this may be an issue that you would encounter – we will be able to find you a more suitable solution.

Here at Morecambe Metals, we are able to help you recycle scrap metal – no matter whether it’s ferrous or non-ferrous. We deal with a wide variety of industries, and can even help tradesmen and domestic customers become more environmentally friendly with our metal recycling service.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today – we’ll be more than happy to help you with your enquiry.