1 Day Skip Hire vs Skip Bag Hire | AMS Skip Bags

Are using skip bags a good alternative to 1 day skip hire?

If you have a spur of the moment DIY or refurbishment project on the go, you may find yourself in possession of excess waste that needs to be disposed of.

Rather than it being an unsightly mess on your premises for weeks on end, or having to make countless trips to the tip, you may opt to have the waste collected.

If this is the case, it’s likely that a 1 day skip hire service has crossed your mind. However, before placing an order it’s worth asking, is this the best solution for your waste disposal needs, and are there any better alternatives? For many smaller waste clearances, skip bag hire can often be an affordable and more effective waste collection solution. Read on for a comparison of both options.

How much waste can be collected?

Skip bag hire

Our skip bag hire service uses bags that measure 90cm x 90cm x 90cm. Each bag can hold up to 1 tonne of waste, which is plenty for most smaller household or garden projects. However, you’re not limited to hiring just one skip bag at a time. We’ll deliver and collect as many skip bags as you think you need!

1 day skip hire

There’s no one definitive answer to this question when it comes to using a skip because the volume of waste a skip can hold is dependent on the types of waste being placed within the container and its size.

Most skip hire companies will commonly offer 6 yard, 8 yard and 12 yard skips, with some skip operators also providing 2 and 4 yard skips. As some guidance, a 6 yard skip tends to hold approximately 60 full bin bags, an 8 yard skip holds 80, and a 12 yard skip holds 120. Of course, the bigger skip you hire, the more expensive the hire rate will be.

What types of waste can be collected?

Skip bag hire

AMS can collect skip bags that contain any of the following types of waste:

This should pretty much cover any sort of waste that you might expect to create during a simple household / garden project. It is, however, important to note that we cannot collect skips bags that contain any form of liquid, electrical or hazardous waste.

1 day skip hire

The types of waste that you can expect to be able to dispose of with a 1 day skip hire will most likely be the same as the waste streams permitted in our skip bag hire service. This means that whichever option you choose, you shouldn’t be left with waste that you don’t know what to do with.

Please note, some providers may charge additional fees for mattresses, carpets and other bulky items. Our advice is always to check with the hiring company before placing an order, this should help to avoid additional charges being added.

What is the cost?

Skip bag hire

Our skip bags cost from as little as £35.00 for delivery of an empty bag, and collection once you’ve filled it! Alternatively, you can order an empty bag with no collection service for just £6.00. View all of our skip bag hire charges.

1 day skip hire

It may be surprising to hear that most skip companies won’t offer a discount for 1 day skip hire, as the charges are simply based on a two-way journey (no matter how far apart) and the type of material being disposed of.

Depending on what you are looking to dispose of, the hire rates will vary. For example, it is common for mixed waste skips to be more expensive than a skip for one dedicated waste type (such as plasterboard or rubble waste). It’s important to check this with your skip company before you place your order.

How flexible is the service?

Skip bag hire

With skip bag hire, simply let us know when your bag is full, and we’ll send one of our grab lorries out to collect it within 5 working days. There are no minimum or maximum hire terms, so you can keep the bag for as long as you need, whether that’s until you fill it or simply no longer need it! We can also deliver additional skip bags to you if you underestimated the amount of waste you produced. Order an empty bag online.

1 day skip hire

1 day skip hire is exactly what it says it is, so there’s not much flexibility involved. If all your waste is ready to go, a 1 day hire should do the job just fine. However, if there is any chance that you’re going to need the skip for longer than 1 day then it may be worth considering your other options, as you could face additional charges or a price increase if you try and extend the hire length without first agreeing on rates and hire periods with the skip hire provider.

Anything else worth considering?

Skip bag hire

In some cases, due to difficult access or limited space, using a skip just simply isn’t a possibility. Skip bags are a perfect solution for this type of problem as they take up far less space. They also come pre-packed, meaning that they’re easier to transport and store until you’re ready to use them. Not only this, but thanks to the material that skip bags are made of, they are unlikely to mark or damage your driveway.

1 day skip hire

Sometimes, there’s no way around using a skip. If you have large items (such as doors, floorboards etc.) that can’t easily be chopped up, a skip will be your best bet. Before you place your order, it is essential to check that you have plenty of space at your premises for the skip to be able to fit in, and that there is easy access for the truck to be able to deliver it.

Skip bag hire with AMS

At AMS, we want to make the process of using a skip bag as easy as possible. Simply call our friendly team on 01202 579579 and let them know the type of waste you’re looking to dispose of, and the number of bags you need, and we’ll arrange for them to be delivered to you flat packed.

Then, once your bags are full, give us a call again to arrange a collection. It’s as easy as that!

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