18th Aug, 2020
In the recent burst of gorgeously warm sunny weather, you may well have been amongst the thousands of homeowners across the UK busying themselves out in the garden, chopping, pruning, or cutting any trees or plants which are no longer quite up to the mark. If so, that probably means you’ve already built yourself quite the complement of garden waste.
Depending on how much you’re dealing with, there are various options that you might be considering for getting rid of it – but for any sizeable amount, you’ll want a garden waste skip. Trust us – it saves you time, effort, and gives you peace of mind that everything in it will be recycled properly, with minimum impact on the environment.
Here at Skip Hire Network, that’s exactly what we’re dedicated to providing. When you hire a garden waste skip from us, you’ll have plenty of sizes to choose from, and we’re dedicated to making the entire process as easy and simple as possible. Plus, there are a couple more further benefits too!
Efficiently disposing of our waste while minimising environmental impact is a constant struggle for many of us at the moment. Happily, it’s a relatively easy job when it comes to garden waste, provided you’ve carefully chosen a green skip hire firm!
Of course, there are lots of people who prefer to simply burn their garden waste, but it’s far from the most desirable option. Many local authorities in the UK simply won’t allow it, and even the ones who do set strict guidelines. There are hefty fines (up to £5000!) if you get it wrong.
For example, you can’t burn domestic waste if it will cause pollution, or harm people’s health (certain types of garden waste can sometimes fall into this category). You can also be fined for lighting a fire if smoke reaches the road, and puts traffic at risk.
And then there’s the biggest problem with garden fires – lots of waste simply won’t burn. Grass, soil, rubble and green foliage will all refuse to burn properly, and will often emit thick smoke instead. What’s more, there are strict laws against using accelerants to try and make them burn.
When you take all that into account, using a backyard fire to get rid of your garden waste ends up involving a lot more effort and risk than it might seem at first. It’s one of the many reasons why it’s far safer and more environmentally friendly to use us, instead. With our in-house experience and expertise, we’re able to use our green skip hire service to recycle up to 100% of your garden waste, in line with environmental legislation.
Depending on the job at hand, you may find that you might not always need to hire a skip, and that your green bin will do instead. However, most councils only collect garden and green waste once every two weeks, which means that if you’re relying solely on your green bin, clearing large amounts of waste might end up taking you quite a while.
So while you can use your green bin for smaller amounts, if you’re going to try and dispose of larger volumes, it’s much easier to choose garden waste skip hire instead. It’s a much faster and more efficient alternative, allowing you to clear your garden waste in one go and get on with the job at hand – whether that’s tidying up your garden, doing a bit of landscaping, or making way for a conservatory, orangery, pond or summerhouse.
The cost of garden waste skip hire will be strongly influenced by exactly how much waste you’ve got to move. Chances are, though, you’ll need something between a 4 yard skip to an 8 yard skip, which means you’ll be paying between £70 to £150.
The price of skip hire depends on a lot of factors, but it’s also affected by exactly where you live in the country. While there’s not much you can do about that aspect in particular, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a couple of things you can do to take the edge off the price of your skip hire:
You can learn more about reasons to choose Skip Hire Network here, or get started immediately and get an instant skip hire quote by entering a couple of details on our homepage. It couldn’t be simpler!