Choosing The Right Skip Hire Business

When it comes to the disposal of your waste, choosing the right business is essential. After all, you need to trust that the company will dispose of your waste ethically, responsibly, and legally.

So to help you make the right decision, here’s a list of 5 tips in no particular order to help you choose the skip hire that’s right for you.

Choosing The Right Skip Hire Business

  1. Cost – Are Their Prices Fair And Competitive?
    When looking at a business to hire for a waste removal service, the cost of the service is very important. Firstly, you don’t want to be overcharged for waste removal, after all why should you pay more for less?

    However secondly, it’s important to choose a waste provider with a competitive price, because if something sounds like it is too good to be true, it probably is. Remember, as the waste producer you’re responsible for your own waste. You have a responsibility to ensure that your waste disposal methods comply with regulations. So remain extra vigilant when choosing a waste disposal business and make enquiries regarding their disposal methods.

  2. Location – Are They A Local Provider?
    When choosing a waste management business, in addition to receiving good value for money, it’s also helpful to choose a local business, or a business that has the ability to operate in your local area. After all, if a waste management business is sending a truck miles and miles out of the way to deliver a skip for your dry waste, you’re ultimately going to be paying for all those extra miles it takes to deliver the skip. Additionally, it’s also worthwhile noting the environmental impact, if you don’t choose a local or locally operating business, think of all the greenhouse gasses being produced by the truck as it drives there and back delivering your skip, and there and back collecting your skip.

  3. Environmental – Do They Have Good Recycling Capabilities?
    Continuing on the point of environmental responsibility, to say that the planet is in danger is a massive understatement. The issues and concerned raised by global warming and climate change are arguably the most serious threat to humanity as a species, so it’s essential that any recyclable waste you produce is recycled.

    So when considering a skip hire company, remember to check their recycling capabilities. It would be very disappointing if your waste is disposed of via landfill, when another business could have recycled it. For example food waste, in a landfill these items of waste break down and release methane gas, a very powerful greenhouse gas, far more potent than carbon dioxide. However, when recycled in composting, it can be transformed into a soil conditioner, or when disposed via anaerobic digestion, it can be turned into biogas and used to create fuel.

  4. Legal – Are They A Registered Waste Management Business?
    As mentioned in the first point, you have a responsibility to ensure that your waste is managed in a manner that complies with regulations and legislation. As such, you should never hire a waste management company without first checking if they are registered to do so. Checking is quick and simple; it can be done using the Environment Agency website. Simple search for the business’ name and it’ll tell you if they are registered or not. For example, when you search for BKP, you’ll find that we are registered as a Carrier, Broker, Dealer – Upper Tier.

  5. Experience – How Long Have They Been Operating?
    In addition to the required accreditations, it’s also advantageous to choose an experienced business. Whilst it is true that a new company could do a fantastic job, choosing a company with decades of experience doing exactly what you’re hiring them to do is a great way to find extra peace of mind.

    Here at BKP, we’ve been providing our services since our founding in 1964; that’s over 50 years of experience. We combine our over five decades of skills with the latest technology and strategies to provide our clients with sustainable waste management solutions.

Need A Skip? To Get A Quote, Call The BKP Group Team Today

Based in Romsey, Hampshire, we are ideally located to serve any type of domestic, commercial or industrial location throughout the South East of England. If you have any questions our friendly and dedicated team of waste disposal experts will be happy to assist you with any enquires; providing additional information regarding our skip hire waste management and disposal services.

So if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to request a quote. Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of staff by calling 0800 376 5004, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Alternatively, you could contact our team online using one of the following methods.

  • You can send our team an email at
  • You can fill out our contact form and a member of staff will respond as soon as possible.
  • Or you could reach out on Twitter or Facebook @GroupBKP.
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