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Need To Hire A Skip? Here's All You Need To Know

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Hiring a skip is of vital importance. It can save you heaps of hassle and headaches when it comes to throwing away stuff or clearing an old home. If you are looking to hire out a skip however, there are a number of things which you need to take into consideration. From skip sizes to access restrictions, we at HMS Group are here to cover all the basics for you. Here is all you need to know before hiring a skip in Malta. 

Keep sizes in mind...

There's a difference between clearing out your garden, or having to throw out a bunch of clutter and needless stuff from a warehouse. You need to take into consideration not only what you need to throw away, but also the volume. If you are looking to clear out one small room, a small to medium sized skip is more than enough. However if you are looking to clear out a warehouse, large garage or a whole house, it is best to opt for our larger options. This will not only save you the headache of having to deal with a fully-loaded skip before you are halfway through clearing out your home, but it will also provide you with less hassle and waiting time for a second skip.

...And your trash too 

Even though skips are designed for trash and garbage, this does not mean that you can chuck anything you feel like in them. There are a number of things that are not suitable for these nifty containers. Things which you are forbidden to throw in a skip include alkaline batteries, car tyres, oil, asbestos, batteries, electrical equipment or WEEE goods, gas canisters, plasterboard, liquids, clinical waste and fridges. Other prohibited waste includes petrol, diesel, hazardous waste, toxic materials, gas bottles, freezers, fluorescent tubes and medical waste. 

Also, do not forget access restrictions

Sadly, due to their bulky size, skips cannot be placed everywhere. Skips are delivered using large trucks or lorries — which also cannot have the same access that a regular car does. When it comes to transporting a skip, one needs to take into consideration a number of restrictions. If you live in an alleyway or an area where cars are prohibited, you might need to consider other options. We at HMS Group can help you identify a number of factors that will determine whether the skip can be placed in your street or not. 


Remember your permits and licenses 

Whenever you hire a skip, be it to place it in front of your property or in any other street or area, you will need written permission from your local council. This needs to be acquired before the skip is dropped off by our team. Skip permits may come at an extra cost, however having a permit will also avoid numerous problems such as fines or other unwanted results. By arranging the skip hire permit, you will also be putting all the health and safety measures in place, such as closing off of roads and more. 

But you can totally leave the rest is in our hands

Luckily for you, we at HMS Group can take care of the rest. We promise you a hassle-free and quick service when it comes to removing any bulky refuse from your home or premises. With us, you are guaranteed a convenient and economical way that will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Once you are done, our fully trained team will pick up the skips and drive them off to the landfill. 


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