Skip Hire vs Man and Van Hire

02 February 2018

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If you need to remove a lot of rubbish from your home then you may be wondering what is the best way to go about this. It can take a lot of time and effort for you to keep making runs to the tip in your car and so this is something that you probably want to avoid. The two main options that have you have available is to hire a skip or to hire a man with a van who can take the rubbish away. With both methods you can be confident that rubbish disposal will take place in the correct way. There are advantages and disadvantages of both of these methods and they will be discussed in more detail below.

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Hiring A Skip

When you hire a skip it will be typically left in front of your property for you to fill with your unwanted items. You can then call the skip hire company to come and collect it when you are finished. When you hire a skip you can fill it as you clear the house and this means that you can take your time if you need to. Skips also come in a variety of sizes so you are able to choose the one that best suits your needs depending on how much rubbish you have to get rid of. One disadvantage of skip hire is that you may find that neighbours start to add some of their rubbish as well so you may end up paying for other people's rubbish removal.

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Using A Rubbish Removal Service

A rubbish removal service will usually be one or two people that come to your home and take your rubbish away in a van. There are several advantages that this type of waste collection service has over hiring a skip. If you have an old appliance such as a washing machine to get rid of, then you will not be able to put this in a skip but a man and van service could take it away. Most waste removal services only charge for the amount of rubbish that they take away so if you only have a small amount of rubbish to remove then this method could be cheaper than skip hire. A rubbish removal service can also come to your home at a time that suits you so it is very convenient. The disadvantage of using a man and van rubbish removal service is that you will have to get all the rubbish ready for the team to collect which is not the case with a skip.

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Which One Should You Choose?

You may not have any choice about which of these methods you use, if there is no room in front of your property for a skip for example. Another factor that can help you make your decision is the type of items that you have to get rid of and the amount of rubbish that you want taken away. The advantages and disadvantages of both methods that have been discussed above should give you something to think about and help you to make your decision.

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