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An Alternative to Skip Hire in London

skip hire in LondonMost people think that hiring a skip is the only way to get rid of large amounts of waste and as a result they put up with all the disadvantages that go along with skip hire, particularly in London. Using a waste removal service offers a viable alternative, with many benefits not least of which is less expense.

Disadvantages of London Skip Hire

While having a skip to dump all your junk into might seem like an easy option, it is unfortunately not as simple as that. For one thing you will need a skip permit, the cost of which averages out at around £50 in London (the average in the UK nationwide is about £30), so not only is it inconvenient to have to apply for this, but it’s going to cost you over and above the skip hire itself.

Unless you are lucky enough to have your own driveway, a rarity in London, you are also going to need to get a parking permit for the skip in order to have it on the road outside. Again, this is going to cost you extra.

Generally a skip is going to cost you a certain amount regardless of how much you put in it, so if you don’t have enough waste to fill up a whole skip, you are paying for that space in any case.

Conversely, if you have enough waste to fill up the skip you might well find that with your skip parked in the street others use it to get rid of their junk. You could end up paying for the space without being able to use all of it.

Cost isn’t the only disadvantage to skip hire though. Even if you get the necessary permits and are fortuitous enough to have the skip parked relatively near to your home, you are still going to have to lug all of your junk from your house to the skip in the street. If the skip happens to be parked further up the road this will be even more labour intensive.

Why Using a London Waste Removal Service is Better

Using a London waste removal service has the advantage over skip hire in several ways. Firstly, if you use a reputable company like London Junk all the permits and licences will be included in the price, so you won’t come up against any unexpected additional costs.

Secondly, if you use a waste removal service you will only pay for the junk they actually remove for you. You won’t pay for space you don’t use in a skip and you won’t be paying for the junk that other people have tossed into your skip.

Furthermore, if you have more junk to remove than a skip can hold (about 6 cubic yards of volume) then the waste removal company can take the extra away as well. For instance London Junk is able to accommodate up to 15 cubic yards of volume.

One of the really great benefits though, is that the labour is included, so you don’t need to do any of the hard (and perhaps dirty) work yourself. All your junk will be carried from your home to the waste removal truck by the company whose service you are using.

So if you live in London and need to get your waste removed, don’t hire a skip, give London Junk a call and relax knowing that we will take care of it all for you.