3 Things you should never do when ordering a skip

Posted by Claire Jennings on 2nd Feb 2023

3 Things you should never do when ordering a skip

Ordering a skip is easy…or so you’d think! If you are looking to order a skip in DublinCarlowDownGalwayKilkennyLimerickLouthTyrone and Wexford, or order a skip in any county in Ireland there are a number of things you need to thinking about. Mistakes when it comes to skips can be messy and expensive!

  1. Choose the right company

Not every skip company is the same. The most important thing to remember when ordering a skip is that you need good customer care. The last thing you want to happen is to order a skip and then have to chase the company to find out when they’re going to bring it and then chase them again when it needs to be collected. A lot of skip companies are small operations and getting hold of them is not easy. And then of course there are waste disposal “companies” who do not have the proper licences and permits and you have no idea where your waste will be disposed of. With Kollect, we work with the best waste companies in Ireland and back it up with a top class customer service that has well over 1000 Trust Pilot Five star reviews. Kollect’s customer service team will make sure that your job is managed efficiently from start to finish.

  2. Get the right size

Skips come in a number of different sizes. You need to make sure that before you order a skip, you have a good idea of how much waste you will be disposing of and get a skip to match it. A lot of people have made the mistake of ordering a skip that’s too small and then having to order a second one. Similarly, some people have ordered skips that are too big and ended up paying way more than they needed to. With Kollect, our customer service team will talk through the job with you and make sure that you have the right skip for your job.

  3. Look after it!

When you get a skip, the first thing you have to do is place it in an appropriate place. Ideally, a skip should be placed in a protected space where every Tom, Dick and Harry can’t use it for their own waste. Secondly, make sure that it’s not blocking a path or a road because Gardai can fine people for improper placement of a skip and it would be the customer and the company getting the fine. Thirdly, once you have it, don’t overfill it. This can be dangerous, but it can also end up with a company refusing to collect it unless you pay extra.