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Benefits of hiring a skip over Christmas

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Benefits of hiring a skip over Christmas

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Did you know that Christmas is one of the best times to hire a skip? The festive season is well known for producing high quantities of rubbish, with wrapping paper, packaging and old decorations all needing to be disposed of. Read on to discover the benefits of hiring a skip over Christmas.


5 big benefits of skip hire at Christmas 

On average, households produce around 30% more rubbish over the festive period. However, the clutter that accumulates at this time of year doesn’t have to get out of hand. You can easily dispose of waste by hiring a skip. Keeping it outside of your house over Christmas means you can simply throw rubbish in as it is produced. Thin in turn, helps you to keep the mess at bay. Skip hire in WashingtonAlso, we supply a range of different skip sizes to accommodate all your requirements. Keep reading to discover the benefits of hiring a skip over Christmas. 

Dispose of wrapping paper and packaging

Huge amounts of wrapping paper and packaging are produced during the festive period, particularly on Christmas day itself when everyone unwraps their gifts. You can find yourself with bags and bags of wrapping paper and cardboard packaging that need to be disposed of. Fortunately, you can throw it all into a skip. What’s more is that much of it can be recycled too. Cardboard is recyclable and can be turned into new items quite easily. Whilst some wrapping paper can be recycled, some of it can’t if it’s been dyed, laminated or has lots of sticky tape attached to it. 

Get rid of old toys 

If Santa will be bringing new toys for your child at Christmas, it makes sense to get rid of old ones that they have grown out of or don’t play with anymore. This can help you to deal with post-Christmas toy overload. You can throw old toys into a skip, allowing you to slim down your child’s toy collection in advance of Santa’s arrival. Of course, if the toys are still in good condition, you could consider passing them on to a younger child, selling them or donating them to charity. 

Throw out unwanted decorations

If your old Christmas decorations have reached the end of their useful life, you may be wondering how to dispose of them safely. The good news is that you can throw most decorations into a skip, including baubles, tinsel and in some cases, even fairy lights. This allows you to make way for new decorations to give your home a new lease of life this Christmas. 

Discard your Christmas tree

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If the time has come to dispose of your artificial Christmas tree, skip hire can be a good option. At Ward Bros, we can get rid of your tree for you with ease, clearing the way for a new one. Having said this, most artificial aren’t recyclable due to being made from a combination of metal and plastic. With this in mind, you may want to see if you can pass it on to a friend or family member or to a local charity. This will help to avoid it ending up in a landfill. Comparatively, real Christmas trees can easily be recycled. They’re often shredded into chippings so that they can be used in parks or woodland areas

Recycle Christmas cards 

Christmas cards are on the decline, with fewer people sending them over the years. Having said this, you’re still likely to end up with several of them over the festive period. If you want to make sure they’re recycled, throw them in your skip. Most Christmas cards are made from paper and can be recycled, together with their envelopes. However, embellishments such as glitter and ribbons need to be removed first to be suitable for recycling. 

Skip hire in Washington

If you’re looking for Christmas skip hire in Washington, look no further than Ward Bros. As one of the leading skip hire firms in the northeast, you can expect to receive a first-class service at a competitive price. We’re on hand to assist you with your rubbish disposal needs over the festive period. Delivering your skip to your home quickly so that we can begin getting rid of your waste right away. We can even assist with obtaining a skip permit if required. 

Book a skip early

Since some skip hire companies shut down or reduce their opening hours over Christmas, it’s a good idea to book a skip as early as possible. This will make it more likely that you can secure the delivery time that you want. At Ward Bros, we’ll always try to accommodate late requests for skip hire in Washington. We always aim to provide short notice and same-day skip hire whenever we can. However, it’s a good idea to secure our services sooner rather than later. 

Arrange a skip permit 

At Ward Bros, we’ll help you to secure a skip permit if required. However, keep in mind that some councils won’t allow skips to be placed on public highways over Christmas. Therefore, if you’re thinking of hiring a skip during this period and need to place it on a road or pavement, you’ll need to check with your council that you’ll legally be able to do this. If you can’t, you might need to rethink your festive rubbish disposal plans.

Contact us 

Now you know the many benefits of hiring a skip over Christmas, you may be looking to place an order with Ward Bros. Call us on 0191 666 0167 to discuss your skip hire needs with one of our friendly team. Alternatively, you can send us a message via our website and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. Arrange Christmas skip hire in Washington now and make festive waste disposal a breeze. 


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