13th December 2016

How to Get the Most Volume in your Skip

By addressing volume issues associated with skip hire, disposing of waste can actually boost your business.

A skip may seem like the most unlikely of allies for protecting your bottom line, but construction site managers are increasingly embracing innovative techniques to maximise the volume potential of their on-site skips and other waste containers.

Waste management is at a premium on construction sites, as the sector struggles to deal with the 109m tonnes of construction waste it generates every year – that’s 33% of total waste in the UK and 45% of the country’s overall CO2 emissions. While handling waste responsibly is crucial for environmental reasons, there is also a very real business case to be made for introducing an efficient waste management policy. Once you’ve chosen the right skip hire company, you need to think about how you deploy and fill those skips.

Such a common piece of equipment on site may seem like the most unlikely of allies for protecting your bottom line, but construction site managers are increasingly embracing innovative techniques to maximise the volume potential of their on-site skips, and generating significant savings in the process. From the efficient disposal of light mixed waste (LMW) and wood to plasterboard, more efficient skip utilisation can produce cost savings of up to 30% if skip volumes and waste streams are fully optimised.

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