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    Is it cheaper to hire a man with a van or a skip?

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    Is it generally cheaper to hire a man and van instead of hiring a skip? Are there any other alternatives for waste removal?

    Asked by Greg on 19th May 2022
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    Truckserve uk limited

    "Man in van
    They do the hard work for you and only charge for space used on collection"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Round Tuit

    "You need space to park a skip. You may need a local authority permit, and you may incur parking charges.
    Man with van will turn up, load up and be gone.

    You have to fill the skip yourself.

    Man with van does all the hard work for you. Labour costs are included in the price quoted.

    A publicly-accessible skip is a temptation to illicit tipping. You may be charged extra or even fined for inappropriate material in your skip, even if you didn’t put it there.

    Man with van will control what’s loaded up –and ensure they only take your own items.

    You have no control over what happens to the skip contents.

    Man with van ensures items are assessed for re-use, refurbishing or recycling. They ensure the contents go to an appropriately licensed site for correct disposal.

    You pay a fixed fee for a specific size of skip, regardless of whether you fill it or not.

    Man with van will only charge for the items they remove.

    You have to wait for the skip to be delivered before you can start to fill it, and then collected when you’ve finished.

    Man with van will turn up at an appointed time, and then load as you go if that suits you better.

    Skips are delivered and collected by lorry. This is only possible in areas where heavy vehicles can gain access, which may not be where the waste is situated. Do you really want a skip in your front garden for a week?

    Most vans and trucks are light vehicles and can access even narrow or low clearance areas. They come at the appointed time to the location of the waste, load up and go."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
    Booths painters and decorating

    "It is cheaper to hire a skip instead of hiring a man with a van"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    LVA Services LTD

    "If you want to show the whole street what you throw use skip, If you want fast service - choose van."

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Lakey’s Garden Services

    "You do have the option of hypo bags these seem to be the new alternative to a skip. Skips are available in different sizes 4, 6, 8 or large depends on the volume of waste and the type but most of the time a van man will work out cheaper"

    Answered on 26th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

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