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Skip Guide for Office Clearance

Skip Guide for Office Clearance

With most people working from home, many offices are closing temporarily until the country returns to normality. While it might be sad to close up your office, it’s also a good opportunity to clear the place up and prepare it for a fresh start. 

Hiring a skip is one of the quickest and easiest ways to tidy up your office. Simply hire a skip in a suitable size for your office space and dispose of all your old, unneeded or unwanted office items.

Want to breathe new life into your office? Follow this guide to clearing your office with a skip.

Find the right size

Choose the perfect skip size for your office. Choose one too small and you may be penalised for overfilling it; choose one that’s too large and you’ll have wasted money on space you didn’t need.

Smith Recycling offers skips ranging from 2-yard mini skips to 40-yard roll-on/roll-off skips. Find your perfect skip using our handy skip size guide.

Make sure you have space and permission

After finding which size skip you need, you need to ensure you have enough space to fit it by your premises. As a rough guide, we require approximately 2.4 metres in width for a standard 6 yard skip and recommend that you place the skip on your own property. If this isn’t possible, you may require a skip permit to place it in a suitable place outside your property. At Smith Recycling, we will arrange the skip permit on your behalf to ensure the skip is placed legally and safely.

What can you place in the skip?

Offices are bound to have a range of items, and not all of them will be suitable for disposal in our skips. Make sure you only dispose of permitted items to avoid paying a penalty.

The following items can be placed in a skip:

  • Food and food packaging
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Non-electrical fixtures and fittings
  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Tiles 
  • Ceramic
  • Empty tins
  • Cardboard
  • Solidified paint
  • Polystyrene

What you can’t place in a skip?

We prohibit some items to protect you and our staff. Avoid placing any of the following items in the skip:

  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Electrical equipment
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Take care of confidential waste

If you handle confidential information, you are obligated to dispose of it in confidentiality. This will include shredding or incinerating paper documents and permanently wiping electrical items. 

When disposing of waste in your office, you must be extra cautious about separating items that contain confidential information and disposing them in the appropriate way. Items with confidential information must not be placed in the skip. 

Sensitive information includes:

  • Financial information
  • DOBs
  • Addresses
  • Medical records
  • Payroll information
  • Emails
  • Signatures

For simple, hassle-free skip services that will rejuvenate your business, contact Smith Recycling and discover how we can help you. We serve customers across Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Give us a call today on 01908 394 231


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