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September 11, 2019
If you have a spur of the moment DIY or refurbishment project on the go, you may find yourself in possession of excess waste that needs to be disposed of.
Rather than it being an unsightly mess on your premises for weeks on end, or having to make countless trips to the tip, you may opt to have the waste collected.
If this is the case, it’s likely that a 1 day skip hire service has crossed your mind. However, before placing an order it’s worth asking, is this the best solution for your waste disposal needs, and are there any better alternatives? For many smaller waste clearances, skip bag hire can often be an affordable and more effective waste collection solution. Read on for a comparison of both options.
How much waste can be collected?
Skip bag hire
Our skip bag hire service uses bags that measure 90cm x 90cm x 90cm. Each bag can hold up to 1 tonne of waste, which is plenty for most smaller household or garden projects. However, you’re not limited to hiring just one skip bag at a time. We’ll deliver and collect as many skip bags as you think you need!
1 day skip hire
There’s no one definitive answer to this question when it comes to using a skip because the volume of waste a skip can hold is dependent on the types of waste being placed within the container and its size.
Most skip hire companies will commonly offer 6 yard, 8 yard and 12 yard skips, with some skip operators also providing 2 and 4 yard skips. As some guidance, a 6 yard skip tends to hold approximately 60 full bin bags, an 8 yard skip holds 80, and a 12 yard skip holds 120. Of course, the bigger skip you hire, the more expensive the hire rate will be.
What types of waste can be collected?
Skip bag hire
Easy Bag can collect skip bags that contain any of the following types of waste:
- General / mixed household waste
- Green / garden
- Inert / rubble / brick waste
- Concrete / hardcore
This should pretty much cover any sort of waste that you might expect to create during a simple household / garden project. It is, however, important to note that we cannot collect skips bags that contain any form of liquid, electrical or hazardous waste.
1 day skip hire
The types of waste that you can expect to be able to dispose of with a 1 day skip hire will most likely be the same as the waste streams permitted in our skip bag hire service. This means that whichever option you choose, you shouldn’t be left with waste that you don’t know what to do with.
Please note, some providers may charge additional fees for mattresses, carpets and other bulky items. Our advice is always to check with the hiring company before placing an order, this should help to avoid additional charges being added.
What is the cost?
Skip bag hire
Our skip bags cost from as little as £35.00 for delivery of an empty bag, and collection once you’ve filled it! Alternatively, you can order an empty bag with no collection service for just £6.00. View all of our skip bag hire charges.
1 day skip hire
It may be surprising to hear that most skip companies won’t offer a discount for 1 day skip hire, as the charges are simply based on a two-way journey (no matter how far apart) and the type of material being disposed of.
Depending on what you are looking to dispose of, the hire rates will vary. For example, it is common for mixed waste skips to be more expensive than a skip for one dedicated waste type (such as plasterboard or rubble waste). It’s important to check this with your skip company before you place your order.
How flexible is the service?
Skip bag hire
With skip bag hire, simply let us know when your bag is full, and we’ll send one of our grab lorries out to collect it within 5 working days. There are no minimum or maximum hire terms, so you can keep the bag for as long as you need, whether that’s until you fill it or simply no longer need it! We can also deliver additional skip bags to you if you underestimated the amount of waste you produced. Order an empty bag online.
1 day skip hire
1 day skip hire is exactly what it says it is, so there’s not much flexibility involved. If all your waste is ready to go, a 1 day hire should do the job just fine. However, if there is any chance that you’re going to need the skip for longer than 1 day then it may be worth considering your other options, as you could face additional charges or a price increase if you try and extend the hire length without first agreeing on rates and hire periods with the skip hire provider.
Anything else worth considering?
Skip bag hire
In some cases, due to difficult access or limited space, using a skip just simply isn’t a possibility. Skip bags are a perfect solution for this type of problem as they take up far less space. They also come pre-packed, meaning that they’re easier to transport and store until you’re ready to use them. Not only this, but thanks to the material that skip bags are made of, they are unlikely to mark or damage your driveway.
1 day skip hire
Sometimes, there’s no way around using a skip. If you have large items (such as doors, floorboards etc.) that can’t easily be chopped up, a skip will be your best bet. Before you place your order, it is essential to check that you have plenty of space at your premises for the skip to be able to fit in, and that there is easy access for the truck to be able to deliver it.
Skip bag hire with Easy Bag
At Easy Bag, we want to make the process of using a skip bag as easy as possible. Simply call our friendly team on 01202 810935 and let them know the type of waste you’re looking to dispose of, and the number of bags you need, and we’ll arrange for them to be delivered to you flat packed.
Then, once your bags are full, give us a call again to arrange a collection. It’s as easy as that!
Get a skip bag hire price.
August 8, 2019
With the summer holidays now here, many people will be taking advantage of having the time to tackle that long-overdue garden renovation, have a good clean out of unwanted household waste, or start a new DIY project.
Whatever your summer project may be, you’ll need the right equipment to hand to allow for any waste to be easily removed.
What is a skip bag?
Skip bags, or bulk bags as they are sometimes known, are a convenient and lightweight alternative to traditional metal skips, which make small disposals much easier and practical.
The durable bags we use measure at 90cmx90cmx90cm, and are made from woven polypropylene, making them strong enough to be able to carry up to a single tonne of waste.
Easy skip bags are delivered flat packed, making them simple to store around the house, in a garage or a vehicle until required.
If you are wondering whether a traditional skip or skip bag service would be most suitable for your renovation, check out our article which outlines the differences between mini skips and skip bags Bournemouth.
Benefits of using our skip bag service in Bournemouth and Poole
- Due to the material the skip bags are made of, they shouldn’t mark or damage block-paved driveways like a skip would.
- Filled skip bags from Easy Bag are disposed of at a local specialist recycling centre to ensure high levels of the collected waste are recycled and not sent to landfill.
- Skip bags can often be used where limited access onsite makes conventional skip hire impossible.
- Easy Bag complete skip bag collections within 5 working days of a collection request, meaning you won’t have to wait weeks for a collection service.
- Skip bags can be kept for as long as you need them because they are delivered flat packed for easy storage.
- Easy Bag can collect suitable skip bags from other companies such as Hippo Bags.
If you need more information about skip bags in Bournemouth or Poole, please contact our expert team on 01202 810935 who will be happy to talk you through the benefits of using an Easy Bag skip bag for your waste collection.
What waste can be disposed of in a skip bag?
At Easy Bag, we can arrange skip bag collections for;
Easy Bags measure at 90cm x 90cm x 90cm when they are fully opened and can store 1 cubic yard, equivalent to 1 tonne of waste (approximately 10 barrow loads).
What waste can’t be disposed of in skip bags?
Just like conventional skips, you are unable to dispose of hazardous or harmful materials such as asbestos, liquids, anything explosive (such as gas canisters), fluorescent tubes, tyres, medical waste, TVs or computer monitors, in a skip bag.
If you are in any doubt about whether a waste item can be placed in your skip bag, contact our friendly team today on 01202 810935 for further guidance.
Where can I arrange a skip bag collection?
Easy Bag offer skip bag collections in Bournemouth, Poole and throughout the BH postcode area. Once you have provided us with the location of your filled skip bag we will send out one of our grab lorries to collect it.
There are a few things you will need to be aware of when arranging a skip bag collection with Easy Bag;
- When we remove your filled skip bag, it will not be returned to you. If you require another skip bag, we stock plenty for all waste streams that you can purchase. If you need to purchase a new bag, click here >>
- We can collect skip bags and bulk bags from other suppliers such as Hippo or Rhino; as long as they are in a suitable condition to be safely lifted and removed, and filled with waste type(s) we are licensed to collect.
- Please ensure that the bag is filled with the correct type of waste in a level manner that ensures the materials do not spill over the top. The skip bags in Bournemouth we use can hold about 1 tonne of waste, so please use the correct number of bags for your project.
- Your skip bag should be left in a position that is easily accessible for our grab lorry. To help the process run smoothly, you should leave the filled skip bag relatively close to a road and as far away from any overhead cables or trees.
If you’ve decided that a skip bag and skip bag collection service is the best choice for your next project, contact Easy Bag today. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to offer further guidance and help you to book a convenient skip bag removal service. Just call us up on 01202 810935 or buy online here >>
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July 11, 2019
In July we are offering a 10% discount for online orders placed and paid for before 31st July. To receive your discount please add ‘SUMMER‘ in the coupon section on the checkout page – https://www.easy-bag.co.uk/cart.
- Minimum order value of £6.00 for the discount code to be applicable
- One usage limit per user
- Discount codes cannot be applied to previously placed orders
- Discount is only applicable to orders in the BH postcode area
- Discount code expires on 31st July 2019. All transactions using the code must be completed prior to this date
- Discount code must be applied on the basket page to be deducted from the order
- Discount can be amended or withdrawn at any time
- Discount codes have no cash or credit alternative and they are not transferable or assignable
July 26, 2018
How to reuse your aggregate bag as a skip bag
Have you recently ordered a bulk bag of aggregates? Whether it was some topsoil to revamp your garden or shingle for your driveway, it’s useful to know that you can reuse your empty bulk bag as a skip bag, once you’ve unloaded the materials it contained.
Save yourself time and money and let us collect your waste once you’re finished
Reusing your bulk bag for waste disposal
We are often asked ‘can aggregate bags be reused as skips bags?’, the answer’s yes and the process is simple, just;
- Order your aggregates
- Empty your aggregates
- Fill your empty bag with waste
- Call us and we’ll collect it!
Overall I am very impressed with both the product and service provided and would willingly give my recommendation. – Martin, Customer of Easy Bag
How do I keep my bulk bag in a suitable condition to reuse it?
We are only able to collect waste if it’s placed in a bulk bag that is safe, undamaged and strong enough to be picked up by one of our grab lorries. For this reason, we advise that you don’t place any sharp items in the bag, or drag your bag across stones or concrete as this can damage or rip the bag.
We also request you don’t overfill the bulk bag due to the weight considerations we adhere to, and the fact that waste not fully contained within the bag raises safety concerns, which may prevent our team from being able to collect and transport your filled skip bag.
What types of waste can you collect?
If you choose to reuse your aggregate bag as a skip bag, it can be filled with any of the following waste types:
If you’re unsure whether the type of waste you want to skip can be placed in our bulk bags, please get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to help.
How much does it cost to be collected?
Skip bag collections in the BH postcode area start from just £35.00, you can see all our prices here. To save money, we recommend you segregate your waste into the different streams we can collect because it’s cheaper to dispose of single types of waste, such as garden, plasterboard, inert etc.
Segregated waste will save you money, so skip sensibly.
My waste won’t fit in a skip bag…
No problem! We have many other waste collection options if you have too much waste for a skip bag.
For example, you could hire a skip or book a grab lorry collection from our parent company Avon Material Supplies. To discuss the range of waste collection services Avon Material Supplies, please call their friendly team on 01202 579579.
Bulk bag to skip bag… speak to the experts
If you are unsure about the process of reusing a bulk bag as a skip bag or would like to order more aggregates online, then our helpful team are on hand to answer any of the additional questions you may have.
Call us on 01202 810935.
June 21, 2018
Good quality topsoil gets the job done properly
If you’re looking to landscape your garden or just want to smarten it up for summer, then you are likely to be looking for some good quality topsoil to ensure the job gets done properly and has the desired outcome.
To hopefully make your life a little easier and to save you time, below we have answered some of the more common questions people ask Easy Bag when looking to buy good quality topsoil.
Is your manufactured soil a suitable alternative to more expensive topsoil?
The recycled, substitute topsoil we sell to our customers is manufactured locally by Commercial Recycling using their specialist plant machinery and processes, which are also used to create a range of popular construction aggregates.
Obviously, we are biased, but we do genuinely believe our topsoil is one the best locally and this is an opinion shared by many top landscaping firms in Dorset and Hampshire. Businesses who regularly use the topsoil alternative that is manufactured by Commercial Recycling include:
“Thank you to all at AMS, you have delivered an exemplary service for our Farmhouse Inn job in Southampton. Without your assistance we would not be where we are today, many thanks to all concerned and involved.” Lester Haworth, Owner at Landscape 2000.
What are the benefits of ordering topsoil in bags over buying it loose?
Buying topsoil loose can be a messy process, when its tipped off by a lorry, it can spread out over a relatively large area which can be a nuisance and become sodden in wet weather.
Buying topsoil in bags instead of as a loose load can provide a range of benefits, with the most popular being:
- Your bulk bag of topsoil is able to be dropped in more challenging locations than a tipped loose load. For example, a skip bag filled with aggregates can easily be placed within the boundaries of a garden or in the corner of a driveway.
- There’s no unnecessary mess as the topsoil will stay contained in the sturdy bag.
- Once emptied you’ll be able to re-use your bag time and time again, which is especially useful if you have garden waste that you need to transport for disposal to your local recycling centre.
- If your bag remains in a suitable condition you could re-use it for our skip bag waste collection services.
“I would not hesitate to recommend the manufactured topsoil product, very happy customer and an excellent delivery service, thank you.” – Alma, customer of Easy Bag
What is your manufactured topsoil ideal for?
Our topsoil alternative is generally used by homeowners, landscapers and businesses within the following tasks:
Its good to know… due to the screening process, the soil we deliver is available in either 10mm or 20mm, which means there is no large lumps of soil or stones within the mix.
How big are the bags of topsoil you sell and what amount of material should I expect?
Our 90x90x90cm sturdy bulk bags will hold 850-950 kg of topsoil, which is just less than 1 tonne.
Why Easy Bag?
We’ve built up a great reputation within the BH postcode area and are now trusted by many professionals in and around Bournemouth and Poole for their projects.
Our modern vehicles, expert drivers and the ability to offer the general public and businesses daily deliveries within BH postcode area make us the number 1 choice for soil. Take a look at our 5-star Facebook reviews here.
We pride ourselves in offering our customers, whether that’s an individual or business, with affordability, and as a result, we regularly check out the competition to ensure our soil is amongst the cheapest available locally.
“I ordered a bag of 10mm shingle on Monday morning and it arrived early on Tuesday morning! Good quality, good price, great service and helpful driver.” – John, customer of Easy bag
How do I order good quality topsoil?
The process to order your topsoil in bags is simple:
- Click here to choose your suitable aggregate or topsoil alternative
- Enter your postcode to receive a quick quote and add to your basket
- Proceed to checkout, enter your full address and pay
- Your topsoil will be delivered within 1-3 working days!
March 27, 2018
Spring is the ideal time to refresh your garden
It’s finally starting to feel like Spring, and with the lighter evenings upon us, now may be the time to start getting your garden ready for the BBQ season.
Decide on your garden plans
Is it just minor improvements you want to make or are you planning to completely landscape the space? Whatever your grand plan is we can help. Our most popular bagged aggregates available for next day delivery include; screened soil, building sand, shingles, all in ballast, type 1 limestone and type 1 recycled.
Planning a new plant bed, lawn restoration or turfing, our manufactured topsoil alternative may be just what you’re looking for!
Go topsoil shopping
It may not be the most glamorous kind of shopping, but you will get a happy feeling when you purchase our manufactured soil because it’s a great, lower cost alternative to standard topsoil bulk bags. Plus, it’s really easy to order, you can buy online at easy-bag.co.uk or by calling 01202 810935.
Delivering our topsoil alternative to your door
We carry out bagged aggregate deliveries along with skip bag collections in all BH postcodes Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. Also, by having aggregates delivered in bulk bags rather than loose, the material is well contained within a bag that is less than a metre wide.
Landscaping something a bit bigger?
The alternative top soil we deliver in bulk bags is also widely used by landscapers throughout Dorset and Hampshire in large residential and commercial landscaping projects. Our larger, loose load deliveries are completed by our parent company, Avon Material Supplies using either grab or tipper trucks.
Our manufactured topsoil alternative was recently used by Lester from Landscape 2000 for a project in Southampton. Here’s what he had to say;
“Thank you to all at AMS, you have delivered an exemplary service for our Farmhouse Inn job in Southampton. Without your assistance we would not be where we are today, many thanks to all concerned and involved.” Lester Haworth, Owner, Landscape 2000.
How is our alternative topsoil in bulk bags manufactured?
The manufactured topsoil we sell is produced within Canford Recycling Centre at their specialist inert recycling facility, using state of the art screening and washing machinery. The range of recycled aggregates produced by Commercial Recycling are very well regarded and have been used in a number of high profile projects, including The Hilton in Bournemouth and resurfacing works for the 2012 Olympics.
Need to get rid of some waste first?
We also offer a skip bag collection service, so if you have some waste lying around that you don’t have the time to take to the tip, why not buy and fill one of our empty Easy skip bags? Our empty skip bags are £6.00 each and collections start from just £35.00.
Ready to buy topsoil?
You can purchase our topsoil alternative online quickly and easily, simply add the product to your basket, checkout, and your delivery will be with you tomorrow (STA)!
If you have any questions or would like to order over the phone, please call the team on 01202 810935 or email us here.
November 27, 2017
Christmas Tree Collection Service in Dorset
Like most people in Dorset, we’re sure you’ll be looking forward to collecting your Christmas tree this festive season. Once decorated and surrounded by presents, these trees become a centre piece in households throughout December. But once the presents are gone and we move into 2018, disposing of your tree may be an added hassle you could do without.
According to the Daily Echo, Bournemouth Council have announced that they will no longer be collecting Christmas trees this winter and therefore many locals may be stuck on how to dispose of their trees.
Luckily residents in Bournemouth and surrounding areas can use the services of Easy Bag and our sister brand, Commercial Recycling to easily dispose of and recycle their trees.
Easy Bag Christmas tree waste collection and recycling
Our waste bags are hard-wearing, durable and can hold up to one tonne of waste; making them a perfect fit for a redundant Christmas tree! With the normal household refuse collection service reduced over the festive period, rather than having bulging bins, you can also use the skip bag for all your extra waste.
Arranging the collection of your Christmas tree
Simply order one of our empty Easy Bags and when you want to get rid of your tree you can chop it up and place it in the bag with any other unwanted items you wish to dispose of. Ahead of time, you can order the collection of the Easy Bag from any address in the BH postcode area online at: www.easy-bag.co.uk.
Our mixed waste collection service starts from £70.00. To see areas we cover please visit our website.
To purchase your Easy Bag and order collection, click here.
Canford Recycling Centre
Alternatively, if you have a contractor or tradesperson to collect your waste already, they can dispose with us at our Canford Recycling Centre. Our centre, which offers easy access and low-cost disposal costs, is only a short drive from Bournemouth.
Learn more about our Commercial Recycling’s Canford Centre here.
For all other enquiries, please get in touch with our team on 01202 810935.
August 14, 2017
Moving home can be the ideal time to get organised
Moving into a new home can seem like a stressful process but it doesn’t need to be. Here are our top tips on moving home.
Moving house is a great excuse to get rid of some of the clutter that is likely to have built up in your home. Whether you’re a ‘shove it under the bed’ kind of hoarder or you have a cupboard under the stairs filled with all kinds of unwanted goods, Easy Bag have a solution for you. Simply order an Easy Skip Bag for just £6 and fill it with up to 1 tonne of the items you no longer need in your life. Once filled, call our team on 01202 810935 to arrange a low cost collection within few days.
Begin packing early
There is no harm in starting to pack with plenty of time to spare; you may have hundreds of DVD’s that could be organised into a box ready for moving day or a spare room that would the perfect place to organise and box up all your non essential items ready for the move. This approach will make your life easier in the final few days leading up to your move.
Organisation is key to moving house. So whilst you’re boxing up your belongings, make sure you label everything as this will make unpacking a simpler and quicker process. It’s also worth having a box of ‘essentials’ for ‘moving in day’; that way you don’t need to unpack lots of different boxes before that much needed cuppa.
Empty Easy Skip Bags are strong and hardwearing, so are great for storage and transportation.
Don’t move furniture until you’re ready
The big day has arrived, but don’t rush to move in your new sofa or dining table, get each room in a good place before hauling large furniture items through the door. You don’t want to risk damaging your prized items by having to move them around a number of times to clean and finish the room. Be patient!
Planning to renovate, don’t forget…
At Easy Bag, we also offer aggregate deliveries, so if you are planning to re-lay your patio or landscape your new garden, get in contact with our team today.
Easy Bags are a convenient way of removing mixed home waste. Our collection service also means you don’t have to worry about taking it to the tip; we will do all the hard work for you and leave you to enjoy your new home! Call us on 01202 810935 to discuss your requirements or order online here.
July 28, 2017
Grab bag hire has never been easier!
Unsure how to remove garden or home renovation waste? We’ve answered the most common questions that we get asked about our grab bag hire service below.
What is a grab bag?
A grab bag is a durable, 90cm x 90cm x 90cm skip bag that can hold up to 1 tonne of waste. It arrives flat packed and when opened up it becomes the ideal way to dispose of small amounts of household, garden, plasterboard or inert waste such as bricks and rubble.
Why is grab bag hire so convenient?
A lot of our customers don’t require traditional skip hire and prefer to save money by using a skip bag. In addition to being a cheaper solution, grab bags take up a lot less space than skips and do not have a maximum hire period. Customer can simply buy a bag and take as long as they need to completely fill it and then call us to arrange collection.
It’s good to know, filled Easy Bags are always ‘grabbed away’ within 5 days of a request and all filled skip bags are taking to a local recycling centre for processing.
Why might I choose grab bag hire over the Hippo Bag service?
Our Easy Skip Bag solution is comparable to the Hippo Bag service, however it is currently offered at lower priced*. This is likely due to the fact that we only operate in the BH postcode area, as opposed to all around the country.
How do I make an order?
- Simply add an empty ‘Easy Bag’ to your online basket
- Make a payment using our secure PayPal system, shipping is always free!
- We’ll deliver your bag, usually the next day (Monday to Friday)
- Once the grab bag is filled you call us to arrange for it to be collected
Where do you deliver to?
We can deliver our grab bags to all BH postcodes, for further information please see our ‘Areas We Cover’ webpage.
“All the waste fitted comfortably in the bag and the delivery of the bag and its collection were quick and efficient. They also phoned to confirm the collection date which was a nice touch. Good to know that the concrete will be recycled.”
If you require further information before placing your order, please get in contact with our team via email or call us on 01202 810935.
June 19, 2017
A user friendly solution for aggregate deliveries in the Bournemouth area
Our aggregate bulk bags offer an easy solution for individuals, businesses and tradespeople, who require a small amount of material delivered to their site or home.
- garden landscaping,
- and much more.
To help ensure the quality of any ordered material, Easy Bag only bag each aggregate once an order is processed and we endeavour to complete the delivery on the same day.
Orders can be made over the phone by calling 01202 810935 or online at www.easybag.co.uk.
Easier to store
Having your aggregates delivered in a bag makes it much easier to store the material, especially if you are planning to not use it all at once.
Our sturdy, durable bags can contain up to 1 tonne of material and are only 90cm x 90cm x 90cm, which means less space is required on-site when compared to storing a loose load of the material.
How will it be delivered?
Aggregate bulk bags are delivered using one of our own modern grab lorries. The fleet benefits from 4, 6 and 8 wheeled trucks, so Easy Bag are able to complete deliveries to homes and sites with limited access and space.
If you are concerned about access, overhead obstacles or space at your intended delivery site, please contact our friendly team on 01202 81095.
What do our customers think?
One customer had this to say about his aggregate delivery in Dorset: ‘’I ordered a bag of 10mm shingle on Monday morning. Arrived early on Tuesday morning. Good quality, good price, great service, helpful driver (Pete). Would certainly use company again.’’ Check out more great reviews on our Facebook page.
For further information call us on 01202 810935 or order your Easy Bag aggregate here. If you require a larger aggregate delivery or would prefer it be be delivered ‘loose’, our associated company, Avon Material Supplies can deliver various sized ‘loose’ loads of aggregates throughout Bournemouth and Poole.