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The Role of Technology in Modern Skip Hire
It wasn’t so long ago that ordering a skip involved nothing more complicated than ringing up your local skip hire company and asking for one. While that was all well and good at the time, it could take patience and persistence to get the best deal. Plus, whether you actually got the right skip size for your purposes could be something of a lottery.
Meanwhile, there was also less consideration given to the best way of ensuring that your waste was being dealt with in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way, while the skip hire company itself could often be operating in a void when it came to knowing when their skips were likely to be coming and going.
Thankfully, in recent years, modern technology has been transforming the world of skip hire.
This month, we’re looking at how that is happening and how it might further change our industry in the future.
How has technology improved modern skip hire?
As with so many areas of life, modern technology has made skip hire easier, more efficient and more convenient for supplier and customer alike. Let’s take a look at three key areas in which companies are already benefiting from its application.
Online booking systems
Online booking systems can really put the customer in control, because not only are they a quick and convenient way of hiring your skip, but they also make it easy to research different suppliers and make sure you’re not paying more than you need to.
Here at Enfield Skips, we make our prices clear from the outset when you order online, and we also make sure that those prices are always very competitive.
An online system also enables us to spend less time handling the administration that goes with manual booking and more time making sure that the service we provide is the best it can be.
Skip Size Calculators
An online skip size calculator takes a lot of the guesswork out of ordering, because it enables you to make an informed decision about the skip that’s most likely to meet your needs.
Our tool just asks you to estimate how many filled black bin bags the waste you’ll be disposing of will equate to, and then provides the nearest skip size likely to be capable of fitting it in.
If you’re still not sure, or if the waste you’ll be disposing of is large and bulky and difficult to picture in terms of bin bags, you’ll find more information on the individual pages for our different skip sizes. For example, the page for our 12-yard skip hire tells you that not only can it hold about 80 filled bin bags but also that its dimensions are 12’2″ long x 5’10″ wide x 5’6″ high.
Modern skips are often now fitted with tracking systems to enable the companies that manage them to know where they are at any time. That can make quite a difference when it comes to ensuring that their fleet is being managed and transported in the most efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way possible.
The future of skips
Modern skip hire methods are already improving the rate at which we recycle waste that might otherwise have ended up in landfill. For example, our state-of-the-art waste transfer station helps us to recycle at least 90% of the waste we receive.
However, as artificial intelligence becomes more adept at identifying and sorting waste, recycling will become even faster and even more efficient. And that’s great news for all of us!
Another thing we think we’ll be seeing come into play in the not too distant future is the ability to provide real-time data on waste levels in skips to the operator, thus enabling them to time collections and fresh skip deliveries to be even more convenient for the customer.
This may not be a big consideration for a homeowner getting rid of garden waste, but in the world of commercial skip hire it’s likely to make the whole process considerably more efficient.
Here at Enfield Skips, we are committed to providing the best value and the best level of service when it comes to local online skip hire in Enfield, Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and the surrounding areas.
Get in touch with us to find out more about how we can help you with your waste management needs or book your skip online now.