Advantages Handy size, convenient collection, easy to buy
Disadvantages Not big enough for larger jobs
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I have been undertaking a huge renovation job on my hundred year old home, and as its an ongoing process, I have been hiring skips on an ad hoc basis. Thinking that these were costing me a fortune I thought I might try the Hippobag and see if what my friend, a small independent builder, was telling me was true.I purchased the bag at a local branch of Travis Perkins for £10, which was an easy and trouble free experience. The bag was on a stand - which was nearly empty. So that must be a good sign.
I took the bag home and filled it full of building waste and old bricks and tiles... I was ripping out an old fireplace and replacing it with an original I had purchased from a reclaimation project I also work on in my spare time. The bag was easy to use and seemed to hold lots of rubble, the sides were secure and did not fold inwards as I had originally thought might happen. In fact it was extremely strong and sturdy considering it was made of fabric!Anyway that completed I called the number on the side of the bag, and was immediately connected to a very charming and helpful lady who, having asked me a few salient questions such as where the bag was located, and what it contained, then booked my bag in for collection within 5 working days. Quite painless, my payment was accepted and I parted with £49 using my credit card. Making the total spent on the bag £59. (I am used to paying £90 for a mini skip!). I provided my telephone number and the process was complete. Simple and straightforward. Nothing complicated.
Anyway, two days later, I was contacted and advised that I would have my bag collected that day, and sure enough it was collected by the time I returned home from work. Unlike the other reviews, I did not witness the bag being taken away, but I am pleased at the overall experience - and good customer care - and am now going to use this teriffic service on a regular basis.I have called them back to find out more about the things they can take away, and there are a few items that they are unable to uplift - such as hazardous waste, paint tins or anything toxic... definitely no fridges or chemicals - but other than that pretty much most household waste can be taken away by this great service. They also recycle most of what's collected, however I don't know how much... or where it goes after it leaves my drive... but I think that the service simplifies something that is a complete pain to organise and personally I think its a winner.
Marks out of 10 - 9, and thats only because I would like a bigger bag for the larger jobs!This is perfect for kitchen replacement, window replacement, bathrooms, plumbing jobs, garden rubbish, building rubble and other stuff that can't fit in your everyday bin.
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