Beginners Skip Hire Guide

Choosing the Right Size Skip

Hiring a skip is a daunting experience if you have not done it before. Everyone assumes you already know how it all works. Read our beginners skip hire guide to find out more…

Beginners Skip Hire Guide

To help demystify the process, here is our beginners skip hire guide to help you out…

What can you put in a skip?

It is easier to list what cannot be put in a skip. Here are some common items that cannot be put in a skip:

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Clinical or medical waste
  • Electrical appliances
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Air conditioning units
  • Gas canisters or gas bottles
  • Hazardous or toxic materials
  • Liquid
  • Oil, petrol or diesel
  • Paint tins
  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres
  • Televisions or computer screens

If any prohibited items are found when your skip is emptied you will be charged extra and/or the restricted items will be returned to you.  Keep an eye on your skip if it is situated in a public area as people may put their own rubbish into your skip.  If this happens, you are responsible for whatever is in your skip.

Skip size – what size should you hire?

The size of skip you need of course depends on the amount of waste you have and the size of the area you will put the skip. Larger skips are cheaper per cubic metre of waste, but if you do not have enough waste to fill it you will be overpaying. Bear in mind that most councils will not allow skips bigger than 8 yards on the public highway.

Access requirements for the skip lorry

Skips are delivered on large lorries – wider than a car. You must make sure there is enough room for the lorry to access wherever you want the skip to go. If access is narrow, check with the skip hire company that the lorry will fit.

Martlands Skip Hire

If you need to order a skip for your next project, just call our friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a local number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We will be pleased to help!

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399


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