Everything You Need To Know About Skip Hire

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Everything You Need To Know About Skip Hire
There are many reasons why you might want to hire a skip. But whether you’re building, gardening, decorating or decluttering, there are some things you need to know before you start. Read our ‘Everything You Need To Know About Skip Hire’ guide for more information.

Everything You Need to Know About Skip Hire

Fundamentally you need to think about what sort of waste will produce – and how much of it. This determines the size of skip you require.

What size skip do I need?

Try to hire a skip that’s slightly bigger than you think you need. This will save you time, energy and money in the long run because you will nearly always underestimate how much waste you are going to create. If the skip is too small, you’ll have to hire another! Overloading a skip is illegal, and it won’t be collected if over-filled.

Domestic skips are available in three sizes:

Mini Skip

Good for: DIY projects, household and garden waste.

Capacity (approx): 35 large bin bags.

Midi Skip

Good for: Household or garden waste.

Capacity (approx): up to 45 large bin bags.

Builder’s skip

Good For: Inert waste – sand, drywall or concrete.

Capacity (approx): up to 85 large bin bags.

Do I Need a Permit For my Skip?

If it’s going on your driveway, or elsewhere on your private land, you don’t need a permit. If it needs to go on the road, you will require a permit.

What Can I Put in My Skip?

General waste, wood, metal, and most types of inert waste, such as sand and concrete are fine.

Is There Anything I Can’t Put in My Skip?

These items are dangerous to handle and require specialist recycling services, so call us for advice if you have any waste in these categories.

  • Fridges or freezers
  • TVs and monitors
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous waste, such as oil, paint, solvents, or asbestos
  • Tyres
  • Fluorescent tubes or light bulbs
  • Gas bottles

If you’re not sure if your waste is suitable for a skip, give us a call. We also offer a hazardous waste disposal service.

Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399