Guide To Hiring A Skip

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Guide To Hiring A Skip

If you are undertaking a task that will produce waste, then skip hire is often the easiest and cheapest solution for rubbish removal. Read our guide to hiring a skip for some useful points to consider.

Hiring A Skip – What skip sizes are available?

Skips come in a range of different sizes and shapes, for all sorts of different jobs. The smallest skips are midi skips, which are in 2-3 yard sizes, and are perfect for when you are only going to be producing a small amount of rubbish.

For larger projects, a builders skip may be better. They have a capacity of 6-8 yards, which is equivalent to approximately 65-80 black bin bags.

The largest skips are called Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) skips. These are used for industrial jobs, where a considerable amount of waste is going to be generated. They require a specialist loading truck.

Hiring A Skip – How much does skip hire cost?

Skip hire is one of the most affordable waste removal solutions. Many variables influence the cost, including your location, the size of skip, the length of time you hire it for and whether or not you need a permit to put it on the roadside.

Hiring A Skip – What can I put in a skip?

There are some limitations on what kind of waste you can put into a skip. Items that are permitted include organic waste, wood, rubble, soil, plastic, domestic waste, metal and furniture.

Some common items that are not allowed skip include tyres, paint, asbestos, solvents, fluorescent tubes, and electrical items.

Hiring A Skip – Do I need a permit?

If you need to place the skip on the road, you will require a skip hire permit. They are issued by the local council, and costs vary from £15 to £60 or more. Usually, your skip hire company can arrange a permit for you.

What should I look for in a skip hire company?

Every UK skip hire company should have a waste carriers license.  A carriers license is required by anyone who handles or carries waste. It is against the law for a skip hire company to remove waste without a valid license.

If you have any further queries or questions about hiring a skip please do not hesitate to call one of our team on a local number below:-

Wigan Skip Hire 01942 417456
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Sefton Skip Hire 0151 909 6399
Penwortham Skip Hire 01772 364399
Litherland Skip Hire 0151 909 6399