Skip Hire Ground Rules

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Skip Hire Ground Rules

Whether you need a skip for tidying the garden, or you are a builder hiring a skip for a major construction project, it’s important to choose the right skip. Read our Skip Hire Ground Rules for more info.

Skip Hire Ground Rules – What size skip do I need?

Be realistic when thinking about how much rubbish you will generate. It saves time and money to hire a skip that is slightly too large than one that is too small and has to be emptied and replaced. Overloading a skip is illegal, and if it is too heavy it might not be possible to take it away, so be safe rather than sorry.

A range of skip sizes are available:

  • A Midi skip is 4 cubic yards; which is enough for 30-40 bin bags, such as a small kitchen or bathroom refurbishment.
  • A Maxi skip is 8 cubic yards and is commonly used for refurbishment projects, shop refits or office clearances. It holds 60-80 bin bags.

Recommendations for the right skip can be supplied by the team at Martlands Skip Hire.

Skip Hire Ground Rules – What can I put in the skip?

A better question is “what cannot be put in a skip”. Here are some items you cannot dispose of in a skip:

  • Gas bottles or canisters
  • Oil, petrol, diesel
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Paint
  • Tyres
  • Asbestos
  • Fridges, freezers, air conditioning units
  • Batteries
  • Clinical or medical waste
  • Hazardous and toxic materials

Martland’s Skip Hire can advise you on how to dispose of these items, so call us for advice.

Skip Hire Ground Rules – How much access room do I need?

Your skip location must be at least 2.75 metres (9 feet) wide, and a skip lorry weighs at least 7.5 tonnes. If you cannot provide a suitable area then the skip may need to be placed on the road, in which case you will need a skip permit. We can help you apply for one from your council.

Contact us on one of our local numbers below:-

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