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 Mini skip is 2 cubic yards; that’s approximately 20 bin bags and is suitable for small house or garden jobs.
  • 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:-

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