Things to Consider When Hiring a Skip

Things to Consider When Hiring a Skip

If you are carrying out a house or garden clearance or renovation projects you will need to dispose of waste. What should you think of when hiring a skip?

Things to Consider When Hiring a Skip

For domestic use, we offer two types of skip:  The size you need depends on the amount of rubbish that you will need to dispose of. As a general rule of thumb, try to hire a skip that is bigger than you so you don’t need to hire a second skip to finish the job or make trips to the local tip. If you hire a skip that is too small, you could overload it which is a safety issue.

Midi Skip (4 Ton Skip)

The midi skip holds 4 cubic metres of waste or about 4 tonnes in weight. This equates to about 70 full bin bags and so it is suitable for DIY or garage clearance.

Midi Skip Size Guide

  • Height: 0.78m
  • Length: 2.26m
  • Width: 1.75m
  • Capacity: 3.2 Cu Metres

Maxi Skip (8 Ton Skip)

The larger skip for domestic use is the maxi skip or builders skip. It holds 8 cubic metres of waste and so it is ideal for bigger items like doors, radiators, sofas and builders waste. The maxi skip has a drop-down door to help you load it.

Maxi Skip Size Guide

  • Height: 1.22m
  • Length: 3.66m
  • Width: 1.8m
  • Capacity: 8 Cu Metres

Do I need a permit?

If you plan to position the skip on the road or a grass verge that you do not own then you may need a permit. Your local council can advise you on this.

Martlands Skip Hire

To order your skip, just call the friendly Martlands Skip Hire office for a quote that is tailored to your needs. We’ll be pleased to help!

Remember Martlands no longer do the Mini 2 Ton Skip so the smallest is the Midi 4 Ton Skip now.

Ormskirk Skip Hire 01704 779345
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