Understanding Skip Hire

Skip hire is one of the most affordable solutions for waste removal. Skips come in many shapes and sizes, so there is the right one for any task. Read our Understanding Skip Hire guide for more information.

Understanding Skip Hire – What Size Skip Do I Need?

For many small domestic projects, a midi skip with a capacity of 2-3 yards will suffice. It is usually worth upgrading to a midi skip with a capacity of 4-5 yards as you usually produce more waste than you expect. For industrial consumers who produce larger quantities of waste, specialist roll-on roll-off skips are available. These extremely large skips come in 20 and 40-yard capacities.

Understanding Skip Hire – What Can Go In A Skip?

  • Soil
  • Cardboard
  • Rubble
  • Domestic waste
  • Organic waste
  • Plastic
  • Furniture
  • Wood
  • Metal

What Can Not Go In A Skip?

  • Medical waste
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Hazardous waste
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Electrical Items
  • Tires
  • Compressed gas cylinders
  • Plasterboard

Understanding Skip Hire – How Much Can I Fill My Skip?

This depends on the size of the skip, but if you are filling up the skip with heavy waste such as rubble or soil, then you will have to consider the laden weight. Your waste management company can advise you on the safe amount to load into a skip. You should never let any waste overhand the edges of the skip, nor fill it above the level of the top in case waste falls out when it is being transported. In such a case, you will need a second skip.

Understanding Skip Hire – Which Skip Hire Company Should I Choose?

One of the main requirements of a skip hire company to hire is that they must operate under a waste carrier’s license. The licenses are issued by the Environment Agency and they let you know that the company meets certain standards in the way they collect, transport, process and dispose of your waste. That means, they will not be cutting corners and have good standards of practice. Martlands Skip Hire are a licensed waste contractor and meet all Environmental Agency Standards. For more info contact us on one of our local numbers below:-

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


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