A question that comes up whether we're at work doing some rough costings or at home clearing out some rubbish from the house or garden. |
I would say that a medium sized sip (approx 8'6"x 5'x 4') for disposing of standard waste would cost approx £150 to £200 for a couple of weeks of hire but that's just an estimate.
The difficulty in providing a single answer to the question 'How much to hire a skip?' is that there there are a number of factors that can effect the price. The main things you need to be clear on before you get a price from a skip hire company is:
1. How much rubbish do you have as this will dictate the size of skip you'll need (a medium sized skip carries the equivalent of around 15-20 wheelie bins worth)
2. What type of rubbish is it - skip hire companies can be quite strict on this and certain types of waste have to be disposed of in a particular fashion by law, particularly when it comes to construction waste.
3. How long do you need the skip for
4. What part of the country you are in will also have an impact as prices can vary by region
Once you're clear on the above requirements your best bet is to have a look online or in the yellow pages for some skip hire companies in your local area and give them a call. Its best to look locally in order to minimise the likley cost.
Wherever you get your skip from you need to ensure its a reputable company to ensure that the skip is delivered on time and isn't left sitting around long after they should have collected it. Similary if you're hiring skips for commercial usage then you should hire them under the same contractual basis as you would hire any other trade or sub-contractor as well as making sure you following any regulations regarding the safe disposal of certain types of waste.
Ensuring that you know what you know what your requirements are as well as researching the right supplier will mean that you get the skip that you need and you'll have confidence that it will arrive and be removed promptly at the agreed time. Now you just need to stop the neighbours throwing their old Christmas trees in their in the middle of the night!
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