Tips on hiring a skip |
Hiring a skip to clear out your clutter can be a little daunting. Skips come in 4 main sizes
Mini Midi Builders Large (not for heavy waste ie soil, stones or brick) Be realistic about what needs to be thrown out as very often two small skips will be more expensive than one bigger one!! If you are moving home why pay for items you never use . Types of Skips to hire
Suitable for low volume waste projects Small and Convenient Approx 25-35 Black Bags Capacity: 1-2 cu yards (0.76-1.5 cu metres) Height: 2'6" (0.76 metres) Length: 5' (1.52 metres) Width: 4' (1.22 metres) Midi
Suitable for low volume waste projects Small and Convenient Approx 35-45 Black Bags Capacity: 3-4 cu yards ( 2.5 - 3.5 cu metres) Height: 3'2" (0.97 metres) Length: 6' (1.83 metres) Width: 4'3" (1.29 metres) Builders
Suitable for Domestic or Business Most popular Type Approx 65-85 Black Bags Capacity: 6-8 cu yards (4.6 - 6.1 cu metres) Height: 4' (1.22 metres) Length: 12' ( 3.66 metres) Width: 5'6" (1.68 metres) Large
Suitable for Domestic or Business Suitable for very bulky Items Approx 180-210 Black Bags Capacity: 12 - 14 cu yards (9.2 - 10.7 cu metres) Height: 5'3" (1.6 metres) Length: 13'8" (4.2 metres) Width: 6' (1.84 metres) Restrictions on what can and cannot be thrown into a large skip are usually
Fridges/Freezers Tyres Paint Cans TV's/Monitors Asbestos Clinical/Medical Waste Florescent Tubes Solvents Liquids Oil Batteries Plasterboard (max 10% of load) Hazardous/Toxic Material If you don't have room for a skip on your drive, you can place it on the road, however a licence from the local council needs to be applied for. The charge levied varies across the UK and so does the notice the council require. If you need a skip on council property (inc the Highway) then contact your skip hire company and they can advise on the cost and procedure for your local council.
As the vehicles delivering the skip to your house are LGV's and normally very large, please make sure that there is sufficient access to allow it in/out safely.
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