Skip Hire - Essential Facts

If you’ve decided to have a big clean up you’re probably thinking of hiring a skip. Before you do, there are some questions to think about, so your skip using experience can be as easy as possible.

things you need to know before hiring a skip

1. What size skip do you need?

When choosing your skip size, it’s important to factor in the amount of waste you’re expecting to have. Once that has been determined, you can choose between the following: 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 20 or 40 yard skips. It’s always safer to hire a skip a size or two larger than you think you need, that way you won’t have to hire a second one in case your waste output is greater than you expected.


- To check if your local council have restrictions against skips being placed on roads.

- To check your gates are wide enough to allow the skip lorry through if you’re using it off road.

- Not to overfill your skip

Below are the skips we have available:

need to know before skip hire

2. Where’s the best place to put it?

You are free to put your skip anywhere on your private property, provided the driver can access the location but you have to be certain of where you want it. For your convenience choose a space big enough and close to the site you’re emptying but easy for the driver to access it.


- Once the skip has been placed it should not be moved, otherwise it might become inaccessible for the driver.

- Give the skip wagon driver clear instructions when he arrives at your premises.

3. What can go in the skip?

To know what you can and cannot skip, consult the lists below.

skip hire things you need to know

4. What’s going to happen to your other waste?

Now you know what you can and cannot put in the skip, it’s time to figure out where the rest of your waste is going to go.

For the hazardous chemical waste, there are companies such as Veolia, they have eco-box services that provide safe solutions for collecting, recycling and treating small items that might be hazardous. For example, Aerosols, light bulbs, and alkaline batteries.

For greater hazard waste issues, you can order a tanker from Veolia, in which you can put sludge solvents or acids. To dispose of laboratory materials, they also have facilities that collect drummed and packaged waste.

5. Are you getting value for your money?

We know you also want to get the best value for your money. At Skip It, we are proud of the prices we charge; they’re reasonably set and come with the assurance that we will recycle as much of your waste as we can. Prices cover the number of days you have the skip and the haulage costs for delivery and collection.

To get a price quote for a skip today, see our skip hire pricing, then give us a call when you’ve made your choice. Or you could use our brand new app which is available in the app store and google play now! We look forward to hearing from you.

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