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When and how to hire a skip? 


Whether you are starting a new DIY project, own a small business or just want to get rid of some bulky waste. People can get confused about when or if they will need to hire a skip.  

The first thing to check, is can the waste be removed or reduced? (Check out our article on “how to reduce waste and save money). There may be alternative ways like donation, to get rid of some bulky items. This will affect the overall amount of waste you will need to get rid of and may mean you do not need a skip.  

Secondly, check the amount of waste you have. A small skip (4-Yard) can hold around 30 – 40 bin bags of rubbish, if your waste is significantly less than that, a rubbish collection may be a better option. 

If you have decided you do need a skip then check the waste type that you will be getting rid of, it can be cheaper to have waste specific skip (e.g., green waste skip) rather than a mixed recycling skip. 

Once you have found your waste type and know the amount of waste it will be easier to calculate the skip size you need. More information on this can be found in our skip sizes article here. 

Finally, check your access to the property. Will the skip be on your property, or will you need a road permit? (Road permits are usually handled by the company providing the skip) Lastly, can the skip lorry access the area you want the skip to be placed? 

Once you know the answer to these questions, simply go to our homepage put in your postcode, waste type, and date you would like to have the skip delviered. You will then receive an instant quote for the skip hire. 

After that, simply fill the skip with your waste and we will handle the rest.