Skip Hire: Everything you Need to Know

Skip hire is a good solution if you have a lot of waste to get rid of at one time. But if you’ve never hired a skip before, you might not know where to start.

We’ve put together this guide so you have everything you need to know about skip hire to hand.

Make sure you choose the right size skip

You might be tempted to hire a small skip to save on costs, but in reality, it could end up more expensive. Make sure you hire the right size skip for the materials you need to dispose of – if you’re clearing a room a mini skip might be enough but if you’re getting rid of things like doors and radiators you’ll need something larger.

Don’t put restricted items in your skip

If you put restricted items in your skip, such as asbestos, fridges or tyres, you could be fined and have to pay your skip hire company additional fees. Every company is different, so check what you’re allowed to put in.

Don’t overload the skip

Overloading your skip is seen as a huge faux pas in the industry. Although it can be annoying if you’ve just got a little more waste to go before everything is gone, it’s not safe to overfill a skip. It might not be able to be safely removed from your property, not to mention the vehicle could be subject to a £1,000 fine if it exceeds its legal weight limit.

Skips aren’t just for refurbishments

You can hire a skip for plenty of reasons. A skip is perfect for if you’re clearing out your house, so you can put in wardrobes, doors and any other bulky items. Or if you’re doing your garden, you can put all your branches, leaves and earth in the skip for it to be safely removed.

If you need a skip hire service for your next project, just fill in the form below and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 local companies.

Emily Rivers

Emily Rivers is the Customer Experience Manager at Quotatis. She informs customers of the latest developments in a range of products so they can make the best choice for their homes and ensures they get the best out of our service.