If you’re planning to undertake a significant clean renovation project, or perhaps your business generates large amounts of waste, you may be thinking about hiring a skip to make the process more manageable. However, if you’ve never hired a skip, you may have some questions about how the process works. In this blog, we’ll address some frequently asked questions about hiring a skip to help you make an informed decision.

Q: What size skip should I hire?

A: The size of skip depends on the amount of waste you have. Skips are measured in cubic yards, with the smallest being 2 cubic yards and the largest 40 cubic yards. If you’re not sure what size skip you need, Skip UK can advise you.

Q: What can I put in a skip?

A: You can generally put most non-hazardous waste in a skip, including household and garden waste, construction waste, and furniture. However, there are some items you can’t, such as materials containing POP’s asbestos, chemicals, electrical equipment, and medical waste. If you’re unsure about whether an item can go in a skip, check with us.

Q: How long can I keep the skip?

A: The length of time depends on the skip hire company. Most companies will allow you to keep the skip for a period of 7 to 14 days, although you can often arrange for longer periods if needed. Be aware that if you need to keep the skip for longer than initially agreed, there may be an additional charge.

Q: Where should I place the skip?

A: The skip should be placed on private property, such as a driveway or garden, where possible. If this is not possible, we may need to obtain a permit for you from your local council to place the skip on a public road. Please let us know this information at the time of booking so we have plenty of time to get it arranged for you.

Q: How much does it cost to hire a skip?

A: The cost of hiring a skip varies depending on the size of skip you need, the waste going in it, the length of time you need it, and your location. Skip UK provides domestic and commercial skips nationwide. The team will find the best price along with the best service in your area.

Q: What happens to the waste once it’s collected?

A: Once the skip is collected, the waste is taken to a recycling centre or landfill site for disposal. Skip UK will ensure any waste that can be recycled will be. We can supply waste reports and waste transfer notes should you require them – just ask our friendly hire team who can get these sent over to you.

In summary, hiring a skip can be a convenient way to manage waste during a clean up or renovation project. Be sure to choose a reputable skip hire company, consider the size of skip you need, check what items are allowed, and make arrangements for where the skip will be placed. With these considerations in mind, hiring a skip should be a straightforward process.

For further information or if you have a question, give the team a call – 01763 252080 or email us at info@skipuk.co.uk