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How To Choose A Skip


When it comes to hiring a skip, you need to ensure that the skip you hire is suitable for the job requirement. There are some key areas of skip hire to consider before you go ahead and book a skip for its intended purpose of storing rubbish or waste and it being taken away.

Most skip hire companies will have a range of skips for hire, with the most common sizing spectrum ranging from a 4 Cubic Yard Midi Skip through to a large 40 Cubic Yard Roll on Roll Off type skip. This guide on how to choose a skip will ensure that you do not hire a skip that is too small or indeed too large for its intended purpose, which will also save you time and money.

  • 4 Cubic Yard Midi Skip

This size of skip is ideal for bathroom or kitchen refurbishments jobs where cabinets, small doors and components may need to be disposed of. Skips of this size are also a great solution for garden clearances and other small DIY tasks.

  • 6 Cubic Yard Builders Skip/ Small Builders Skip

6 Cubic Yard skips are also known as small builders skips, they are a perfect solution for storing and holding bulky waste such as soil, roof tiles, wood, plasterboard and bricks. This size of skip is ideal for more weight intense clearances, refurbishments and small building jobs.

  • 8 Cubic Yard Builders Skip/ Large Builders Skip

A larger version of the small builders skip, this solution offers a more practical solution for heavier waste and a mix of materials, this is the largest size skip available for heavy waste. If you are likely to be storing hazardous waste such as asbestos or materials such a refridgerators you will need to check legislations and the disposal legalities before trying to dispose of the waste. Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • 12 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip

Perfect for large house and small office clearances, a 12 cubic Yard Maxi Skip offers you much more height and capacitty than a large builders skip meaning you can store multiple large objects.

  • 16 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip

This size of skip opens itself up as a solution for light construction waste, whilst still offering a larger house clearance solution. Ideal for holding plastic, metal and wood. Shop fitters may also find the 16 Cubic Yard Maxi Skip handy due to it's height, depth and capacity allowing storage of multiple light waste items.

  • 20 Cubic Yard Container

Much larger in size than a skip, these containers are usually suited to trade only requirements as they use a vehicle with a roll on, roll off mechanism, which means that there needs to be suitable access and delivery space, not usually attributed to back streets or public highways for domestic use.
The 20 Cubic Yard Container is suitable for larger volumes of light to medium waste.

  • 40 Cubic Yard Container

The largest container available for skip hire, this is a great larger purpose solution almost always used for trade requirements. Almost any larger clearance job can be facilitated and completed with a 40 Cubic Yard Container.

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