Whether you are undergoing a house renovation or simply clearing out your garden, hiring a skip can be an easy and effective way to get rid of your waste. While hiring a skip is a fairly straightforward process, there are a few things that you may be unsure of. Below we have answered the four most frequently asked questions about skip hire, hopefully making things clearer for you.
What size skip will I need?
Working out what size skip you need is important; after all, you don’t want to be paying for a skip that is unnecessarily big. Similarly, you want to make sure that the skip hire can actually fit all of your waste in it. A simple garage clearout, for example, will require a much smaller skip than a big house clearance. Below is a basic guide to sizes.
- 4 cubic yard skip – ideal for household spring cleans, small bathroom and garden renovations.
- 8 cubic yard skip – ideal for property clearances, larger garden projects and kitchen refits.
- 12 cubic yard skip – ideal for construction sites, big building projects and large house clearances.
- 20 cubic yard skip – for commercial use. Ideal for construction waste disposal and large house clearances.
- 40 cubic yard skip – for commercial and industrial use. Ideal for large amounts of waste.
A good skip hire company will be able to guide and help you on which size skip will be most suitable for your needs.
Where will the skip go?
Generally, skips are put on driveways. If you do not have any private land suitable to store the skip, you will need to apply for a skip permit from your council. When it comes to placing a skip on a public road, there are a few regulations that need to be followed so make sure you contact your council about this.
What can I put in the skip?
You can put non-hazardous materials in a skip. Waste such as concrete, cardboard, rubble, wood and furniture is fine. Hazardous waste such as paint, light bulbs, plasterboard, gas bottles, fridges, freezers, asbestos and tyres is not suitable for a skip and should be disposed of separately.
Will my waste be disposed of responsibly?
While you should always check with your company of choice exactly what they do with your waste, today everyone in the industry is aiming to put as little waste into landfill as possible. Usually, the company will tip out skip waste at their site and sort through it. Your waste will then be appropriately recycled.
Cherry Hill Waste provides domestic and commercial skip hire and waste removal services in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle Under Lyme. We recycle more than 90% of the waste that we collect and supply a range of different size skips, from 2 cubic yard skips right up to 40 cubic yard skips. For more information about our services, visit our website.