Carrying out any DIY or renovation work can be a stressful and messy experience, what with all the planning and exhausting work involved. And let’s not even get started on the amount of rubbish left. Why not consider skip hire to help clear and contain your mess as you go? Plus, a skip hire company will be able to collect it afterwards and dispose of your waste effectively and safely.
Waste disposal and collection is a complicated process, but at Cherry Hill Waste, we are here to make the whole process as easy as possible and to help you ascertain what kind of skip hire you require, from domestic or commercial use to mini or builder’s skips.
Jargon According to a Local Skip Hire Company
First off, if you’ve never hired a skip before but are considering it and have no idea what anything on a skip hire website means, we’ve organised a short but sweet glossary to help you. Skip hire jargon can be baffling, but here are some useful explanations in Layman’s terms:
- Builder’s skip – these skips are either an eight yard or six yard sized skip but are commonly referred to as builder’s skips due to how they commonly feature on construction sites.
- Drop Door – various skips feature a door on one end of the skip which unlocks and unfolds onto the ground. This allows people to walk the waste into the skip, instead of lifting it over the top.
- Midi Skip – this is a term that refers to four yard skips, a skip of a medium size. We explain midi skips in more detail below.
- Mini Skip – and this is a term referred to as either a two or three yard skip, skips that are “mini” versions. We explain mini skips in more detail below.
- Road Permit or Private Land – if you have your own land, privately owned by you that doesn’t interfere with the public, chances are you won’t need a permit. However, if you’re placing the skip on the road or on public land, you’ll need to apply to your local council for a permit.
- RORO (or ro-ro) – this is an abbreviation of the term “roll on/roll off skip.” These are larger skips that literally roll on and roll off a lorry and usually start at 20 cubic yards and go up to 40 or 50 yards, depending on the skip hire company.
- WEEE Waste – an abbreviation of “waste electrical and electronic equipment.” Unfortunately, skip hire and waste disposal services don’t allow any electrical equipment to be put into skips due to hazardous components. However, you may see this term mentioned on skip hire websites, as the company may offer additional services to rid you off your unwanted electronics safely.
A Guide to Skip Sizes
There are a multitude of skip sizes available to hire, with each suited to various situations and environments including domestic, commercial and industrial settings. Whether for home garden landscaping, an office renovation or a construction site, a skip can be used to aid all projects. It’s a common misconception too that skips are hired for building sites and commercial settings, yet, domestic skip hire for the home occurs a lot.
Skips lends themselves to a range of jobs and projects so it‘s no surprise that there are a versatile selection of sizes to choose from. As experts in skip hire and waste collection, here is our guide to skip sizes, whether you’re looking for domestic or commercial hire.
Small Skip Hire for Domestic Purposes
Residential and domestic skip hire for residential properties is very popular. Whether it’s an interior DIY job on the kitchen or bathroom, a garden landscaping project or moving house, a smaller or medium sized skip may suit the job. They suit domestic settings due to the fact they’re smaller and can be granted a permit by the local council. Here is some useful information regarding different skip sizes to find which is suitable for your requirements:
- Two (or three) yard skip: Whether you require a two or three yard (depending on the company), these mini skips are perfect for a small gardening project and green waste, or minor domestic DIY. They can accommodate 20-30 bin bags of household waste.
- Four yard skip: This skip has the capacity to accommodate approximately 40 large bin bags worth of weight and is known as a “midi” skip. This one is well suited to kitchen and bathroom renovations, as well as more major gardening projects.
- Six or eight yard skip: Known as the classic “builder’s skip”, both a six or an eight yard skip are the most frequently hired skips in the UK due to their versatility. Depending on which you opt for, both are suited for bulky waste and can accommodate approximately 60-80 larger bags. These skips are commonly used for heavy waste and can be used domestically for bigger refurbishment or large garden projects. They can also be used commercially and can be found on construction sites too.
- 10 yard skip: In a domestic setting, this skip is suitable for house clearances and can accommodate the equivalent of 100 bin bags worth of waste or lighter, bulkier items like furniture. However, these can also be used for building site clearance, industrial premises and demolition sites.
- 12 yard skip: At the high end of domestic skip hire sits the 12 yard skip. Usually suitable with bigger projects or large house clearances, these can accommodate 120 bags worth of waste. These skips are also commonly hired for building sites.
Larger Skip Hire for Commercial Jobs
As well as being able to accommodate for domestic purposes, skip hire and garbage disposal services offer larger skips above and beyond 12 yard skips, perfect for commercial projects such as office renovation or building repairs. They are also suited to industrial settings too. Here are a couple of options regarding commercial skip hire:
- 20 yard skip: These skips are known as roll-on roll-off skips and are the largest available to most skip hirers. Ideal for large volume commercial or industrial waste
- 40 yard skip: One of the largest you’ll see from any skip hire company. It can accommodate a huge amount of waste and is suitable for commercial and industrial operations.
As well as 20 and 40 yard skips, companies can offer 16, 17 and 18 ranging up to 35 and 50 yards too. But this all depends on the skip hire company you opt for.
Benefits of hiring waste disposal near you
There are many general added benefits to using skip hire and waste recycling services such as being environmentally friendly, convenient, safe and being able to save you money in the long term. However, hiring a local waste disposal company near you is even more beneficial and here’s why:
- Local – They’ll know the area well, being quick to drop off and collect.
- Permits – They’ll be accustomed to applying for permits with the council and granting permits for them will be second nature to councils.
- Convenient – Being close by, they’ll run a quick and efficient service.
Cherry Hill Waste – Skip Hire and Waste Recycling Services
As skip hire and waste disposal experts, we understand how important waste disposal is to you and how recycling is crucial for our environment. At Cherry Waste, we provide eco-friendly services and recycle around 90% of all waste we collect and avoid using landfill sites where possible.
Whether it’s for domestic, commercial or industrial purposes, our high-quality and value for money services are capable of meeting all your needs. For helpful advice from our friendly team or to hire a skip today in Newcastle-under-Lyme and surrounding areas, call now on 01782 624209.