When you begin looking into skip hires, it can be confusing to figure out which type of skip you need. With a variety of shapes and sizes, it can be difficult to make a choice, but each type is actually designed for a specific purpose. If you know what the designs are for, you can make a better decision as to which skip you really need.
1. Open Skip
One of the most commonly seen skips is the open skip. This is simply a large bin with an open top and you’ll find them most frequently at demolition or construction sites, as they’re easy to load up with debris. Any project where there is a lot of rubbish being removed can use an open skip. They work well for heavy materials, bulky rubbish, general waste, construction waste, and soils, so you’ll find them useful for renovation projects, garden and landscaping, as well as estate clearances.
2. Fully Enclosed Skip
An enclosed skip is a large skip that has a top and a lid that may be lifted to allow access. They are usually shaped like an elongated hexagon, with one or both upper slanted sides as doors to be lifted. While enclosed skips are used for general waste, construction waste, and other types of rubbish, they’re designed to keep things inside and out of reach of animals. It’s easy to tell if you’ve filled this type of skip, because there simply won’t be any more room.
3. Lidded Skip
A lidded skip is exactly what it sounds like, a regular skip with a lid. Again, these are useful for large quantities of waste and recyclables, but if you opt for one with a lockable lid, it can be used for disposal of hazardous goods. For example, you could use it for disposing of asbestos.
4. Drop Door Skip
This type of skip looks like a regular bin at first, but the front drops down to form a sort of ramp and leaves the interior accessible to anyone walking up, wheelbarrows, etc. With the front flipped down, it’s easier to load in heavy items and there are plenty of these in any home renovation. A drop door skip is also helpful in more secluded areas where you may not be able to drive in as easily and need to haul everything by hand. If this is the case, it’s easier to walk into the skip and drop a load of rubbish than to heave it over the edges.
5. High Sided Skip
Do you have a lot of bulky items to throw away? High sided skips are not meant for heavy weights, but for bulk. If you are cutting tree limbs, for example, these can be light when all piled together, but they do take up a lot of space. The higher sides on these skips make it simple to pile up the waste for easy removal.