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Tips For Hiring A Skip

5 Tips for Hiring A Skip

Hiring a skip is just one stage in the process of getting ready for a DIY project or a household cleanout. If you’re planning to rent a skip for rubbish collection or recycling, here are 5 top tips to keep in mind.

Know What Skip Size You Need

Skips come in a variety of sizes, depending on the skip hire company you use; at Cardiff & Caerphilly Skips, we offer a wide choice of sizes to select from. 

Different sizes and types of skips are appropriate to different projects, so know your options before making your choice. A Mini 2-yard skip, for example, can carry about 25-35 black garbage bags and is modest enough for a standard house or garden clean-up. An 8-yard skip, on the other hand, can carry about 100-120 black rubbish bags and is better suited to large DIY projects such as house additions. 

You’ll save a lot of time and, more significantly, money if you know which skip size you need. If you’re not sure what size skip you need, take a look at our handy skip size guide.

Make Sure You Have Space For Your Skip

It may be difficult to get the skip delivered to your door if you live on a narrow or frequently crowded road. If you notify the skip hire firm of any access problems, they will be able to make the appropriate preparations or provide an alternate solution.

Please be aware that if you don’t have anywhere on your property to put the skip, such as a driveway or a wide garden area, and it must be placed on the road, you will be required to pay for a Council-issued permit. We offer permit services for all of our skip hires, arranging a permit for you when you hire one of our skips. 

In A Hurry? Take Advantage Of Same-Day Skip Hire

Hiring in advance of your big project is always preferable when it comes to skips. However, sometimes things get in the way or you simply don’t know you’ll need a skip until the last moment. 

Take advantage of our same-day delivery service. If you order your skip before noon (Monday – Saturday) then we can have it delivered on that very same day. 

Know Your Skip Hire Height Regulations

There are severe regulations in place that specify a precise height restriction. The most important thing to remember is not to overfill your skip. If you do, the skip business may refuse to return it because it creates a risk to themselves and the general public. This is another reason why taking the time to decide on the right skip size is important.

Know What Can And Can't Go In A Skip

There are several items that are not permitted to be thrown into a skip. Food and other perishables are not recommended, as they may bring unwelcome visitors to the skip, which no one wants to deal with! Asbestos, tyres, refrigerators, freezers, and electricals, as well as anything hazardous like solvents, oils, or toxic materials, are absolutely prohibited. General home rubbish and construction materials are accepted, and depending on the business you choose to book with, they may even be recycled.

Contact Us For Skip Hire

Are you looking to hire a skip? Please call us now on 02920 862328 for a quick and dependable service at a reasonable price. We offer a comprehensive range of garbage disposal services for both residential and commercial customers as a leading and fully licenced garbage management company. 

We have the right solution for all your garbage disposal and recycling needs, from Mini, Maxi, and Builders’ Skips to Roll on Offs, Tipper Hire, and a Wait and Load service. We strive to beat any like-for-like quotation from other suppliers and guarantee a speedy and efficient service. In a hurry? No problem. Order before 12 noon 6 days a week and we can have your skip delivered the very same day.


Common Items You Cannot Put In A Skip

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