5 Top Skip Hire Tips

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Unsure about hiring a skip?

Hiring a skip is the easiest way of getting rid of your waste materials quickly, efficiently and safely. If you’re new to the process however, we have a few tips to ensure you not only get the most out of your skip but do so with ease and in the most cost-effective manner possible. From skip sizes to acceptable waste, here are our 5 top skip hire tips.

 1. Know Your Skip Sizes

It’s important to get an idea of the skip size you’re going to need. To start, it’s best that you start planning for the amount of waste you’re realistically going to create. Consider the jobs you’ll be doing and try your best to estimate the amount of waste you’ll create.

Then take a look at the skip sizes available. You’ll find an excellent skip hire guide here on our website giving you a rundown of every size we have available from Mini skips to Maxi skips. If you’re still struggling to decide on the size skip that will be best, simply contact our team who’ll be happy to advise.

2. Know What’s Acceptable Waste

There’s no point hiring a skip if the waste you’re looking to dispose of isn’t actually allowed in there. There are acceptable types of waste and unacceptable types of waste. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for us to find prohibited items within the skips. More often than not it’s simply due to people being unaware.

To help you and us of course, here are some of the most common items which are prohibited: asbestos, tyres, TV’s, fridge freezers, fluids, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, clinical waste and gas cylinders. We do however, accept general domestic waste, soil, rubble, wood, metal, plastic, furniture, organic waste and cardboard and paper.



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3. Keep Your Costs Down

One of the first ways to keep costs down is simply planning for the amount of waste. This will ensure you hire the size skip needed, instead of spending more on a skip that’s simply too big. You may also want to look at some of the bulkier items you have to get rid of.

Could they be disposed of via other means? When you consider that the cost of your skip is directly related to its size, you’ll find yourself being able to save a lot of money by finding alternative methods of disposal for certain items.

4. Find Out If You Need A Skip Permit

A skip permit is usually required if you intend on placing the skip on public land. If you have a front drive or other form of private property on which you can place it, you’re fine. No skip permit needed. If not, you’ll have to contact your local council to find out how to get a permit and how much it will cost. The cost usually averages out at around £30.

5. Consider Your Access

Will a lorry carrying your skip be able to reach your desired location? If not, then a skip will not be able to be placed on the public road, nor will it reach a private driveway. In this instance, it may be worth considering skip bags.

Builders Skip Hire

Builders Skip Hire

Builders Skip Hire by Mackers Total Recycling. We cater to many tradesmen across the southeast of the United Kingdom and offer a premium bespoke skip hire service.

Domestic Skip Hire

Domestic Skip Hire

Domestic Skip Hire by Mackers Total Recycling. We cater to many households in and around Essex and offer many sized skips for your everyday needs.

Garden Skip Hire

Garden Waste Skip Hire

Garden Waste Skip Hire by Mackers Total Recycling. We cater to many landscapers and gardeners in and around Essex and capable of delivering the same day.