Skip hiring is one of the easiest ways of managing your household and commercial waste. If you’re interested in hiring a skip in the future, you might want to check out some of the most commonly asked questions about it.

What can I put in a skip?

You usually put any sort of trash in a skip, whether it’s from a home or a commercial building. To give you an idea on what people usually put in skips, I’ve compiled a list of materials below:

  • Stone
  • Soil
  • Plants
  • Bricks
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Rubble
  • Plastic
  • Packaging material
  • Household waste
  • Construction waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Industrial waste (for manufacturing sites)
Permutable Items Inside Skip

Things I can’t put in a skip

There are things you can’t put in a certain skip size. For example, You can’t use three cubic yard skips for a heavy load of construction materials, because they won’t fit. However, there are things that are absolutely prohibited to put in a skip, no matter what size your skip is.

  • Plasterboard
  • Tyres
  • Canisters
  • Aerosols
  • Painting cans
  • Batteries
  • Hazardous waste
  • Freezers and fridges
  • Computers
  • Television
  • Food wastes

But how can I safely dispose of these things if I can’t use skips for them? You can call your local skip agencies about the matter and provide you with the best solution.

Where can I situate my skip?

First, you need to consider the ease of access to delivery and pick-up trucks. With that in mind, you’ll want your skip to be situated (if you have space), on a driveway, garden, or any space in your home or commercial building that can be easily accessed but at the same time non-intrusive.

If you don’t have the space for skips, you can put it on the roadside. However, you would need a permit for that from your local council.

What type of skip should I use?

Skip companies often categorize their skip according to size, but they can categorize by types too.

In terms of types of skips, companies often categorize it based on purpose. For example, you can hire a junk skip, a garden skip, a household skip, or an industrial skip. On that note, you should choose what type of skip you’re going to have, based on what type of garbage you’re putting in.

It’s best to get a skip company recommendation if you’re not sure which type of skip to hire.

What skip size should I hire?

There are several skip sizes. They can range from 4 cubic yards to 40 cubic yards. Your decision to hire a certain skip size should be based on the volume of your waste.

It’s best to do your research first before hiring a skip company. Look into their website and see if the skip size you’re eyeing is available. Also, take note that there are some companies with limited skip sizes. If I were you, pick the ones with a wide range of skip hires.

If you’re not sure what to skip size to pick, call the company and come up with the best recommendation for you.

What are perks included in a skip hire price?

Some companies include in their skip hire service, the following perks:

  • Skip Delivery
  • Skip pick-up
  • Road permit arrangement and more

The perks would solely depend on the type of skip company you’ll be dealing with.

Until when can I keep a skip?

The standard for skip keeping is seven days, but you can keep a skip as long as you want so long as you’re prepared to add a fee for the additional days.

Do skip bins have doors?

Yes, but there are skip bins that don’t have doors. Don’t forget to specify “door” or “no doors” in your local skip hiring agency.

What will happen to my garbage?

When we collect your garbage, we route it to proper facilities. For example, green wastes are sent to recycling facilities, and junk waste is sent to landfills.