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What You Need To Know About Skip Hire

A skip is essentially a large waste-container that you hire when necessary. They are most commonly used when there is construction or demolition work happening that is going to create a substantial amount of waste. Hiring a skip can feel a bit daunting if you have never hired one before, and you may have a few questions about the process. To help make it all a bit easier, our skip hire guide is full of useful information to make hiring a skip stress-free and straightforward. Keep reading for all you need to know about skip hire.

A Guide To Skip Hire

What size skip do I need?

There are a few factors to consider when deciding what size skip you should hire. One of the most important factors to consider is the amount of waste you have to get rid of. If you have quite a substantial amount of waste and get a skip that is too small, you can end up wasting money having to hire another skip to get rid of all of your waste. On the other hand, if you hire a skip that is a lot larger than the amount of waste you have, you are also wasting money by unnecessarily paying for a larger skip. Another important factor to consider is how much space you have to put your skip. You need to be sure you get a skip that can comfortably fit in the area you have without being too much of an obstruction. Visit our skip hire page for information on the different sizes of skips we have available to hire. 

Do I need a permit?

If you are placing the skip on your driveway, or anywhere else on your private premises, then you don’t need to have a permit to hire a skip. As long as you actually own the land that you intend to put your skip on, there is no need to acquire a permit. If you don’t have room on your private land and need to put the skip on the road, then you will most likely need a permit. You can read more about acquiring a skip permit and the rules on the government website.

Where should I put my skip? 

If you have space on your driveway this tends to be the best place for you to put your skip. This way it is close to your property and kept private so you don’t have other people coming and unloading waste in your skip. At Ron Hull we provide skips that have lockable lids to help avoid your skip being used by others while unattended. 

What can I put in the skip?

There are various items that can be put into your skip. We can collect and recycle the following materials: ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, plastics, wood, aggregate, cardboard, paper, glass, textiles, electrical equipment with rebates available on certain waste. We also have a wait and load service for those of you who need your waste gone on the same day.

Here at Ron Hull we have been servicing the Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley areas for many years, with hundreds of satisfied customers. If you have any questions about our skip hire services, get in touch with us. If you are ready to hire a skip from us, you can enquire here.