Things You Should Know Before You Hire a Skip

» Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Skip | 0 comments

Skip hiring could be troublesome, especially if you have no experience in doing so. There are many various things to take into consideration as you hire a skip. To know more, here are some of the tips we can provide you to have a stress-free skip hiring: 

What skip size must you hire? 

The best skip size relies on the type of trash, amount of waste, and how much space vacant for the skip. Selecting the accurate size of a skip assures a cost-effective solution for waste removal for most domestic and commercial needs. If you hire a small container, it would eventually let you hire for an extra skip to eliminate the remaining waste. Similarly, when you hire one that’s too large, there’s a possibility that you wind up overpaying. This is why you really have to guarantee that you have sufficient waste to fill before deciding on what skip size to hire. 

What can you place in a skip? 

This container is best for removing most trade, commercial, and domestic waste. However, there are limits. Hazardous materials and waste, which are risky to the environment and human health are prohibited. Here’s a list of accepted waste and prohibited waste.  

Accepted Waste 

  • Bricks 
  • Cardboard 
  • Domestic waste 
  • Empty tins 
  • Furniture 
  • Garden waste 
  • Metal 
  • Plastic 
  • Polystyrene 
  • Rubble/bricks 
  • Soil 
  • Wood 
  • Paper 

Prohibited waste 

  • Tires 
  • Plasterboard 
  • Oil, petrol, and diesel 
  • Liquids 
  • Hazardous and toxic waste 
  • Gas canisters/gas bottles 
  • Fridges and freezers 
  • Fluorescent tubes 
  • Electrical equipment (WEEE goods) 
  • Clinical and medical waste 
  • Batteries 
  • Asbestos 

What is skip license or skip permit? 

If you place an on-road skip instead of a skip on private property, you’ll be needing a permit to skip hire from your local council. This is a license that’s pre-arranged prior to the skip’s delivery. A skip permit usually costs more and the prices differ from the various council. Skip Swansea can organize the skip permit for you and do all the needed safety and health measures in place. 

Prices of skip hire 

Prices may significantly differ because of many factors, and you have to take them into consideration to get what you paid for. The most particular factor that can affect the price is the skip’s size. Also, the location could change the price. 

Duration of hiring a skip 

Once the skip is placed on a highway, the duration of some local skip permits can be determined by the highest number of times you can skip hire. It won’t cause any problems since skip hire permits are usually 28 days. 


We, at Swansea Skip, can definitely help you out with skip hire. We offer different types of skips that come in various sizes, which could be suitable for any purpose that you would want. You just have to visit our website and scan through our offered services and skips available. If you wish to avail of our skip products and services, never hesitate to contact us through our contact number. Our phone lines are always open for our valued customers. Guaranteed that we will be responding as soon as we can to provide better customer services. 

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