A skip is a metallic open container (from small 2-yard up to 40-yard RoRo skips) used for collecting waste from various sources (construction, demolition, landscaping and gardening, etc.). At a specific date or once full, skips are collected and can be replaced with an empty skip if needed.
The price for hiring a skip depends on its size and the additional service delivered.
A skip is a metallic open container, ranging in size from small 2-yard skips to large 40-yard skips (RoRo skips or roll on/roll off containers). They are typically used for construction and demolition waste, landscaping and gardening waste, or other waste types. Skips have a distinctive trapezoid shape and are designed to be durable to withstand rough use. At a specific date or once full, skips are collected and can be replaced with an empty skip if needed. The skip is transported to a landfill site where the waste is recycled and/or disposed of. On average, around 60-70% of skip contents are recycled. When hiring a skip, make sure to check whether your supplier has a waste permit.
Skips come in sizes from 2-yard mini skips to large 40-yard skips. The skip size you need depends on how much waste needs to be removed, typically expressed in terms of bin bags. As a general rule, 10 bin bags require 1 cubic yard (e.g. a 4-yard skip can hold 40 bin bags). The most common uses for the different skip sizes are:
Overall, it is better to hire a skip that is a bit larger as hiring one larger skip will be cheaper than hiring two smaller ones. Make sure you do not fill the skip higher than the level load (top of the skip) because this could cause safety issues and lead to additional charges. Examples of overloaded skips can be found here.
Advantages of skip hire:
Advantages of man and van hire: