Deciding on the Right Size Skip Bin

When moving home or clearing an office for a move or renovation, you may need to consider a skip hire service, giving you ample space to rid yourself of all the rubbish and clutter that has built up over the years. The problem many people have is deciding what size skip to order.

Remember you can get everything from a mini skip to a large skip, you will need to ensure there is space in your road for you to leave the skip while you fill it with waste. Ensure any company you use for skip hire offers a collection and delivery service, ridding you of your waste in a controlled and effective manner.

The first step is to determine how much wasted space you need. There are two main sizes available, the mini skip hire which is a 1.8m up to 7m skip, the ideal choice that will easily fit up to eighty black bin bags. The other option for larger projects is the 7m to 14m skip, these can accommodate approximately one hundred and forty black bin bags.

In addition to this, the size skip you need will also be based on what waste materials you have. You should always discuss your project and requirements with the skip hire company who will be able to make recommendations and suggestions based on your specific requirements.

Domestic waste can usually be accommodated in a smaller sized skip. Items may include anything from furniture to carpets. Obviously, if you’re throwing out a number of three-seat sofas, you will need to look at a larger option to accommodate everything you need to get rid of.

For building sites, the larger sizes are recommended. You will be throwing out all your commercial waste, many of which will be heavier items.

If you’re looking for skip hire for your garden, the size of the skip will be based on your garden size. If you have been accumulating garden waste for years with loads of old bricks, clay, soil, garden waste, old decking boards and more, you may want to go with the larger option, though in most cases for this solution the mini skip is more than big enough to accommodate everything you want to be removed.

Light goods, which include items such as plastic, paper, and cardboard can easily be accommodated in the smallest size available. Ensure the skip hire company you choose makes accommodations for smaller volumes. The last thing you want is a giant skip sitting outside your property for a week for a small volume of items.

Heavier items, especially on job sites, such as bricks, stone, and concrete often benefit from the larger sizes which can accommodate the weight and volume being thrown away. Always discuss what you will be throwing out when you arrange the service with the provider and they will ensure you get the right size based on your specific requirements.

The final option you have to pay close attention to and ensure the provider is aware of what you are throwing out is hazardous waste. Hazardous waste relates to anything from food and batteries to paint, tires, flammable items, chemicals and more. This is the most dangerous of all the products and the company may have separate skips to provide for this type of product. Ensure the company is aware of any hazardous materials you may want to get rid of, enabling them to dispose of them in a safe and controlled manner.