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Skip Hire: 3 Things You Need To Know First

Skip hire. Yellow skip on driveway

Skip hire is an incredibly useful way to dispose of waste safely and conveniently. However, if you’re hiring a skip for the first time, there’s a few things you need to be aware of beforehand. In this blog, we share some titbits to prepare you before hiring a skip. Keep reading to find out more.

1. Which Size Skip To Choose

First things first, before you can crack on with your upcoming project, you need to consider what size skip you will require. Many people don’t know this, but skips actually come in a range of sizes, including mini and maxi. So, consider how much waste you’re expecting to get rid of. For large construction projects, a maxi skip hire may be the best option. However, for small home clearances, a mini or midi is usually appropriate. If you’re having a hard time deciding, please get in touch with our expert team. We can help you find the most sensible option for your needs. What’s more, we also have a range of plant machinery available to hire, including dumpers and rollers for renovation projects.

2. Where To Place It

It’s also important to consider where you will place your skip before you rent one out. This can save a lot of faff down the line! If you have a large driveway or garden, you can consider placing it there for the duration of your rental period. However, we recommend measuring the area first to ensure the skip will definitely fit. If you’re a little stuck for space, you may have to put the skip on the road. Don’t forget, you will need to make the council aware and arrange a permit first!

3. What You Can & Can’t Put In A Skip

It goes without saying, but knowing what you can and can’t put in a skip is crucial. If you fill it with objects or chemicals that your skip hire company will not dispose of, you may have to take it all out again! So, always check with them in the first instance to find out exactly what you can and can’t dispose of. 

Orange Skip With Elk Skip Hire Logo On The Side

Contact Us For Reliable Skip Hire

At Elk Machinery & Plant Hire, you can count on us to provide a quality service every time. For more information about our skips or to obtain a quote, please get in touch with our friendly team.


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