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UK Skip Hire - Waste Preparation

Skip hire guide for skip hire in the UK

This UK skip hire guide will help you to make your skip hire experience with Just Skips a pleasant one, by informing you of standard skip hire tips and tricks to maximise value for money from skip hire in the UK.

The first step, skip hire waste preparation, will help you choose the right skip to hire in the UK for your waste rubbish disposal needs. This page is followed by the UK Skip Hire Ordering Process and UK Skip Hire Usage guides.

How much waste do you need to dispose?

Just Skips Skip Hire services offers many sizes of skips for hire in and around the UK, ranging from 2yd mini skips to 16yd skips, and up to 40yd RORO containers. To get value for money from skip hire, you need to know how much waste you plan to dispose in the skip.

The simplest way is to visualise your waste as many large bin bags. Then check the skip hire size comparison table to hire a skip suitable for your waste disposal.

It is often good practice to hire a skip that's the next size up from the skip you require. We cannot legally collect an overfilled skip, and the cost difference between the larger skip is much less than ordering two smaller skips.

Unsuitable waste for Skip Hire in the UK

Skip hire legislations state that some hazardous waste cannot be disposed in a general waste skip. Check that the contents of your skip will not contain: -

  • Plasterboard
  • Asbestos,
  • Fridges, Freezers and Air-conditioning units,
  • Tyres,
  • Electrical appliances,
  • Batteries,
  • Fluorescent light tubes,
  • Paints (including residues inside paint cans)
  • Solvents,
  • Aerosols and gas cannisters,
  • Liquids,
  • Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids.

Just Skips Skip Hire can still dispose hazardous waste in the UK. If you need hazardous waste disposal in the UK, then call our Hazardous Waste specialists on 0800 804 8410 today!

Location of the Skip

As well as the skip size and waste, you also need to consider the skip's location. A typical skip hire lorry is roughly 9ft wide, 22ft long and weighs 17-tonnes. You will need to bear this in mind if you require the skip in a confined or weak space (such as very narrow streets or weak bridges). Otherwise, you may need to consider placing the skip in another location, such as the public highway.

A skip hire permit is required if the skip is to be placed on a public highway. Just Skips skip hire team are able to provide skip hire permits anywhere in the UK when you place your skip hire order, for a small additional fee. Skip hire permits are normally available in 3-5 working days, sometimes sooner!

However, if accessibility is a problem, then contact us on 0800 804 8410, as we can still offer alternative waste disposal services apart from skip hire.


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