Important Factors to Consider Before Hiring a Skip

When doing house projects such as renovations, repairs, and general cleaning, disposing of material waste is crucial. Today’s availability of skip-hire services has made managing waste more convenient than ever before. When doing home renovations or spring cleaning projects, hiring a skip bin is an effective and practical way to handle the waste. 

A skip bin makes waste collection and disposal much simpler and less stressful. There are so many skip hire companies on the market that it can be challenging to decide which service to hire. Let me share the three most important factors to consider when getting a skip hire service. Check them out below.

1. What skip size do you need?

Think carefully about the container size you will need before you order a skip. Biffa offers a range of skip sizes from a 6-yard “builder’s” skip up to a 35-yard roll-on roll-off with an open or closed top. Many skips are overfilled, resulting in higher costs to remove the excess waste for safe transport. The following is a quick guide to skip sizes and their applications.

2. How much cost to hire a skip?

The price of skips isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. Price differences for skips are pretty significant depending on a range of factors. The bigger the skip, the more it will cost and where you live.

Skip hire in the North of the UK is typically cheaper due to lower disposal and operation costs. The South generally is pricier when it comes to skip hire. If you need a skip permit for a certain period and if so, the price will vary accordingly.

Skips vary in price across the UK, but we can determine the cost for the skip you need in your area in a few minutes. Feel free to call and ask us for a free quote if you are looking for a fast one.

3. Why skip permit?

In some cases, you will need to place your skip on a public road if you don’t have a driveway or space on your private land for it. A roadside skip, also known as an on-road skip, must be arranged before your skip team arrives. These skips can take a few days to be organized and incur additional fees.

Your local council issues skip permits. A parking suspension is required if you park in a controlled area, such as a single yellow line or a pay-and-display bay.

4. What is a CPZ suspension?

CPZs are controlled parking zones on the road, where you can only park under certain conditions. This type of suspension includes, for example, areas with yellow lines and bay parking. The CPZ suspension fee is an additional fee for a skip permit. Before arranging any skip permits or CPZ suspensions, you should verify that there is enough space in your area for a skip. 

5. Safety rules you must follow!

If you plan on hiring a skip, there are a few safety rules you’ll need to follow. Your municipal council may require you to cover the skip and highlight it with lights and cones, depending on where you live. Conversely, it is usually a requirement that your skip is covered and that you have safety lights on the skip. You don’t have to worry – your skip company can generally tell you what you will need, and you can get sunshine and covers online on sites such as Amazon and eBay.

6. Who will load the materials?

The provider does not provide any labor for skip hire, only delivery and removal. However, if you need help loading your waste, we will discuss the possibility of a man and van service. Consequently, if you are hiring a skip, please keep in mind that you will have to load the rubbish or skip bags yourself unless you choose another option.


Even if the skip or tip costs more, you will undoubtedly go for the option that is easiest and most appreciated by you, and as with all of the other 

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