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South Wales

SIMPLE SKIP HIRE

THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR HEAVY WASTE

There’s a lot to think about when ordering a skip, such as what size you need, what can you put in it etc.

Our guide will try an answer all your questions and our range of services will provide you with the right solution for you.

Top Tip! order in advance of your project to avoid double handling.

 

6 yard skip

Cwmbran South Wales

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Skip hire range

Holds around 20 full black bin bags or around 2 builders’ tonne bags worth of waste.
Holds around 40 full black bin bags or around 4 builders tonne bags worth of waste.
Holds around 80 full black bin bags or around 8 builders’ tonne bags worth of waste.
Holds around 140 full black bin bags or around 14 builders tonne bags worth of waste.

First you must check you have a place to put the skip. As a rule of thumb, you need around 4m (13ft) in length and 2m (6.5ft) in width. Please remember that a typical skip lorry is roughly 2.5m (8ft) wide, 6.7m (22ft) long and weighs around 17 tonnes. Be aware that the vehicle needs space to turn and where the skip is going to be positioned isn’t going to damage the ground it sits on. The ground it goes on must also be yours to avoid paying for a permit. A skip cannot cover any manholes.

Next, you must guess the size of skip you require. Firstly, its best to understand what waste is measure in, a cubic yard. A cubic yard of waste is the equivalent of 10 black bags or a builders tonne bag (such as the ones sand gets delivered in). Skips sizes usually go up in even numbers and you must guess the size you require to avoid; 1 underestimating the volume of waste you have and going to the expense of ordering another skip to solve your waste problem or 2. Over ordering and wasting money not filling the skip up. The largest skip that we offer is a 14 cubic yard.

The largest skip for heavy material is an 8 yards builders skip; due to the weight that the vehicle can carry on the road. You also cannot burn any materials inside the skip.

If you are unsure of the size our flexible ‘pay as you fill’ man and a van service may be a better solution.

Skip Hire FAQ

What is waste measure in?

Waste is measure by a cubic yard. A cubic yard of waste is the equivalent of 10 black bags or a builders tonne bag (such as the ones sand gets delivered in).

What sizes do skips come in?

The smallest skip is usually a 2 yard skip, also known as a mini skip. The next size up from this is a 4 yard midi skip. Some companies then offer what’s known as a builders skip and dependant on the company and their definition of the slang term ‘a builders skip the size can be either a 6 yard or an 8 yard container. The largest skips are called by either the term ‘Maxi’ or extra large and can range from 10 yards to 12 yards and even 14 yard containers.

How much waste can I put in my skip?

All skips can be filled to the top of the container ‘Fill Level’. Each skip is individually marked to show how much waste can be placed within it.

What materials can’t go into a skip?

There are several prohibited items that cannot go into skips. These include:
Excessive amounts of plasterboard, Asbestos, Fridges, Freezers, Air-Conditioning units, Medical Waste, Aerosols and gas canisters, Liquids, Oil, fuel and other automotive fluids, Hazardous/ Toxic Waste & Raw meat.
If you are unsure about the type of materials that you can put into our skips, please contact us for advice.

How do you deliver a skip?

Skips are delivered using heavy goods vehicles a typical skip lorry is roughly 2.5m (8ft) wide, 6.7m (22ft) long and weighs around 17 tonnes.

What do you need to know before a skip is delivered?

Where the skip is going to be placed, a site contact and there details and if there is any access restrictions is typically all we need.

Can you lift the skip over a fence?

No, the lifting gear does not permit this. I would suggest using our man and van service to accommodate your rubbish removal requirements.

Do I need to be there to accept delivery or for when you come to collect the skip?

You don’t need to be in, just make sure you provide us with your contact details if we need any further instructions and where to put the skip. Please ensure that the area is clear from any obstructions and the skip contains no prohibited items and is to the fill level so it can be safely transported.

How much does it cost to hire a skip?

The skip price is dictated by the size of skip you require, the fuel consumed and time taken to deliver the skip to you and the cost of disposal.

Can skip hire incur any additional charges?

There can be additional costs involved with skip hire such as if you require a skip permit. Other occurrences of additional costs are in the form of wasted journeys. This is when we send a vehicle to deliver or collect your skip but were unable to. You will also be charge for over filling a skip and putting prohibited items in the skip this may even result in failure to collect as the load would be unsafe for the road.

Can I place my skip on a public road (public land)?

Yes, you can put a skip on the public highway. You will need a skip permit because it’s on the public highway. We can organise this but there is a charge as a skip permit is like renting a bit of land off the council.

Can I place my skip off road (private land)?

Of course. Private land refers to land not owned by the council but still it should require the permission of the landowner if you are not the owner. Private land can refer to driveways, parking spaces or other yard spaces.

Which skip size should I hire?

The type of skip that you should hire depends on the type and amount of material that you are wanting to dispose of. Waste is measure in, a cubic yard. A cubic yard of waste is the equivalent of 10 black bags or a builders tonne bag (such as the ones sand gets delivered in). Skips sizes usually go up in even numbers.

How can I pay for my skip?

We accept all major credit or debit cards. Payment must be made prior to the delivery of the skip.

How long can I keep a skip?

A maximum of two weeks or 14 days is typical. There may be an additional charge if you need to extend this period. The time the skip is kept must also adhere to any terms set out by the councils skip permit if you required one.

Can I keep the skip for longer than a two week period?

You have a maximum period of 14 days to rent the container, after this we can uplift the container unless otherwise agreed. If a permit has been taken up on the skip we reserve the right to the skips uplift in compliance to the terms of the permit.

Can I change the skip size I have ordered?

Yes indeed. Just let us know before the delivery date and we change the skip size or you can substitute your waste problem with our man and a van service.

Permit FAQ

What Is a skip permit?

A skip permit or skip license is like renting a bit of land off the council. This charge is passed on to the customer and is in addition to the price of the skip. In most circumstances a time limit and other requirements such as lighting or signage need to be adhered to.

Do I need a permit?

If your skip is to be placed on the public highway, then chances are you need a permit.

Who issues the skip permit?

Dependant on area it will either be your local town council or the county council.

How much is a skip permit?

A permit can range in price from council to council as of 2024 an average indication on how much a permit is would be around £55. However, this can range anywhere from £10 up to £170.

How long does it take to issue a skip permit?

A typical skip permit takes between one and 2 business days to issue. It may require a member of the council coming out to assess the publics safety on the placement of the skip. This process adds time onto your ordering process, and it may be quicker to use our reactive man and a van service.

How long dies a skip permit last?

A skip permit typically lasts between one and two weeks. You can hire a skip for a maximum of two weeks and the permits usually cover this period but please be aware that if you need the skip for two weeks and the permit only covers one week’s rental. you will need to buy two permits.

Who organises the skip permit?

A skip company must register with the council to be able to issue skip permits. Therefore, we can organise that on your behalf.

Can I avoid paying for a skip permit?

The only way to avoid paying for a permit is to use our popular man and a van service.

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