A Guide to Hiring a Skip for Domestic Waste

A Guide to Hiring a Skip for Domestic Waste

There are many reasons why you might need to hire a skip, from clearing out a home before you sell it and getting rid of clutter, through to clearing out a garden to make some more space. Whatever the reason for your clear out, you will need to hire a skip in order to have somewhere to put all of your rubbish and this is far easier than attempting to squash it all into the boot of your car to take to a nearby rubbish tip yourself.

Removing rubbish and clutter from a home is something that should be done every now and then, as it is easy to keep a hold of things that we don’t really need and let’s be honest — many of us are guilty of hoarding and sometimes to the extreme. Whether you have a house full of things you want to get rid of or you just need to clear out your shed or spare bedroom, renting skip bins is the easiest way to get rid of the rubbish once you have finished your clear out.

Ordering a Skip

Ordering a skip to be delivered to your home is easy to do simply by contacting Kwik Skips.

You will need to think about all of the following before you place your order:

  • How long you want the skip for
  • How many skips you want
  • The size of the skip

The type of waste that you have will affect what type of skip you will need, so make sure you know what you want to throw out before you order your bin.

Understanding Different Waste 

Knowing what waste can go into different bins is important and you will be provided with all the information required regarding waste you can throw into each skip.

Below are a few examples of the types of things that are classified as hazardous and therefore cannot be thrown into a regular skip:

  • Car tyres
  • Flammable liquids
  • Dangerous liquids
  • Asbestos

You will need to keep heavy waste such as concrete, rubble, bricks and sand separate from green waste like tree stumps, plants, flowers and branches. Simply contact us to get more information about what waste can be placed into different skips.

Choosing a Size

Choosing the right size skip for your needs is often the trickiest part and you will need to estimate how much rubbish there is to remove before you calculate how big you need the skip to be. You can also organise for a ramp to be supplied with the skip to make it easier to pour your waste into the skip, perhaps using a wheelbarrow.

It is worth noting that some waste can be compressed down so that you can fit more into the skip, such as green waste and some items like bulky mattresses are best placed on the top of the skip.