5 need to know facts about hiring a skip

5 need to know facts about hiring a skip

Hiring a skip is a great idea – especially if you expect your project to generate huge amounts of waste. But how do you know which skip size you need? Let Wigan Skips guide and advise you in making the right choice and benefit from local, affordable skip hire in Bolton.

5 things you need to know before you get started:

  1. Skip size

At Wigan Skips, we have supplied skips for projects in Bolton for more than 20 years. When hiring a skip, you need to be mindful of the work being carried out, and here’s a guide to help.

  • 4yd mini skips – DIY projects
  • 8yd maxi skips – garden projects
  1. Skip placement

We deliver skips to homes and businesses across Bolton using our reliable fleets – meaning there needs to be sufficient space for us to manoeuvre our vehicles safely.

Ideally, our domestic skips are placed on driveways, but when this isn’t possible, we can position them at the side of the kerb so you can easily dispose of waste.

  1. Skip permits

If your skip is left on the road overnight, you will need a permit for skip hire Bolton. The permit costs £35 and our team can obtain it on your behalf, allowing you to relax in the knowledge that your hire complies with skip hire regulations.

In addition to a permit, we recommend covering the skip at night to prevent fly-tippers illegally dumping their waste. You’ll also need safety cones and lighting to surround the skip – making sure drivers and pedestrians can see your skip at night.

  1. Prohibited items

Great for bricks, rubble, wood, metal, furniture, plastic, cardboard and soil, skip hire Bolton allows you to remove waste materials quickly and easily. However, not everything can go in the skips we provide. Avoid throwing the following items in your skip to keep your costs to a minimum:

  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • fridge/freezer
  • medical waste
  • ovens
  • paints
  • solvents
  • toxic waste
  • TVs
  1. Skip hire cost

You don’t want to pay more for a skip that’s too big, and nor do you don’t want to opt for a smaller domestic skip if you know your project will produce a lot of rubbish as you’ll only need to hire a second skip to accommodate the materials generated.

The cost of skip hire also depends on the duration of your project. The shorter your project is, the cheaper it will be.

The best way to find out whether you can benefit from Wigan Skips’ services in Bolton is to request a quick quote by completing our online contact form. If you have any questions, call our team on 01942 597 358.