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What do I need to know before hiring a skip?

Posted on 4 July 2023

If you’re wondering “What do I need to know before hiring a skip?”, you’re not alone. Hiring a skip is an efficient and affordable way to get rid of large quantities of waste in both domestic and commercial settings. However, there are a number of factors to consider before placing an order. Read on to find out more. 

7 factors to consider when hiring a skip

There are a few things to consider when hiring a skip, ranging from the size of the skip you need for your project to whether or not you need a permit. At Beta Skips, we’re on hand to answer all your questions about commercial or domestic skips in Rotherham. Providing you with all the information you need. 

Skip size selectionSkip hire in Rotherham

When people ask us “What do I need to know before hiring a skip?”, we always mention skip size. There are many different sizes of skips available, ranging from small 4-yard skips to huge 40-yard RORO skips. This means you need to consider your needs carefully before placing an order. Think about how much waste your project is likely to generate. In our opinion, it’s generally better to go for a slightly larger skip to avoid overfilling and additional costs.

Types of waste allowed

Before hiring a skip, you’ll need to find out what you can and can’t put in it. Even though you can throw most types of waste into a skip, some items and materials are prohibited. These include those that are hazardous such as asbestos, batteries, chemicals and certain electronics. If you’re not sure what you can put in one of our skips, talk to our team who will be happy to advise you. If we can’t accept your items, we may be able to suggest alternative means of disposal.  

Skip permit requirements 

Keep in mind that you may need to obtain a permit from your local council when hiring a skip. A permit will be required if you want to place the skip on a public road or footpath. If you’ll be placing it on your private land such as a driveway or in your garden, a permit won’t be necessary. If you do need a skip permit, we’ll arrange this for you by liaising with the council on your behalf. 

Skip access and placement 

Consider the access to the site where the skip will be placed. Making sure there’s sufficient space for the skip delivery vehicle to manoeuvre and safely drop off the skip. Clear away any obstacles or obstructions before the skip is due to be delivered. If there are any specific instructions or access constraints, make sure you communicate these to the skip hire company as soon as possible to ensure a smooth delivery.

Duration and collection

Decide how long you’ll need the skip for and discuss this with the skip hire company. Deciding on a suitable duration. Consider your project’s waste disposal needs carefully and then agree on a collection date. A typical skip hire period ranges from seven to 14 days – this duration normally allows for sufficient time to fill the skip with the waste you need to dispose of. However, if you do decide you need the skip for a longer period, you may be able to arrange an extension with the skip hire company.

Cost and additional charges 

Before hiring a skip, it’s important to understand the cost structure and any associated charges. There are a number of factors that can affect skip pricing, including size, rental duration and whether or not a permit is required. At Beta Skips, we can provide you with a clear quote for skip hire, making sure you know exactly how much you will pay for your chosen skip. Our prices are some of the most competitive in the South Yorkshire region. 

What size skip do I need?Safety considerations 

When hiring a skip, safety is vital. Not only must you avoid overfilling the skip since it can be hazardous during transportation but you should also refrain from placing prohibited items or materials in the skip. Additionally, if the skip is placed on a public road or footpath, take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents or obstruction to traffic and pedestrians.

Hire commercial or domestic skips in Rotherham 

Now you know the answer to the question “What do I need to know before hiring a skip?”, you may be looking to place an order. At Beta Skips, we’re widely regarded as one of the leading suppliers of commercial and domestic skips in Rotherham and the surrounding areas. We offer skips in a wide range of sizes to meet the needs of our diverse client base. Whether you’re looking for a small skip for a DIY project at home or a larger skip for construction or demolition work, we can assist. We can deliver your skip to your site promptly, sometimes on the same or the next day. This allows you to start disposing of rubbish right away.  

We are dedicated to disposing of waste in an environmentally friendly manner here at Beta Skips. We ensure as much rubbish is recycled as possible, ensuring that as little of it as possible ends up in a landfill where it can harm the environment. We’re happy to tell you more about our zero-waste-to-landfill policy. 

Contact us

To hire commercial or domestic skips in Rotherham, get in touch with the team at Beta Skips today. Call us on 01709 645038 to discuss your skip hire requirements. Alternatively, send a message via the website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We can provide you with a competitive quote for skip hire in South Yorkshire. 

Contact Us

If you’re ready to find out more about skip hire in Rotherham, or Mexborough, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 01709 645038 for Rotherham, or 01709 645039 for Mexborough. You can also send us a message via the website. We’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Our friendly team are waiting to answer your questions and provide you with a competitive quote for the skip hire in Rotherham service you require.