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Why should I hire a skip?

Posted on 1 April 2023

If you have lots of rubbish to dispose of, you may be wondering “Why should I hire a skip?”. After all, there are various other ways to get rid of waste, including taking it to the tip yourself and hiring a man with a van in your area. However, it’s safe to say that skip hire is the best option, providing a fast, convenient and eco-friendly way to dispose of many different types of rubbish. 

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Skip hire is a great option if you want to get rid of rubbish as quickly and conveniently as possible. Many skip hire companies will offer a same-day service, allowing you to dispose of your waste within a few hours. Some also provide a wait and load service. This involves the driver waiting (usually 15-30 minutes) whilst you load the rubbish. Then once you’re done, they’ll take it away. Rather than letting waste accrue on your site for several days or weeks, skip hire allows you to get rid of it right away.

Plus, hiring a skip means you won’t need to leave your premises to dispose of the rubbish. Rather than having to load your vehicle with the waste and drive to your local tip, you can simply throw it in the skip for someone else to deal with. You won’t need to spend hours of your time sorting it into separate categories either like you do at the rubbish tip. For example, paper and cardboard, wood, garden waste etc. This will be done once it arrives at the waste transfer station.  

Dispose of a wide range of items and materials 

One of the best reasons to hire a skip is that you can dispose of so many different items and materials. You can throw most types of household waste into a skip, along with all manner of commercial rubbish. They’re ideal for disposing of construction and demolition waste like bricks, concrete, rubble and hardcore. 

Of course, there are a few items you can’t put into a skip. This is usually because they could be harmful to people to the environment if they end up in a landfill. These include asbestos, explosives, chemicals, medical waste, petrol and oil, large batteries, glue, and electrical appliances such as TVs and computers. If you have these items to get rid of, talk to our team as we may be able to suggest an alternative means of disposal. 

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When you hire a skip to get rid of waste, you can improve health and safety on your site. By getting rid of large quantities of rubbish that would otherwise be left lying around, you can create a much safer environment for your staff or family. Removing the rubbish from your premises as promptly as possible will help to prevent trips and falls. Waste build-up on your site can be a major hazard that can lead to a wide range of injuries. When you hire a skip, you can clear a large amount of rubbish in one go. This will leave your site so much safer, not to mention cleaner and tidier. 

Environmentally friendly

When you dispose of rubbish, it’s vital that you do so in an eco-friendly manner. Waste can have a detrimental impact on the environment if it’s not managed carefully, often ending up in a local landfill where it can generate greenhouse gases and release toxins into the ground. Fortunately, most skip hire companies in the UK are dedicated to handling waste as ethically as possible, with many adhering to a strict zero-waste-to-landfill policy. This means that the maximum amount of rubbish is recycled rather than being sent to a landfill. 


When our customers ask us “Why should I hire a skip?”, we always mention the cost. Skip hire is one of the most affordable waste removal options available. According to Checkatrade, hiring a mini skip only costs around £105 on average, whilst a maxi skip costs £305. When you think about how much rubbish you can fit into a skip, you’ll agree that this is very cost-effective. You might be thinking you can save money by taking your waste to the tip yourself. However, you need to consider not just the cost of the fuel it will take to get you there and back but also the amount of time it’ll take to load the rubbish, dump it and then return to your site. 

Skip hire in Rotherham 

Now you know the answer to “Why should I hire a skip?”, you may be looking to hire our services. As the leading provider of skip hire in Rotherham and the surrounding areas, we’re confident that we can assist you with your waste disposal needs. Whether you’re a domestic customer who’s had a loft, garage or garden clear-out or a commercial customer undertaking construction or demolition work, we can assist. We offer skips of all sizes, ranging from small mini skips to huge RORO skips ideal for industrial projects. Offering same-day skip hire and assistance with acquiring skip permits, we can offer a quick and highly convenient rubbish removal service.

Our prices are some of the most competitive in the area too, with our skips much more affordable than many other local companies. We aim to provide our customers with a real value-for-money skip hire service here at Beta Skips. 

Contact us

To find out more about our skips, get in touch with our team today. You can reach us either by calling us on 01709 645038 or by sending us a message via our website. We will get back to you right away with a quote for domestic or commercial skip hire in Rotherham


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.