What size skip do you need?

What size skip do you need?

Written by Deepak Bhagat, In General, Published On
November 12, 2022

So, you’ve decided to hire a skip for your project but now you need to decide which size skip you need.

That’s easier said than done.

You don’t want to prolong your project by ordering the wrong skip size. Likewise, you don’t want to spend more money than necessary on a skip that’s too big when you could be putting these funds toward your project.

In this blog, we’ll discuss your different options.

Different Types Of Skips –

Mini skips: perfect for smaller DIY projects

Are you having a clear-out of unwanted items after putting it off for what feels like forever? Maybe you’re just giving your garage a quick refresh.

We all like to do this once in a while, but what do we do with the items we can’t sell online or donate to charity?

Old, ragged clothes, broken children’s toys, even spare tiles you’ve held on to for years ‘just in case’. It’s time for them to go.

But how can you get rid of them? Your wheelie bin can only hold so many bags. 

A mini-skip is a perfect option. These 2-yard skips can fit around 20-30 bin bags in – that’s four times your wheelie bin!

Midi skips: ideal for one-room renovations

For those slightly bigger projects, you’ll need a skip that can hold more waste.

Fitting a new kitchen? 

4-yard midi skips from Preston Skip Hire provide the ideal solution.

They can hold up to 30-40 bin bags of waste. To put that into perspective, that’s 8 wheelie bins or an impressive two sofas.

Hiring a skip will make your renovation project that little bit quicker – you’ll save plenty of time driving to dispose of your rubbish – simply put your rubbish in the skip and your skip hire company will take care of the rest.

Though, if you’re hiring a skip to help with your kitchen renovation, it’s worth noting fridges, freezers and some other kitchen appliances can’t be disposed of within a skip. Your chosen skip-hire company may be able to advise you on how to dispose of these items.

Maxi skips – great for garden redesigns

Just bought a new house and want to completely rip it out to start from scratch? Decided it’s the perfect time to landscape your garden and create a more user-friendly space?

For those large jobs that you’ve finally built up the energy to tackle, an 8-yard maxi skip is most definitely the answer.

Designed to fit 60-80 bin bags, the equivalent of 16 wheelie bins, this is usually the biggest domestic skip available and is suited to most larger projects.

Able to hold around 8 tonnes of waste, there’s no better option for your project. Not only will you not have to worry about disposing of your waste, but you’ll also be able to keep your project organized and tidy, with no large mounds of rubbish lying around.

Is it time to book your skip?

Hopefully, you’ve got an idea of the size skip needed for your project now, so why not book your skip today?

With over 20 years of experience, Preston Skip Hire is one of the most well-known skip-hire companies in Lancashire.

Book your skip online or contact the team for more information by calling 01772827603.

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