How to Pick the Right Skip

Skips are essential for a huge range of waste disposal projects. Whether you are renovating a house, re-landscaping your garden, knocking down and clearing a wall or simply doing a big clear out of your home or office, a skip makes it easy for you to manage your waste – and saves endless trips to the local waste recycling centre!

Choosing the Right Edinburgh Skip Hire

But what skip do you actually need for your needs? You will find that there is a wide range available for different needs and to suit all budgets.

There are small to large skips, standard top fill skips and skips which have easy access doors. Mini skips are ideal for smaller garden waste or household clearance needs and fill the equivalent of 22 black bags.

A slightly larger midi skip is useful for renovations where there are old units to dispose of – say a kitchen or bathroom – and some have easy-load front doors. They hold around 45 black bags worth of rubbish.

Builder’s skips are ideal for holding soil, rubble and concrete and larger amounts of general waste. Again, some will have drop doors for easy access, and they will hold the equivalent of 70 black bin bags of waste.

For larger household clearance projects, an 8 yard cubed skip is a good choice, holding the equivalent of 80 filled black bin bags. You’ll find 10 and 12 yard cubed models too, which hold up to 100 and 120 filled black bin bags worth of waste respectively.

Not Sure What You Need?

If you aren’t sure what capacity you need, it is better to err on the larger side, as most people find that they can fill any spare capacity with extra items they have long been meaning to take to the tip! Alternatively, call the team at Edinburgh Skip Hire who will be happy to advise according to the scope of your project.

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For details on how to hire a skip in Edinburgh, contact us today for more information.

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