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Skip Hire For Domestic Use
When dealing with small amounts of household waste or garden waste, mini skip hire is perfect. Mini skip hire is usually fine when re-decorating, doing minor building work or removing lots of garden waste, such as soil, turf and felled trees.
For small amounts of domestic waste there are some good alternatives to skip hire, and you may be able to cope with something smaller like a 'skip bag' or one of the many other waste bag disposal companies that arrive in a van and take it all away for you (this can be ideal if you do not have any space for a skip).
Choosing a skip hire company to take care of your domestic waste is not easy. There are literally hundreds to choose from. Fortunately, Value Skip Hire does all the hard work for you. Value Skip Hire has direct connections to the best UK skip hire companies, from London to Scotland. Before you hire your skip, there are a few things to bear in mind.
Skip permits and placing your skip on a public path
If you are hiring a skip for your home you may need to place it on a public path. Depending on where you live, you may need to check your local councilís skip hire guidelines and then apply for a skip permit. Once you are granted a permit you need to check how long it is valid for so you can plan your skip hire delivery and collection. Most skip permits expire after about two weeks, so if you are considering long-term hire you will need to submit another application. For more information, see our guide to skip hire permits, or just give us a call and we'll find out for you.
Placing your skip on a public road
If your skip is going to be on the road, you must make sure that the longest sides of the skip are parallel to the edge of the road, and that the skip is as close to the road as possible. You cannot place a skip within 15 metres of a junction. Make sure the skip does not obstruct access to your neighbours' access roads or driveways.
Hiring the right size skip
Be sure to get the right size skip. You save loads of time and money by getting a skip that's slightly too large, rather than slightly too small. That's because overloading a skips is illegal and you may find that the skip hire company charges you for another skip in order to remove the excess waste. For more advice about the different kinds of skips available for hire please read our guide to skip sizes. When you order from us, you will have to provide us with a written declaration of what kind of waste you intend to put into their skip. This is due to Government regulations regarding recycling and removal of hazardous waste.
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