Why a skip is best for large landscaping projects

A skip is a very useful option when considering ways of removing landscape-related waste. Skips can be used to remove more waste than a skip bag, and, unlike a grab lorry, there’s also not the risk of an unsightly mess of rubble waiting to be picked up. With skips there are a variety of sizes … Continue reading “Why a skip is best for large landscaping projects”

A skip is a very useful option when considering ways of removing landscape-related waste. Skips can be used to remove more waste than a skip bag, and, unlike a grab lorry, there’s also not the risk of an unsightly mess of rubble waiting to be picked up.

With skips there are a variety of sizes to choose from, and they are convenient because they are both brought to you and taken away when required. How big the skip will need to be is determined by how much site waste you want carried away. An important thing to bear in mind is whether or not the area you want to place the skip can cope with a very large model, though it is also advisable not to be too cautious in terms of size, just in case not all your rubbish will fit in the smaller skips.

Skip Sizes

There are an array of different sized skips available at Oxford Skip Hire, and, to underline how much can be placed in each skip, black bin bags are used as a guide.

1-2 cubic yards: With a height of 0.76 metres, a length of 1.52 metres, and a width of 1.22 metres this is a skip capable of holding about 25-35 bin bags.

3-4 cubic yards: 0.97 metres long, 1.83 metres high and 1.29 metres wide – in the area of 40 bin bags can fit in a skip of this size.

6-8 cubic yards: Considerably bigger than the other two types of skips, these skips are 1.22 metres in height, 3.66 metres long, and they have a width of 1.68 metres. These skips are able to take from between 70 and 80 bin bags.

For skips that can hold the equivalent of 100 bin bags or more, skips of 12 cubic yards and 14 cubic yards respectively should do the job.

Legal Requirements

If a skip can be placed in your driveway then this can solve some potential problems. For instance, if you want to have a skip on your grass verge, then you should check with your local authority regarding permission. In some cases, when you have no room for a skip at all, there are companies that will allow you to fill their skip while they wait.

Not everything can be put in a skip, however, including asbestos, light bulbs, tyres, paints, oils solvents other hazardous waste. When a skip is intended to be placed on a road a permit may well be required, and this can be obtained from your local authority. A local authority in some areas will also expect the skip hire company to apply for the permit. While any skip hire company you use should be approved by the Environment Agency. Slate pavers Affordable slate paving slabs from Milestone Supplies in Essex. Range of UK delivery options available.