5 yard skips – the answers to commonly asked questions

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5 Yard Skips – The Answers To Commonly Asked Questions

A 5 yard skip is a waste management option that’s both economical and handy, making it an ideal choice for a variety of different renovation projects. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast at home doing a little home improvement or an experienced professional work on a larger scale redevelopment. The 5 yard skip is a perfect choice for smaller spaces or for a little more waste than a 4 yard skip could handle.

How Much Does A 5 Yard Skip Cost To Hire?

In the United Kingdom, the price of a 5 yard skip can differ depending on several variables, including the location, whether you need a permit and the kind of waste you’re wanting to dispose off. Having said that, the cost to hire a 5 yard skip can be anywhere from between £150 – £250 on average.

How Much Waste Can It Hold?

5 yard skips can hold a considerable quantity of waste and is suitable for the majority of residential projects as well as many of the smaller business projects. In most cases, it can contain the equivalent of around 55 black bin bags.

5 Yard Skip Dimensions

The approximate dimensions of a 5 yard skip is around 1.52m wide x 2.29 in length and 1.07 metres in height.

The size of the 5 Yard skip is ideal for moderate amounts of bulky waste and are small enough to fit on most peoples driveways, which will bring the cost down as you won’t need a permit for on road skip hire.

What Can Go In A 5 Yard Skip?

It is essential to consider what types of waste you’re looking to dispose of before going ahead with hiring a skip. You’ll want to know you’ve a large enough skip but also whether or not your waste is classified as hazardous and thus prohibited from going in a skip. Waste such as gas cylinders, electrical items, tyres, fluorescent bulbs, paint, chemicals, asbestos, and other hazardous wastes are prohibited. If you’ve any quieres about what can and can’t be put in the skip your hiring – it’s best to enquire with your chosen skip hire provider.

Do I Need a Permit to rent a 5-yard Skip?

Placement of a skip on municipal property (including a public road) will requires permit from your local council. You won’t however, need a skip hire permit if you’re putting the container on private property including your own property ie a driveway. By having you skip on private property, you’ll be able to save money as well as making it more accessible to yourself for putting waste in, every step counts when you’re carrying something heavy. If you do need a skip hire permit though, most skip hire suppliers will be able to organise this for you and point of ordering – you’ll just have to let them know.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully you should be feeling confident in hiring a skip now, although we would recommend that any specific question should be directed at your chosen skip supplier. They will be able to help you with their company specifics and answer any further questions about 5 yard skips and will even be able to help you determine the best skip size for your project.


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