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Common Uses of Mini Skips

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Common Uses of Mini Skips

What Are Mini Skips Used For?

Small skips are also known as Mini-skips (2-4 yards) these skip sizes are great for mini clear-outs projects or as a top-up for construction sites. They are affordable and convenient and a popular skip size. They are commonly used for smaller domestic and commercial DIY projects or garden landscaping projects and are a good waste removal solution. 

A mini-skip has the added benefit of being so small that they can easily fit onto your properties driveway or grounds, it will save you from applying for a permit from your local council. All skip hire companies will advise you on whether a permit is required. 

Driveway Installation

One of the most common reasons people hire mini skips is for driveway installations. As the installation process usually involves removing the old driveway, mini skips provide the perfect waste disposal solution. The majority of the waste collected from your driveway installation is recyclable, which is, of course, excellent for the environment and waste removal solutions.

Kitchen or Bathroom Renovation

Whether you are knocking down walls or fitting a new bathroom or kitchen, mini skip hire is ideal for a home renovations project. A 2 yard skip allows you to dispose of your waste quickly, leaving your site clear from rubbish and debris. When hiring a mini skip for house renovations, it is essential to remember that you cannot put plasterboard with your mixed waste. It has to be disposed of in a plasterboard bag and in an environmentally friendly way.

Garden Clean-ups

During a garden renovation or general clean-ups, there is a great deal of organic waste. Garden waste ranges from the soil, tree trunks and even grass clippings. All types of garden waste can be disposed of in a 2 yard mini skip, making hiring a mini skip perfect for removing all your organic waste.

Most gardens in the United Kingdom will only require a smaller, more affordable skip. Still, it is worth talking to your local skip hire services for heavily overgrown gardens or more extensive jobs. They will advise you on the type and sizes available of skip you require for your project. 

Refit and Redecoration

Whether you are refitting your office premises or having a kitchen or bathroom refit at home, depending on the amount of waste and rubbish you have either a mini or midi skip should suffice. Mini skips are also perfect when you are redecorating your premises. A 2 yard mini skips hold the equivalent of 20-30 bin bags and are best suited for minimal domestic jobs. 

DIY Projects

When starting a DIY project, you will generate rubbish, debris and possibly green waste if the project is garden clearance. The one thing you will require is a receptacle to put all the copious amounts of rubbish you are throwing away. 

2 yard skips are a perfect solution and ideal for domestic clients. It allows you to keep your work site clean and clear and prevent any accidents. A mini skip also means you don't have to worry about transporting your debris to a recycling plant; the skip hire company do all that for you.  

Household Waste Removal

If you have a general clear out of your household waste, a mini skip is an ideal solution. A question often asked is ' can we put food waste in a skip?' the answer is 'yes you can put the waste drink and food in a skip'.

End of Tenancy Cleaning

At the end of a tenancy, you may find that your tenants have left behind unwanted waste, such as furniture. Skips are a great way to throw away this waste, including unwanted furniture, overgrown garden waste, domestic waste and much more. If the furniture is in good condition, you can also consider a charity collection service.

What Can You Put in a Mini Skip?

There are many items that it is acceptable to put in your mini skips, such as old clothes, tins, empty bottles and furniture you have decided you don't require any more. Of course, if you have items suitable for a charity shop, it is worth asking your local store if they want them.

How Much Does a Mini Skip Cost?

Mini skips vary in price, call your local skip hire company for a list of costs. 

What Can You Put in a Mini Skip?

The Advantages of Mini Skip Hire

Not only will skip hire keep your site cleaner, but it will also save you vast amounts of time and money in different ways. Skip hire prices can be very reasonable, and when you think how you can only transport small quantities of waste in your car, plus the general wear and tear, hiring a skip is a good option. 

Dimensions & Capacity

Skip SizeVolumeDimensions
Mini skips2 cubic yards4 x 3 x 3 feet
Midi Skip4 cubic yards6 x 4 x 3 feet
Small Builders' Skip6 cubic yards10 x 4 x 4 feet
Large Builders' Skip8 cubic yards12 x 6 x 4 feet
Large Maxi Skip12 cubic yards13 x 6 x 6 feet

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