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Think you need a skip but not sure where to start? Our Ultimate Skip Hire Guide could be just the thing.

Hiring a skip doesn’t have to be daunting task. It should be a simple process that removes the stress of getting rid of your old junk and clutter from around the home.

To help put you on the right track and ensure you order the right service from us, this quick and easy guide will handle all those unanswered questions you have and will make understanding some of that skip hire jargon that little bit easier.

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What Is Skip Hire?

Here at Solar Skip Hire, our main service offering is our low cost and extensive range of skips that we offer throughout the country to help you get rid of your waste.

builders skip – an 8-yard skip suitable for most driveways and home locations. For a full range of skip sizes see our skip hire page.

Each of our skips offer up to 14 days fixed price hire meaning it is the ideal solution for clearing out the shed or garage over a weekend or holiday period.

Skip hire provides you with a basic container to load your waste into throughout your project. Then when it’s full our collection partners will take it away for safe and legal disposal at a licensed facility.

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How Much Does Skip Hire Cost?

The amount you pay depends on two key things.

Your location – Prices vary throughout the UK based on disposal rates, competition and the general cost of waste disposal and processing. So in some instances it’s a bit of a postcode lottery I’m afraid.

How much waste you have to dispose of – Typically skips are charged at fixed rates for a certain volume measured in cubic yards. The larger the volume the more you pay to dispose of.

Luckily, our handy waste calculator will provide you our best recommendation by simply answering a few questions about your waste. Give it a try today.

What Can I Put In A Skip?

Our skips can collect most waste types you may have, however there are some restrictions.

In most instances the majority of household waste can go in a skip however the following list gives some examples of those restricted items:

  • Fridges/Freezers – Read our Fridge Disposal Guide
  • Paint tins
  • Mattresses
  • Electrical items like TV’s and DVD players
  • Florescent Tubes
  • Solvents
  • Liquids
  • Oils
  • Batteries
  • Carpet
  • Plasterboard
  • Hazardous/Toxic Materials

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