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What skip size should I hire?
Skip Hire Cwmbran has a range of different skip sizes – from the very small to the very large. Despite the country going metric years ago, the skip industry is still clinging to the cubic yard as the volume measure for a skip.
A cubic yard is 1 yard (3 foot or 0.92 metres) high x 1-yard wide x 1 yard deep. That’s roughly the size of two standard washing machines or dishwashers.
The most common skip hire Cwmbran you see on a residential street is 6 or 8 cubic yards. Confusingly they are both referred to as a ‘builders skip’. When comparing prices with different operators, make sure you and they are clear about exactly what sized skip you are talking about.
The ideal Cwmbran skip size depends on not just the amount of waste you are creating but also how much space you have to put the skip. The larger the skip in Cwmbran, the cheaper it works out per cubic yard of waste removed.
Make sure you have enough waste to fill it, otherwise, you’ll end up paying for thin air. Also, bear in mind that most councils will refuse to have a skip larger than 8 yards placed on a public highway.
Skip Size Guide
|4 Yard Skip||0.972m||1.83m||1.29m||30-40|
|6 Yard Skip||1.22m||2.6m||1.52m||50-60|
|8 Yard Skip||1.22m||3.66m||1.68m||60-80|
|10 Yard Skip||1.5m||3.74m||1.78m||80-90|
|12 Yard Skip||1.68m||3.74m||1.78m||100-120|
|14 Yard Skip||1.78m||3.7m||1.75m||110-130|
|16 Yard Skip||2m||4.3m||1.75m||120-150|
What is a permit?
A permit is like renting a bit of land from the local council to place your skip on.
How do I know if I need a permit?
If any skip has to go on an area of ground owned or maintained by the council, as a rule of thumb you will need one.
How much is a permit and how long does this last?
This depends on the council. Typically a permit lasts between 1 and 2 weeks. You can have a number of skip exchanges during the course of this time and tends to cost around £50
Who organises the permit?
we organise the permit for you.
What we DO NOT accept in skips
The best answer to what can be put in a skip is to list what cannot be put in a skip. Here are the most common items that cannot be disposed of in a skip:
- Clinical or medical waste, including syringes
- Electrical appliances & equipment
- Fluorescent tubes
- Fridges, freezers and air conditioning units
- Gas canisters and gas bottles
- Hazardous & toxic materials
- Oil, petrol, diesel
- Paint & Cans of paint
- TVs & computer screens
Are there any access issues for skip lorries?
As a guide, skip lorries are normally at least 8.5 feet wide and some as wide as 9.5 feet. The skip will need to be placed on the road and you will require a skip permit if:
- the entrance to your property is not wide enough for that sort of vehicle
- the ground cannot support at least 7.5 tonnes