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Waste disposal and skip hire:

Disposing of refuse from building sites is a big (and expensive) issue. The best way to to deal with it is to reuse it -whether by crushing hardcore or reintegrating secondhand brick and timber into the new building. You can find more about this on our re-cycling page.

However there is bound to be some waste for which you will need to hire a skip. Domestic sized skips generally cost between £ 65-140, depending on the size of skip and your location. If you are planning to put your skip on the street, then you are likely to require a permit from your local council -discuss this this with your skip hire company so they can make the necessary arrangements (and advise the cost). They will also need to provide lighting for the skip on the public highway.

Of course, if you are are putting the skip on your own land then permits are not required. There may be occasions when there simply isn't the space for a skip -in this case you will need to explore options for bagging up rubbish or using skip-bags

Types of skip:

Skip Bags (0.9m x 0.9m x 0.9m) -large format rubbish bags that hold up to a ton. Less than a cubic yard capacity.

Mini Skip (0.75m x 1.5m x 1.2m) - for garden and/or household waste. Capacity up to 2 cubic yards (approx 30 black bags).

Midi Skip (1m x 1.8m x 1.3m) -for larger garden, household and commercial waste. Capacity: 3-4 cubic yards (approx 35-45 black bags).

Builders Skip. (1.2m x 3.6m x 1.7m) -for larger construction or home improvement waste. Capacity: 6-8 cubic yards (say 65-85 black bags).

Skip Hire and Waste Disposal companies:

  • Handy Bag -bags for refuse disposal in Kent.
  • Rhino Bags -skip bag hire in Nottinghamshire.
  • Selectaskip - provide a comprehensive nationwide skip hire and waste disposal.
  • Value Skip Hire -nationwide service, providing low cost skip hire and waste removal -useful guide to the different skip types as well as permits and regulations.
  • Wastefile UK - nationwide skip hire and waste management. range of waste management, waste disposal and on-site services.

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