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Why hire a skip service through Airtasker?
Skip hire is a hassle-free way to get rid of many types of waste. And Airtasker makes hiring a skip bin near you so much easier and in some cases, more affordable. Instead of calling up the various local skip hire companies near you, Airtasker lets you reach multiple skip providers with just one post.
When you post a task for a skip bag hire near you, you can dictate the schedule for delivery and collection. You can even specify your budget! Then, your post will reach multiple available skip hires near you. They’ll evaluate your request and send their offers for you to choose from.
You can compare their offers and choose the one that best fits your budget and needs. If you’re using a skip for the first time, some providers may even be able to show you how to fill the bin correctly. Once you find one that fits your needs, click to confirm and you’re all set! Ready to look for a skip hire near you? Tap the “Post a task” button to get started.
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Top Skip Hire related questions
What can go in skips?
A skip hire can be used for items such as green waste, household furniture, construction waste, plastics, metals, plasterboard, furniture, glass, and white goods. Things that can’t go in a skip are asbestos, chemicals, toxic waste, TVs, computer monitors, tyres, batteries, medical waste, petrol, oil, paint & paint tins, and other hazardous waste. You can ask your skip hire expert, removalist, or rubbish removalist about handling these different kinds of garbage.
Is there a time limit on a skip hire?
Usually, a skip hire covers up to two weeks, though you can arrange for a more flexible schedule. You can have the skip bin collected on the day itself, or have it received later on. You can specify your desired schedule when you book a skip hire near you - leave a note in the task post. This helps narrow down the offers to local skip hires you can accommodate your request.
Does skip hire include disposal?
Typically, skip hire already includes the different kinds of disposal methods that are appropriate for the items you put inside. For example, metal items may be brought to a recycling centre or scrap metal dealer. This reduces the waste that may be sent to a landfill or dumpsite instead. You can ask where your items will be brought when you hire a skip bin near you.
How do I fill a skip correctly?
Start by sorting your waste based on the classification types (general waste, construction waste/clean fill, and green waste/steel & aluminium). Keep heavier items at the bottom. Break up large pieces of furniture and don’t leave any gaps. Please don’t put any prohibited waste in the bin, and don’t overfill it. Going above the rim can be hazardous during transport, and you may be asked to remove the excess items. You can ask your skip bin hire expert to learn more.
What size skip will I need?
If you’re unsure about what size skip you’ll need, your local skip hire near you can help out. As a general rule, a 2 yard skip hire works for a small garden or room projects, or house waste (20 bin bags), while a 4 yard skip hire is excellent for small kitchen or bathroom work (40 bin bags). The 6 yard skip hire is the most popular one used during construction work and is equivalent to around 60 bin bags.
Do I need a skip permit?
In the UK, you need a skip permit before you hire a mini skip hire near you and place the bin on a public road. This includes highways or pavements. However, if you’ll only be putting the skip in your driveway, field, or private road, you can do skip hire without getting a licence or permit. Just make sure you keep the skip away from where passers-by can throw their own trash.
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What does a skip hire service include?
If you recently finished a construction project or have a large pile of items that need clearing out, you want an easy and hassle-free way to get rid of the rubble or trash. Hiring a skip is a great way to do this - you can fill it up on your own time and have someone else collect and dispose of everything inside.
Airtasker lets you pick from a variety of skip hires quickly - just one post can bring you multiple quotes in only one day! You can select the skip hire that best fits your needs or budget without having to canvass a bunch of skip companies. If you’re tackling skip hire for the first time, here’s what you can expect when you book a skip via Airtasker:
Since you’ll need a specific skip for your needs, some Taskers may help you choose the most appropriate one. It’s not enough to mention a mini skip hire on your task post - you’ll need to specify the size. Your Tasker can help you choose from among 2 yards, 4 yards, and 6-yard skip hires. Garden waste, like branches or cuttings, can fit in a 2-yard skip hire, while a typical general construction work requires a 6-yard skip hire near you.
Do take note that most Taskers can only provide mini skip hires near you. If you need a skip larger than 6 yards, they may be able to help you find a trusted provider.
Skip bin delivery
Once you’ve set an appointment with the skip hire and gotten the necessary permits from your local council, the Tasker brings the skip bin. They’ll leave it in your yard, field, or pavement.
Getting a small skip hire via Airtasker may also help you learn more about proper waste disposal. You can ask your Tasker about how to maximise the space of the bin, or what items can go in it. This ensures that you follow any local policies on waste disposal and that you don’t cause any damage by throwing in hazardous waste.
Skip bin collection & disposal
Once you’re done filling up the skip, you can have it collected and ask the Tasker to dispose of the waste. This can happen on the day itself, or you can keep the skip for around two weeks (depending on local policies, the expected completion date of your project, or your needs). On collection day, the Tasker comes by and gets the bin.
They’ll transport it to the proper disposal sites - recycling centres, scrap metal dealers, or landfills. Typically, they’ll try to have your waste reused or recycled. This minimises the amount of trash sent to dump sites. If you have other kinds of waste that can’t go to a small skip hire near you, Airtasker can connect you with other removalists. Our platform lets you get rid of household or building rubbish easily, and can even help you with cleaning tasks related to your project.