Are you facing a huge cleanup job and you just aren’t sure what to do about rubbish collection? How are you going to get rid of everything? While some people might think of hiring a skip right off, most will realize that it is simply too large for the project they have in mind. Fortunately, you can hire a mini skip.
Mini skips are perfect for those jobs that have more than the average amount of rubbish, but not enough for a full-size skip. You’ll need to determine just how much refuse you’ll end up with, of course, but if it turns out you’re looking at enough for a mini skip, you will be better off hiring one than just trying to drag dozens of refuse bags to the landfill.
Why You Should Hire a Skip
What exactly is the point of using a skip hire in the first place? It’s ideal for when you have plenty of rubbish to get rid of, but don’t have the time or space or energy to take it all to the landfill yourself. A skip hire means you get the skip brought to your home or worksite and once it is full, the company will take it away and dump it for you.
You end up with much less to deal with when you hire a company to manage your waste disposal for you. Whether you’re a business or just a homeowner who needs a last minute clean up, you will find that skips are a good alternative to a whole lot of garbage bins.
The problem with big skips is that they take up a lot of room. If you don’t have somewhere to put them, you’ll find it quite awkward to get them into position. They’re also pretty unsightly, so if you’re spending large amounts of time with a skip in your front garden, you may not want to use one that draws a lot of attention.
Of course, there is also the matter of a full size skip being absolutely enormous. These are perfect for construction projects or large renovations, but they won’t help you much if you’re dealing with smaller amounts of rubbish. After all, you don’t want to pay for far more than you really need and this isn’t exactly the sort of thing you split with a friend.
The solution is a mini skip, which can hold 4-6 cubic yards of rubbish from your home project or work.
Refuse Collection for Any Project
A mini skip is just the right size for a small renovation project or a very large clean out of your home or office. Let’s take a look at a few of the jobs you might require a skip hire for.
Clearing out a loved one’s rubbish. When a loved one dies, there remains the task of clearing out their things and leaving the home in a usable and often saleable state. Particularly in the cases of older loved ones, you’ll find that there are many things no one wants and you simply can’t sell. The solution? Toss them in the rubbish bin. A mini skip is ideal for this.
Doing a small renovation. Are you redoing your bathroom? Refinishing a shed or tearing out a deck? If you’re doing some renos, but don’t anticipate having much refuse to eliminate, you don’t need a full size skip. A mini one will suit your needs perfectly.
Clearing out a room or garage. Anyone who has ever set about cleaning their garage or attic after a few years of accumulating things knows there will be plenty to get rid of. The best option here is to have a mini skip where you can throw everything that is no longer usable. It’s a good idea to do a nice clear out like this once every year or two, to avoid it building up too much.
Redoing the garden. If your garden is in dire need of some assistance, you may find yourself clearing out large amounts of grass and debris, including leaves, sticks, and assorted rubbish that has gathered. You may also get rid of rocks, broken garden ornaments, and garden tools taht are no longer useful. All of these can be tossed in the mini skip, to be hauled away whenever you are ready.
Clearing refuse from a party. If you’ve held a large party, you know that the amount of rubbish generated by 50 people or more can be quite a bit. It’s enough that you’ll want to have a little help eliminating it all and a mini skip is ideal for this. You can quickly and easily dispose of any bottles, disposable plates and cutlery and party decorations, as well as the rubbish that guests leave lying around.
4-Yard Skip vs. 6-Yard Skip
Skips tend to be measured by cubic yards, which will tell you roughly how large they are. For example, a 4 yard skip is 4 yards long, 4 yards high, and 4 yards wide. The issue is how to convert that to garbage amounts. Just how much can you get into a mini skip?
You have two main sizes available, a 4 yard skip and a 6 yard skip. These will hold a certain amount of bin bags full, depending on the size of the actual bin bag.
A 4 yard skip will hold anywhere from 25-35 full bin bags. A 6 yard skip will hold from 40-55, depending on bag size.
Now you know how many bin bags can fit in the skip, how do you determine how many bags you will have in the end? The simplest way is to just wait until the project or event is over and you can count up the bags. You’ll know exactly which size to get and you should be able to order the right one. The downside is you’ll have to wait with piles of rubbish in the garden.
You can also guesstimate. If you are doing a renovation, talk to the contractor about how much debris they expect to generate. They should be able to give you a good idea. If you’re doing this yourself, you should look at how much debris you will be removing from the room and then add in a quarter of that for excess and waste from the rebuilding.
The most commonly requested mini skip size is the 6-yard bin. This is just right for tearing out a deck, renovating a large bathroom or a medium kitchen, or clearing out an attic. The 4 yard skip, which is somewhat smaller, is best for a regular bathroom refurbishment or a small kitchen. It is also ideal for clearing out your garage.
Advantages of Mini Skip Rubbish Removal
They’re just the right size. Not everyone will have huge amounts of rubbish to get rid of and if you need some help ridding yourself of the refuse accumulated, a mini skip is perfect. It’s just the right size to fill up with all the crud your child has in their room, or the rubble from a deck being torn down.
They are affordable. A mini skip is something you can easily budget for when you need to. It’s not nearly as costly as a huge skip and when you only need to eliminate a smaller amount of rubbish, it’s actually quite affordable.
They’re easy to move. Larger skips can require quite a bit of machinery to move them around, which you may not want in your driveway. However, a mini skip is much simpler to bring in and set down, as well as pick up, once it’s full.
They take up less space. A tiny skip will fit just about anywhere, even in your garage, because it’s small enough. This means fewer odd looks from the neighbours and more space for everything else.
They include rubbish removal. Perhaps the best part of hiring a mini skip is that you don’t need to worry about disposal. The actual rubbish collection is taken care of for you and the company will ensure that everything is disposed of correctly. That is a huge weight off you when you’re already busy with renovations or other projects.
Planning a medium sized project in the next while? Contact Paul Riddel Skip Hire to get a quote on your mini skip hire.