Your Ultimate Skip Guide
The autumn is one of the best times of year to have a clearout and with Christmas on the horizon, why not make some space now for the presents you’ll receive on December 25th?
You can now skip the hassle with CBS Waste and our team have produced an ultimate skip guide that answers all your questions.
Want to know what you can put in a skip? Interested to know what sizes we do and how they measure up? We’ve got everything covered in this comprehensive blog.
Why choose a mini skip?
In and around the areas we serve and work in, there are lots of homes with limited space at the front. So a mini skip is ideal for putting there and a mini skip is also tailor-made for simple clearout jobs. That way, you don’t have to have a large, unsuitable size skip taking up valuable space. Plus with fly tipping still such a big issue, mini skips go some way to helping the problem.
Are mini skips suitable for commercial clients too?
They are. On building sites, teams often need to sort different recyclable materials out and skips allow them to establish an efficient and organised recycling system on site. It also allows them to see the exact quantities of rubbish that they’re throwing out in closer detail.
What can I put in a skip?
The simple answer is many things! The great thing about skips is that you can have a clearout at your own pace and can keep one for as long as you need up to one week. CBS Waste can take away packaging materials such as cardboard and paper, wallpaper, ceramics, metals and mixed waste subject to prior agreement with our team. Weight limits apply.
What can I not put in a skip?
There are many things that we can’t take unfortunately such as white goods, rubble, chemicals, tyres and WEEE items. The same goes for oil, petrol, paint and plasterboard and skips should not be overfilled either.
Can you put carpet in a skip?
Yes, carpet counts as mixed waste. You might be revamping your home or simply changing your carpets over, but we can take away your old and grubby ones in a skip.
Can you put garden waste and soil in a skip?
No. We’re not able to take garden waste or soil, but there’s always the green bin if you need an easy way to get rid of grass, branches and the like.
Can you put a fridge in a skip?
As it counts as a WEEE item, no. Fridges count as large household appliances along with cookers, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers. Smaller household appliances and electronic equipment also counts as WEEE waste.
Can you put mattresses in a skip?
Mattresses are considered hazardous waste, so no. But our more traditional domestic waste collection services would be ideal if you have mattresses you want to get rid of.
How big is a 2 yard skip?
A 2 yard skip measures up as approximately 3 feet tall, 4 feet long and 3.5 feet wide. Typically this can hold 20 to 30 bin bags.
How big is a 4 yard skip?
A 4 yard skip measures up as approximately 3 feet tall, 7 feet long and 5 feet wide. These types of skip can hold around 40 to 50 bin bags.
How do I hire a mini skip?
By calling CBS Waste today. You can find out more about our skip services on our website and submit a booking request 24/7. You can choose what size skip you want, how long you’d like it for and the dates you have in mind.
Why choose CBS Waste for mini skip hire?
Above all else, we offer a first class customer service experience and our dedicated customer service team will be on hand to help from beginning to end and if you have any problems along the way.
Contact us on 01480 220434, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a query online through our booking form. Terms and conditions apply. Don’t forget to give us a like on Facebook or follow us on Twitter too and share the link to our ultimate skip guide.