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When Would You Use a Mini Skip?

By 28 May 2022October 13th, 2022No Comments
A nearly full skip in Farnborough for a commercial customer

When Would You Use a Mini Skip?

When it comes to hiring a skip, you might not know which one to hire. Order one too big and you’ll be paying for a skip that you don’t need. Order one too small and you’ll find yourself spending more money on another skip.

However, you might find that you need to get rid of waste and think that a mini skip is suitable but you’re still not ready to place that order as you are unsure if it is right. So, we have created this useful guide to help you make the right decision.

What Size is a Mini Skip?

To give you an idea of the size of a mini skip, you are looking at dimensions of 1.8m x 1.3m x 0.9m. This means that it is compact and is suitable for positioning in tight areas and narrow driveways.

How Much Can You Fit in a Mini Skip?

When you think about the size of a skip, it can be difficult to envisage just how much waste it can hold. You will be wondering if the waste you need to dispose of is too much for a mini skip while you might think that you don’t have enough waste to fill a mini skip.

The mini skip or 4-yard skip can hold a good volume of waste and it might surprise you to learn that it has the ability to hold anything from 35 to 40 bin bags. This is a considerable amount of waste when households usually put out a couple of bags for collection each week. So, this is plenty if you are clearing out rooms and general waste as it is more than adequate for small clearance jobs.

What is a Mini Skip Suitable For?

So, now that you know what it can hold, what is a mini skip suitable for? Well, the reality is that it is suitable for a range of jobs. They are ideal for getting rid of tree cuttings, clearing gardens and for small house clearance. They are also suitable for small DIY projects such as removing kitchens and bathrooms. You might also find them useful for clearing garages and waste that you have accumulated over a number of years.

What Shouldn’t You Put in a Mini Skip?

In the same way as other skips, there are restrictions on certain items being placed in a skip. Therefore, you cannot use it to dispose of batteries, gas cylinders, electrical appliances, tyres, paint or solvents while you should also avoid putting hazardous waste in them. 

The Benefits of a Mini Skip

Mini skips come with a wealth of benefits but their small size means that they don’t take up a lot of room and because they are small, they are cost-effective. This is also a great way of getting rid of waste in an environmentally-friendly way as all waste is recycled where possible, ensuring that it is disposed of correctly and safely.