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How long can you hire a skip for?

How long can you hire a skip for?

Hiring a skip can be a really effective way to get your rubbish disposed of safely and quickly.

From house and garden clearances to building projects, it’s an excellent opportunity to get rubbish removed without having the hassle of making a trip to your local household waste recycling centre. But maybe you’ve not thought of hiring a skip before because you think you’d have it parked outside your house for too long or the work you are undertaking will go on for longer than they are available.

Don’t worry, with Rabbit Skip Hire you can hire a skip for as long, or short, as you like (within reason).

Our Skip Hire Period

If you have a project coming up which will involve a fair amount of waste and you feel that skip hire would be the most convenient option, you may be wondering how long you can hire a skip for.

Rabbit Skip Hire has a maximum two-week hire period for our skips. Of course, if you need a skip for any longer, then just let us know.

Having an idea of how long you can have your skip for will allow you to plan its delivery date into your project.

Most people find that they are able to fill a skip quite quickly. For example, if using it for a house clearance, you may wish to gather everything together first. This means that when it comes to moving your rubbish into the skip, the actual process of doing so should be quite quick.

Likewise, if you are using a skip for a building project which involves knocking down a wall, you’ll know that the day on which the wall is due to come down, should be the day you ensure your skip is there.

It’s important to give real consideration to your project size and the amount of waste likely to be produced, as well as the length of time the project is likely to take.

It might be that you don’t need a skip for long because there isn’t much waste, or it’s a big project but you only have a short amount of time to complete it.

Alternatively, you may want the skip for longer, because your project is taking place over several days, or only on weekends, for example.

Things to consider to ensure you get the right skip for the right amount of time include:

  • size of project
  • how much time you have allocated to the project
  • where the skip will be located and the size of skip you can accommodate (if you can only accommodate a small skip but have a large project, for example, it’s likely you will need to run the project over a longer period and get the skip replaced at regular intervals).

What to remember when hiring a skip

In order to get the best results from hiring a skip, it’s always a good idea to assess the size of skip you need before you start. Assessing the amount of waste you are likely to produce will not only ensure you get the most cost-effective skip size, but it will also give you some idea of how long it will take to move the rubbish into the skip.

Other things to check when hiring your skip include whether or not you’ll need a Highways Permit (if it is to be located on a public road), that there is a suitable area for it to be placed and that our skip lorry can get access to that area for drop-off and pick-up.

Easily and quickly book a skip online

It’s never been easier to hire a skip. Using our online booking form you can ensure it is delivered to your site at the time that is convenient for you and collected once it is full or you have completed your project.

Skips hire costs vary depending on the skip size that you need, your location and also the length of the hire period, but, once you factor in your time and fuel costs, can work out very cost effective in comparison to multiple trips to the local refuse centre.

Rabbit Skip Hire is an established and expert supplier of skips for commercial and domestic projects of all sizes throughout East and West Sussex.

To find out more about Rabbit Skip Hire’s reliable and expert skip hire contact our expert and friendly team on 01903 762020, email or fill out our online skip hire contact form.

Rabbit Skip Hire is part of the Rabbit Group of companies, which includes Rabbit Demolition, Rabbit & Dowling Plant Hire and Rabbit Toilet Hire.