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How much does it cost to hire a skip?

How much does it cost to hire a skip?

If you have a large amount of waste to get rid of, you may be weighing up the pros and cons of skip hire, versus several trips to the tip, and wondering how much does it cost to hire a skip?

After all, cars or other vehicles which are permitted to use Household Waste Recycling Sites can only carry so much at a time and it can be much more time-saving and cost-effective to hire a skip for all your rubbish, rather than making several repeat journeys.

When making a trip to the tip, the costs associated with lots of going back and forth can include expensive fuel costs, not to mention the time you need to load your car up and drive there, so hiring a skip to get the job done in one go can be a sensible option.

Cost of skip hire

Our prices for skip hire vary depending on the size of skip that you need and the location of where the skip is to be delivered to.

The skip sizes we have available range from a two-yard mini skip, which takes up to 40 standard bins bags of waste, through to a large 12-yard skip which is normally used for building sites and other large scale construction projects.

When it comes to the cost of hiring a skip, our cheapest skips are priced at £119 + VAT and you will be given a quote which is based on your requirements – these include where the skip is to be located.

Areas which Rabbit Skips covers are the whole of East Sussex and West Sussex, therefore there may be an additional cost incurred for a skip delivery which entails a large distance

It’s also important to bear in mind that additional skip costs are incurred if the container has to stand on the road. Then you have the cost of a pre-applied Highway Permit from the County or City Council Authority, hire of cones and lights and possibly the cost of suspending a parking bay if applicable.

The cost of skip hire will normally allow it to be located on your site there for up to two weeks, however, if you have different requirements, please feel free to discuss it with a member of our team.

Things to bear in mind

In addition to considering the cost of skip hire, it’s important to take the following into account:

  • The size of skip you’ll need (make sure it’s big enough for your waste)
  • Where it will be placed (the area must be accessible and the ground suitable to take the weight of a fully loaded skip)
  • The type of waste you have and whether it is suitable for a skip

If a skip is overloaded past the sides, then it will be illegal to transport it on a public highway. This might mean you have to pay the cost of hiring a skip which can take the excess. As a result, it’s vital to assess exactly how much waste you have (as well as what it is), in order to avoid unnecessary costs.

Get in touch to discuss our skip hire prices

If you need more information about Rabbit skip hire, get in touch with a member of our friendly team for more details.

You can contact us on 01903 762020, email or fill out our online skip hire contact form.