What skip size do I need for a bathroom clearance?.

Emptying, renovating and redesigning your bathroom is something you may want to do to transform the space and ensure that it is precisely what you want it to be. However, when it comes to getting to work, you will need to think about what you are going to do with all the waste produced (and believe us, there will be plenty).

Of course, you can try to take all the waste to the local tip yourself, transporting it in your car, but this can be difficult to find the time to do, especially if you lack space within your vehicle.

Another option is to choose to hire a skip. Skips are a great way to dispose of any waste that you may have; skips are easy to use, they are versatile, and they take the hassle out of worrying about what you are going to do with your waste.

What can you put in a skip?

The first question that many people ask about hiring a skip is what is okay to put in it and what things cannot be put in the skip? When it comes to bathroom waste, there is plenty that you can place into your skip.

The type of things that you can put into a waste skip include:

  • Rubble from the building work
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Furnishings that have been in your bathroom
  • Non-electrical fittings
  • Tiles
  • Bricks
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Packaging from your new furniture and fittings
  • Hardened paint

You cannot put the following into your skip:

  • Clinical or medical waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Toxic materials
  • Liquids
  • Paints
  • Batteries
  • Asbestos

It is also important to remember that there are going to be some things, packaging in particular, that you can recycle, which is going to get rid of that waste and have a positive impact on the environment.

What size skip do I need?

One of the only issues that can come up with hiring a skip for a bathroom clearance is that you may not know what size skip will be right for you. You will want to make sure that the skip is large enough to fit in all the waste that you may produce, but you also want to make sure that you don’t have wasted space (or end up spending out more on a larger skip that you don’t need to hire).

It is usually recommended that you hire a builder’s skip for a bathroom clearance. Builder’s skips are available in both a 6 and 8 cubic yard size. These will be large enough to accommodate some of the bulkier items, but they will not take up too much space on your drive or cause an obstruction for your neighbours if it has to be positioned on the road (which will require a skip permit).

Of course, if you are really unsure how big a skip you will need for your bathroom clearance and renovation, then speak to an expert.

We can help you decide which size skip will work with your needs and make sure that whatever you hire is the right price for you.