Guide to mini skip hire

Are you looking to hire a mini skip to clear out some waste from your home or business? If you are, we can provide the best prices on mini skip hire to cities, towns and villages across the UK.

Whether you want to hire a mini skip in London, Sheffield, Glasgow or Portsmouth, we aim to provide a reliable and cost-effective service.

At Wastefair, we utilise a network of local and nationwide skip hire and waste management companies to provide our customers with the cheapest prices for skip hire and other waste management services.

To find out the cost of mini skip hire in your area, enter your postcode into the search box provided. We provide instant fixed price quotes with no hidden costs to ensure the price you see is the price you pay.

What is a mini skip?

As the name suggests, the mini skip is the smallest option that we offer. With a capacity of 2 cubic yards, the mini skip is a perfect choice for clearing out small amounts of household waste. It is also suitable for a range of small business-related projects.

How big is a mini skip?

As a guide, a 2 cubic yard mini skip can hold around 20-30 black bin bags of waste. As such, it’s perfect for small quantities of household, building and garden waste but may not be large enough to accommodate large items such as furniture.

The approximate dimensions of the mini skip are as follows:

  • Capacity – 2 cubic yards / 1.5 cubic metres
  • Height – 2′ 6″ / 0.79 metres
  • Length – 4′ 0″ / 1.22 metres
  • Width – 3′ 0″ / 0.91 metres

Mini Skip Dimensions

How much does mini skip hire cost?

The cost of hiring a mini skip in the UK varies based on location, how long you need to keep the skip for and if it will be placed on private or public property (e.g. on the road).

Being the smallest skip available, the mini skip is also the cheapest option for hiring a skip. This makes it a great budget-friendly option for small building and home improvement projects.

At Wastefair, we provide our customers with cheap mini skip prices in all towns and cities across the UK. We utilise a network of local and nationwide skip hire companies to draw up our national coverage. This enables us to offer value for money on many skip hire services, including mini skips.

Enter your postcode into the search box provided to find out the mini skip hire cost in your area.

What can you put in a mini skip?

The mini skip can be used to dispose of all types of waste, including the following:

  • Building and construction waste such as bricks, rubble and concrete.
  • Household waste such as small furniture, old clothing, bathroom tiles, toys and old kitchen units.
  • Garden waste such as grass cuttings, soil, hedge trimmings and branches.
  • Office waste, including paper, cardboard and kitchen waste.

The 2 yard mini skip is an excellent choice for small DIY projects around the house. So whether you are renovating the bathroom, renewing an old laminate floor, revamping a dated kitchen or clearing out some unwanted clutter from the garage, hiring a mini skip is a cheap and convenient option.

What mini skips can’t be used for

Although a mini skip can be used to dispose of most household and commercial waste materials, some items are prohibited. This applies to all skip sizes, so it isn’t specific to the mini skip. The waste items that are prohibited are those that are classed as hazardous waste, which includes:

  • Paint tins
  • Fridges
  • TVs and Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Plasterboard

Other items that can’t be placed in a mini skip include asbestos, solvents, gas cylinders and chemicals. If you are a business and have this type of waste to dispose of, we can arrange a specialist hazardous waste disposal service.

For households that need to dispose of any hazardous waste, you can usually take them to your local council recycling centre, which will often have specialist containers for these items. Of course, it is always best to contact your local council to make sure they can accept these items before making a journey.

Can I have a mini skip delivered on the road?

Yes, in most cases it will be possible to have a mini skip delivered on the road outside your house or business premises. But to do this, you will need to get permission from the local council. This is known as a skip permit and is required whenever a skip needs to go on public property such as a road or grass verge.

It will cost a little bit more to have a mini skip delivered on the road, as the council will charge a fee for the permit. It will also take a few days to make the arrangements.

The cost and notice period will vary across the country, but we take care of everything for you. So if you need a mini skip on the road, it’s not a problem. Just let us know when placing your order, and we will take care of the rest.

Hire a mini skip online today

If you need a cheap mini skip hire service, we can help. Whether you are looking for an affordable option to dispose of household or garden waste, or if you have business waste to get rid of, Wastefair has got you covered!

We utilise our nationwide network of local and national skip companies to offer value on many different skip hire services in all areas across the UK, including mini skips. With low prices at Wastefair for mini skip rental in towns and cities throughout England, Wales & Scotland, there is no reason to look any further!

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