Skip Hire for Swansea

Can I plan a skip hire?

The hiring of a skip is a fantastic way to dispose of a large amount of rubbish in one swoop. They are mostly used for home renovation or gardening projects. If you are planning on generating a lot of building or gardening waste then your best bet to get rid of it all is a skip. But this can leave you pondering can I plan a skip hire or do I just call a company?

Questions to answer for planning a skip hire

Where are you going to put the skip?

You can put your skip in most places if you have the room and access. But essentially you have two choices, on your land or public property near you. If it is on your property then you will need a space that is big enough for the skip itself as well as the lorry to drop it off and pick it back up again. These lorries are rather large and can be as wide as 10 feet. They take some manoeuvring to get into position and are extremely heavy. Especially once a fully loaded skip has been placed on the back! For these two reasons, you should discuss access for your skips in Swansea with us beforehand.

Do you need a permit?

If you have not got the space on your property then you will need to obtain a permit from the local council to place it on the road or pavement. This is usually a straightforward process that Skip Hire for Swansea will be happy to take care of. It is most often best to let us take care of the permit. Because sometimes it can be quite complicated in circumstances where it could be a particularly large skip or if the skip that is positioned is going to call for a parking bay suspension.

It is important to plan ahead as far as you can minimise the risk of possible fines. And so your neighbours have plenty of notice that work is going to be carried out and a skip is going to be put in place. There is a charge from the local council for this permit which will be added to the final price.

Notepad with the numbers 1 to 4 which are for the questions in this blog post about how to plan a skip hire

What size skip do you need?

So you think to yourself ‘I need to hire a skip near me‘. But, you also need to make sure that you are ordering a skip that is the right size to take the rubbish you are planning on getting rid of. You should explain your project to us because we can advise you on size. If you are still unsure then you can always go safe by getting the next size up. Because this will most surely mean that you can fit all your waste into it. The last thing you want is to fill up your skip and have to order another one because this will incur a whole new cost.

What type of rubbish are you putting in the skip?

Another point to consider when planning your skip hire is the weight of your waste. For example, ten bags of soil will weigh more than ten bags of household waste. You should discuss this with us before we send a skip out. To safely transport the filled skips you MUST only load it level to the top of the skip. This reduces the chances of waste falling out onto the road when taken back to the depot.


Our skip hire Swansea team recycles as much of the waste as we possibly can. So whatever you are throwing out you can rest assured that we are doing our best to keep it out of the landfill. Book a skip today by filling out our quote form or by giving us a call.