Things to Know When Hiring a Skip

Whether you are planning on making improvements to the interior of your home or the exterior, depending on the job at hand, you can potentially accumulate a lot of waste.  As a result of this, you can end up having to make numerous trips to your local waste depot or waste station.

Not only that though, but you would also have to use your vehicle to transport the waste. While this may be fine for small amounts of waste that can fit into your boot, for substantial numbers of garbage you wouldn’t want to transport yourself. The best and simple solution is to hire mini skips Adelaide.

Skips can usually be hired in different sizes so you can choose one that is perfect for your particular requirement. For example, for smaller amounts of waste, you may only need a six cubic meter mini skip, or for larger jobs, you may need an eight cubic meter maxi skip. Obviously, skip sizes can vary depending on the company, the above are just examples. If you’re considering hiring a skip, below are the things you should know.


For health and safety reasons, there are specific items which you cannot dispose of in a skip.  For example, gas canisters, aerosols, clinical/medical waste, to name just a few. The skip hire company Adelaide will no doubt have a list or advise you of any excluded items.


If you are unable to park the skip on your private driveway, meaning that you have to park it on a public highway, then you are required to obtain a permit from the local council. Many skip companies will take care of this on your behalf. If not, they will be able to advise you on how to go about obtaining a permit. Cost of such licenses may vary depending on where you live, but again the skip hire company will advise you on all this.

Hire Prices

Apparently, the prices will vary from company to another, but it can also vary depending on the type of waste. So when requesting a rate be sure to inform the business of the kind of garbage you have.

Maybe it’s not a DIY clean up that you want, do you want your loft space or garage back? If so this is another excellent reason to hire a skip as it makes clearing out so much more comfortable!

Hiring mini skips Adelaide can save you time and effort and also give you peace of mind that your waste is being disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.