How to Save Money When Hiring a Skip

Skip hire is a cost-effective alternative to making multiple trips to the dump. Simply pay a set price and your skip will be delivered to your door, ready to be filled. There’s no hidden costs, no extra removal charge and no hefty fuel bill.

There are a few tips you should follow to ensure you get the best bang for your buck when hiring a skip. This article will explain how to save money on your skip hire.


Size matters

Choosing a skip in the optimal size for your project is key to cost efficiency. Hire one that’s too small and you’ll either be burdened with leftover waste, be charged a penalty for overfilling, or have no other choice but to hire a second skip; hire one that’s too large and you’ll have wasted money on excess space you won’t use.

Use our skip size guide to identify the ideal skip size for your project. We offer everything from 4-yard mini skips to 40-yard roll-on/roll-off skips.

Avoid overfilling

Not only will overfilling a skip jeopardise your safety and the safety of our staff, but it could also leave you out of pocket. All skips have a clear maximum fill line that you must not exceed. You may incur a fine if you fill your skip beyond the max fill line.

Place on private property

You will require a skip permit if you wish to place your skip on public property. This will cost money but the price will vary depending on your local area. You won’t require a skip permit at all if you place the skip on your own property. However, you must make sure you have suitable access points and that your grounds can withstand heavy loads. You must also make sure that you have an area to place the skip that doesn’t impede any fire routes.

Consider alternatives

Skip hire isn’t the only way to dispose of your waste. If you have a large volume of waste to remove, consider grab hire. Grab hire is a flexible solution where large grab lorries deal with your waste directly. It is a suitable option for large commercial projects and can be more cost-effective than hiring a skip.

Find out more about grab hire here

Always hire a skip from a company you can trust. Camiers Skip & Grab Hire have over 45 years experience providing waste clearance and waste management services to customers throughout Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. Offering various waste management services and skips in a range of sizes, Camiers can support commercial and domestic projects of all sizes. We will arrange all skip permits on your behalf and we even aim to recycle 100% of the waste we receive.

Hire your skip or grab lorry by contacting our friendly team.