Is My Driveway Suitable For a Skip?

Is my driveway suitable for a skip? This is a common question for anyone considering using a skip, since it’s more convenient than placing one in the road. The reason we get asked this relates to both the size of the space, as well as the thought of something heavy being placed on a nice, neatly constructed driveway.

This month, at Camiers, we’ll talk you through the considerations for having a skip placed on a driveway, as well as your alternatives if you’re not able to place a skip on your driveway for any reason.

Skip on driveway

Think about the size of your driveway

The first thing you need to do is consider the size of skip you need and the size of your driveway. Most traditional driveways can take the average skip, but it pays to do your research and planning first. Our smallest skip is 1.83m in length and 1.29m wide, while our largest domestic skip is 3.7m long and 1.78m wide.

You can find out more details about the various skip sizes we have and their dimensions on our skip sizes page. This will allow you to take measurements if you’re unsure about which skip size will fit on your driveway before placing your order.


Will a skip damage my driveway?

Here at Camiers, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards of professionalism in everything we do. This means that we take great care when placing skips anywhere. We have years of experience and our drivers have honed the efficient but delicate art of manipulating skip lorries for precise delivery. 

This being said, we know some driveway materials aren’t always sturdy and you might have a brand new driveway you’re looking to protect, so please let us know and we’ll work with you to ensure your skip is safely and carefully placed. See our next section if you’re concerned about damage to block paving.


Can you put a skip on block paving?

Large metals skips are obviously a concern if you have a block-paved driveway as you’ll want to maintain a pristine surface. As well as our highly professional drivers, we can also deploy wooden planks to protect your driveway, regardless of whether you have block paving or you simply know your driveway tarmac is soft and at risk of indentation under a heavy load. This helps to keep the hard metal from scraping your block paving as we deliver and collect your skip. 


Book a skip to be placed in the road

If you’re concerned about damage to your driveway, you feel like it may not take the weight or if you simply don’t think you have the space for us to manoeuvre a skip on your drive, there is another option. We can always place a skip in the road for most areas, allowing you easy access to a skip so you can dispose of your waste. However, this will require a skip permit from the local council. If you inform us when you are permitted to have a skip placed and when your permit end-date is, we can work within these requirements.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a driveway and aren’t permitted to have a skip in the road, we can offer a wait and load skip service. This allows you to promptly dispose of your waste in a skip during a window of time while our skip lorry waits. Your waste is then taken away and the issue of permits and space have been eliminated. 


Skip hire in Aylesbury

For reliable, professional skip hire in Aylesbury and the surrounding areas, make us your trusted waste management company. We work carefully to ensure your driveway sustains no damage, and we can recommend the right skip size if you’re unsure what you need based on the dimensions of your driveway.

Contact us today to arrange for domestic skip hire and let us know where you’d like to skip to be placed. We’re always happy to help and take any special considerations on board in regards to your driveway and the space you have.