How to prepare for the New Year’s Clear-Out: How much is it to hire a skip?

How to prepare for the New Year’s Clear-Out: How much is it to hire a skip?

Whether you’re starting a new housing project for 2020 or decluttering your home to relieve yourself of the remains of the 2019’s festive period, a good old clear out can just be what you need to start 2020 with a fresh feeling.  With that, appropriate planning is required and whether you’re going to do all yourself or hire an expert, you still need to consider where you’ll be putting your waste.

For jobs like these, the bi-weekly bin collector will just not cut it, therefore you’ll need to consider other options such as cheap skip hire. When hiring a skip, you need to consider the size of the skip you require and note the area you’re based in, which can affect the skip hire cost. We’ve investigated some of the cheapest skip prices for a number of regions around the UK.

Let’s take a look at how much a skip would cost you for your big project:

The lowest cost area:

These locations we’ve considered are the luckiest. Why? Because they get some of the cheapest skip hire prices:

Location 4 Yard Skip 6 Yard Skip 8 Yard Skip 12 Yard Skip Average
Coventry £160.50 £193.62 £211.00 £274.00 £210
Wolverhampton £145.00 £179.00 £247.17 £287.00 £215
Liverpool £158.20 £203.00 £213.00 £289.00 £215
Manchester £187.76 £195.00 £210.00 £289.00 £220
Nottingham £155.00 £216.17 £239.33 £304.00 £228
Derby £139.00 £215.00 £238.20 £326.00 £229
York £187.00 £201.67 £260.10 £282.00 £235
Birmingham £145.00 £255.67 £247.17 £293.00 £235


Expensive areas for skip hire:

Location 4 Yard Skip 6 Yard Skip 8 Yard Skip 12 Yard Skip Average
Bristol £173.54 £233.17 £234.00 £320.00 £240
London £192.61 £236.31 £216.86 £323.54 £241
aSlough £155.00 £278.00 £266.67 £302.00 £250
Leeds £155.78 £281.00 £234.00 £361.50 £257
Newcastle £228.00 £238.00 £241.00 £328.00 £258
Ipswich £190.00 £251.00 £261.00 £357.50 £264
Cheltenham £130.00 £241.00 £328.00 £387.00 £271
Bournemouth £183.00 £328.00 £292.33 £460.00 £315

(The rates you see below are all including VAT, however the cost of skip permits, or parking is not included)

Of course, it depends on what size you require, which would impact the cost regardless of where you live. It’s important to pick the right sized skip to suit your needs not only in terms of pricing, but in terms of the job.

What size skip do you need?

4-yard Skip

The smallest out of the selection, 4-yard skip are the most compact waste container. It is ideal for smaller domestic refurbishments, DIY projects, and small garden clearances.

Despite being small, these skips can hold around two and a half car boots full of waste. So, you can be sure these small, compact and easy to load skips can handle most domestic refurbishments

6-yard Skip

Considered as a small builder’s skip, the 6-yard skip offers an ideal way to store waste when carrying out a medium-sized domestic project. It’s the perfect option when you are tackling domestic refurbishments, home clear-outs, or even small construction works.

Despite them being known as a small builder’s skip, they can hold as much waste as VW Cadi Maxi Van! Plus, it’s easy to fit on most driveways and greater for the bulkier items.

8-yard Skip

Considered as being a traditional builder’s skip, this is the most popular skip choice out of them all and it’s the largest available for soil and rubble due to the weight limit it allows.

The 8-yarder is ideal for most if not all projects, including construction and large domestic clearances. It can hold as much as a Ford Transit Van full of waste, so you can be sure it can handle all your bulkier waste items!

12-yard Skip

The largest available, 12-yard skips are huge and suitable for the bulky items of waste that are still light in weight.

Despite it not being suitable for soil and heavy rubble, it’s ideal for major construction works and large clear-outs. It can hold the same capacity of waste as the average garden shed — impressive right?

Now, with the right skip size and budget in mind, you’re set to blast through any project you desire!

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