Are There Separate Skips For Domestic And Commercial Waste?

When it comes to hiring a skip for your home and business, you might be left wondering if there are different types of skips available for business or for domestic purposes. Here we can help you to decide on the best skips for your needs.

Difference In Skips

There is no requirement to have a specific type of skip for commercial or domestic waste. This means that our entire selection of skips is available for hire whether you are a large organisation, or a small flat clear out (we don’t recommend a 40-yard RoRo here though!).
When it comes to waste removal, we are still restricted as to the waste that we permit into our skips, regardless of the size of the skip, or whether it is commercial or domestic. If you are unsure as to whether your waste will be suitable, you can always contact our team who will be happy to assist you.

Commercial Waste

When you require a skip to remove your commercial waste, the main considerations that you will need to make is the size of your skip and the location of where it will be left on your property.
When it comes to the location of your skip, you will need to consider whether this sits on your property or on the road, in which case you will be required to have a permit from your local council.
If you decide to have the skip on your property, you will need to consider the impact that this might have on your business, for example, if you have customers attending the business, will this impact where they enter your business, where they park, or will you require fencing to partition off the area.
When it comes to the size of your skip, it entirely depends on the amount of waste that you are planning to remove. There is nothing to stop you from going as small as our 2-tonne mini skip, but you can also go for our 40-yard RoRo skip if you are doing a large scale overhaul. Always remember to overestimate your waste as having too large of a skip will work out cheaper for your business than having to hire a second skip if the first is not sufficient.

Domestic Waste

From home renovations to garden clear outs, hiring a skip for domestic purposes has many uses. As with commercial skips, you will also need to consider where the skip will be while it is with you. If you do not have the space on your property, a council permit will be required for on-road skips. If you are planning to have your skip on the property, ensure that the space you have allocated is ample and clear before the arrival of your skip. If you are having a drop door skip, remember to allow for this.
One thing to remember when it comes to hiring a skip for your domestic waste is the items that are prohibited, including white goods. So please speak to us if you are looking to remove items like fridges, freezers and washing machines.

Information on Skip Permits and Hazardous Waste can be found on our dedicated information page. Or you can contact a member of our expert team today who will be happy to assist you.
When it comes to selecting the right size skip, our team of experts are experienced in what can fit in each skip, so if you are unsure, please speak to our team who can guide you in the right direction.