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Understanding Skip Hire Jargon for First Timers

Staffordshire Skip Hire want to make waste removal understandable for everyone who uses our services.
This is why we have put together this useful guide which covers some of the essential jargon used in our industry.

When booking a waste disposal service withy any removal company, terms such as ‘builders waste’ and ‘maxi skips’ can be thrown around, which not everyone is expected to know the meaning of.

It is good practice to know as much as you can before booking a skip to clear your waste as an informed customer will know what type of skip they need for their specific waste. This will also help you to save money, as purchasing a smaller service than you need will mean having to book another skip at some point which will hit you in the pocket.

Know Your Waste!

Knowing the different types of waste is extremely important to improve your recycling with effective rubbish clearance plus knowing the difference between your builders and WEEE waste.

Here are some of the common waste types you will encounter when removing rubbish using our skip hire services –

Builders Waste – This is a term commonly used by many waste clearance companies to describe anything leftover or unwanted from a construction project. The waste can be made up of rubble and soils, general waste and other items left on construction sites.

WEEE Waste – This acronym means ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’, which means electrical items at the end of their life such as batteries or plug sockets for power.

Builders Skip (8-Yarder) – This describes an 8-yard skip, which is one of the most popular skips, sometimes referred to as a ‘traditional builders skip’. This is because it is the largest size available for soils and rubble plus it is the best option for waste disposal from a building project.

Small Builders Skip (6-Yarder) – This type of skip is the ideal choice for medium-sized projects.

Midi Skip (4-Yarder) – You will find the word ‘midi’ is the term used when booking a 4-yard skip. Ideal for garden clearance due to its easy to load size.

Cubic Yard – Cubic yard is the most commonly used metric to calculate the amount of waste that can be collected. This measurement covers the width, length and height of any skip or removal service. If your skip is 4 cubic yards then this is the total amount of waste which can be loaded into it.

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If you have any more questions about our skip hire services, please contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today.

Our services cover right across Staffordshire, including Leek and Werrington.