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How to make the best use of your skip?

Updated: Apr 29

Are you planning to declutter your home, throw out those things you no longer need? Perhaps you're doing some renovation work or having a garden clearance?

If so, skip hire offers a convenient solution for waste disposal. A skip can be delivered to your driveway or even to the street outside your home subject to permits. Skips are available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs but which ever size you chose, with a bit of planning and organisation you to make best use of your skip and get the most value for money. Here are our tops tips to make the most of your skip.


  1. Size Matters: Plan ahead and choose the right size skip for your needs. If you underestimate the amount of waste you have, you might end up needing another skip which can be more expensive than getting one larger skip to start with.

  2. Sort Your Waste: Before you start throwing everything into the skip, consider what waste you have and if it can be disposed of more responsibly. For example, is there anything that could be sent a charity shop of even sold online.

  3. Break Down Items: Larger items take up more space. Where possible, break down or dismantle items to make more efficient use of the space in your skip. Furniture and large appliances can often be broken down into smaller parts.

  4. Load Strategically: Load heavy items at the bottom and lighter, bulkier items on top. This not only makes better use of space but helps to keep the skip stable during transport. Also, flat items like plywood or plasterboard can be placed on the sides to create more room in the center.

  5. Avoid Prohibited Items: Be aware of what cannot be placed in your skip. Hazardous waste, electrical items, batteries, and certain other items are often prohibited. Disposing of these items improperly can result in fines.

  6. Maximize Space: Fill in gaps with smaller items. This helps to maximize the use of space within the skip and can prevent you from needing a second skip.

  7. Check for Permits: If you plan to place your skip on a public road, you might need a permit from your local council. This is something MAC Skips can arrange for you.

  8. Share with Neighbors: If you don't have enough waste to fill the skip yourself, consider sharing the skip and the cost with your neighbors. This can be a cost-effective way for multiple households to dispose of their waste.

  9. Book in Advance: Plan your project and book your skip in advance. This ensures that you have the skip when you need it and can help you avoid delays in your project.

  10. Safety First: Ensure the skip is placed in a safe and accessible location. Keep the area around the skip clear to avoid tripping hazards.

By following these tips, you can make efficient use of your waste skip, saving money and reducing environmental impact in the process.

What’s next?

If you are interested in skip hire, would like more information or would like to book skip hire, contact MAC Skips today. We offer a professional, friendly and affordable service around the Midlands. We have skips of all sizes so no matter how big or small your project may be, we’ll be able to help and by using the above tips you can make the most of the skip you’ve hired.





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