There are many reasons you might need to hire a skip and many types of skip that might be suitable for the job at hand. Understanding skip hire benefits and why a skip could be the right tool for the job is also useful. It helps to ensure you can find the best skip hire service and choose the right skip for your needs.

Let’s look more closely at the different types of skip and when you might choose to use them.

Mini Skip

A mini skip is usually a 3 yard skip which is the smallest you’ll find from any hire company. They’re a good choice for small domestic projects or a small-sized clear-out. They can also be a good choice if you’re tidying up the garden or decluttering a single room in the home. They’re a popular choice for areas where you may not have a great deal of road or drive space for the skip.

Mini Skip

Midi Skip

A midi skip usually measures around 4 to 5 yards and may be the best choice if you’re moving home and want to do a complete clear out of your old property, assuming it’s a regular-sized home. They’re also handy for refurbishment projects when you’re only working on a room or two.

Midi Skip

Builders’ Skip

A builders’ skip is usually a more commercial choice and is much larger in size, up to 8 yards. Builders’ skips, sometimes called maxi skips, are commonly seen in builders’ yards or on large construction or renovation projects. They can be used for building materials as well as additional debris produced during the project.

Builder's Skip

RoRo Skip

A RoRo skip is another word for a Roll-on Roll-off skip, and these are larger than most of the alternatives. You will only usually see them on construction sites or on commercial sites dealing with industrial waste disposal.

Enclosed Skip

Occasionally you’ll see a skip with a closed or locked lid, which can look quite unusual. Enclosed skips are recommended for environments where confidential materials such as paperwork may be being disposed of. They are also a good choice for the safe disposal of hazardous materials, with the right checks in place.

Enclosed Skip

Enclosed skips feature a lockable lid which means the contents cannot be accessed. There are many reasons why you could need a skip, and for the skip hire Manchester businesses and individuals need, consider PP O’Connor.