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How much does it cost to hire a skip?

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giddykipper Sun 14-Jun-09 21:14:37

In Cheshire, if that makes a difference.

scienceteacher Sun 14-Jun-09 21:18:45

It depends on the size.

Have you googled it?

DaisymooSteiner Sun 14-Jun-09 21:18:48

Depends on the size and what you want to put in it. It's well worth phoning round a number of companies to find the best price IME.

giddykipper Sun 14-Jun-09 21:22:23

I have googled but haven't found anyone who'll give a price.

It's mainly for garden waste, plus other crap around the house. Mini skip will probably do it.

I'll phone around.

gigglewitch Sun 14-Jun-09 21:28:53

we paid £70 a few months ago for a thing they call a mini-skip hmm put another way it held all of a ripped-out kitchen and a back garden worth of revolting walls wink

4 ton miniskip will cost £75-80

8 ton or builders skip 120-140

try googling a1 skip hire.

IF the skip is sited on a road you will be charged an extra £15.

gigglewitch Sun 14-Jun-09 21:41:19

nice one HA - and further to that, our experience went that if it is on a main road, - in our case it was more to do with it being a bus route and a "preferred" route for the fire engines - you have to get permission from the council to put it there shock wink

trixymalixy Sun 14-Jun-09 21:46:10

We had trouble finding a skip company who would take garden waste.

i don't understand why, but it cost us more to get one that would take garden waste.

giddykipper Mon 15-Jun-09 20:23:19

I called a local skip company today - £130 +VAT for a mini skip shock, that's a lot of trips to the tip.

Littlefish Tue 16-Jun-09 19:32:50

We've decided to buy a trailer to attach to our car so that we can get rid of a lot of our building waste ourselves. I couldn't believe the cost of skips when I researched it!

megan100 Mon 05-Sep-11 16:30:37

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tyler80 Mon 05-Sep-11 17:29:49

Would something like a hippo bag be an option?


Not used them but picked up a leaflet the other day in wickes

WomanwiththeYellowHat Wed 07-Sep-11 20:15:47

We had a HippoBag and it was great - 142 + VAT though (we had a 4.5 yd one). Very convenient though.

If you ask a gardener they might take it to the tip for you in a van for the cost of disposal (£50 ish ) plus a bit...

ajgf Thu 10-Jan-13 08:49:40

I know this is an old thread but I found this page and it seems quite helpful in explaining the costs of skips and how big a skip you need: www.skiptrips.com/article/skip_hire_prices

We are lucky that it's quite a lot cheaper up north than in London and think we paid £130+VAT for an 8 yard one

jessicagreen22 Mon 28-Oct-13 11:27:31

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