The Best Way to Fill a Skip

February 8, 2017

Before you begin…

Firstly, ensure the skip is large enough for your needs. You don’t want to end up with a dilemma of having to pay for extra skips, or worse, the skip company refusing to collect the skip. Click on the Clickaskip Skip Chooser for full skip dimensions.

Next, consider the contents you throwing away. Electrical items such as T.V’s, fridges and PC monitors, are prohibited from skips (due to environmental legislation). However, ClickaSkip offer a collection service for these items. Please give us a call to discuss.

If you have paint, solvents, liquids, asbestos or dustbin and food refuse, you will need to contact your local authority to arrange for disposal of these.

One question people often ask us is if plasterboard can be disposed of. The answer is yes, but it must be bagged up and placed on the top of the contents in the skip.

Filling the Skip.

Step 1

Start by filling the smaller and lightest items first. Examples of lightweight items are paper and cardboard.

Step 2

Larger items should also be added to bottom. This will ensure the load is stable, and allow for more space in between gaps. A good tip is to place old doors or window frames along the edges at the bottom of the skip.

Step 3

Next, add the heavier items. By doing this the heavier items will compress the lighter items, creating extra space.

Step 4

Break or cut up bulky Items such as branches or bushes, and place these in between the gaps.

Step 5

Place any bagged-up plasterboard on the top and check to ensure it doesn’t sit above the height of the skip.

If you have a particular query on filling your skip, please give us a call or click on our live chat function. For more information on hiring skips and to browse our Frequently Asked Questions please visit https://www.clickaskip.co.uk/advice/