Why are skips yellow?

Imagine a traditional builder’s skip in your mind’s eye, and there’s a good chance you’ll picture a bright yellow 8 cubic yard skip with sloping ends. But have you ever stopped to wonder why nearly all skips are yellow?

Haringey skip licence rules updated

Haringey Council’s page detailing the rules for Haringey skip hire permits was updated on August 15th, so what are the current rules on placing a skip on the road in Haringey – and what are the borough’s additional rules for skips on private property?

Out with the old, in with the new: skip hire for spring cleaning

As the days get longer and we all come out of winter hibernation, it’s high time for a spring clean to get your house in order for the spring and summer months. We always see a surge in interest in domestic skip hire in London at this time of year, as well as an increase […]

What size skip will I need?

Probably the most frequently asked question about skip hire is: “What size skip do I need?” The answer is, it depends how much waste you need to put in it – but we’re happy to help you decide. We’ve put together this guide to how to choose skip sizes based on some numbers you should […]

How does skip hire work?

If you’ve never hired a skip before (or you’ve had a bad experience in the past) you might be wondering “How does skip hire work?”

What is a skip permit?

A skip permit, also known as a skip licence, is permission from your local council to place a skip on a public highway. If you need to place a hired skip on the roadside because you don’t have any suitable private land to place it on, you’ll usually need to get a skip permit in […]

Hiring a skip vs. going to the tip

The age-old question of “skip or tip?” lives on to the present day, and as with many questions in life, the answer is: “It depends.”

Waste Removal or Skip Hire? Which is Right for You?

When you’re having a clear-out of your house, or a garden or garage clearance, you’re faced with a few ways to get rid of your rubbish. Do you go for the quick convenience of waste removal, or do you opt for skip hire and fill it as you go?