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What size skip do I need for a house clearance in Derby?


What size skip do I need for a house clearance in Derby?

There are many things to consider when completing your house clearance in Derby. In particular, you should prepare for how you will dispose of the waste you generate.

Fast Skips is here to help choose the best skip hire Derby options. We’ve got lots of sizes to choose from and information on what waste can and can’t go into a skip.

Our most commonly ordered skip hire in Derby is a Builder’s Skip (don’t let the name put you off, as this doesn’t mean it is only for builders!) The Builder’s Skips is an 8-yard skip and gets its name from being big enough for builders to put their bulky waste into it. 

We recommend this size for domestic house clearances because it fits a lot of waste for the price and is the perfect size for most household driveways. It is the ideal skip for house clearances and extensions and is the biggest size skip that holds earth or hardcore and the largest skip that can go on the road with a permit.

What house clearance rubbish can you put in a skip in Derby?

Here is a list of the most common items that our customers put in their skips when undertaking a house clearance in Derby:

  • Garden waste
  • Soils and Stones
  • Wood
  • Furniture
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Toys
  • Cardboard & Paper
  • UPVC Windows
  • Glass

An 8-yard skip is perfect for bulky waste and rubble, soil or concrete and you can fit approximately 60 – 80 rubbish bags into it, which is why this size is perfect for house clearances, extensive home renovations and landscaping projects.

Some items cannot go into our skips – we’ve listed them below, but always suggest customers contact us if they’re unsure, as we may be able to make other arrangements for you.

Rubbish that can’t go into a skip

  • Asbestos
  • Batteries
  • Clinical, Medical, or Human Waste
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Electrical items
    • TVs
    • Computer monitors
    • Laptops
    • etc.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Food waste
  • Gas tanks or cylinders
  • Aerosols
  • Liquids
  • Gasoline
  • Paint or Paint Cans
  • Plasterboard
  • Glues and Solvents
  • Tyres
  • WEEE Waste
  • Hazardous/Toxic Materials
  • Tree roots

What other waste clearance options do you have instead of skip hire in Derby?

If you do not have sufficient space outside your home to have a skip or want to have the waste taken away the same day, you may prefer to hire a man with a van.

Our man with a van service can be booked anywhere in the UK, including Derby! It is an ideal choice if you cannot lift the bulky waste yourself from your garden or house clearance and want it removed the same day. No matter how big or how small, Fast Skips man with a van service can help remove your waste and remove any stress from your project.

For more information on skip hire Derby, visit our skip hire FAQs page or contact our friendly team today.