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Avoid Endless Trips to the Tip by Hiring a Skip

Avoid endless trips to the tip by hiring a skip

If you’ve got a big building or home renovating project underway, you might not like the thought of those endless trips to the tip. However, if you’ve got your eye on hiring a skip, you may wonder whether it’s a suitable idea for your project. In other words, is it a worthy rival for the tip?

Is hiring a skip better than trips to the tip?

There are plenty of reasons why hiring a skip can be a more efficient way to dispose of waste than going to the tip. However, it can depend on what you’re looking to throw away. Anything that can’t be put into a skip will need to go elsewhere. And that could be your local tip.

If you’re managing a complete home renovation or building project, you may end up having multiple trips to the tip over many months. Whereas, with a skip, you can load all the appropriate waste into one container on-site. It’s certainly a lot less hassle. However, if you’re only looking to throw away small amounts of waste for a one-off project, say a few bin bags full, then a trip to the tip is more than feasible.

It’s all about choosing the solution that will be the most efficient and cost-effective for your requirements.

That being said, below are some of the benefits of choosing a skip over the tip.

  • Save time on separating waste
    If you’re looking to remove a range of different items, a mixed waste skip could be your best bet. It saves you the hassle of separating all the types of rubbish for the tip. With same-day hiring services available, you also won’t have to wait around.
  • Avoid the risk of damaging your vehicle
    When loading bulky, heavy items, you run the risk of damaging or dirtying your vehicle. Whereas, with a skip, the rubbish can be contained away from your vehicle.
  • Less manual labour
    Skips can be placed near to your building site or property. You also won’t have to worry about loading and unloading onto a car, lorry or van. The waste will be removed by the skip hiring company. So, all you have to do is fill the skip and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Avoid the long queues and fuel costs
    At busy times, you can easily end up in a long queue for the tip. And, with hefty fuel costs or for building projects where time equals money, you might just be better off hiring a skip.

Looking for Skip Hire in Cambridge? Contact the friendly team online at Ely Skip Hire. By choosing a responsible waste management company that also has an eco-friendly approach, you won’t have to worry about where the waste is going.

Avoid These Common Skip Hire Mistakes

If you’ve not hired a skip before, there’s a lot to get your head around. From applying for a permit to loading the skip safely and making sure you choose the right size in the first place, it can seem a little overwhelming if you’re new to it all.

That’s where we come in! We’re here to help you avoid making the common mistakes we sometimes see new customers making; take a look at the advice outlined below and your first skip hire experience should be a hassle-free one!


First off, you have to make sure you’re choosing the right size skip for your requirements. There’s no need to hire a skip that’s bigger than you need – you’ll just be wasting money.

Equally, hire one too small and you might find yourself frustrated as the end of your project or clearout nears and you begin to run out of space.

If you’re not sure what size you need, you can always contact us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to offer advice and help you choose a skip that’s right for you – don’t be afraid to ask!


Depending on the size of skip you order, you won’t be allowed to add some types of waste to it. Larger skips are only suitable for lighter waste, for instance; you can’t fill a large skip with hardcore and soil, or it’ll be overweight and our trucks won’t be able to load or transport it safely.

There are also a number of different items that simply shouldn’t be put in a skip, full stop.

These include:

  • Oil and paint
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Solvents
  • Petrol and diesel
  • Gas cylinders and bottles
  • Asbestos
  • Clinical or medical waste


Now you’re a little more clued-up on common mistakes, why not explore our different skip sizes? As one of the leading providers of skip hire in Cambridge, we have a whole host of different skips to suit your needs. Order yours from Ely Skip Hire today!


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