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The Ultimate Guide to Garden Waste Skip Hire

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Knee-deep in a landscaping project? Battling the aftermath of a particularly windy day? If it’s garden waste skip hire you need, we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know.

From navigating waste types to taming bulky waste, even tackling that garden construction project with ease, join us as we explore the ins and outs of garden waste removal. In this Wavertree Waste blog post, we’ll discuss:

What is garden waste?

Garden waste covers a variety of materials from landscaping and gardening projects. This includes many materials and things you no longer need, including:

  • Wood – Old fencing, broken garden furniture, wooden planters
  • Metal – Rusted tools, broken ornaments, etc.
  • Concrete – Old pathways, patio slabs, etc.
  • Green waste – grass, leaves, branches, hedge trimmings, soil, etc.

What can’t go into a garden waste skip?

When it comes to using a skip for your garden waste, you should also know what exactly not to put in. For the sake of keeping things safe and environmentally friendly, let’s go over everything that can’t go into a skip.

Hazardous materials

Your garden waste skip isn’t the right place for hazardous waste, and should be disposed of elsewhere. Hazardous materials include:

  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Chemicals
  • Explosives (i.e. gas bottles, gas cylinders, fireworks)

Toxic materials

Similarly, toxic materials have no business in the garden waste skip, including:

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Mercury
  • Paint

What skip size is right for my garden?

Choosing the right skip size is key for getting rid of garden waste. Skips come in various sizes to handle the different amounts of waste thrown in them, so picking the right size is needed to avoid overfilling.

For smaller gardening tasks that create a few bags of waste, a smaller skip – around 2-4 cubic yards might be enough:

For larger landscaping projects or bulky items like old furniture or plant pots, consider bigger skips between 8 – 16 cubic yard skips:

When it comes to choosing the right skip size, consider the volume and type of waste you have. This makes sure you can manage your garden waste efficiently, responsibly, and without overloading.

Read our helpful Skip Size Guide for more information.

Do I need a permit for a garden skip?

When you’re getting a garden waste skip, double-check whether or not you’ll need a skip hire permit. If the skip is going to go onto a public road, then you will need a permit for your garden waste skip.

But if your garden waste skip is staying in your private land (i.e. your garden or drive), and away from a public highway like a pavement, you won’t need a permit. It’s very important to plan ahead and make sure you know where your skip is going to be.

Fortunately, we will arrange the permit during the booking period, and add the extra price from the council straight onto your quote so you’re not hit with a surprise cost.

Advantages of hiring a skip for garden waste

Hiring a skip for garden waste offers many benefits that make it the ideal solution for convenient, efficient, and environmentally friendly waste disposal.

Here are some key advantages to consider:

  • Convenience – With a skip, you can toss a whole bunch of garden waste all at once, saving you time and energy compared to making multiple trips to your local tip or recycling centre. Plus, skips come in different sizes, so you can get one that fits your garden waste needs perfectly.
  • Size options – Whether you’re dealing with a small home garden or a big landscaping project, skip hire companies have many sizes to match what you need. For smaller projects, consider a 2-6 yard skip. For larger projects, something closer to 12 – 20 yard skip might be best.
  • Environmentally friendly – When you hire a skip, your garden waste gets taken care of responsibly. Waste management companies like Wavertree Waste work behind the scenes to ensure that various materials are sorted and recycled. This reduces the impact on landfill and the environment at large.
  • Cost-effective – Forget about costly man and van prices. Garden waste skip hire services saves you money on transportation and labour costs. No need to rent a vehicle or spend time loading and unloading – just fill the skip up at your own pace, and let the professionals do the rest when you’re done. Wavertree is renowned providing some of the cheapest skip hire services in the North West

In a nutshell, picking skip hire for your garden waste is easy on the wallet, better for the planet, and saves you a lot of hassle. Say goodbye to multiple trips and overflowing bins – just pick the right skip size and you’re set for near-effortless garden waste removal.

Garden Waste Skip Hire Guide

Whether you’re tackling a small domestic garden, or a larger landscaping project, see the garden waste skip as your trusted ally.

Say goodbye to multiple trips to the tip, overflowing bins, and cumbersome waste disposal – embrace the simplicity, efficiency, and eco-consciousness of garden waste skips, today. Your garden, your wallet, and the planet will thank you.

Choose Wavertree Waste for your garden waste skip hire today

If you’re looking for professional, reliable, and cost-effective garden waste skip hire in Liverpool, the Merseyside and wider North West area, then look no further than Wavertree Waste.

Part of the esteemed CCC Group of waste management companies, we can handle any amount of domestic or commercial waste you bring our way.

Thanks to our 30-acre waste management facility in Kirkby, we can recycle thousands of tonnes of waste every single week. This means the good people of the North can be sure that their waste is avoiding landfill at every turn when they work with Wavertree Waste.

Get in touch today for your personalised quote.


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Chris Moore

"Good service ,skip delivered on time, the delivery driver was pleasant guy, placed the skip where I wanted on the garden, will use this service again."

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Michael Pullen

"Excellent. Due to a planning mistake on my behalf I needed a skip urgently. These guys took my call on a Thursday at midday and had a skip outside my house on the Friday. Everything was swift and easy with the pick up. Prices were reasonable and as quoted."

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Natasha Greenwood

"My go to when I need a skip, prices are great compared to other company's and staff are always polite on the phone."

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Shaun Reynolds

"They supply 2 of our businesses with General Waste Bins plus Glass Recycling bins. Pleasure to deal with, flexible service, always collect same day on time every week. Rapid response when needed and even carried out additional emergency collections on request. Highly recommended."

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