Types of Skip Bins

If you ever find yourself in need of a skip to get rid of waste, the chances are that you’ll immediately think of the most popular variants; those that are yellow in colour and are open topped. Well, this next fact might come as a surprise - there are actually several different types of skip bins available for hire.

Some are intended for short term loads while others can be positioned for months and even include high walls and a roof. Before you make a decision, here’s a look at some of the varying options of skip bin on the market and what it is that makes them stand out from others.

Regular skips

As mentioned above these skips are pretty common and are typically used on building sites and when a home may be undergoing renovation. Their size can range from small to medium and they can be used to store waste for up to a week (although some agencies will allow longer rental periods, so it’s always worth asking).

Walk in skips

These types of skips can be moderate to large in size and instead of requiring people to chuck waste over the top (which is still an option), their easy access can allow items to be walked in and positioned to make the most of the available space.

High wall skips

When additional security is required, high walled skips can be ideal. They can be locked and accessed in much the same way as walk in bins, but due to their higher walls they are more than capable of deterring thieves should the skip need to be used to store materials for construction as opposed to waste and refuse.

Enclosed skips

For complete security enclosed skips can be ideal, as they often incorporate walls AND a ceiling. They will typically be accessed via a door that can be locked and when closed, they are as secure as they are capable of storing hundreds of litres worth of waste or building materials.