Is Hiring a Rubbish Removal Company Cheaper Than a Skip?


When it comes to getting rid of waste and rubbish, the dilemma between hiring a removal company and renting a skip is common. Many assume that renting a skip is more cost-effective, but is this really the case? Let’s explore why hiring a waste and rubbish removal company might be the cheaper and more beneficial option.

Comparing Costs: Rubbish Removal Company vs. Skip Hire

At first glance, skip hire might seem like the more affordable choice. However, this doesn’t always hold true when you consider the full scope of costs and services. Here are some factors to consider:

  1. Rental Duration: Skips are usually rented for a fixed period. If your project extends, additional rental fees apply.
  2. Permit Costs: If you don’t have private land for the skip, you’ll need a permit to place it on public land, which adds to the cost.
  3. Size Limitations: Choosing the wrong skip size could mean overpaying for unused space or renting another skip.

The Cost-Efficiency of Hiring a Waste and Rubbish Removal Company

In contrast, a waste and rubbish removal company offers several cost-effective advantages:

  1. Pay for What You Use: You only pay for the amount of waste actually removed, rather than a fixed skip size.
  2. Labour Included: The removal company does the heavy lifting for you, saving time and potential injury risks.
  3. No Permit Required: Unlike skips, there’s no need for a permit, as the waste is removed on the same day.
  4. Flexibility: Removal companies can work around your schedule, providing services exactly when needed.

Benefits Beyond Cost

Hiring a waste and rubbish removal company offers benefits beyond just cost:

  1. Convenience: They handle everything from collection to disposal, providing a hassle-free experience.
  2. Eco-Friendly Disposal: Professional companies often recycle much of the waste, reducing environmental impact.
  3. Space-Saving: No need to allocate space for a skip, as the waste is removed immediately.


When all factors are considered, hiring a waste and rubbish removal company often turns out to be the cheaper option compared to skip hire. Not only does it potentially save money, but it also offers convenience, flexibility, and eco-friendly disposal methods. For your next project, consider a waste and rubbish removal service to efficiently and cost-effectively handle your waste management needs.

We’re here to make your waste disposal easier, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly. For tailored waste and rubbish removal services that suit your specific needs and budget, contact us or get an estimate now using the button below!

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Small Load

2 cubic yards with 15 minutes loading time. Equivalent to 4 washing machines, 15 black bags or a mini skip. 200KG Weight limit.

Medium Load

6 cubic yards with 30 mins loading. Equivalent to 12 washing machines, 50 bin bags or a builder's skip. 500KG weight limit.

Large Load

10 cubic yards & 45 minutes loading. Equivalent to 20 washing machines,70 black bags or two builder’s skips. 900KG Weight limit.

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