23 Mar 2022
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There is only so much that you can put in your council bin and they are unreliable when you have to get rid of a lot of waste within a short period of time. There comes a time when you can’t stuff everything you need in these small bins, in which case, it’s a great opportunity to hire a skip.

Here at Colson Skips, we provide a reliable option for homeowners with small projects and builders with larger projects. You have the option to choose what size would best suit you and we will come to collect the waste at the end of the hire period. This means that you don’t have to wait until a specific day of the week to get your rubbish collected.

You may be wanting to hire a skip yourself but then the question pops up in your head- ‘How long can I keep the skip for?’. Usually, you can keep a skip for a maximum of 14 days, but it can vary depending on your contract with the skip provider. In this blog, we will discuss how long can you keep a skip for.


If you’re looking for a skip, why not get in touch with Colson Skips today?

How long can you keep a skip for on my drive?

Most skip companies will let you keep the skip for 7 days. This should give you ample opportunity to clear everything you need to. Although this is often the case, sometimes, an extended period of time can be granted if you discuss the timeframe you require before ordering the skip.

Keep in mind that you should only keep the skip on your driveway for 14 days- no longer. This same rule applies even if you were granted an extended period of time from the skip provider. It is important that you let your skip provider know as early as possible if you wish to keep your skip for a prolonged period of time.

Letting the skip provider know as soon as possible will ensure that you receive the best possible prices. You should always expect to be charged to keep the skip for a longer period of time, as essentially, within this time frame, the skip provider could have hired it to someone else.


If you’re looking for a skip, why not get in touch with Colson Skips today?

How long can you keep a skip for? Extended periods of time?

Most skip providers will allow you to keep your skip for a prolonged period of time to avoid overfilled skips or half-done projects. In addition, this gives clients time to take items out of the skip which may not be suitable. If you are wanting to hire a skip for a long period of time, ask the staff if they have enclosed skips as depending on their rules you may be able to keep them on your drive for an extended period.


If you’re looking for a skip, why not get in touch with Colson Skips today?

Can I extend my skip hire period?

If you already have a skip and are wondering whether you can extend your skip hire period, you can but it will come at an additional cost. This is why we recommend doing your research beforehand so that the costs are completely transparent and you know where you stand.


Thank you for reading our blog ‘How long can you keep a skip for?’. If you’re looking for a skip, why not get in touch with Colson Skips today?