Hiring a skip is a practical and cost-effective solution for collecting volumes of waste that are too large, bulky or heavy for disposal by conventional means such as using your domestic refuse bins or taking it by car or bakkie to your local dump site.
The waste generated by garden clearance jobs, such as soil, wood and stones, or the bricks & mortar rubble generated by a small building project can be very heavy. When you hire a skip, it’s important to make sure that you order the size most suitable for the job and you are aware of how much weight a skip can hold. As a rule of thumb, one cubic meter will contain up to one metric tonne (1,000 kilograms) of waste. Putting this into context, one metric tonne = roughly 340 standard house bricks.
The smallest skip available for hire has a capacity of two cubic meters and will therefore hold up to two tonnes (2,000kg) of waste.
It is vital to remember that when filling a skip, the load must be level. To ensure that you meet this requirement you should ideally choose a skip with a slightly larger capacity than you think the collected waste will require.
It is also vital to remember that the 3 cubic meter skip payload is ONLY 2500kg and NOT 3000kg. The 3 cubic meter is ideal for lighter materials range from garden refuse or general waste consisting of branches, grass cuttings, leaves, boxes, card board, paper and plastic.