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  • Can you hire a skip for a day?


    Everyone’s skip hire needs are different – and while yes, you can hire a skip for a day, it’s often not practical to do so. Why isn’t a skip always the best option for same day waste removal and what are the alternatives?

    Skip Permits

    If you’re planning to use a skip on public land (stored roadside or in a communal street), you must apply for and be granted a permit. At Valley Trading, we apply for skip permits on your behalf when you hire a skip through us – and processing a permit from your local council can take up to a week. Permits generally last for between a week and four weeks once granted.

    It’s highly unlikely that you’ll be granted your skip permit on the same day – and fines can top out at £1,000. While you can usually get next day skip hire, there’s no guarantee that the timing will be right.

    For skip hire on private property, you don’t need a permit – so you could technically hire a skip for a single day if it’s being stored on your driveway or on land that you own. It’s quite unlikely that a single person will be able to fill a standard builder’s skip with DIY or renovation waste in a single day, though – which means it’ll largely be a waste.

    Skips are Better for Short-term but Ongoing Projects

    It’s wise to hire a skip for waste that you’ll need to move soon, but are going to add to every day over a short period. As an example, when stripping your bathroom out for a remodel, it’ll take at least a few days of DIY to fill a skip with tile, old fixtures, piping, flooring and all the offcuts of new materials. It’s not a one-day job.

    If you’ve got a lot of help at your disposal – or you’re running a commercial building or refit operation – then single day skip hire might make sense in some situations. Generally, it’s best to hire a skip for longer periods of time – and the bigger the skip, the longer the project timeline.

    So, is there a solution for single-day, bulky waste disposal?

    Caged Tippers – AKA a Man with a Van

    To get waste off your property in one hit, a caged tipper is a brilliant idea. Also known as a man with a van, caged tipper hire gives you huge waste capacity and the assistance of one of our waste specialists – helping you clear the waste quickly and efficiently.

    Our caged tipper trucks can carry up to 3.5 tons, handling large jobs like house clearances, office clearances, commercial waste collection and bulky waste collection.

    Hire a Skip from McCarthy Marland

    For more  information on any of our skip hire or caged tipper services, please contact us today – call 0117 941 2555 or email us at

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