Mini skips are canvas skips that are much smaller than their traditionally metal counterparts. While mini skips are not right for every project, they are absolutely perfect in many cases. Wondering if you need a mini skip for your project? Here are some signs that the answer is "yes":
1. You need to work inside.
In most cases, if you need to do a project inside, you won't be able to fit a full-sized skip through the door. As a result, you need a mini skip for most indoor projects. The only exception may be if you are working in a large warehouse with a loading door that is wide and tall enough to accommodate a full-size skip.
2. You only have a small amount of outdoor space.
In other cases, even if your project is mostly located outside, you may not have lots of room for a full-size skip. In these cases, a mini skip can handle the job. For example, if you are cleaning out a condo with a very small patch of pavement available for a skip, you need to turn to a mini skip.
3. You don't want to get a street permit.
In most cases, if you don't have room for the skip on your own property, you can get around that by getting a permit to put your skip on the street. However, if you don't want to jump through government paperwork, you may want to just find a small spot on your land for a mini skip. If you have a lot of rubbish to get rid of, however, you may need to arrange to have the rubbish removal company come and empty the mini skip a few times while you have it.
4. You only have a small load.
Regardless of how much space you have for your project, if you only have a relatively small amount of rubbish, it doesn't make sense to hire a large skip. In this case, as well, you need a small skip. Before making your decision, contact the skip hire company and describe how much waste you anticipate producing. The rep from that company can help you decide which type of skip you need.
5. You need to move the skip yourself.
Finally, if you need to move the skip on your own, you should also consider a mini skip. For example, if you plan to have the skip outside while working but then want to pull it into your garage at night, a full-size skip may not be the right solution.