Many people ask: can I put garden waste, particularly grass, in a skip? Garden waste usually includes soil, twigs, leaves, and grass. So, the quick answer is “Yes,” you can put grass in a skip. You can also put waste patio slabs, rubble, bricks, furniture, plant pots, and other materials with grass in a skip because these are all garden waste. A skip is one of the safest disposal methods for grass and other garden waste.
What skip size is suitable for grass?
Skips come in a wide range of sizes, so they are an excellent way to dispose of your garden waste, including grass. Whether you have a small or large garden, you need a skip to accommodate your garden waste easily.
However, if you have a lot of grass, we recommend hiring a large skip. That way, you can accommodate a large amount of grass in it without worrying about running out of space. On the other hand, if you have other materials besides the grass, such as shrubs, leaves, twigs, turf, bark, chip, rubble, plant pot, or patio material, it is wise to split them into separate piles using eco-friendly bags.
Sometimes, homeowners and commercial property owners find it confusing to hire a skip for grass or garden waste. That’s why it is crucial to do your research and choose the right sized skip. You must also figure out whether you need permits for grass, leaves, and other garden waste.
Although you can hire a 6-yard skip, experts recommend an 8-yard skip, which is equivalent to 96 black bin bags and 80 wheelbarrows of rubbish. An 8-yard skip is ideal for garden waste, including grass and debris from other domestic projects.
The average cost of hiring a 6-yard skip in the UK is £255, 8-yard skip (£279), and 12-yard skip (£369). So, if you want to dispose of grass adequately, expect to pay £279 for hiring an 8-yard skip.
Why is Skip Hiring better than Council’s Collection Services?
If you don’t want to hire a skip and go the council’s bin collection route, you may experience some complications. For example, you have to wait for the right day and position the bin on the footpath next to your property’s curb.
Likewise, the council requires you not to block pedestrian pathways and ensure the bin does not hinder vehicle access. Ensure the bin handle faces your house, and you must also bag all loose rubbish. Make sure you don’t overload the bin with grass.
On the other hand, hiring a skip is easy and more reliable than the council’s collection services to dispose of the grass. So, all you need is to call the company or book the skip online. The operator will drop the right-sized skip right to your door and will pick it up when you have finished disposing of the grass.
So, there is no waiting period and hassle of adhering to rules and regulations. At the same time, you will feel satisfied that the grass and other garden waste will be recycled adequately.