Moving an empty skip on your own

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Just an information thread rather than a question!

Skip folks came and replaced my skip but left the new one in the middle of the driveway - I'd asked for it to be put on the grass as I wanted to use the drive for our car.

After a bit of googling only I had found out that an empty skip weighs the same as 2 kangaroos and a sheep, or a single donkey, but I couldn't actually find any info of how/if I could move an empty (8 ton) skip easily.

After a bit of messing around trying to lift/push the skip, I took inspiration from the druids / Stonehenge and used a wrecking bar and a block of wood to leverage the skip to lift it, then I simply moved it using a rowing motion.

If a picture says a thousand words, I'm guessing a video says a million. Here's a little sped up video of me doing the deed.


Hope it helps someone else :)
 
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Had a skip many years ago and filled it to the top with wood, thought it would be a waste of money to get it emptied so we just lit it, Jeez, it burn't well, it was like a bloody inferno, it all turned cheery red went and the sides buckled outwards, it was sort of like a enormous black bucket, I got someone with a JCB to batter the sides back in so as it was more skip shape, it looked horrendous., We then filled it with rubble. I was quite concerned the skip company would go mental and I would have to buy hem a new one or something. But the bloke who took it away was either not bothered or couldn't care less, he left a new looking yellow one and didn't even say could I take a bit more care.
 
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Nice job but is your house the collection point for the whole streets wheelie bins? :rolleyes:
2 x Green bins for garden waste are only collected every 3 weeks, and a mow of our lawns fills a bin.

2 x Brown recycling bins, collected for fortnightly and they are always full when collected.

1 x Grey general waste bin which is collected on opposing weeks to the recycling. That’s usually only half full when collected nowadays.

My plan is to build and bin store down the side of the house at some point, but got some other jobs on the go at the moment :D
 
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Done the same with scaffold poles, only thing you wanna watch out for (could be wrong here) when the lorry lifts the skip off the ground it sometimes moves the skip backwards a bit away from the lorry, seen them extend the arm on the lorry to do this. So don’t have it right up against a wall/your porch or whatever
 
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