Best Skip Hire in Acton
With skips offered in many sizes, ordering skip hire in Acton couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are wanting to clear out the loft, neaten up the back garden, renovate your home or have a whole house clearance to take on, we’re confident to have the best solution.
Whether you want a small skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can get rid of your rubbish swiftly, conveniently and without needing to break your budget! All of the waste collected is transferred to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the advantages of getting a skip?
A skip is a great asset for lots of different waste disposal requirements. You might be cleaning out your garage, sorting out the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe wanting to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip helps you dispose of this waste quickly and conveniently without having to suffer several visits to the local recycling facility.
If you are searching for a low-cost skip hire company in Acton, we are here to help you. We can offer skip hire for tasks of all sizes, plus we are experienced in hiring to both household and business customers.
We will deliver a skip to your house or business premises in Acton, plus the surrounding towns and villages. Which means you can trust our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.
Our objective is to ensure that getting a skip through us is hassle-free and dependable. We provide a simple online booking system enabling clients to pick from an extensive range of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you’re unsure where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you may have. Whether it is knowing which skip matches your requirements, how long you are able to hire it, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.
Acton Skip Hire FAQs
What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?
A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of waste materials. In most cases, these skips are hired for business purposes. Having said that, residential clients may also use them. You should take into account the area they occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be hired for lightweight waste such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and concrete.
Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Acton?
This will depend on where the skip will be located. You will only need a skip permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit when your skip will be on private property, such as a drive or on your company premises.
Should you have to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply tell us during the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have your skip on your own land, you will save some money.
What skip sizes will have a drop down door?
Using a skip which has a drop door makes filling rubbish into it a lot easier. This is especially true with hefty materials like dirt or concrete, which can then be walked straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away large bulky items such as household furniture much easier too.
Most skips can be supplied with a drop down door, but this can sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when placing your online order if a door is needed, and we will do our very best to provide this.
How long can I keep the skip for?
You can typically hire your skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered. To ensure that the pick up is as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of providing a preferred collection day when making your order.
Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished with your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the majority of circumstances, it will be the following working day.
It can take a little bit longer to collect your skip over busy times, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.
Will you deliver to other areas in London?
We provide a national skip hire and recycling service using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Acton, Camden, Hackney, Bromley or another site in London, we are able to assist.
Am I able to dispose of electrical products in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects must be kept separate from general waste to get reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electrical goods like cookers, televisions, toasters, laptops and even hairdryers.
What waste materials can I put in my skip?
Before getting a skip, it is important to ensure that the kind of waste materials you want to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.
Waste types you may discard in a skip include home items like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use a skip to get rid of building and demolition rubbish, such as timber, dirt, rubble, metals and gravel.
Examples of forbidden items include electrical goods, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and subsequently need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
What different sizes do skips come in?
We are able to supply a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip excellent for small DIY jobs and house clearances. A popular option for more substantial tasks, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Acton businesses with a big quantity of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need help choosing which skip size you need, take a look at our helpful skip size comparison.
What is the cost of skip hire in Acton?
The price of hiring a skip in Acton will depend on the size of skip you need. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and clearances. If you need a larger sized skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also be more if you want to have your skip positioned on the highway, as you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
How much waste can the mini skip hold?
If you are looking for a low-cost skip to dispose of some household rubbish, the mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal choice to handle many tasks.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be positioned on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.
Although most frequently chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even tackle small commercial jobs.
How can I hire a skip online?
We have designed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your delivery postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can provide in Acton. Pick the right size to meet your needs and provide us with the details of when and where you want the skip to be delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment system, and we will send you an email to verify your order as soon as your order is done!
What happens to my waste when the skip is picked up?
After you have finished with your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be transported to a waste transfer facility in or local to Acton where we will segregate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?
It is always best if you can be in when anyone delivers anything to your home. That allows you to ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be placed exactly where you want it.
The same applies for those who have a company. If there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.
Who will deliver my skip?
To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work together with a number of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to provide customers with the most affordable and trusted skip hire service.
How quick can you deliver a skip in Acton?
When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a day that suits you. We will typically offer you a following day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip on private property, as to be on public property (like a highway), you will need to get a skip permit which may take a couple of days to arrange.
Due to numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.
What is a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is the most common skip which is hired throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building work, which is where the label originates from.
The 8 cubic yard builders skip is the largest option that can be used for hefty materials such as dirt, concrete, rock and gravel.
Am I allowed to pile up the waste in my skip?
It is essential to never overload a skip. You must not pass the level load mark that is shown on the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it is very unsafe to transport. This means that if you overfill your skip, you could be required to remove the surplus waste. No matter how safe you think the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. This can be hazardous and is therefore not allowed.
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