Affordable Skip Hire in Amersham

If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids bedroom, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Amersham skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.

For those who have a modest amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip may well be a fantastic choice. Interested in something a little bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a big job on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip that is just right for your circumstances.

Whether it be to your house or even your company, we can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Amersham. Projects could happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order online or contact a member of our helpful team to find out more today.

Below are examples of frequently asked questions we get with regards to our skip hire and recycling services.

Amersham Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

The term builder’s skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The label originates from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes used by builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are suited to an array of residential and commercial projects. These are the biggest sizes that can be used for heavy builders waste including garden soil, rubble and bricks.

How long will it take to get a skip in Amersham?

We will ensure your skip will be delivered when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the following day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will always do our very best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will in most cases incur a charge for the wasted trip.

How do I hire a skip in Amersham?

Hiring a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter in your delivery address to see the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver to Amersham. Choose the size you want to hire, and confirm if it is going to be located on private property. Type in your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

What size skips do you supply?

We offer a full variety of skip sizes to domestic and industrial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different sized skips you can choose from, with a rough guide to how much rubbish each skip can hold:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For further information about our range of skips, like dimensions and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Will a skip hire company from Amersham deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Amersham and the rest of the UK. All of our partner firms are verified and evaluated to ensure they match our expectations for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

The regular hire time frame will be a fortnight from the delivery date. However, when you order your skip, you can choose a collection date that will work for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is finished with earlier than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up at the earliest opportunity.

We can normally be out to get your skip within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible at busier periods. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste transfer station, where it will be processed and sorted.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Amersham?

The cost of hiring a skip in Amersham depends on the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you want a larger sized skip, like an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also be more if you need to have a skip placed on the road, as you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Nearly all skips can be delivered with a drop door, which makes them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you need a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, like soil and bricks, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky items, such as pieces of furniture.

What size is the mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to dispose of, a mini skip may be the perfect option. What size is referred to as a mini skip differs from company to company, depending on what sizes they supply.

2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to provide a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Price is based on the actual size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for household work including small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

Where do you take the waste from my skip?

The materials in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer facility. Here the waste will be separated by machines and by hand into different waste materials, such as metal, paper, concrete and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

Am I able to put all kinds of waste in the skip?

You may use your skip to throw out many different waste types. We are used to picking up and handling lots of items produced from construction work, garden projects and house clearances. Some examples of permitted waste materials can include:

  • Furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many waste types are permitted, and so whether you would like to discard metals, plastic materials, timber or old toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you throw in your skip can vary based on the size skip you ordered. All skips do have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you wish to dispose of soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size you would be allowed to use would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What kind of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are some items you are not able to dispose of in your skip. The main reason for this is that some items include hazardous materials which may cause damage to the environment. They could also be harmful to human health, and so they must be disposed of separately under UK regulations.

Some of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to get rid of large amounts of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are used for commercial applications. Having said that, household clients may also use them. You have to think about the space they take up, since they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they should only be used for light waste like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of dirt and stone.

Am I allowed to put electrical items in the skip?

Electrical objects such as television sets, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore can not be put in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical products have to be separated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

It is very important to not overfill your skip, as you run the risk of being asked to remove excess waste prior to it being collected. No matter what size you order, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, as transporting an overloaded container will be dangerous, as materials could drop and cause personal injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this problem, please be sure to order a skip size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full but you have some more rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.

Do you deliver to other areas in Buckinghamshire?

Absolutely. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we can offer skips to domestic and business customers throughout Buckinghamshire and elsewhere in the UK.

Do I need approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Amersham?

This depends on where the skip will be located. You will only need a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not require a permit when your skip is on private property, such as a driveway or on your company premises.

If you have to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Just let us know during the order process, so we can make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate your skip on private property, it will save you a few pounds.

Do I need to stay in when the skip will be delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be at home when it is delivered. You can then ensure the lorry has complete access and that the skip will be located precisely where you want it. This also is applicable for those who have a skip delivered to company property, especially if gates restrict access.

Having said that, when this isn’t feasible, you do not need to be concerned. Simply let us know when making your booking, and then we will take care of everything.

Other areas covered include Gerrards Cross, Milton Keynes, Princes Risborough, Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, Bletchley, Chalfont St Peter and Woburn Sands.

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