Affordable Skip Hire in Andover

If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Andover skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop a skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.

When you have a modest amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip could be a fantastic choice. Looking for something a bit larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a major job on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a choice of large builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we can offer the skip size which is perfect for your task.

Be it to your property or your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Andover. Projects may occur anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order on our website or speak to a member of our friendly team for additional information today.

Below are some of the common questions we receive relating to our skip hire and recycling service.

Andover Skip Hire FAQs

How long can I hire the skip for?

You can normally have a skip for up to 2 weeks from your delivery date. You can provide a chosen collection date at the time you place your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have loaded the skip, and then we will organise the collection. Normally, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer over hectic periods.

Do I have to be home when the skip is going to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at your property when the skip is delivered, but it does help. Being there when the skip arrives means you can make sure the lorry can be given full access and that the skip can be dropped exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is being hired to a business premises, we will appreciate your support during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, for those who can’t be available for delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you place the order, and we will organise everything from there.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

Skips are available in a selection of sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is great for small domestic jobs.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is an excellent choice for shed clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial rubbish disposal task to undertake, a builder’s skip could be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, they are the most typical sizes hired by builders for building waste, such as soil and rubble. However they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

When will my skip be delivered?

When you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the very next day. Sometimes, we will even give you a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed as part of the order process.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Andover?

Generally, it will be possible to get the skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But in order to do this, you must have approval from your local council in Andover, which is called a skip permit. We are able to order this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council do charge a fee for the license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

Where will the waste go once the skip is picked up?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into various waste materials, like timber, metals, plastics, etc. This makes sure that as much of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How can I order a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you want to hire. Tell us whether the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (such as the road). Then, select the day you would like your skip to be delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment platform. That’s it! We will deliver your skip to Andover on the day you have chosen.

Is it ok to load up the skip above level load line?

It is vital never to overfill a skip. You can not pass the level load mark shown on the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it will become very dangerous to move. This means that when you overload the skip, you might be required to remove the excess waste. However safe you feel the skip is, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This is hazardous and is therefore not allowed.

What is the cost of skip hire in Andover?

The cost of getting a skip in Andover is determined by the size of skip you require. The lowest priced option available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you want a bigger skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also increase if you need to have your skip positioned on the road, as you will need a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Will you deliver skips across Hampshire?

Yes, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver skips to locations across Hampshire, such as Andover, Southampton, Bordon and Fareham. So regardless of where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What skip sizes have a drop door?

Generally, nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop-down door, depending on the size, availability and location. If you require a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is mainly beneficial if you are hiring a large builder’s skip, because it lets you wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This is not so important for midi and mini skips, since they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How big is a builder’s skip?

The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. They are the largest skips that can be used to get rid of weighty construction waste such as stone, concrete, rubble or garden soil.

A builder’s skip is ideal for a variety of tasks. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning out your garage, these big skips are usually the most cost-effective option available.

What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of waste. These containers are primarily for industrial use but can be hired by household clients too. Having said that, you will want a lot of space because these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the typical skip you will likely see on the roadside.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off skips should only be hired for light materials like plastics, wood and paper, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of soil and bricks.

How much waste can you fit in the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY tasks and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and broken baby toys to paving slabs and concrete. Having a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make multiple trips to your local recycling centre.

What can I put in the skip?

Prior to ordering your skip, it is important to ensure that the kind of rubbish you wish to dispose of is actually allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Some examples of waste types you could throw in a skip include household goods like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use your skip to throw out building and demolition waste, like timber, dirt, rubble, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include electronic items, tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and subsequently need to be disposed of separately from your general rubbish.

Am I able to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric products have to be kept separate from general waste materials to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electronic goods like tumble dryers, monitors, toasters, tablets and even hair straighteners.

Will a Andover skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a variety of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to offer customers with the most affordable and trusted skip hire service.

Other areas covered include Southampton, Bordon, Fareham, Havant, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Hook and New Alresford.

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