Ashburton Skip Hire
If you are wanting to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Ashburton skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.
For those who have a modest amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may well be a perfect choice. Looking for something a little bit bigger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a significant task on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can offer a range of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip which is perfect for the job.
Whether it be to your property or your business, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Ashburton. Projects may happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
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Below are some of the common questions we receive with regards to our skip hire and recycling service.
Ashburton Skip Hire FAQs
What skip sizes do you provide?
We offer a full range of skip capacities to domestic and commercial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the different sizes you can choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish each size 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 more information about our selection of skips, like dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Ashburton?
If at all possible, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface area. When you are doing a household project, then the drive is going to be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you have got to obtain a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or other public property in Ashburton. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be granted for you. An extra charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
What is classed as being a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip ordered throughout the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is ideal for most building and demolition projects, which is where the name originates from.
The 8 yd builder’s skip is the largest size that can be used for heavy waste including soil, concrete, stone and gravel.
Where will the waste go once the skip is picked up?
The waste in the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machines and also by hand into various waste materials, such as metal, paper, concrete and wood. Processing the waste in this manner helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Ashburton?
As we provide a nationwide skip hire service, we use a diverse network of verified and approved companies. These include small local skip hire companies to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.
Am I able to throw away electrical products in my skip?
Electrical products including TVs, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and hoovers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and so should not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered goods have to be separated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly way.
Do you deliver to other areas in Devon?
In addition to delivering skips to Ashburton, we can also deliver to other towns and villages within Devon. With the help of our network of regional and national waste management and recycling businesses, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering in Ashburton, Northam or Teignmouth, we have got it covered.
Should I stay in when the skip is going to be delivered?
You don’t really need to be at home when your skip is delivered, however it can help. Being there when your skip is delivered means you can ensure the delivery driver can be given full access and that your skip will be located exactly where you need it. Likewise, if your skip is delivered to business premises, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.
Even so, for those who can’t be available at the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask you to let us know when you place your order, and then we will organise things from there.
How big is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY jobs and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are excellent for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from household furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and garden soil. With a total capacity of around 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip can save you having to make several trips to the local recycling centre.
Do all skips come with a drop door?
Typically, the majority of skips can be provided with a hinged door, dependant upon the size, availability and area. If you want a drop down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Getting a skip that has a drop door is primarily beneficial if you are hiring a large builder’s skip, since it lets you wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for midi and mini skips, because they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
A roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a huge skip used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These bins are mainly for business use but can be hired by residential clients as well. However, you should have a lot of space because these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger in comparison to the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.
As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be hired for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suited to getting rid of concrete and bricks.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Ashburton?
To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Ashburton, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you which sizes we offer in your town and how much each size will cost to order. If the skip is going on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.
Is it okay to fill the skip higher than the top?
It is vital never to overload your skip. You can not pass the level load line that is shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it can be very hazardous to move. This means that when you overfill your skip, you might be asked to take off the surplus waste. No matter how safe you believe the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. That is unsafe and is not allowed.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
Typically, you can keep a skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you don’t have to hurry through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded prior to the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.
How long will it take to get a skip in Ashburton?
We will ensure your skip is provided when requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.
Although we are not able to promise a precise delivery time, we will always do our very best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.
It is important to make sure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will often incur a charge for the wasted journey.
How can I hire a skip?
Ordering a skip in Ashburton through us is incredibly easy. Select the skip size you require and enter a couple of details about where and when you need your skip delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and prepare to get your skip delivered to you.
What sort of waste can you put in a skip?
Before you hire a skip, it is essential to ensure that the sort of waste materials you need to dispose of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
Some examples of waste types you could throw in a skip include household items like furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use your skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, like wood, dirt, rubble, metals and gravel.
Some examples of restricted items include things like electrical items, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently have to be discarded separately from your general waste.
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