Ashford Skip Hire

If you’re aiming 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 Ashford skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

Should you have a small amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip might be a great choice. Looking for something a little bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a large project on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can provide the skip size that is just right for the circumstances.

Be it to your house or even your business, our team can provide a skip to wherever you want it in Ashford. Jobs may happen anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or contact a member of our friendly staff to find out more today.

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

Ashford Skip Hire FAQs

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

Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Ashford. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip you order. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you want to have a skip placed on the road or other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the added price of a skip permit.

Can you deliver skips across Kent?

Along with delivering skips and containers to Ashford, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Kent. By utilising a network of regional and national waste management businesses, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business in Ashford, Snodland or Sevenoaks, we have got you covered.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?

Having a skip which has a drop down door makes loading waste into it a lot easier. This is particularly the case with heavy waste such as garden soil and concrete, which can then be loaded directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It can also make disposing of large bulky items such as furniture much easier as well.

Most skips can be provided with a drop door, but this may sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when you make your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our best to provide this.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both local and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Ashford and the rest of the country. All of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to ensure they match our expectations for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you want the skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your booking before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we will normally have your skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to provide you with an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery spot, as unsuccessful deliveries can result in a charge for the wasted journey.

What kinds of waste am I able to get rid of in a skip?

You are allowed to load the skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly produced from loft clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This can include wood, garden soil, rubble, hedge trimmings, pieces of furniture, toys, cabinets or old bathroom fittings.

What you throw in your skip would depend on which skip size you have hired, because there is a weight limit. For example, in the event that you are using your skip for heavy building waste like stone or garden soil, the largest size you could hire is the 8 yard skip.

Some materials can not be disposed of in your skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.

How do you order a skip in Ashford?

Hiring a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, enter your address to look at the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Ashford. Choose which size you would like to order, and confirm if it is going to be positioned on private property. Enter in your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.

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

What is classed as being a builders skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These are the biggest skips that can be hired to get rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials such as rock, concrete, gravel or soil.

The builders skip is great for a variety of tasks. If you are having an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out your loft, these big containers are usually the most cost-effective choice available.

What size roll-on roll-off containers do you provide?

A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large skip that can be used to dispose of large quantities of rubbish. These skips are predominantly for business use but can be used by domestic clients too. However, you should have a lot of room because these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger in comparison to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, RORO containers should only be used for lightweight materials like plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of soil and bricks.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Ashford, you have multiple options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is excellent for small house clearances and DIY tasks.

The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also makes them great for household tidy ups involving large objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We are able to provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people with even larger rubbish disposal needs. These skips are only suited to light materials, so they cannot be used to dispose of garden soil or rubble.

For more information regarding the different sizes offered, such as proportions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Do I need permission to have a skip delivered on the road in Ashford?

In most cases, it will be possible to get your skip put on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or company. But in order to do this, you must get approval from your local authority in Ashford, which is called a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the permit, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

Typically, you can have your skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you do not need to rush through your project. When you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to get it as quickly as possible.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip may be the ideal option. What size is called a mini skip differs from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The cost is based on the specific size you order, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for household jobs such as modest DIY projects and shed clean ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

Is it ok to stack up the waste in my skip?

It is important to not overfill a skip. You should not pass the level load mark that is shown along the side of the skip. If the skip is overloaded, it will become very dangerous to transport. Which means that if you overload the skip, you might be required to take away the surplus waste. No matter how secure you think the skip to be, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes using doors or any other large flat materials to build up around the waste. This is unsafe and is therefore not allowed.

What happens to my waste when the skip is collected?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into the different waste materials, including timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Can I dispose of electronic products in the skip?

Electronic items like television sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste and so cannot be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic items have to be separated from other materials. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco friendly way.

Do I need to be at home when the skip will be delivered?

No, you do not need to be home when we deliver the skip. So long as we can access the place you want it located, we are able to manage it all.

When you are not likely to be at home, simply provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you place your order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be located at a particular area of the property. Or you might want to be sure that the skip doesn’t block entry to your garage.

Whatever the case may be, provide the information when you place your order, and then we will ensure your instructions will be passed to the lorry driver.

Other areas covered include Snodland, Sevenoaks, Tenterden, Ramsgate, Hythe, Queenborough, Gillingham and Minster.

Find the best skip hire prices in Ashford.

Enter your postcode to find the best prices on skip hire in your area