Axminster Skip Hire

There are lots of reasons why you might find you need to hire a skip. Some people require a skip because they decided to clean up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the middle of building work and need to dispose of the soil and rubble left behind. You may be looking at ordering a skip to clear out the junk which has accumulated in your loft over the years.

Whatever the reason might be, if you are looking for a reliable skip hire service in Axminster, then look no further.

Our company offers a cost-effective and efficient solution to both domestic and trade customers in Axminster. Our skip hire service includes various sizes to tackle all waste management requirements. When you don’t want a lot of space, the mini skip could be the perfect option for you. Likewise, if you think that your project may be on the bigger side, you may want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are offered all over the Axminster area, and we assist both household and business clients. Using a simple online ordering platform, you can have your skip ordered within just a few clicks.

To get going, type in your postcode to check out all the different sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Axminster Skip Hire FAQs

What size is a mini skip?

When you have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, a mini skip may be the perfect solution. What size is identified as a mini skip differs from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to have a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. Cost is based on the particular size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for residential work such as modest DIY projects and garden shed clean ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

What will happen to my rubbish when the skip is collected?

Once you have finished filling up your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste recycling facility in or local to Axminster where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

Am I allowed to get rid of electronic products in my skip?

Electronic products including TVs, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and so should not be put in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric items should be segregated from other materials. This helps ensure they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly way.

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

If at all possible, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. When you are doing a residential job, then a driveway will be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. Having said that, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you have got to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be placed on a street, grass verge or other public property in Axminster. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be issued on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

What things can I put in the skip?

Prior to hiring your skip, it is important to check that the type of waste you need to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials must be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you may throw in your skip include household goods like furniture, tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You could also use a skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, including wood, soil, rubble, metals and concrete.

Some examples of prohibited items include things like electronic goods, tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore must be disposed of separately from your general waste.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Axminster and the rest of the UK. All of our partner companies are verified and tested to make sure they satisfy our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

What size skips have a drop down door?

When you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop door. This is perfect for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be walked in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop door, though these are typically less common. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a container which has a drop door is delivered.

Am I allowed to load my skip above level load mark?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this will make it dangerous to move, and you will have to remove any rubbish higher than the level load line. This means that you can not use sheets of timber, doors or some other item, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to ensure that skips aren’t overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure to hire the correct size of skip to meet your needs and get in contact if you are not sure which size you need. We will be happy to help.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, that will give you sufficient time to fill up the skip. However, if you need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, if you finish with your skip earlier, we are happy to arrange your collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

What is the size of a builders skip?

The name builders skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These are the largest skips used to get rid of substantial building and demolition materials such as rock, concrete, gravel or soil.

A builders skip is ideal for a variety of tasks. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or cleaning out the garden shed, these large skips tend to be the most affordable solution available.

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

You don’t have to be at your property when the skip is going to be delivered, however it can help. Being in whenever the skip is delivered means that you can make sure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip will be positioned exactly where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to company property, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, in the event you can’t be available during delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you place the order, and then we will organise things from there.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a date that suits you. We will usually offer you a next day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip on private property, since to go on public property (for example a highway), you must gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Axminster, you have several options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called the mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is fantastic for modest home clearances and DIY work.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most common sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. However their substantial capacity also makes them perfect for household tidy ups including bulky items such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal needs. These skips are only appropriate for light waste materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or stone.

For more details about the different capacities offered, including measurements, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Can you deliver to other areas in Devon?

We provide a national skip hire and recycling service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Axminster, Colyton, Salcombe, Cullompton or another location in Devon, we are able to assist.

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

The price of getting a skip in Axminster is determined by the size of skip you want. The cheapest option available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a larger sized skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also be more if you need to have the skip on the highway, because you will need a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How do I hire a skip?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you want to hire. Tell us if the skip is going to be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on local authority property (like the street). After that, pick the day you would like the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform. That is it! We will deliver your skip to Axminster on the date you have selected.

What size roll-on roll-off containers are available?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of waste. In the majority of cases, these type of containers are hired for business purposes. However, domestic clients can also order them. You have to think about the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be used for lightweight waste including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and hardcore.

Other areas covered include Colyton, Salcombe, Cullompton, Paignton, Teignmouth, Northam, Plymouth and Totnes.

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