Baldock Skip Hire
If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy children’s room, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Baldock skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.
If you have a modest amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip could be a fantastic option. In search of something a little bit bigger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a large job on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we offer choice of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we will have the skip size that is just right for the job.
Be it to your home or even your business, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Baldock. Projects can occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
Order online or get in touch with a member of our helpful team to learn more today.
Below are examples of typical questions we receive with regards to our skip hire and recycling services.
Baldock Skip Hire FAQs
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
The roll-on roll-off container, often referred to as a RORO, is a massive container that can be used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These skips are mainly for business use but can be hired by residential clients as well. However, you will need a lot of room as these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger when compared to the average skip you will see on the side of the road.
As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off skips should only be provided for lightweight materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suited to getting rid of soil and rubble.
What size is a mini skip?
If you are looking for a low-cost skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, the mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to tackle many jobs.
The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be positioned on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit.
Although most often hired by residential customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.
When will my skip be delivered?
When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We will normally give a next day delivery service for orders made before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, as to be on public property (such as a road), you will need to obtain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.
As a result of many factors that could impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving within a morning or afternoon slot.
How do you hire a skip?
Ordering a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your postcode to look at all the different skips we are able to deliver to Baldock. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it will be positioned on private property. Enter your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.
As soon as your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into the various waste materials, like wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
How much waste will a builders skip hold?
As the name indicates, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most often used for building and demolition work. There are generally two skip sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that you can use to get rid of significant volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, including dirt, rubble and bricks.
Although labelled a builder’s skip, these can be used for a number of other residential and industrial waste disposal jobs.
Will a skip hire company from Baldock deliver my skip?
As we provide a nationwide skip service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management providers. All of our service providers are vetted to ensure they meet our high customer service and environmental standards.
Will you deliver to other areas in Hertfordshire?
We provide a national skip hire service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you would like skip hire in Baldock, Berkhamsted, Radlett, Hertford or another location in Hertfordshire, we are able to assist.
What things can I put in my skip?
Before getting your skip, it is important to check that the type of waste materials you need to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
Waste types it is possible to put in your skip include household goods like pieces of furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You can also use your skip to dispose of building and demolition rubbish, such as timber, top soil, stone, metals and concrete.
Some examples of forbidden items include things like electronic goods, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be disposed of separately from general waste.
Can I put electronic products in my skip?
No, you can not throw old or unwanted electrical waste items in your skip. This includes items like laptops, hobs, washing machines, refrigerators and televisions. These products can’t be thrown in a skip because they can include hazardous materials and components.
As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.
Will the skip be supplied with a drop door?
Typically, most skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you need a drop down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip with a drop door is primarily beneficial when hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow waste materials directly into the skip. This is not as 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.
Do I need to be at home when the skip is delivered?
You don’t need to be home when the skip is delivered, but it will help. Being there whenever the skip is delivered means you can ensure the driver can be given complete access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to your company property, we will appreciate your assistance at the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.
However, if you can’t be around during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you book your order, and then we will arrange things from there.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Baldock?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Baldock, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we provide in your location and how much each option will cost to order. If the skip will be on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Baldock?
Generally, it will be possible to have a skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to do this, you need to get permission from your local authority in Baldock, which is known as a skip permit. We can arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for your permit, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to approve this.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
Our company offers a full range of skip sizes to residential and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different sizes available, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each skip is capable of holding:
- 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 info about our choice of skips, like dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can in most cases have the skip for as many as two weeks from your date of delivery. It is possible to provide a chosen collection date at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know once you have loaded the skip, and we will arrange the collection. Generally, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer over busy periods.
Is it ok to load up my skip higher than the top?
It is very important not to overfill a skip, as you risk being required to take off surplus waste prior to it being picked up. Whatever size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, since transporting an overloaded container will be dangerous, as waste could drop and lead to injuries or damage to other people.
To prevent this issue, please ensure that you hire a size suited to your waste removal requirements. If the skip is full but you have more waste to dispose of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.
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