Skip Hire Balham

If you are looking for cost-effective skip hire in Balham, you are certainly in the right place. We work with a network of local and countrywide skip hire and recycling firms to give a dependable and efficient service to both domestic and business clients.

We offer an extensive choice of skip sizes suitable for all of your waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our range of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We provide skips across Balham and the surrounding areas. If you are ordering a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can in most cases schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be located on the highway require a bit longer, because we will have to get a skip permit from the local authority.

By using our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Balham.

For further information regarding hiring a skip plus the services we offer, we have addressed many of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Balham Skip Hire FAQs

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

A skip may be used to discard a variety of types of waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and processing a wide variety of items generated from construction jobs, garden projects and home tidy-ups. Examples of permitted waste products can include:

  • Household furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Soil
  • Hardcore
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many different materials will be permitted, and therefore whether you need to discard metals, plastics, wood or textiles, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and things you put into the skip may vary based on which size skip you have ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you want to dispose of garden soil and concrete, for example, the largest size you will be permitted to hire is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some waste materials which you will not be allowed to discard in your skip. The reason for this is that these items contain hazardous components which can harm the environment. They can even be dangerous to human health, and so they must be disposed of separately within UK regulations.

A few examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do I need to be there when the skip is delivered?

You don’t need to be home when your skip is being delivered, however it does help. Being in when your skip is due to be delivered means that you can make sure the lorry can be given full access and that your skip is positioned exactly where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is hired to your business property, we will appreciate your support during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, for those who can’t be available for delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you place the order, and then we will organise everything from there.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

Typically, you can have your 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 before the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

Who will deliver my skip?

To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a wide range of local and nationwide companies. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to guarantee we can provide customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

When will my skip be delivered?

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

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

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

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery site, as unsuccessful deliveries will result in a charge for a wasted journey.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact size provided by skip firms and is designed for small DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips are offered in a number of sizes to match various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small residential tasks.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a fantastic choice for garage clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more substantial rubbish disposal task to take on, a builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title suggests, they are the most popular sizes hired by builders for construction waste, including soil and rubble. But they can just as well be hired for domestic waste such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also offer 10-16 cubic yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more info on all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Balham?

This is determined by the size you need and if you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the cheapest choice. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To receive an immediate quotation for skip hire in Balham, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?

No, you cannot put old electrical waste products in your skip. This can include things like laptops or computers, microwaves, tumble dryers, refrigerators and television sets. These products can’t be disposed of in the skip since they can include hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

Getting a skip with a drop down door helps make loading rubbish into it much easier. This is especially true with hefty materials such as soil and concrete, which can then be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading up big bulky items such as pieces of furniture a lot 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 order if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to deliver this.

If I would like a skip on the road in Balham, will I need to have a permit?

In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you would like your skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or house, you will need to receive permission from your local council in Balham, which is called a permit. If required, we would be happy to arrange this for you, so it’s one less issue to think about. The council does charge a fee for the license, plus you should know before placing your order that getting the permit can often take up to two working days.

Can I fill up my skip above the level load mark?

It is very important not to overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being asked to remove surplus waste prior to it being picked up. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, since moving an overloaded container is dangerous, as materials could drop and lead to personal injury or damage to others.

To avoid this issue, please ensure that you order a size suitable for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full but you have some extra rubbish to get rid of, we are happy to arrange an exchange.

What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get segregated into a range of waste types, such as stone, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the waste is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

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

If you have a company in Balham and want to dispose of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a perfect option. Available in 20 to 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the label suggests, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, in contrast to regular skips, which are picked up using chains.

How do I hire a skip?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter in your postcode to see all the different skips we can deliver to Balham. Select the size you want to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on private property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure online payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Do you deliver to other areas in London?

Sure, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver skips to areas throughout London, including Balham, Coulsdon, Acton and Camberwell. So regardless of where you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. They are the largest skips that can be used to get rid of weighty building and construction waste such as rock, bricks, rubble or dirt.

A builder’s skip is perfect for a wide array of projects. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out the shed, these large containers will often be the most affordable choice available.

Other areas covered include Coulsdon, Acton, Camberwell, London, Camden, Dagenham, Grove Park and Feltham.

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