Skip Hire Basingstoke
Whether you are cleaning the attic, having some building work done or tidying up the garden, getting a skip is a quick and easy way to eradicate all of your excess rubbish. If you are searching for a reliable skip hire provider in Basingstoke, we can help.
We provide skips for projects of all sizes. Whether you want a mini skip for a general clean up or perhaps a large builders skip for garden soil and bricks, we can offer a wide selection suited to projects big or small.
We can supply skips to homes and companies throughout Basingstoke and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you may be, we are able to provide a trusted and low-cost skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.
Getting a skip through our website is quick and easy. Our online booking software enables you to choose from a full variety of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Not sure what size you require to do the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to learn just how much waste each size can handle.
Basingstoke Skip Hire FAQs
Can I load up my skip higher than level load mark?
Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this will make it hazardous to move, and you will have to remove any rubbish over the level load mark. This also means you can not use sheets of wood, doors or another item, since this will increase the size of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to ensure that skips are not overfilled or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure you order the appropriate sized skip to suit your needs and get in contact if you are not sure which size you require. We would be happy to help.
Do I need permission to have a skip delivered on the road in Basingstoke?
In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you want the skip to be situated on land outside of your company or home, you must receive authorisation from the local council in Basingstoke, which is called a permit. If required, we would be glad to arrange this on your behalf, and so it’s one less thing to worry about. The council will charge a fee for your skip permit, plus you should be aware before booking that securing the licence can often take up to two working days.
What types of waste am I able to dispose of in a skip?
Prior to ordering a skip, it is important to make sure that the kind of waste you wish to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials have to be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Examples of waste types you could throw in your skip include household goods like pieces of furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You may also use a skip to get rid of building and demolition waste, such as bricks, soil, stone, metals and concrete.
Some examples of restricted items include things like electronic items, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore need to be disposed of separately from general rubbish.
What are the different skip sizes available?
We provide a full range of skip capacities to household and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Below are the different skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough guide to how much waste each size 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 further information about our selection of skips, including dimensions and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?
Electronic objects such as tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore cannot be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered items should be separated from other waste. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.
How long can I keep the skip for?
The cost of hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. Usually, that gives you plenty of time to load your skip. However, if you need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.
Naturally, if you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange your collection. Just contact us when you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.
Will you deliver to other areas in Hampshire?
Indeed, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skip sizes to areas throughout Hampshire, such as Basingstoke, Lymington, Petersfield and Fordingbridge. So no matter where you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
What size roll-on roll-off containers can you offer?
The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a large skip that can be used to dispose of large amounts of rubbish. These skips are mainly for industrial use but can be used by domestic customers as well. Having said that, you will want a lot of space because these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger in comparison to the average skip you will see on the roadside.
Due to the size, roro containers should only be provided for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and paper, so they are not suitable for getting rid of concrete and rubble.
Do I have to be there whenever the skip will be delivered?
No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver your skip. Provided that we are able to access the place you want it located, we are able to take care of it all.
In case you will not 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 dropped on a particular part of your drive. Or you might want to make sure the skip does not hinder access to your garage.
No matter what the case may be, provide the information when you place your order, and we will ensure your directions are passed on to the lorry driver.
What will happen to my rubbish when the skip is collected?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets separated into a range of waste types, such as timber, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?
Typically, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you want a drop down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip with a drop door is mainly beneficial when choosing a big builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow waste straight into the skip. This isn’t so important for midi and mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
How long does it take to get a skip in Basingstoke?
We can usually deliver skips to Basingstoke the following working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking platform offers you various delivery dates to select from. So whether you would like your skip to arrive asap or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.
How can I order a skip online?
We have created our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your postcode to check out the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver in Basingstoke. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you need your skip delivered. Then you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to verify the order once your order is done!
Who will deliver my skip?
A local skip hire firm will likely deliver your skip in Basingstoke. We employ a network of both regional and national businesses to enable us to offer our service to businesses and households across the whole of the UK. These businesses are assessed to be sure they satisfy the high standards we require in terms of service, price and environmental performance.
What is classed as being a builders skip?
As the name indicates, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most commonly used for building jobs. There are usually two different skip sizes that may be labelled as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that can be used to dispose of substantial volumes of construction and demolition waste materials, like dirt, concrete and bricks.
Although labelled a builders skip, they can be used for multiple other residential and industrial waste disposal tasks.
How much will skip hire in Basingstoke cost?
To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Basingstoke, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you which skip sizes we offer in your location and how much each one will cost to hire. If your skip is going on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.
How large is the mini skip?
The mini skip will be the most compact skip offered by skip firms and is great for smaller DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
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