Beckenham Skip Hire
If you are cleaning out the attic space, having some building work done or tidying in the back garden, getting a skip is a simple option to get rid of your unwanted waste. If you are looking for a cost-effective skip hire company in Beckenham, we can help.
We offer skips for projects of all sizes. Whether you require a midi skip for a basic clean up or perhaps a large builders skip for top soil and stone, we provide a wide selection ideal for jobs big or small.
We supply skips to households and businesses based in Beckenham and the surrounding areas. So wherever you might be, we can give you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.
Getting a skip through our website is simple. Our online booking software lets you choose between a full range of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what skip size you will need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size guide to see how much waste each size can hold.
Beckenham Skip Hire FAQs
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Beckenham?
In most cases, it will be possible to have a skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But to do this, you need to get consent from your local authority in Beckenham, which is known as a skip permit. We will order this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for this license, and it will sometimes take up to 24-2 days for them to authorise this.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Beckenham?
Our aim is to deliver the most affordable skip hire service in Beckenham. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have your skip positioned on the highway or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the added cost of a skip permit.
How long am I able to keep the skip for?
Our regular hire time frame will be 2 weeks from the date of delivery. Having said that, at the time you order your skip, you can provide a collection date that is perfect for you. Of course, there is a chance that you won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is finished with sooner than anticipated, let us know, and we will pick it up as quickly as possible.
We can usually make collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to understand that this may not always be possible at busy periods. Once collected, the waste will be transported to your local waste transfer station, where it will be processed and sorted.
What can I put in my skip?
You can use your skip to discard lots of different waste materials. We are used to collecting and processing a wide variety of items from construction work, garden landscaping and property clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste products include things like:
- Pieces of furniture
- Garden cuttings
- Stone and concrete
- Bathroom suites
- Kitchen cabinets and units
The majority of waste materials are allowed, therefore whether you need to discard furniture, plastics, wood or unwanted toys, we can usually take your waste away.
The quantity and waste types you discard in your skip will vary depending on which size skip you chosen. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you wish to get rid of soil and bricks, as an example, the biggest size you will be allowed to hire will be the 8 yard builders skip.
Are there items that I can’t discard in the skip?
There are several items you are not permitted to discard in the skip. The reason behind this is that some items contain hazardous components which could cause damage to the environment. They can even be hazardous to human health, therefore they need to be discarded separately under UK laws.
A few examples of the things that are restricted include:
- Solvents Refrigerators
- Gas canisters
- Computer monitors
- Battery packs
- Chemical substances
What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are huge commercial scale skips that are used primarily within the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them ideal for businesses that generate large volumes of waste materials.
Am I allowed to put electrical products in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electrical products such as tumble dryers, televisions, toasters, computers and even hairdryers.
When will my skip be delivered?
We will ask you to confirm when you need your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you complete your booking before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we can typically have the skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to provide an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as failed deliveries can result in a fee for the wasted journey.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip used in the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is great for most building and demolition projects, which is where the name stems from.
The 8 yard builders skip is the largest option which you can use for hefty waste materials including garden soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.
What happens to the rubbish?
The contents of the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the contents will be separated by machines and by hand into different waste streams, including soil, plastics, hardcore and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.
Will you deliver to other areas in London?
We offer a UK wide skip hire and recycling service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Beckenham, Brentford, Ealing, Acton or another site in London, we can help.
Is it okay to fill the skip higher than level load line?
It is very important not to overload your skip, as you risk being asked to take out excess waste before it can be picked up. No matter what size you hire, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, because moving an overloaded bin will be hazardous, as objects could drop and lead to personal injury or damage to other people.
To prevent this problem, please be sure to hire a size suited to your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full but you have additional rubbish to dispose of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Beckenham?
We use a large network of both local and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our clients in Beckenham and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip companies are approved and tested to ensure they meet our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
What is a mini skip?
If you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip could be the best solution. What size is described as a mini skip differs from company to company, based on what sizes they have.
2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Cost is dependent on the specific size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.
Mini skips are fantastic for domestic jobs including modest DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you would like it placed on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.
Will my skip come with a drop door?
Virtually all skip sizes can be provided with a drop door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our best to accommodate.
A skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste materials into the bin, especially with weighty materials, like garden soil and concrete, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in big and bulky items, such as household furniture.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be available when anyone delivers something to your property. That allows you to make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be positioned just where you need it.
The same thing applies for those who have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.
How can I order a skip?
This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or public property (such as the road). Then, choose the date you would like your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment platform. All done! We will deliver your skip to Beckenham on the date you have selected.
How many different skip sizes are there?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Beckenham, you have multiple sizes to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 yard container, also known as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is excellent for modest household clearances and DIY jobs.
Our 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, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. They are the most popular sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. But their substantial capacity also means they are well suited for household tidy ups involving bulky items such as household furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for customers with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These containers are only appropriate for light waste, so they can’t be hired to get rid of garden soil or concrete.
For additional details about the various skip sizes available, such as dimensions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.
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