Bodmin Skip Hire

If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy children’s room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Bodmin skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.

For those who have a modest amount of waste materials to dispose of, the mini skip could be a great option. Looking for something a little bit larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have a large task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a selection of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip that is just right for the situation.

Whether it be to your house or your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Bodmin. Projects can take place anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order on our website or contact a member of our friendly staff to learn more today.

Below are some of the common questions we have received about our skip hire service.

Bodmin Skip Hire FAQs

What will happen to the waste?

The contents of your skip will be taken to a local waste transfer centre. Here the contents will be segregated by machines and also by hand into various waste materials, like soil, paper, concrete and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that has to go in landfill.

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

The cost of hiring a skip in Bodmin depends on the size of skip you require. The least expensive option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you want a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also be more if you need to have a skip positioned on the road, as you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Will my skip come with a drop door?

If you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop-down door. This is ideal for disposing of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be walked in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop-down door, although these are typically less common. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, let us know when ordering. We will do our utmost to make sure a container which has a drop door is provided.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the next day. In some cases, we will even give you a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed when going through the online order process.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Bodmin?

We utilise a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our customers in Bodmin and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip hire providers are verified and tested to ensure they match our expectations for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

If you are looking for a low cost skip to dispose of some household waste, the mini skip may be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to handle many jobs.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be located on the side of the road, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most often chosen by household customers, the mini skip can also be used for smaller commercial jobs.

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

No, you don’t have to be at home when we are delivering the skip. Provided that we are able to access the place you need it positioned, we can manage it all.

When you are not going to be at home, just let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For example, you may need the skip to be positioned on a particular area of the property. Or you may need to ensure the skip does not prevent entry to your garage.

Whatever the situation might be, simply let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure your instructions are passed to the delivery driver.

Do I need permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Bodmin?

This will depend on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need to have a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit if the skip will be on private property, like a driveway or within your company premises.

If you need to get a permit, we can arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know while completing the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on private land, it will save you some money.

What types of rubbish am I allowed to put in a skip?

You can fill the skip with a variety of different waste types that are commonly generated from loft clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This can include wood, garden soil, rubble, garden trimmings, furniture, toys, cabinets or old bathroom suites.

What you put in your skip would depend on which size you have hired, as there is a maximum weight limit. For example, in the event that you will be using the skip for heavy construction waste such as rubble or soil, the maximum size you would be able to get is an 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Some materials cannot be discarded in your skip. This includes refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials are considered hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. They are the largest skips used to dispose of weighty construction waste materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or dirt.

The builder’s skip is ideal for a number of tasks. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning out the garage, these big containers are usually the most cost-effective option available.

Am I allowed to put electrical products in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric goods need to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electrical products such as cookers, TVs, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.

What size roll-on roll-off containers can you offer?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge commercial scale skips used primarily within the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for businesses that generate large amounts of waste materials.

How long can I hire the skip for?

The normal hire term is two weeks from the delivery date. However, at the time you book your skip, you can select a pick up date that is best for you. Of course, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if your skip is fully loaded sooner than expected, let us know, and we will get it removed at the earliest opportunity.

We will usually complete collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to understand that this may not always be possible during busier periods. Once collected, the skip will be transported to a local waste recycling station, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

How do I order a skip in Bodmin?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (such as the street). After that, pick the day you would like the skip to get delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Bodmin on the day you have selected.

What are the different skip sizes to select from?

We offer a full variety of skip sizes to household and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the various sizes available, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each skip can hold:

  • 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 range of skips, like dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?

You should not fill your skip past the level load mark. If you fill it up over the tip of this mark, it means that your skip will not be safe to move, and you could be asked to take off the extra waste before it can be collected.

Can you deliver skips across Cornwall?

Yes. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management providers, we can deliver skips to household and business customers across Cornwall and anywhere else within the UK.

Other areas covered include Stratton, Launceston, Hugh Town, Liskeard, Falmouth, Redruth, St Ives and St Austell.

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