Brent Skip Hire
If you’re wanting to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy kids bedroom, a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Brent skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.
When you have a small amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip may be a fantastic option. In search of something a little larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have got a significant task on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we have a selection of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we have the skip which is perfect for the job.
Whether it is to your property or your business, our team can supply a skip to wherever you want it in Brent. Jobs can happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
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Below are some of the common questions we receive about our skip hire and recycling services.
Brent Skip Hire FAQs
How do you order a skip online?
This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Tell us if the skip is going to be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on council property (such as the street). Then, pick the date you want your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our safe and secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Brent on the day you have selected.
What waste can I put in my skip?
Before ordering a skip, you must ensure that the type of rubbish you wish to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials have to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.
Waste types it is possible to discard in a skip include household goods like furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use a skip to throw out building and construction waste, including timber, dirt, stone, metals and concrete.
Examples of prohibited items include electronic goods, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be discarded separately from your general waste.
What is classed as a builders skip?
A builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. They are the largest containers that can be used to get rid of substantial building and construction waste such as stone, concrete, gravel or clay.
A builder’s skip is great for a number of projects. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out your garden shed, these large skips are usually the most cost-effective choice available.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Brent?
Since we provide a UK-wide skip hire service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified companies. These vary from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.
What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?
The items in your skip will be taken to the local waste recycling centre. Here the rubbish will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste materials, such as soil, paper, rubble and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to increase the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.
How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?
You can typically keep the skip for up to 2 weeks from your date of delivery. You can give a preferred pick up date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have loaded the skip, and then we will plan the collection. Generally, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer over hectic periods.
How much waste can a mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the smallest size available from skip companies and is great for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms offer you a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
Is it ok to pile up waste in my skip?
It is very important to not overload your skip, as you run the risk of being required to take off surplus waste before it can be collected. Regardless of what size you order, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, because moving an overloaded container can be unsafe, as objects could drop and cause personal injury or damage to others.
To prevent this problem, please be sure you order a skip size appropriate for your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full but you have some further waste to get rid of, we are happy to organise an exchange.
How many different skip sizes are available?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Brent, you have numerous options to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, often referred to as the mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact container is fantastic for small household clearances and DIY work.
Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most popular sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. But their big capacity also means they are well suited for house tidy ups involving large objects such as household furniture and beds.
We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for customers with even larger rubbish disposal needs. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight waste, so they can not be hired to get rid of soil or stone.
For additional details about the different skip sizes offered, such as measurements, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
What size is a roll-on roll-off container?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container that can be used to transport huge volumes of waste. In the majority of cases, these skips are used for commercial applications. Having said that, domestic customers can also hire them. It is essential to consider the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be utilised for lightweight waste like paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and stone.
Do I need to be at home when my skip is delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be in when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be located just where you want it.
The same thing applies for those who have a company. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not present.
However, should it be unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is delivered.
How long does it take to get a skip in Brent?
We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you confirm your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery spot, as failed delivery attempts can lead to a charge for the wasted journey.
If I want a skip on the road in Brent, will I need a permit?
This depends upon where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if the skip will be on your private property, like a driveway or within your company premises.
If you do have to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us while completing the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can place your skip on your own land, it will save you a few pounds.
How much does skip hire in Brent cost?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Brent, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you which skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each one will cost to order. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.
Will my skip come with a drop door?
Using a skip that has a drop down door makes loading rubbish into it so much easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials such as dirt and hardcore, which can then be loaded into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make disposing of large bulky items like pieces of furniture easier too.
The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, but this may sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when making your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our best to deliver this.
Do you deliver skips across London?
We provide a nationwide skip hire and recycling service using a network of verified and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Brent, Camden, Dagenham, Grove Park or another area in London, we are able to assist.
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
No, you can not throw old or unwanted electronic waste items in a skip. This includes items like printers, hobs, dishwashers, refrigerators and computer monitors. Electrical items can’t be discarded in the skip because they can have dangerous materials and components.
Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and should be recycled.
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