Best Skip Hire in Bristol

There are several reasons why you could find that you need to order a skip. Some people want a skip because they decide to neaten up an overgrown garden. Other people may be in the middle of construction work and wish to dispose of the mess and rubble left behind. You may just be looking at hiring a skip to dispose of the junk that has accumulated in the loft over the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are interested in a reliable Bristol skip hire service, then your search is over.

We offer a cost-effective and trustworthy solution to both residential and trade customers throughout Bristol. Our skip hire service includes an array of sizes to take on all waste management and recycling needs. When you don’t need too much space, the mini skip could be the ideal solution for you. Likewise, if you think that your task could be on the bigger side, you may want to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our services are offered all over the Bristol area, and we assist both household and commercial clients. Using a simple online ordering platform, you can have your skip ordered with just a couple of clicks.

To get started, enter your delivery postcode to see all the different sizes offered and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Bristol Skip Hire FAQs

Can you deliver to other areas in Bristol?

Certainly. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can deliver skips to both domestic and commercial customers across Bristol and elsewhere in the UK.

How much does skip hire in Bristol cost?

Our goal is to provide you with the most affordable skip hire service in Bristol. The price you pay will, naturally, depend upon the size of skip that you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have your skip placed on the highway or any other council property, you will also have to factor in the extra expense of the skip permit.

How large is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size provided by skip firms and is great for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some skip firms provide a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip is based 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.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We provide a full variety of skip sizes to residential and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the various skip sizes on offer, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish each skip 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, like dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Will a Bristol skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we offer a national skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified companies. These can vary from small local skip hire firms to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to make sure they meet our high customer service and environmental requirements.

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Bristol?

In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you need your skip to be placed on land outside of your company or residence, you will have to obtain authorisation from the local authority in Bristol, which is called a permit. If required, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less thing to worry about. The council does charge a fee for your skip permit, and you should know before placing your order that securing the licence will often take up to two working days.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

For anyone who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is ideal for disposing of heavy building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop-down door, however these are typically less common. Simply because these sizes are typically low enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please tell us when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a container that has a drop door is supplied.

How long does it take to get a skip in Bristol?

We can in most cases deliver skips to Bristol the next working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking platform offers you a number of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you would like a skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

Am I allowed to pile up the waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You can only fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Loading waste up above this line would make it unsafe to move, and you might be asked to remove the surplus waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.

Do I need to be at home when the skip is due to be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be at home when we are delivering your skip. As long as we can gain access to where you want it positioned, we are able to take care of everything.

In the event you are not going to be at home, just provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For instance, you might need the skip to be dropped on a particular side of your driveway. Alternatively, you might want to be sure that the skip does not prevent entry to your garage.

Whatever the case might be, simply tell us when you place your order, and then we will make sure your instructions are passed to the lorry driver.

How do you hire a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Bristol with us is incredibly straightforward. Decide on the skip size you need and enter a few details about when and where you would like your skip delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and schedule to get your skip delivered.

How long can I keep a skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, this will give you sufficient time to load the skip. However, if you need a little more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, should you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most often hired for construction jobs. There are typically two different sizes that can be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty bins that you can use to get rid of substantial amounts of building and demolition waste materials, like soil, rubble and stone.

Although they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for various other residential and business waste disposal tasks.

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

You can put a variety of rubbish into your skip. This can include timber, ceramic tiles, plastics or concrete from a household clearance. Plant and bush clippings, soil and stone from garden work is allowed also. Cupboards and worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be thrown in a skip.

There are, however, a few things that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the possible environment or health risks they might cause.

You are unable to throw out your fridge freezer, computer or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these items incorporate hazardous components in one kind or another. They must be discarded separately from general waste.

If you require hazardous waste removal, we may be able to organise an independent service for this material. Feel free to get in touch for more details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you run a business in Bristol and need to dispose of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a perfect option. Offered in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers available.

As the label indicates, these containers are rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, in contrast to standard skips, which are picked up using chains.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

Once you have finished filling your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be transported to a waste recycling centre in or local to Bristol where we will segregate the waste into its composite types (wood, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the rubbish, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

No, you can not dispose of old or broken electronic waste items in your skip. This can include items like laptops or computers, cookers, tumble dryers, refrigerators and computer monitors. Electrical items can’t be thrown in a skip since they can contain hazardous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

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