Skip Hire in Canterbury

If you are aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Canterbury skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a modest amount of waste materials to dispose of, the mini skip may be a great choice. In search of something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have got a large job on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we offer selection of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we have the skip that is just right for your task.

Whether it is to your house or even your company, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Canterbury. Projects may happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or speak to a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.

Below are some of the common questions we receive about our skip hire and recycling service.

Canterbury Skip Hire FAQs

What is the size of a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is the most common skip that is ordered across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builder’s skip is great for most building and demolition work, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yd builder’s skip is the biggest option that you can use for hefty waste including garden soil, concrete, stone and rubble.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of large quantities of waste. Predominantly, these skips are used for commercial purposes. Having said that, domestic clients can also use them. It is important to look at the space they take up, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they should only be utilised for light-weight waste like plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of soil and stone.

What size skips can have a door?

In general, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, depending on the size, availability and area. If you want a drop down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip that has a drop door is primarily beneficial if choosing a big builder’s skip, since it means that you can wheelbarrow your rubbish into the skip. This is not so important for mini and midi skips, since they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Do I have to be home whenever the skip is delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be at home at the time it is delivered. Then you can be sure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip will be placed exactly where you want it. The same is true if you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly if gates limit access.

However, when this is not achievable, you don’t need to be concerned. Simply tell us when making your booking, and then we will handle everything.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips come in a number of sizes to suit different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small domestic projects.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great option for attic clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to tackle, a builder’s skip could be the most suitable option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name implies, these are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, like soil and stone. However they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also deliver 10-16 cubic yard bins and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What happens to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

After you have finished filling your skip, we come and collect it. It will be taken to a waste recycling station in or local to Canterbury where we segregate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

What types of waste materials can I put in a skip?

You can throw a wide array of waste into the skip. This includes wood, ceramic tiles, metal or concrete from a household clearance. Tree and bush clippings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are allowed as well. Dated cabinets from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in a skip.

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

You cannot throw in your fridge freezer, computer monitor or old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these items contain hazardous elements in one kind or another. They must be discarded separately from general rubbish.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise an independent service for this material. Feel free to email us for more information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

What size is the mini skip?

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip may be the perfect solution. What size is identified as a mini skip is different from business to business, based on what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is considered the most common size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. The price is based on the actual size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are great for residential tasks such as small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Am I allowed to get rid of electronic products in my skip?

No, you cannot put old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This includes items like printers, cookers, tumble dryers, fridges and televisions. Electronic products can’t be disposed of in your skip since they can have dangerous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot go to landfill and should be recycled.

Can you deliver to other areas in Kent?

Yes. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can supply skips to both residential and business customers throughout Kent and anywhere else in the UK.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Usually, you can keep your skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t need to rush through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is loaded before the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.

What is the cost of skip hire in Canterbury?

Our aim is to provide the lowest priced skip hire service in Canterbury. The price you pay will, obviously, depend on the size of skip that you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you wish to have your skip situated on the road or any other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional expense of a skip permit.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You must only load the skip up to the level load mark. Loading waste up above this line would make it dangerous to move, and you could be asked to take away the extra waste before the skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or any other objects to increase the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Canterbury?

Usually, it is possible to have a skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you have got to get consent from the local council in Canterbury, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to organise this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The council will impose a fee for this permit, and it may sometimes take up to 24-2 days for them to approve this.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will make sure your skip will be delivered when required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You have to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a failed delivery attempt will normally incur a fee for the wasted journey.

Will a skip hire company from Canterbury deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Canterbury and the rest of the UK. All of our partner firms are verified and tested to make certain they match our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling and reliability.

How do you order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Canterbury with us is incredibly simple. Select the skip size you require and input a few details about when and where you would like the skip delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered on the date selected.

Other areas covered include Northfleet, Sevenoaks, Herne Bay, Westerham, Whitstable, Minster, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tenterden.

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