Skip Hire Canvey Island

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

For those who have a modest amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip may be a fantastic choice. Looking for something slightly bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have a large job on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can supply a selection of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can offer the skip size that is perfect for the circumstances.

Whether it be to your home or your business, we can provide a skip to wherever you need it in Canvey Island. Jobs can occur anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order on our website or speak to a member of our helpful team to learn more today.

Below are examples of typical questions we get regarding our skip hire and recycling services.

Canvey Island Skip Hire FAQs

Is it okay to stack up the waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this will make it hazardous to move, and you may have to remove any rubbish above the level load line. This also means you cannot make use of sheets of wood, doors or some other item, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal obligation to ensure that containers are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure to choose the appropriate size of skip to meet your needs and get in touch if you are unsure which size is best. We would be pleased to help.

Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be there when anyone delivers something to your house. You can then make sure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed just where you need it.

The same applies if you have a business. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.

However, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are great for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from household furnishings and old baby toys to paving blocks and rubble. With a total capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you needing to make several visits to your local recycling centre.

How large is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge container that can be used to get rid of large quantities of rubbish. These bins are predominantly for industrial use but can be hired by household customers also. Having said that, you will need a good amount of room because these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on the roadside.

As a result of the size, these skips can only be used for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suitable for disposing of soil and bricks.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can typically keep a skip for up to 2 weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection will be as convenient as possible, there is the option of offering a preferred collection time when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply let us know when you’ve finished with your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It may take a bit longer to collect your skip during busy times, but we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.

What size is a builders skip?

The term builders skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The term stems from the fact that they are the most popular sizes ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are suited to an array of domestic and industrial projects. These are the largest skips which you can use for hefty builders waste such as garden soil, rubble and concrete.

What size skips do you supply?

Skips are available in a wide range of sizes to match various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, usually in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is ideal for small household jobs.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a great choice for loft clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal job to sort out, the builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title indicates, these represent the most popular sizes used by builders for building and demolition waste, like clay and hardcore. However they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We also supply 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

When will my skip be delivered?

We can usually supply skips to Canvey Island the following working day when your order is made before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking system offers you a range of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you want the skip to arrive ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the road in Canvey Island?

This will depend on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need a permit if it is positioned on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit if your skip will be on your private property, such as a drive or on your company premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we can organise this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us as part of the order process, and we can make the necessary arrangements with your local council. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can have the skip on your own property, it will save you some pounds.

Can I have a skip which has a drop down door?

If you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is ideal for getting rid of hefty building and demolition materials, as it can be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop door, although they are less common. The reason being these sizes are generally low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a skip with a drop door is supplied.

What will happen to the waste in the skip?

Once you have finished filling your skip, we come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste recycling centre in or local to Canvey Island where we will segregate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

How much will skip hire in Canvey Island cost?

The cost of hiring a skip in Canvey Island will depend on the size of skip you want. The cheapest option available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you require a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also be more if you need to have a skip on the road, because you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Can I put all sorts of waste in my skip?

You are able to put a variety of waste into the skip. This can include wood, ceramic tiles, plastics or bricks from a property clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, top soil and rock from garden work is allowed as well. Cupboards from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be thrown in the skip.

However, there are things that you cannot put in a skip due to the possible environment or health risks they may trigger.

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

If you want hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule a separate collection for this material. Please contact us for more information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Canvey Island?

We utilise a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Canvey Island and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner firms are verified and tested to ensure they satisfy our expectations for price, service, recycling and reliability.

How do you order a skip online?

Ordering a skip in Canvey Island through us is very simple. Pick the skip size you require and then input a handful of details about when and where you need your skip to be delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and prepare to have your skip delivered to you.

Can I get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Electronic items like tv sets, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and so should not be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical products need to be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

Do you deliver to other areas in Essex?

Certainly, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skip sizes to locations throughout Essex, including Canvey Island, Tilbury, Rochford and Wickford. So regardless of where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Other areas covered include Tilbury, Rochford, Wickford, Grays, Brightlingsea, Frinton-on-Sea, Stansted Mountfitchet and Brentwood.

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