Cardiff Skip Hire

If you are cleaning the loft, having some building work carried out or tidying up the back garden, ordering skip is a simple and fast way to throw out all of your unwanted junk. If you are searching for a reliable skip hire company in Cardiff, we can help.

This site offers skips for jobs of any size. Whether you require a midi skip for a basic tidy up or perhaps a large builder’s skip for garden soil and rubble, we are able to provide a wide range suited to projects big or small.

We can provide skips to homes and companies located in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. So wherever you may be, we are able to provide a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip through our website is quick and easy. Our online booking platform enables you to select from a full selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size of skip you may need to do the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to determine just how much rubbish each size can handle.

Cardiff Skip Hire FAQs

Which skip sizes can have a drop door?

Having a skip that has a drop down door helps make filling waste into the skip much easier. This is particularly the case with heavy waste like garden soil or rubble, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading big bulky items such as pieces of furniture easier too.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, however this may sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your booking if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to supply this.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip is delivered on the day requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you 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 an exact delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You have to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery effort will in most cases incur a charge for the wasted journey.

What is a builders skip?

The builders skip is probably the most popular skip ordered throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builder’s skip is ideal for most building and construction tasks, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yd builders skip is the largest size which can be used for hefty waste matter such as soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

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

Generally, it is possible to get your skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But in order to do this, you have got to get permission from the local authority in Cardiff, which is called a skip permit. We are able to order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for the license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

Will you deliver skips across South Glamorgan?

We offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service through a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Cardiff, Penarth, Llantwit Major, Barry or any other site in South Glamorgan, we can help.

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

No, you do not have to be home when we deliver your skip. So long as we can gain access to the place you need it located, we are able to take care of everything.

If you will not be in, just provide us with any relevant delivery directions when placing your order. For instance, you may need the skip to be located on a particular part of the drive. Alternatively, you might want to make sure the skip does not hinder entry to your garage.

Whatever the situation may be, simply let us know when ordering, and then we will ensure your instructions will be passed on to the lorry driver.

How much waste will a mini skip hold?

When you have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be the ideal option. What size is known as a mini skip is different from business to business, based on what sizes they have.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. Cost is dependent on the particular size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are fantastic for household work such as small DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you need it put on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

What happens to the rubbish?

The waste in the skip will be taken to the local waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be separated by machinery and by hand into various waste materials, like metal, cardboard, hardcore and wood. Sorting the waste in this way helps to maximise the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to a fortnight. Usually, that will provide you with sufficient time to load the skip. However, if you need some more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange your collection. Just contact us when you have finished, and then we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a variety of sizes to match various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, generally 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 bags of waste, which is great for small household tasks.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 bin bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yd is an excellent option for attic clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal job to take on, the builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label indicates, they are the most common sizes hired by builders for construction waste, including clay and hardcore. But they can equally well be hired for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also provide 10-16 yard bins and commercial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a massive container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These containers are primarily for commercial use but can be hired by residential clients as well. Having said that, you will need plenty of room since these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much larger compared to the average skip you will see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, RORO skips should only be used for light-weight materials such as plastics, timber and paper, so they are not suitable for disposing of soil and rubble.

Will a skip hire company from Cardiff deliver my skip?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a wide range of local and national companies. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we can provide customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

What things can I put in the skip?

You may use your skip to get rid of a variety of waste materials. We are used to picking up and handling a wide variety of items produced from building work, garden projects and property clearances. Examples of permitted waste materials include things like:

  • Home furnishings
  • Tree cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials are usually permitted, and therefore whether you would like to discard furniture, plastics, timber or clothing, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and items you throw in your skip will vary according to which size skip you have hired. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety. So to be able to dispose of top soil and hardcore, as an example, the largest size container you would be allowed to hire would be the 8 yard builders skip.

Are there any items which I can’t discard in the skip?

There are several waste items you will not be able to dump in your skip. The reason behind this is that these products include hazardous components which can cause damage to the environment. They can even be dangerous to human health, so they must be disposed of separately under UK legislation.

A few examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

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

I’m afraid it is not permitted, since electrical items like old TVs, freezers, pcs and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects need to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly way.

How can I order a skip in Cardiff?

Hiring a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your postcode to view the range of skips we can deliver to Cardiff. Choose the size you would like to order, and confirm whether it will be delivered on your own property. Type in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it hazardous to transport, and you will have to remove any rubbish higher than the level load line. This means you cannot use sheets of timber, doors or another item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal duty to ensure that bins aren’t overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure that you choose the appropriate sized skip to meet your requirements and get in touch if you’re uncertain which size you require. We will be pleased to help.

How much does skip hire in Cardiff cost?

This depends on the size you will need and if you need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest choice. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used primarily in industrial settings. To get an instant price for skip hire in Cardiff, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

Other areas covered include Penarth, Llantwit Major, Barry and Cowbridge.

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