Skip Hire in Chard
If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Chard, you are certainly in the best place. We work with a network of local and national skip hire and recycling businesses to offer a trusted and efficient service to both residential and business customers.
Our company offers a complete selection of sizes perfect for all waste removal requirements. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, as well as our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We will supply skips throughout Chard as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can typically complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the road take a bit longer, because we will have to get a permit from your local authority.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Chard.
For more information regarding hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have addressed many of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you are searching for? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be glad to help.
Chard Skip Hire FAQs
How can I order a skip?
Ordering a skip in Chard through us is very straightforward. Decide on the skip size you need and then enter a few details about where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered.
If I need a skip on a road in Chard, will I need a permit?
This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a permit if it is put on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit if the skip will be on private property, like a drive or on your business premises.
If you do have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Just tell us while completing the order process, so we will make the required arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate the skip on private land, it will save you some pounds.
Can I fill the skip higher than the top?
No, you can only pack your skip up to the level load line. Loading waste materials up above this line makes it dangerous to transport, and you can be told to get rid of the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.
How much waste will a mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the most compact size offered by skip firms and is designed for small DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some companies provide a 3 cubic yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as the 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 labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
What different sizes do skips come in?
We supply a full range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip ideal for small DIY tasks and house clearances. A common option for larger sized jobs, refurbishments and building work is the 8 yard skip.
For Chard firms which have a significant amount of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
Should you need help deciding on which skip size you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
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 date that you’ve requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you complete your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver, we strive to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery location, as failed deliveries can result in a charge for the wasted trip.
Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?
As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate from general waste materials to get recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electric powered products such as washing machines, monitors, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.
Will a skip hire company from Chard deliver my skip?
Since we provide a nationwide waste management service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These can range from small local skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Chard?
The cost of hiring a skip in Chard is determined by the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you want a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also increase if you need to have the skip placed on the highway, since you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.
Am I able to have a skip which has a drop door?
Nearly all containers can be delivered with a drop down door, making them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.
A skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the bin, especially with heavy materials, such as soil and rubble, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky objects, like pieces of furniture.
What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I have finished?
If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste gets sorted into a variety of waste streams, including timber, soil and plastic materials. This helps to ensure as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little to landfill as possible!
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are substantial commercial size skips used predominantly within the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them excellent for businesses that produce large amounts of waste.
How long can I hire the skip for?
The price of hiring a skip will normally have a hire period of up to 2 weeks. In most cases, that gives you plenty of time to fill the skip. However, if you do need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Of course, if you finish with the skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. Just tell us when you have finished, and then we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.
Do I need to be in when the skip is delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be available when anyone delivers something to your house. That enables you to ensure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be positioned just where you need it.
The same thing goes if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
However, when it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t need to be there when the skip is delivered.
Can you deliver skips across Somerset?
In addition to delivering skips and containers to Chard, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Somerset. Through our network of local and national skip hire businesses, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Chard, Watchet or Midsomer Norton, we have got you covered.
What kinds of rubbish am I able to dispose of in a skip?
Prior to hiring your skip, you must check that the kind of waste you want to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Examples of waste types it is possible to discard in a skip include home items like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use your skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, like wood, soil, stone, metals and concrete.
Examples of forbidden items include things like electronic items, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be discarded separately from your general rubbish.
What is the size of a builder’s skip?
The term builder’s skip can mean two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The term originates from the fact that they are the most popular sizes hired by general builders and tradespeople.
These large skips are perfect for an array of residential and industrial jobs. These are the largest sizes that you can use for weighty builders waste including garden soil, rubble and bricks.
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