Best Skip Hire in Cheltenham

With skips offered in numerous sizes, ordering a skip in Cheltenham couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re aiming to clean out the attic, neaten the back garden, renovate your home or you have a whole house clearance to deal with, we are certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you would like a mini skip through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can get rid of your rubbish quickly, easily and without having to break your budget! All of the rubbish collected is transported to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of hiring a skip?

A skip is a great option for all kinds of waste clearance requirements. You might be cleaning your shed, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or just attempting to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip allows you to clear this junk quickly and conveniently without needing to go through numerous journeys to the local recycling centre.

If you are looking for a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Cheltenham, we are here to help you. We can provide skip hire for projects big and small, and we’re experienced with hiring to both household and business clients.

We will deliver a skip to your home or business premises across Cheltenham, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. Which means that you can rely on our very competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.

Our objective is to ensure that ordering a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We have a straightforward online booking process which allows customers to choose from an extensive range of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to start when choosing a skip, the guide below strives to answer the questions you may have. Whether it is deciding which skip is best suited for your needs, the length of time you are able to hire it for, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Cheltenham Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builders skip is the size of skip most often hired for construction and demolition jobs. There are typically two different sizes that can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips that you can use to get rid of significant amounts of construction and demolition waste, like soil, concrete and bricks.

Although branded a builders skip, they can of course be used for a number of other residential and industrial waste disposal jobs.

What will happen to the waste?

The materials in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the contents will be sorted by machines and also by hand into numerous waste materials, including metal, paper, hardcore and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to increase the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Cheltenham?

Hiring a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter your address to look at the range of skips we are able to deliver to Cheltenham. Choose which size you want to order, and confirm whether it will be delivered on private property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

Once your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all your booking information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a large skip that is used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These skips are predominantly for industrial use but can be hired by household clients also. Having said that, you need a good amount of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger compared to the average skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, RORO containers can only be provided for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not appropriate for disposing of soil and bricks.

How many different skip sizes are available?

We provide a wide selection of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip suitable for small DIY tasks and house clearances. A popular option for more substantial projects, refurbishments and building work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Cheltenham firms which produce a large quantity of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require some help deciding on which size skip you need, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.

Will my skip have a drop door?

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

Getting a skip with a drop door is mainly useful when hiring a large builder’s skip, as it means that you can wheelbarrow your waste into the skip. This is not so important for mini skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small containers are perfect for small DIY tasks and household clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and concrete. With a volume of about 25-30 bags of rubbish, the mini skip will save you having to make several trips to your local recycling centre.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Normally, you can have a skip for a maximum of two week. Which means you do not need to rush through your project. If you have finished your project or the skip is full ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.

How much will skip hire in Cheltenham cost?

Our aim is to give you the cheapest skip hire service in Cheltenham. The price you pay will, obviously, be determined by the size of skip that you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you need to have the skip placed on the road or other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the added expense of the skip permit.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you have requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you complete your order prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we try to provide a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery site, as failed delivery attempts can result in a fee for the wasted journey.

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

No. You must only fill the skip up to the level load mark. Piling waste up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you can be asked to get rid of the surplus waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

Do I have to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at your property when your skip is going to be delivered, however it does help. Being in when the skip is due for delivery means that you can make sure the lorry driver can be given full access and that the skip is positioned exactly where you want it. Likewise, if the skip is delivered to business premises, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, if you can’t be around for delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you place the order, and then we will organise everything from there.

Will a Cheltenham skip hire company deliver my skip?

Since we provide a nationwide waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These include small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they meet our high customer service and environmental expectations.

Can you deliver to other areas in Gloucestershire?

Certainly. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we can supply skips to household and business customers across Gloucestershire and elsewhere within the UK.

Am I able to throw electronic products in the skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical products must be kept separate from general waste to get recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electric powered goods including cookers, monitors, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.

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

Preferably, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface area. If you are doing a household task, then a drive will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, when neither is available, the road or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you must obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be located on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in Cheltenham. If this is needed, we will request the license to be issued for you. An extra cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

What types of rubbish am I allowed to put in a skip?

You can use a skip to discard lots of different waste types. We are experienced in picking up and handling numerous materials generated from construction work, garden landscaping and household tidy-ups. Some examples of allowed waste materials can include:

  • Furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom sinks and toilets
  • Cabinets and units

Many waste types are usually permitted, therefore whether you need to discard metals, plastics, wood or old toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and items you throw in the skip may vary based on which size skip you hired. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to dispose of garden soil and concrete, for example, the largest size you would be permitted to use would be the 8 yard builders skip.

What sort of materials am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are a few waste items you are not permitted to throw out in the skip. The reason behind this is that some products contain hazardous materials which could be harmful to the environment. They could also be harmful to human health, therefore they have to be disposed of separately within UK laws.

Some examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Other areas covered include Dursley, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold, Yate, Gloucester, Bradley Stoke, Stroud and Filton.

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