Best Skip Hire in Colchester

If you are planning to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy children’s room, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Colchester skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip might be a great option. Looking for something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a large job on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we offer choice of large builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we can deliver the skip size which is perfect for the situation.

Whether it be to your property or even your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Colchester. Projects may happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place an order online or contact a member of our helpful team to find out more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we get relating to our skip hire service.

Colchester Skip Hire FAQs

How much does skip hire in Colchester cost?

The price of getting a skip in Colchester will depend on the size of skip you need. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you want a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The charge will also increase if you need to have a skip positioned on the road, as you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip firms and is great for small DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer you a 3 cubic yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

What size skips have a drop door?

Nearly all containers can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the skip, especially with weighty materials, such as dirt and gravel, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky items, like pieces of furniture.

Can I dispose of electrical products in my skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, because electronic items like old TVs, fridge freezers, computers and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly manner.

Who will deliver my skip?

To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to offer customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

No, you can only fill up your skip up to the level load line. Stacking rubbish up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you could be told to get rid of the surplus waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip hazardous and it can also make it overweight.

How do you hire a skip?

Hiring a skip in Colchester through us is very easy. Decide on the skip size you will need and enter a couple of details about when and where you want your skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then schedule to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

What types of waste am I able to put in a skip?

This is among the most common questions people have about our service. What is important to consider is that you may fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of waste which will result from garden work, building work and house clearances.

Among the most typical items that we collect in skips include soil, wood, bush cuttings, kitchen units, bathroom suites, and various household products.

There are some things that you are not allowed to discard in your skip. This includes any electronic objects (fridge freezers, monitors or printers for example), tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and paint. These are all regarded as hazardous waste materials, and therefore getting rid of them has to abide by an entirely different process to make sure they don’t result in damage to the environment.

Will you deliver to other areas in Essex?

In addition to delivering skips and containers to Colchester, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Essex. By utilising our network of local and national waste management companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to Colchester, Halstead or Loughton, we have got you covered.

What will happen to the waste?

The waste in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer facility. Here the rubbish will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into various waste streams, such as metal, cardboard, stone and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

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

When you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there when it is delivered. You can then make sure the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip will be positioned exactly where you need it. This also is true when you have a skip delivered to company property, particularly if gates restrict access.

Having said that, when this isn’t feasible, you don’t need to worry. Just tell us when placing your booking, and we will take care of everything.

When will my skip be delivered?

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

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

Although we can’t promise what time we will deliver, we strive to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery position, as failed deliveries will result in a fee for a wasted journey.

What is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. They are the biggest skips used to get rid of weighty building waste materials such as rock, concrete, gravel or garden soil.

The builder’s skip is perfect for a variety of jobs. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or clearing out the loft, these big containers will often be the most affordable solution available.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We can offer a full range of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip best for modest DIY projects and domestic clearances. A popular choice for larger sized jobs, renovations and building work is the 8 yard skip.

For Colchester businesses which generate a big amount of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need help choosing which size skip you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Colchester?

Ideally, you should have the skip left on a hard surface. For anyone who is carrying out a household task, then the driveway will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. However, if neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you must obtain a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or other public property in Colchester. If this is required, we will request the permit to be granted for you. An additional fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your skip.

What size roll-on roll-off containers can you offer?

If you have a company in Colchester and wish to get rid of substantial quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip may be a fantastic choice. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, they are the biggest waste disposal skips that can be hired.

As the name implies, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, in contrast to standard skips, which are picked up using chains.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to a fortnight. Usually, that will provide you with sufficient time to load your skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

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

Other areas covered include Halstead, Loughton, Manningtree, Harwich, Thaxted, Rayleigh, Tilbury and Corringham.

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