Cowes Skip Hire

With skips available in many sizes, hiring a skip in Cowes couldn’t be easier. Whether you are planning to clean out the shed, tidy up the back garden, redecorate your property or have a full house clearance to deal with, we are sure to have the best solution.

Whether you need a midi skip through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can dispose of your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without having to break the bank! All the waste collected will be taken to local and fully licenced recycling facilities, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the advantages of hiring a skip?

A skip is a superb option for lots of different waste disposal requirements. You might be cleaning out the shed, sorting out the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or just attempting to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip helps you get rid of this waste quickly and conveniently without the need to endure multiple visits to the local recycling centre.

If you are looking for a low-cost skip hire solution in Cowes, we are here to help. We provide skip hire for tasks of all sizes, plus we’re experienced in hiring to both domestic and industrial clients.

We can deliver a skip to your home or company premises throughout Cowes, plus the surrounding areas. Which means you can trust our affordable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our aim is to ensure that finding a skip through us is hassle-free and dependable. We provide a simple online booking process which allows customers to choose from a comprehensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s determining which skip matches your requirements, how much time you are able to hire it, or perhaps what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Cowes Skip Hire FAQs

What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a massive skip that can be used to dispose of large volumes of rubbish. These bins are primarily for commercial use but can be hired by residential clients also. Having said that, you will want plenty of room since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on the roadside.

As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be provided for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suitable for disposing of concrete and rubble.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Cowes?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need to have a permit when it is put on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit if the skip is on your private property, such as a drive or within your business premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we can organise this for you as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, so we can make the necessary arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on private land, you will save some money.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, this gives you sufficient time to fill up the skip. However, if you need a bit more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, should you finish with your skip earlier, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know when you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

How can I hire a skip?

Hiring a skip in Cowes with us is incredibly straightforward. Decide on the skip size you will need and input a handful of details about where and when you want your skip delivered. After that you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

Am I allowed to throw electronic items in my skip?

Electrical products like televisions, freezers, refrigerators, personal computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous waste and therefore cannot be put in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic goods have to be segregated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

Do I need to be home when the skip is going to be delivered?

It is usually best if you can be in when anyone delivers anything to your house. That allows you to ensure there is access for the delivery, and the skip can be placed precisely where you want it.

The same applies for those who have a company. If there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and the access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip. The name originates from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes that are hired by builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are ideal for a multitude of household and commercial jobs. They are the biggest size skips that can be used for heavy builders waste such as garden soil, stone and concrete.

How soon can you deliver a skip to Cowes?

We will ask you to confirm when you need your 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 asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

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

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as unsuccessful deliveries can lead to a charge for the wasted journey.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

If you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is designed for getting rid of heavy building and demolition materials, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also include a drop door, though these are typically less common. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a skip with a drop door is supplied.

What is the cost of skip hire in Cowes?

Our goal is to give you the most affordable skip hire service in Cowes. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have your skip situated on the road or any other council property, you will also need to factor in the extra expense of a skip permit.

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

I’m afraid not. You can only pack your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste materials up above this line will make it unsafe to transport, and you may be told to get rid of the surplus waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.

What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get separated into various waste types, including wood, soil and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips are available in a variety of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is great for small household tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a fantastic option for loft clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal job to undertake, a builder’s skip could be the best option. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name suggests, they are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, such as soil and hardcore. However they can just as well be hired for household rubbish such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also supply 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For additional info on the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Will you deliver skips across Isle of Wight?

As well as delivering skips to Cowes, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Isle of Wight. Through our network of regional and national skip hire businesses, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering in Cowes, Newport or Ventnor, we have got you covered.

What can I put in my skip?

You can use a skip to get rid of many different waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and handling lots of materials produced from building work, garden projects and home tidy-ups. Some examples of allowed waste products can include:

  • Home furnishings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Stone
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different materials will be accepted, therefore whether you wish to dispose of metals, plastic materials, timber or textiles, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and things you throw in your skip may vary depending on the size skip you have hired. All skips do have a weight limit for safety. So if you want to dispose of garden soil and concrete, for example, the largest size you will be permitted to use will be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Are there any items that I can’t throw in the skip?

There are several waste items which you are not able to discard in your skip. The main reason for this is that these products include hazardous materials which may damage the environment. They may also be dangerous to human health, therefore they must be disposed of separately within UK laws.

A few examples of the items which are restricted include:

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

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, a mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to take on numerous jobs.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be located on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit.

Although most commonly chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even be used for small commercial jobs.

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a network of both local and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Cowes and the rest of the UK. All of our partner skip hire companies are verified and tested to make sure they meet our standards for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

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