Affordable Skip Hire in Dartmouth

If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Dartmouth skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and we take it away.

For those who have a modest amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip might be a fantastic option. In search of something a little bigger? Maybe the 4 yard midi skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a big task on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we have a range of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can provide the skip which is perfect for your circumstances.

Whether it is to your house or your company, we can provide a skip to wherever you want it in Dartmouth. Jobs can happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

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Below are some of the common questions we receive relating to our skip hire and recycling services.

Dartmouth Skip Hire FAQs

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our clients in Dartmouth and the rest of the country. Our partner skip hire companies are verified and tested to make sure they meet our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

What types of rubbish am I able to throw in a skip?

It is possible to fill the skip with a variety of different waste types which are commonly produced from home clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This can include timber, dirt, rubble, hedge trimmings, household furniture, toys, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.

What you put in the skip will depend on which skip size you have ordered, because there is a maximum weight limit. For instance, when you will be using your skip for heavy construction waste like concrete or dirt, the largest size you can get is an 8 yard skip.

Some materials can not be discarded in the skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, car tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and need to be disposed of separately.

How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?

The builders skip is probably the most common skip hired in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building jobs, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 yd builders skip will be the biggest size that can be used for hefty materials including soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

How big is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact bins are great for small DIY work and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them great for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furnishings and old baby toys to paving slabs and rubble. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make multiple trips to your local recycling centre.

Am I able to throw electrical items in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate from general waste to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electric powered goods such as cookers, TVs, toasters, laptops and even hairdryers.

Should I be in when the skip is delivered?

You don’t need to be home when the skip is delivered, but it will help. Being there when your skip is due for delivery means that you can make sure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip is placed exactly where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is being delivered to a business property, we will appreciate your help during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, when you can’t be available at the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you place the order, and we will arrange things from there.

Do I need permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Dartmouth?

In most cases, it will be possible to get the skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to do this, you need to get permission from the local council in Dartmouth, which is known as a skip permit. We will arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the license, and it will sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

What is the cost of skip hire in Dartmouth?

Our aim is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Dartmouth. The price you pay will, obviously, depend upon the size of skip you order. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have a skip positioned on the highway or any other council property, you will also have to factor in the additional cost of the skip permit.

Will the skip come with a drop down door?

When you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is perfect for getting rid of hefty building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, although these are generally less common. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to ensure a skip which has a drop door is supplied.

What will happen to the rubbish in my skip?

The items in the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be sorted by machinery and by hand into different waste materials, including soil, paper, concrete and timber. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.

How many different skip sizes are there?

We offer a full selection of skip sizes to domestic and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sizes available, with a rough guide to how much rubbish each skip is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For further information about our range of skips, like dimensions and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

You can usually have a skip for up to 14 days from your date of delivery. You may provide a chosen pick up day when you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can let us know when you have finished with the skip, and we will prepare the collection. Normally, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take a bit longer over hectic times.

Do you deliver to other areas in Devon?

Along with delivering skips and containers to Dartmouth, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Devon. With the help of our network of local and national skip companies, we provide you with a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Dartmouth, Newton Abbot or Colyton, we have got you covered.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are huge industrial size skips used mainly in the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for companies that generate large volumes of waste.

Is it ok to fill my skip higher than the level load line?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this will make it hazardous to transport, and you may have to remove any contents over the level load line. This also means you cannot make use of sheets of wood, doors or some other object, since this will increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty of care to ensure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure to order the correct size of skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are uncertain which size is best. We will be glad to help.

How can I order a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Dartmouth with us is incredibly easy. Select the skip size you want and then enter a few details about where and when you would like your skip to be delivered. After that you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered to you.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can normally supply skips to Dartmouth the following working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking program gives you various delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need your skip to arrive asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

Other areas covered include Newton Abbot, Colyton, Kingsbridge, Axminster, Salcombe, Tiverton, Sherford and Crediton.

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