Best Skip Hire in Dorchester

Whether you are clearing the attic, having some building work carried out or tidying in the shed, ordering skip is a fast and simple way to eradicate your unwanted rubbish. If you are looking for a reliable skip hire firm in Dorchester, we can help.

We provide skips for jobs of any size. Whether you want a mini skip for a standard tidy up or perhaps a builder’s skip for top soil and stone, we are able to supply a wide selection suitable for tasks big or small.

We can deliver skips to households and companies throughout Dorchester and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you might be, we are able to provide a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip on our website is quick and easy. Our online booking platform lets you pick from a full selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size you want to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size calculator to determine just how much rubbish each size can handle.

Dorchester Skip Hire FAQs

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a number of sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household projects.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good choice for attic clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more substantial rubbish disposal task to tackle, a builder’s skip could be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the label implies, they are the most frequent sizes used by builders for building waste, such as clay and hardcore. However they can just as well be used for household rubbish such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

We can also supply 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Is it ok to load up the skip above the side?

Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you may have to remove any contents higher than the level load mark. This means that you are not allowed to make use of sheets of timber, doors or any other item, as this will artificially increase the size of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty to ensure that bins are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure you order the appropriate sized skip for your requirements and get in contact if you are not sure which size you need. We would be glad to help.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

Normally, you can keep your skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t need to rush through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both regional and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Dorchester and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner skip hire providers are verified and evaluated to make sure they meet our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Dorchester?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Dorchester, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which skip sizes we provide in your area and how much each size costs to hire. If your skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

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

It is always a good idea to be in when anybody delivers anything to your property. You can then ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be dropped precisely where you need it.

The same thing applies if you have a company. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not present.

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

How big is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is the most common skip that is hired across the country. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is perfect for most building projects, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the largest option that can be used for heavy waste matter such as garden soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Can you deliver to other areas in Dorset?

We provide a UK wide skip hire service using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in Dorchester, Blandford Forum, Stalbridge, Shaftesbury or another location in Dorset, we can help.

What happens to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into several different waste types, which includes stone, metals and plastic materials. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!

What things can I put in the skip?

You are allowed to throw a variety of waste into your skip. This includes wood, bathroom tiles, metal or bricks from a house clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, dirt and stone from garden tasks are allowed also. Dated cabinets from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in the skip.

However, there are things that you can’t put in a skip because of the potential environmental or health risk they could trigger.

You can not throw in your refrigerator, printer or old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these items contain hazardous components in one kind or another. They must be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

If you require hazardous waste removal, we might be able to organise an independent collection for this material. Please email us for further details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you might be able to take this sort of waste to your local council run recycling facility.

Am I allowed to throw electrical products in my skip?

I’m afraid not, as electrical items such as old TVs, fridge freezers, computers and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects have to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly fashion.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial commercial scale skips used predominantly within the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them ideal for organisations that produce significant quantities of waste.

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

Typically, nearly all skips can be provided with a drop door, depending on size, availability and area. If you require a drop down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip which has a drop door is primarily useful if you are hiring a big builder’s skip, as it enables you to wheelbarrow waste materials straight 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.

How fast can you deliver a skip in Dorchester?

We can usually deliver skips to Dorchester the following working day when your order is made before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform offers you a range of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need the skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

How do I order a skip?

Hiring a skip should not be difficult. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to look at all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Dorchester. Choose which size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be positioned on private property. Enter your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

Once your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

If I require a skip on a road in Dorchester, will I need to get a permit?

Ideally, you should have the skip left on to a hard surface. When you are carrying out a domestic task, then the drive is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. However, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you need to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be located on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Dorchester. If this is required, we will request the license to be granted on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

What size is the mini skip?

If you have a small amount of waste to throw out, a mini skip could be the perfect solution. What size is identified as a mini skip is different from business to business, based on what sizes they supply.

The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. Cost is dependent on the specific size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are fantastic for residential tasks such as modest DIY projects and garden shed clean ups. If you want it put on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Other areas covered include Blandford Forum, Stalbridge, Shaftesbury, Bournemouth, Gillingham, Beaminster, Sturminster Newton and Chickerell.

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