Skip Hire in Dover

With skips available in several sizes, hiring a skip in Dover couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are wanting to clear out the garage, tidy up the back garden, renovate your house or have a complete house clearance to take on, we’re certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you need a midi skip through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear out your rubbish swiftly, easily and without needing to break the bank! All the rubbish collected is transported to local and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip is a great choice for all kinds of waste clearance requirements. You might be clearing out the shed, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or simply wishing to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip helps you get rid of this junk quickly and conveniently without having to go through numerous visits to the local recycling facility.

If you are searching for a low-cost skip hire solution in Dover, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for jobs large and small, and we’re experienced in hiring to both residential and business clients.

We are able to deliver a skip to your home or company premises throughout Dover, in addition to the surrounding areas. This means that you can rely on our very competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.

Our aim is to make sure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a simple online booking system that allows customers to select from an extensive variety of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s knowing which skip best suits your needs, the length of time you are able to hire it, or perhaps what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Dover Skip Hire FAQs

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Dover, you have various sizes to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact skip is excellent for modest domestic clearances and DIY tasks.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their large capacity also means they are suitable for household tidy ups including large items like pieces of furniture and beds.

We are able to provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for anyone with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only appropriate for light waste materials, so they can’t be hired to dispose of garden soil or rubble.

To get more information about the various skip sizes available, such as dimensions, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Dover?

Ideally, you should have the skip left on to a hard surface. If you are carrying out a household job, then the drive will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you need to obtain a permit from the local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on a road, grass verge as well as other public property in Dover. If this is required, we will request the permit to be issued for you. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most commonly supplied for building and demolition projects. There are generally two sizes which can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty containers that you can use to get rid of significant amounts of building and demolition waste materials, such as dirt, rubble and stone.

Although labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for various other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.

Do you deliver to other areas in Kent?

Of course, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply skips to areas across Kent, including Dover, Hythe, Southborough and Folkestone. So no matter where you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What is the cost of skip hire in Dover?

The price of getting a skip in Dover is determined by the size of skip you need. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you need a larger skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The price will also increase if you want to have a skip on the road, because you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

How soon can you deliver a skip in Dover?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a date that best suits you. We will typically provide a next day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip on private property, since to go on public property (for example a street), you need to obtain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to arrange.

As a result of numerous factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it arriving in a AM or PM slot.

Should I be in when the skip is delivered?

It usually is a good idea to be in when anybody delivers anything to your property. That enables you to ensure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed just where you want it.

The same thing applies if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not present.

Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and access is not an issue, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of huge quantities of waste. Primarily, these type of containers are hired for business applications. Having said that, domestic clients can also hire them. It is important to take into account the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be used for lightweight waste including paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and concrete.

Where do you take the rubbish from my skip?

The items in the skip will be taken to the local waste recycling facility. Here the waste will be separated by machines and also by hand into various waste streams, such as metal, plastics, concrete and wood. Processing the rubbish in this manner helps to increase the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

What kinds of rubbish am I allowed to dispose of in a skip?

A skip may be used to dispose of many different types of waste. We are experienced in collecting and handling lots of materials from construction work, garden projects and household clearances. A few examples of allowed waste products can include:

  • Household furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different waste types are generally accepted, and therefore whether you need to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, wood or unwanted toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and things you discard in your skip may vary according to the size skip you chosen. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you want to dispose of soil and hardcore, as an example, the largest size you would be able to hire is the 8 cubic yard skip.

What type of items am I not allowed to put in a skip?

There are some waste items that you are not permitted to throw out in the skip. The reason behind this is that these goods incorporate hazardous elements which can cause harm to the environment. They could also be dangerous to human health, and so they need to be disposed of separately within UK legislation.

Examples of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These compact bins are fantastic for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are ideal for driveways.

They may be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and old toys to paving blocks and garden soil. With a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip could save you having to make numerous trips to your local recycling centre.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Dover?

A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Dover. We work with a network of both local and nationwide companies to allow us to offer our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are assessed to make sure they fulfill the high principles we demand when it comes to service, price and environmental performance.

Can I throw electrical products in my skip?

Unfortunately it is not permitted, since electronic items such as old televisions, cookers, pcs and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects have to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly manner.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

You can usually have the skip for up to two weeks from the date of delivery. It is possible to provide a preferred pick up date when you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have finished, and then we will organise your collection. Generally, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer during busy periods.

How can I hire a skip?

We have built our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. The first task is to enter your address to check out all the different skip sizes we can deliver in Dover. Pick the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you want your skip delivered. You can then make payment through the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to verify the order once your booking is complete!

Am I allowed to load the skip higher than the top?

It is essential never to overfill your skip. You must not pass the level load mark that is shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overloaded, it can be very hazardous to move. Which means that if you overfill the skip, you may be asked to remove the surplus waste. No matter how secure you feel the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat materials to build up around the waste. That is dangerous and is not allowed.

Will the skip come with a drop down door?

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

A skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the container, particularly with heavy materials, like soil and rubble, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky items, such as household furniture.

Other areas covered include Hythe, Southborough, Folkestone, Tenterden, Rochester, Gravesend, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Dartford.

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