Skip Hire East Cowes

Whether you are cleaning the loft, getting some building work carried out or tidying in the garden, hiring a skip is a simple option to get rid of your unwanted rubbish. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire provider in East Cowes, we can help.

We can provide skips for projects of any size. Whether you need a mini skip for a general tidy up or perhaps a builder’s skip for garden soil and stone, we are able to supply a wide range perfect for projects big or small.

We deliver skips to homes and companies in East Cowes and the surrounding areas. So no matter where you are, we will offer you a dependable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Getting a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking system lets you pick from a whole range of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size of skip you will need for the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to find out just how much waste each size can hold.

East Cowes Skip Hire FAQs

How large is the mini skip?

If you have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip might be the best solution. What size is called a mini skip varies from business to business, based on what sizes they supply.

2 cubic yards is probably the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. The cost depends on the specific size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for domestic work like small DIY projects and garden clean ups. If you would like it placed on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

Am I allowed to load up my skip higher than the side?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it hazardous to move, and you will then be asked to empty any rubbish higher than the level load line. This means that you can not use sheets of timber, doors or another object, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to make sure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure that you select the appropriate sized skip for your needs and get in contact if you’re uncertain which size is best. We would be glad to help.

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a network of both local and national skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our customers in East Cowes and the rest of the UK. All of our partner businesses are verified and tested to make sure they meet our expectations for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

If I require a skip on the road in East Cowes, will I need to have a permit?

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

If you have to get a permit, we will organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply tell us while completing the order process, so we will make the required arrangements with your local council. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can place your skip on private property, it will save you some money.

How can I order a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you would like to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (such as the road). Then, choose the day you need your skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment system. That is it! We will deliver your chosen skip to East Cowes on the day you have selected.

Will you deliver skips across Isle of Wight?

Yes. We supply skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we are able to provide skips to residential and industrial customers across Isle of Wight and anywhere else in the UK.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

You can in most cases keep a skip for as many as two weeks from your delivery date. You can provide a preferred pick up date at the time you make your order. Otherwise, you can tell us after you have finished, and we will arrange your collection. Normally, this will be the following business day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer over hectic periods.

How long does it take to get a skip in East Cowes?

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

When you complete your booking before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver, we endeavour to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery position, as unsuccessful deliveries can result in a fee for the wasted trip.

Where do you take the waste from my skip?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machinery and by hand into numerous waste streams, such as metal, paper, concrete and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to increase the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

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

You don’t really need to be at home when your skip will be delivered, however it does help. Being home when your skip arrives means you can make sure the lorry driver can be given full access and that the skip will be dropped exactly where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is delivered to a business premises, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, in the event you can’t be available during delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will arrange things from there.

What is the cost of skip hire in East Cowes?

This depends upon the size you require and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced choice. The most costly and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To obtain an instant quote for skip hire in East Cowes, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Do all skips come with a drop door?

Generally speaking, almost all skips can be provided with a drop down door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you want a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip which has a drop door is mainly useful if choosing a large builder’s skip, as it means that you can wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini and midi skips, as they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What can I put in my skip?

Before hiring your skip, it is essential to ensure that the sort of rubbish you want to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types you could put in your skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use your skip to get rid of building and construction rubbish, like bricks, soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of forbidden items include things like electronic products, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. These are all considered hazardous waste and therefore need to be disposed of separately from your general rubbish.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The name builders skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. They are the largest containers that can be hired to dispose of heavy construction waste materials such as stone, bricks, gravel or soil.

The builders skip is great for a wide array of tasks. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or cleaning out the loft, these large skips are often the most cost-effective option available.

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

If you manage a company in East Cowes and need to get rid of large volumes of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off skip could be a great option. Available in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers on the market.

As the label suggests, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, as opposed to normal skips, which are lifted by using chains.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We are able to provide a full range of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip excellent for modest DIY jobs and domestic clearances. A common choice for larger jobs, renovations and building work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For East Cowes companies with a significant quantity of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need help deciding on which skip size you need, take a look at our useful skip size comparison.

Am I able to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, since electronic items such as old televisions, freezers, printers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly fashion.

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