Affordable Skip Hire in Erith

There are several reasons why you may find you need to hire a skip. Some people want a skip because they decide to tidy up an overgrown garden. Other people might be in the middle of building work and wish to discard the mess and bricks left behind. You might be considering ordering a skip to get rid of the rubbish that has accumulated within your attic through the years.

Whatever the reason might be, if you are interested in a cost-effective Erith skip hire service, then look no further.

Our company offers a cost-effective and trusted service to both household and commercial customers across Erith. Our skip hire service includes various sizes to take on all waste disposal needs. When you don’t require a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip will be the perfect option for you. Equally, if you think that your task could be on the larger side, you might want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our service is offered throughout the Erith area, and we assist both household and business clients. With a easy online ordering system, you can get a skip ordered within just a few clicks.

To get started, type in your postcode to check out all the different sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Erith Skip Hire FAQs

What is a 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 identified as a mini skip is different from company to company, determined by what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to provide a 3 cubic yard skip for their smallest option. The price is dependent on the actual size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

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

What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in the skip?

This is one of the most frequent questions people have about our skip hire service. The main thing to keep in mind is that you may fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are so many types of waste that can result from garden projects, construction work and home clearances.

Among the most typical things that we find in our skips include soil, timber, bush trimmings, kitchen cabinets, bathroom suites, as well as other household items.

There are also some materials that you are not allowed to put in your skip. For example, any electrical objects (tumble dryers, televisions or computers for example), old car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all deemed hazardous waste, and disposing of them must adhere to a completely different procedure to make sure they don’t cause damage to the environment.

How do I order a skip in Erith?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you wish to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on your own property (a driveway, for example) or local authority property (such as the street). Then, choose the day you want your skip to get delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Erith on the day you have selected.

Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?

No, you cannot throw old or unwanted electrical waste products in your skip. This can include things such as laptops or computers, hobs, tumble dryers, refrigerators and television sets. Electrical objects can’t be disposed of in the skip as they can have hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

If I would like a skip on the road in Erith, will I need a permit?

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

If you do have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, and we can make the required arrangements with your local council. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can have your skip on private land, it will save you some money.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container used to transport large volumes of waste materials. In most cases, these type of skips are used for commercial uses. Having said that, domestic customers may also use them. It is very important look at the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be utilised for lightweight materials including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and rubble.

How long does it take to get a skip in Erith?

We will ensure your skip will be provided on the day requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we can’t promise a precise delivery time, we will do our best to reach you within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a failed delivery effort will usually incur a charge for the wasted trip.

How big is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the common skip that is used in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is great for most building tasks, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yard builders skip is the largest size which can be used for hefty materials such as garden soil, concrete, stone and gravel.

Will a Erith skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Erith. We work with a network of both local and nationwide providers to enable us to provide our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are vetted to ensure they meet the high principles we demand in terms of service, price and environmental performance.

Do all skips have a drop door?

When you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop down door. This is made for disposing of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be walked in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also feature a drop down door, although these are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are generally small enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a container that has a drop door is supplied.

What skip sizes can you provide?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Erith, you will have numerous options to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is excellent for modest home clearances and DIY tasks.

Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most frequent sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also means they are suitable for household clearances involving bulky objects such as furniture and beds.

We will supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for those with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These skips are only suitable for light waste, so they cannot be hired to get rid of soil or stone.

For additional information regarding the various capacities available, including measurements, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

Do you deliver to other areas in London?

As well as delivering skips and containers to Erith, we also deliver to other towns and villages within London. With the help of our network of local and national skip hire and recycling businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Erith, Greenford or Beckenham, we have got you covered.

Can I pile up waste in my skip?

It is important to not overfill your skip, as you risk being told to take off excess waste before it can be picked up. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, because transporting an overloaded container can be unsafe, as waste could drop and result in injury or damage to others.

To prevent this issue, please ensure you order a skip size suitable for your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full and you have further waste to dispose of, we are happy to provide an exchange.

Where does my rubbish go once the skip is collected?

The contents of your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling centre. Here the contents will be sorted by machines and by hand into different waste streams, such as metal, cardboard, hardcore and wood. Processing the waste in this way helps to increase the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the volume of waste that ends up in landfill.

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

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Erith, insert your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which sizes we provide in your area and how much each option will cost to order. If the skip is going to be on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also need to be factored in.

Do I need to be home whenever the skip will be delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be in on the day the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip can be placed exactly where you want it. This also is applicable for those who have a skip delivered to company property, especially if gates limit access.

On the other hand, if this isn’t achievable, you don’t have to worry. Just let us know when you are making your order, and then we will handle everything.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

You can normally keep a skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of offering a preferred collection date when placing your order.

Otherwise, just let us know when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It could take a bit longer to pick up your skip over busy periods, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

Other areas covered include Greenford, Beckenham, Finchley, Camberwell, Fulham, Brent, Chiswick and Bexley.

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