Exeter Skip Hire

If you are cleaning your attic space, getting some building work done or tidying in the garage, ordering skip is a simple option to get rid of all of your excess junk. If you are searching to get a reliable skip hire company in Exeter, we can help.

We can provide skips for jobs of any size. Whether you need a mini skip for a basic clean up or even a large builder’s skip for concrete and rubble, we are able to provide a wide selection suited to projects big or small.

We deliver skips to houses and businesses located in Exeter and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you may be, we are able to offer a dependable and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip on our website is quick and easy. Our online booking software enables you to pick from a full variety of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size of skip you want to do the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to learn the amount of waste each size can handle.

Exeter Skip Hire FAQs

Will you deliver skips across Devon?

Along with delivering skips to Exeter, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Devon. Through a network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to Exeter, Chagford or Exmouth, we have got it covered.

What is a builders skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These are the biggest containers that can be hired to dispose of heavy construction waste materials such as stone, concrete, gravel or soil.

A builder’s skip is ideal for a wide range of jobs. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out your shed, these big containers tend to be the most cost-effective solution available.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Exeter?

The cost of getting a skip in Exeter depends on the size of skip you need. The least expensive option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a bigger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also be more if you want to have the skip placed on the highway, since you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

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

No, you cannot throw old electrical waste items in your skip. This includes things like laptops, cookers, tumble dryers, refrigerators and computer monitors. Electric products can’t be thrown in a skip because they can contain dangerous materials and components.

Due to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and must be recycled.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Exeter?

This depends upon where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need to have a permit if it is put on public property, like a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if the skip will be on your private property, such as a drive or inside your business premises.

If you need to get a permit, we can organise this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, so we will make the required arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can place your skip on your own property, you will save some pounds.

How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?

If you run a business in Exeter and want to dispose of large amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin could be a perfect choice. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal skips available.

As the label suggests, these type of containers can be rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, unlike normal skips, that are lifted using chains.

Am I allowed to throw all sorts of waste in a skip?

A skip may be used to dispose of lots of different types of waste. We are used to collecting and handling lots of items produced from building jobs, garden projects and household tidy-ups. A few examples of permitted waste materials include:

  • Home furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many waste types are allowed, therefore whether you want to throw out furniture, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and things you put in the skip may vary based on which size skip you have hired. All skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you want to get rid of garden soil and concrete, for example, the biggest size container you will be permitted to use will be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are a few waste materials that you are not allowed to put in the skip. The reason behind this is that these items include hazardous materials that may harm the environment. They could also be damaging to human health, therefore they have to be disposed of separately within UK laws.

A few of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip hire firm will likely deliver your skip in Exeter. We make use of a network of both regional and national companies to enable us to offer our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These businesses are comprehensively vetted to make certain they match the high expectations we demand when it comes to customer service, cost and environmental performance.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

Usually, you can keep your skip for a maximum of 14 days. This means you don’t need to hurry through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded prior to the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to pick it up as quickly as possible.

What is a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to get rid of, the mini skip could be the perfect choice. What size is called a mini skip is different from company to company, determined by what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. The cost depends on the particular size you hire, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for residential tasks like modest DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you want it placed on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

How long will it take to get a skip in Exeter?

If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we can even provide a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed during the online order process.

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Exeter, you will have several sizes to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 yard container, often referred to as the mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact container is excellent for small home clearances and DIY tasks.

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

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most common sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. But their big capacity also means they are great for house clear ups including bulky items like pieces of furniture and beds.

We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for customers with even bigger waste disposal needs. These containers are only suitable for light materials, so they can’t be used to dispose of soil or rubble.

For additional information about the various capacities offered, including proportions, check out our guide to skip sizes.

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

It usually is a good idea to be in when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to make sure there is access for your delivery, plus the skip can be positioned precisely where you need it.

The same thing applies for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered if you are not there.

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

Where will my rubbish be taken to once the skip is collected?

The materials in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, such as soil, paper, rubble and wood. Sorting the waste in this way helps to maximise the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

Will the skip be supplied with a drop down door?

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

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop door, though these are typically more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a container which has a drop door is delivered.

Am I allowed to stack up the waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You must only pack your skip up to the level load mark. Loading waste up above this line will make it dangerous to transport, and you could be asked to remove the surplus waste before your skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or any other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.

How do I hire a skip in Exeter?

We have built our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to enter your address to view all the different skip sizes we can deliver in Exeter. Select the best size to meet your requirements and provide the details of when and where you want your skip to be delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to verify the order as soon as your order is done!

Other areas covered include Chagford, Exmouth, Topsham, Ottery St Mary, Torquay, Kingsteignton, Honiton and Plymouth.

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