Falmouth Skip Hire

If you are searching for reasonably priced skip hire in Falmouth, you are in the right place. We utilise a network of local and national skip hire companies to give a trusted and efficient service to both household and business clients.

We offer an extensive range of sizes suitable for any waste disposal requirements. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not to mention our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We are able to provide skips throughout Falmouth and the surrounding areas. If you are having a skip placed on private property (for example a driveway), we can in most circumstances arrange delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be positioned on the highway require a bit more time, because we will have to get a skip permit from the local authority.

With our simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within just a few clicks and have it delivered anywhere in Falmouth.

For more information regarding hiring a skip plus the service we provide, we have addressed some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Falmouth Skip Hire FAQs

What size skips can you deliver?

Skips are available in a number of different sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is ideal for small domestic jobs.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold around 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a fantastic option for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal task to take on, the builder’s skip could be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label suggests, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, such as clay and stone. But they can just as well be hired for household waste such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard skips and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For additional info on all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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

We can typically supply skips to Falmouth the following working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program gives you a number of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you want the skip to arrive asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

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

When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be there at the time it is delivered. You can then ensure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip is situated precisely where you need it. The same is true when you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly when gates restrict access.

However, if that isn’t achievable, you don’t have to be concerned. Just let us know when making your booking, and then we will handle everything.

Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?

It is vital to never overfill the skip. You must not pass the level load line indicated along the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it can be very unsafe to move. This means that when you overload your skip, you could be required to take away the surplus rubbish. No matter how secure you feel the skip to be, it cannot be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. That is hazardous and is therefore prohibited.

What can I put in the skip?

You can use a skip to get rid of lots of different waste materials. We are used to picking up and processing numerous materials produced from building jobs, garden projects and house tidy-ups. A few examples of permitted waste products include:

  • Household furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

Many different waste materials will be accepted, and therefore whether you want to discard furniture, plastic materials, timber or fabric, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and waste types you throw into the skip may vary based on which size skip you have hired. Skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you would like get rid of top soil and gravel, for example, the biggest size you will be allowed to hire will be the 8 yard builders skip.

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

There are some items you are not allowed to dump in the skip. The main reason for this is that these products contain hazardous elements which can damage the environment. They could also be harmful to human health, so they have to be discarded separately under UK legislation.

Some of the items that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Will a skip hire company from Falmouth deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Falmouth and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip hire providers are approved and tested to make sure they satisfy our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

How do I hire a skip?

We have built our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to enter your address to see the range of skip sizes we can supply in Falmouth. Select the right size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you would like the skip delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send you an email to confirm your order as soon as your order is done!

What is the cost of skip hire in Falmouth?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Falmouth, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which sizes we offer in your area and how much each one costs to order. If your skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.

Will you deliver to other areas in Cornwall?

In addition to delivering skips to Falmouth, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Cornwall. Through our network of regional and national waste management businesses, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in Falmouth, Camelford or St Ives, we have got it covered.

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the smallest skip offered by skip firms and is great for small DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?

You can generally hire a skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, there is the choice of offering a preferred collection day when you make your order.

Alternatively, just tell us when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It may take a little longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, however we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

How big is a builders skip?

As the name implies, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most frequently used for construction projects. There are typically two different sizes which can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that can be used to get rid of large volumes of construction and demolition waste, including dirt, rubble and rock.

Although they are branded a builder’s skip, these can of course be used for various other household and business waste disposal jobs.

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

A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a large skip that can be used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These skips are mainly for business use but can be hired by domestic clients as well. However, you will need lots of space since these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger in comparison to the typical skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, RORO skips should only be provided for light materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not appropriate for disposing of concrete and bricks.

Can I dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, because electronic products including old televisions, fridge freezers, printers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly way.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Falmouth?

Ideally, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface. When you are doing a household task, then the driveway will be ideal. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only option. As this is public property, you must obtain a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be dropped on the street, grass verge or other public property in Falmouth. If this is needed, we will request the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

Which size skips can have a drop down door?

Generally, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, depending on size, availability and area. If you want a drop down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Getting a skip that has a drop door is mainly beneficial when hiring a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini skips, since they are low enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What will happen to the rubbish?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a variety of waste streams, including stone, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to minimising environmental impact by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Other areas covered include Camelford, St Ives, Stratton, Bodmin, St Austell, Saltash, Wadebridge and Higher Larrick.

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