Affordable Skip Hire in Finchley

If you’re wanting to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Finchley skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip could be a fantastic choice. Interested in something a little bit larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a significant job on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a choice of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can offer the skip which is perfect for the situation.

Whether it be to your property or even your business, our team will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Finchley. Jobs may occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order on our website or contact a member of our helpful staff to find out more today.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive relating to our skip hire and recycling services.

Finchley Skip Hire FAQs

What types of waste can I put in the skip?

You are able to put a wide array of rubbish into the skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, metal or rubble from a property clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, soil and stone from garden jobs are allowed as well. Dated units from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in a skip.

There are, however, a few items that you can’t put in a skip a result of the possible environmental or health risks they may cause.

You can not throw out your refrigerator, television or car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items incorporate hazardous materials in one form or another. They need to be disposed of separately from your general waste.

If you need hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to arrange an independent collection for this waste. Feel free to email us for further details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

Will a Finchley skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a wide range of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we can provide customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Finchley?

In most situations, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you need the skip to be placed on land outside of your company or home, you need to secure authorisation from your local council in Finchley, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we would be glad to arrange this on your behalf, so it’s one less thing to worry about. The council does charge a fee for the license, and you should know before placing your order that getting the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

Is it possible to have a skip with a drop door?

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

Having a skip that has a drop door is mainly helpful if you are choosing a big builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow your waste directly into the skip. This is not as important for midi and mini skips, since they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Finchley?

Our aim is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Finchley. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have a skip positioned on the road or other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.

When will my skip be delivered?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We can typically offer you a following day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having your skip placed on private property, since to go on public property (for example a road), you will need to gain a skip permit which may take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of many factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can expect it to be delivered within a AM or PM slot.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

No, you do not need to be home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we can access where you need it positioned, we can manage everything.

For those who are not likely to be in, simply let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For example, you might prefer the skip to be dropped at a particular part of the drive. Or you might want to be sure that the skip doesn’t block entry to your garage.

No matter what the situation might be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will make sure the instructions are passed to the delivery driver.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can in most cases have a skip for as many as 2 weeks from your delivery date. You can give a chosen collection day at the time you make your order. Otherwise, you can let us know when you have loaded the skip, and then we will arrange your collection. Normally, this will be the following working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer during busy times.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most frequent skip hired in the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builders skip is ideal for most building and construction jobs, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the largest size that you can use for hefty waste materials such as soil, concrete, stone and rubble.

Can I pile up the waste in my skip?

You must not fill the skip beyond the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this level, it means that your skip is not secure to transport, and you could be asked to take off any excess rubbish before it can be picked up.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to transport large volumes of waste. Predominantly, these type of skips are used for business uses. Having said that, household clients can also hire them. It is important to take into account the area they will occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for light-weight materials including paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of soil and concrete.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Finchley, you will have various options to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact skip is great for modest house clearances and DIY work.

The 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 are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most frequent sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. However their substantial capacity also makes them great for house clearances including large objects such as furniture and beds.

We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people with even larger waste disposal requirements. These containers are only appropriate for lightweight waste, so they cannot be hired to get rid of soil or concrete.

For more information regarding the different sizes available, such as measurements, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip provided by skip firms and is perfect for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip firms will provide a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

After you have finished filling up your skip, we come and get it. It will be transported to a waste recycling facility either in or local to Finchley where we will segregate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

How do you hire a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you want to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (such as the street). Then, choose the day you need the skip to get delivered. Check your order details and then make payment using our secure online payment system. All done! We will deliver your skip to Finchley on the day you have selected.

Am I allowed to put electrical items in my skip?

Electric powered objects including tv sets, freezers, fridges, personal computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore cannot be thrown in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric products should be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

Can you deliver skips across London?

We offer a nationwide skip hire service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you would like skip hire in Finchley, Chingford, Edgware, Hammersmith or another area in London, we are able to help.

Other areas covered include Chingford, Edgware, Hammersmith, Balham, Fulham, Bromley, Barking and Erith.

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