Affordable Skip Hire in Folkestone

With skips offered in numerous sizes, ordering skip hire in Folkestone couldn’t be easier. Whether you are wanting to clear out the garage, neaten the back garden, renovate your house or you have a whole house clearance to deal with, we are sure to have the best solution.

Whether you would like a small skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can get rid of your waste quickly, easily and without needing to break your budget! All of the waste collected will be sent to nearby and fully licenced recycling centres, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of hiring a skip?

A skip can be a superb choice for all sorts of waste disposal needs. You may be cleaning out the garage, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps looking to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can clear this rubbish quickly and conveniently without the need to go through several journeys to your local recycling centre.

If you are looking for a low-cost skip hire solution in Folkestone, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for jobs large and small, and we’re experienced in hiring out to both domestic and trade customers.

We can deliver a skip to your home or company premises throughout Folkestone, as well as the adjoining areas. This means that you can rely on our affordable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We have a simple online booking process enabling customers to select from a substantial choice of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re not sure where to start when hiring a skip, the guide below aims to answer the questions you might have. Whether it is understanding which skip matches your requirements, how much time you are able to hire it, or perhaps what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Folkestone Skip Hire FAQs

Do all skips have a drop door?

Getting a skip which has a drop down door makes filling waste into it so much easier. This is particularly true with heavy waste like garden soil or hardcore, which can then be loaded directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away big bulky items like pieces of furniture much easier also.

The majority of skip containers can be supplied with a drop down door, although this can sometimes depend upon area and availability. Let us know when you place your online order if a door is required, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

How much does skip hire in Folkestone cost?

The cost of getting a skip in Folkestone depends on the size of skip you require. The least expensive option available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you need a larger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also be more if you need to have a skip on the road, as you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Can you deliver skips across Kent?

As well as delivering skips and containers to Folkestone, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Kent. Through a network of local and national skip companies, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to Folkestone, Herne Bay or Northfleet, we have got it covered.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a selection of different sizes to match various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small domestic jobs.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yd is a fantastic choice for garden shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial rubbish disposal job to take on, a builder’s skip might be the most suitable option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title indicates, these are the most common sizes hired by builders for building waste, like clay and stone. However they can equally well be hired for household waste such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also supply 10-16 cubic yard skips and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What will happen to the rubbish in the skip?

When your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be separated into the various waste materials, such as wood, metals, paper, etc. This means that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Will a skip hire company from Folkestone deliver my skip?

A local skip hire company will most likely deliver your skip in Folkestone. We employ a network of both regional and national businesses to enable us to offer our service to customers across the whole of the UK. These businesses are thoroughly vetted to be sure they fulfill the high expectations we require regarding service, cost and environmental performance.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the next day. In some instances, we will even give you a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed as part of the order process.

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

If you operate a business in Folkestone and wish to get rid of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin might be a perfect option. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers available.

As the label indicates, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, in contrast to conventional skips, that are lifted by using chains.

What waste materials can I put in the skip?

Before getting your skip, it is important to ensure that the sort of waste materials you wish to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials need to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.

Waste types you may put in a skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You may also use a skip to throw out building and construction rubbish, such as bricks, top soil, stone, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include things like electrical products, tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and subsequently need to be discarded separately from general waste.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will normally include a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, this will provide you with plenty of time to fill your skip. However, if you need a little more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, if you finish with your skip earlier, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just tell us once you have finished, and then we will prepare to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.

Am I allowed to load the skip higher than the top?

You should not fill up a skip beyond the level load mark. If you fill it over the tip of this mark, it means that the skip will not be safe and secure to transport, and you could be asked to take off the excess waste prior to it being collected.

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Folkestone?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Let us know whether the skip is going to be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or on council property (like the street). Then, choose the day you would like the skip to be delivered. Check your order and make payment with our secure online payment system. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Folkestone on the date you have selected.

Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old electrical waste products in a skip. This can include things like laptops or computers, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions. Electronic products can’t be disposed of in the skip as they can have hazardous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is probably the most common skip that is used across the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builders skip is fantastic for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builder’s skip will be the biggest option which can be used for heavy materials such as soil, concrete, bricks and gravel.

How big is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip firms and is ideal for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of around 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the road in Folkestone?

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

Should you need to get a permit, we can organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply tell us during the order process, and we will make the required arrangements with your local council. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have your skip on your own property, it will save you a few pounds.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is delivered?

No, you do not need to be at home when we deliver your skip. Provided that we can gain access to where you need it delivered, we will manage everything.

If you are not going to be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery instructions when booking the order. For instance, you might want the skip to be positioned on a particular side of your property. Alternatively, you may want to ensure the skip doesn’t prevent use of your garage.

Whatever the situation might be, simply let us know when ordering, and we will make sure the directions will be passed to the lorry driver.

Other areas covered include Herne Bay, Northfleet, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Hythe, Minster, Maidstone, Dartford and Southborough.

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