Best Skip Hire in Forest Hill
If you are looking to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Forest Hill skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop your skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.
For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip may be a great option. Looking for something a little larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a large job on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a selection of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can deliver the skip size that is just right for your task.
Whether it is to your property or your company, our team will provide a skip to wherever you want it in Forest Hill. Projects may happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place your order online or contact a member of our helpful team to find out more today.
Below are some of the typical questions we have received about our skip hire and recycling service.
Forest Hill Skip Hire FAQs
How can I hire a skip online?
This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you want to hire. Tell us if the skip shall be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (like the road). Next, pick the date you want the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. All done! We will deliver your skip to Forest Hill on the date you have selected.
What skip sizes will have a drop down door?
Virtually all skips can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the skip, especially with weighty materials, such as dirt and concrete, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in large and bulky items, such as household furniture.
What waste materials can I put in a skip?
Your skip can be hired to get rid of many different types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and processing lots of items produced from construction jobs, garden landscaping and property clean-ups. Examples of allowed waste types include things like:
- Household furniture
- Garden trimmings
- Garden soil
- Bricks and rubble
- Bathroom sinks and toilets
- Cabinets and units
Many materials are permitted, therefore whether you would like to throw out metals, plastics, timber or unwanted toys, we can usually take your rubbish away.
The quantity and things you throw into your skip may vary depending on the size skip you chosen. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you wish to dispose of soil and gravel, as an example, the biggest size container you will be allowed to hire is the 8 yard builders skip.
What kind of materials am I not allowed to put in the skip?
There are a few materials that you are not allowed to throw out in your skip. The main reason for this is that these goods include hazardous elements which can harm the environment. They can even be hazardous to human health, and so they need to be disposed of separately within UK legislation.
Some examples of the products that are restricted include:
- Paint tins
- Solvents Fridges
- Gas cylinders
- PC monitors
- Battery packs
- Car tyres
- Chemical substances
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We will ask you to confirm when you need the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have asked for. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you confirm your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we strive to provide you with an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we request is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery location, as failed delivery attempts can result in a fee for a wasted trip.
How much waste can a mini skip hold?
When you have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip could be the perfect solution. What size is identified as a mini skip differs from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they provide.
The most popular size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to provide a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the particular size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are perfect for household work including small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you would like it placed on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.
Am I allowed to throw electronic products in the skip?
No, you cannot throw old or unwanted electronic waste items in your skip. This includes items like computers, hobs, washing machines, freezers and televisions. Electronic items can’t be discarded in a skip since they can include dangerous materials and components.
As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial commercial size skips that are used primarily within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for businesses that produce significant quantities of waste.
Is it ok to pile up waste in my skip?
It is important never to overfill your skip, as you risk being asked to take off excessive waste before it can be collected. No matter what size you hire, you are only allowed to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, as transporting an overloaded container can be dangerous, as objects could fall and lead to injury or damage to other people.
To prevent this situation, please ensure you hire a size suited to your waste removal needs. If your skip is full but you have some extra rubbish to get rid of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
It is usually best if you can be there when anyone delivers something to your home. You can then make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be located exactly where you want it.
The same goes if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
How many different skip sizes are available?
This site offers a complete selection of skip sizes to domestic and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different sizes offered, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size is capable of holding:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For additional information about our selection of skips, such as measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?
Our standard hire period will be a fortnight from the date of delivery. Having said that, when you book your skip, you can provide a pick up date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if your skip is loaded earlier than anticipated, tell us, and we will get it picked up at the earliest opportunity.
We can usually make collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to remember that this may not always be possible at busy periods. Once collected, your skip will be taken to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed and sorted.
Will a Forest Hill skip hire company deliver my skip?
As we offer a UK-wide waste management service, we use a comprehensive network of verified companies. These can range from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they satisfy our high customer service and environmental requirements.
If I want a skip on a road in Forest Hill, will I need a permit?
Usually, it will be possible to get a skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But in order to do this, you will need to get permission from the local council in Forest Hill, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The council do impose a fee for the permit, and it may sometimes take 24-2 days for them to approve this.
How much does skip hire in Forest Hill cost?
To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Forest Hill, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which sizes we provide in your location and how much each option will cost you to hire. If your skip is going on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also need to be factored in.
Where will you take the waste from my skip?
When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be sorted into different waste streams, such as wood, metals, paper, etc. This ensures that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
What is the size of a builder’s skip?
The term builders skip can mean two sizes – the 6 yard and the 8 yard skip. The term comes from the fact that these are the most typical sizes hired by general builders and tradespeople.
These substantial skips are perfect for numerous types of residential and industrial jobs. They are the biggest sizes which you can use for heavy builders waste like top soil, rubble and gravel.
Will you deliver skips across London?
Absolutely. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we can supply skips to both household and industrial customers across London and anywhere else within the UK.
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