Skip Hire in Fowey

If you are looking to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy children’s room, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Fowey skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

When you have a modest amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip may be a perfect choice. Interested in something slightly bigger? Maybe the 4 yard skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a large task on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can provide a selection of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip which is perfect for your circumstances.

Be it to your house or your business, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Fowey. Jobs may happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place your order online or get in touch with a member of our helpful team for more information today.

Below are examples of common questions we get relating to our skip hire service.

Fowey Skip Hire FAQs

Am I able to dispose of electronic products in my skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, because electrical products such as old TVs, cookers, pcs and monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly way.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of significant amounts of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are used for commercial uses. Having said that, residential clients may also hire them. It is very important look at the area they will occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they should only be utilised for light-weight waste such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of dirt and rubble.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Fowey?

Our aim is to give you the lowest priced skip hire service in Fowey. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you need to have your skip located on the highway or other council property, you will also need to factor in the extra price of the skip permit.

Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?

No. You are only allowed to pack the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up above this line makes it unsafe to move, and you might be asked to get rid of the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and could also make it overweight.

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

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

Do I need to be at home when my skip is going to be delivered?

It usually is best if you can be in when anyone delivers anything to your house. That enables you to make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be positioned exactly where you need it.

The same applies if you have a company. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not there.

However, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The builder’s skip is probably the most popular skip hired across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is fantastic for most building jobs, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the largest option that can be used for heavy waste matter like garden soil, concrete, stone and gravel.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can usually keep your skip for as many as 14 days from the date of delivery. It is possible to provide a preferred collection day when you place your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have finished, and then we will prepare your collection. Generally, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer over busy times.

What waste am I allowed to put in a skip?

You can fill up the skip with a wide range of different waste types that are commonly produced from house clearances, construction work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This may include timber, top soil, concrete, garden trimmings, pieces of furniture, toys, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.

What you put in the skip will depend on the size you have ordered, because there is a weight limit. For example, in the event that you are using a skip for heavy building wastes like bricks or top soil, the maximum size you can get is the 8 yard skip.

Some materials cannot be discarded in a skip. This can include fridges, computer monitors, tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

Which skip sizes will have a door?

Generally speaking, most skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on the size, availability and location. If you need a drop door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly beneficial if choosing a large builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow waste materials into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini skips, as they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What skip sizes do you provide?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Fowey, you have numerous sizes to pick from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is great for modest house clearances and DIY jobs.

The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also means they are perfect for household clear ups involving bulky objects like household furniture and beds.

We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for anyone with even larger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only suitable for lightweight waste, so they can’t be hired to get rid of garden soil or rubble.

For additional information regarding the various sizes available, including dimensions, have a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into a variety of waste streams, including wood, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the waste will be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

What is the process of hiring a skip in Fowey?

Hiring a skip in Fowey through us is incredibly straightforward. Choose the skip size you will need and then input a couple of details about where and when you need the skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and prepare to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

Can you deliver to other areas in Cornwall?

We offer a UK wide skip hire service through a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Fowey, Penzance, Redruth, Looe or another location in Cornwall, we are able to help.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Fowey?

In most cases, it is possible to have the skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to get this done, you have got to get approval from your local council in Fowey, which is known as a skip permit. We will organise this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for this license, and it will sometimes take 24-2 days for them to authorise this.

Who will deliver my skip?

A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in Fowey. We make use of a network of both local and national companies to allow us to provide our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These businesses are vetted to guarantee they meet the high expectations we demand in terms of service, price and environmental performance.

How big is a mini skip?

If you have a small quantity of waste to throw out, a mini skip could be the ideal option. What size is known as a mini skip differs from company to company, according to what sizes they offer.

2 cubic yards is the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to have a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. The cost depends on the particular size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for residential work such as modest DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

Other areas covered include Penzance, Redruth, Looe, Camelford, Falmouth, Liskeard, St Just and St Austell.

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