Gillingham Skip Hire
If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or perhaps unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Gillingham skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.
When you have a small amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip could be a fantastic choice. Looking for something a little bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have a big task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we offer selection of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip which is perfect for the circumstances.
Whether it be to your house or even your business, our team can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Gillingham, Dorset. Projects can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.
Order online or speak to a member of our helpful team to find out more today.
Below are a few of the typical questions we receive relating to our skip hire service.
Gillingham (Dorset) Skip Hire FAQs
Do I need to be at home when the skip is delivered?
You don’t really need to be at your property when your skip will be delivered, however it does help. Being in when your skip arrives means that you can ensure the lorry driver is given full access and that the skip can be positioned exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is delivered to your company property, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.
Even so, in the event you can’t be available during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you place the order, and we will organise things from there.
Where will you take the waste from my skip?
Once your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be sorted into the different waste streams, like wood, cardboard, paper, etc. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
How fast can you deliver a skip in Gillingham?
When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the very next day. In some instances, we will even provide a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed when going through the order process.
What size skips will have a drop door?
Virtually all skips can be supplied with a drop door, making them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you need a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we can do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load rubbish into the skip, especially with weighty materials, such as soil and gravel, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky items, such as pieces of furniture.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Gillingham?
The cost of hiring a skip in Gillingham depends on the size of skip you require. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you want a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also be more if you need to have your skip positioned on the road, as you will require a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
How much waste will fit in a mini skip?
If you have a small quantity of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip might be the ideal solution. What size is known as a mini skip differs from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they supply.
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. Cost is based on the particular size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are great for domestic work including small DIY projects and garden clean ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.
How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?
Generally, you can keep a skip for a maximum of 14 days. Which means you don’t have to rush through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch on our website, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.
Am I allowed to stack up the waste in my skip?
It is important never to overload your skip, as you risk being told to take off surplus waste before it can be picked up. Regardless of the size you hire, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, since transporting an overloaded bin is hazardous, as materials could drop and result in injuries or damage to others.
To avoid this problem, please be sure to order a skip size appropriate for your waste disposal requirements. If the skip is full and you have extra waste to dispose of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.
Do you deliver skips across Dorset?
Of course, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide skips to areas throughout Dorset, including Gillingham, Christchurch, Dorchester and Stalbridge. So regardless of where you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container used to dispose of significant quantities of waste. Predominantly, these type of skips are hired for business uses. However, household clients may also use them. You have to look at the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for light materials including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of dirt and concrete.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We offer a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip great for modest DIY projects and house clearances. A popular choice for larger sized tasks, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Gillingham firms with a large volume of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require help deciding which size skip you need, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.
Will a Gillingham skip hire company deliver my skip?
We use a network of both local and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our clients in Gillingham and the rest of the UK. Our partner skip hire providers are approved and tested to guarantee they meet our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. They are the largest skips used to get rid of substantial building waste materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or garden soil.
The builders skip is great for a variety of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or clearing out the attic, these large skips are often the most affordable solution available.
How do I hire a skip in Gillingham?
This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you want to hire. Tell us whether the skip is going to be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or public property (like the street). Next, pick the day you would like the skip to get delivered. Check your order and make payment using our secure online payment system. That is it! We will deliver your skip to Gillingham on the day you have selected.
What things can I put in my skip?
You are allowed to throw a variety of waste into your skip. This includes wood, tile, metal or bricks from a property clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden jobs are permitted too. Cupboards and worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be thrown in the skip.
However, there are some materials that you are not allowed to put in a skip due to the possible environmental or health risks they may cause.
You cannot throw in your refrigerator, television or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things include hazardous elements in one kind or another. They must be disposed of separately from normal waste.
Should you need hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to organise a separate collection for this material. Please get in touch for more information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Gillingham?
In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you need your skip to be placed on land outside of your company or home, you will have to secure permission from your local authority in Gillingham, which is called a skip permit. If necessary, we will be happy to arrange this on your behalf, and so it’s one less thing to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for your permit, and you should know before booking that obtaining the licence can often take up to 2 working days.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in the skip?
Electronic items including tv sets, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore cannot be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric products need to be segregated from other waste. This ensures that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.
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