Affordable Skip Hire in Gillingham
If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Gillingham skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we will drop a skip off, you fill it up, and we collect it.
Should you have a modest amount of waste materials to dispose of, the mini skip may be a fantastic choice. Interested in something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a big project on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can provide a selection of large builders skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can deliver the skip that is just right for your job.
Be it to your home or even your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Gillingham. Projects can occur anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.
Order on our website or get in touch with a member of our helpful staff for additional information today.
Below are examples of typical questions we get relating to our skip hire and recycling services.
Gillingham Skip Hire FAQs
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Gillingham?
The price of getting a skip in Gillingham will depend on the size of skip you want. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you want a larger skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The charge will also be more if you need to have your skip placed on the road, since you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
What can I put in the skip?
This is amongst the most popular questions people have about hiring a skip. What is important to remember is that you can fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are so many types of waste which will come from garden work, construction work and house clearances.
Among the most common things which we find in skips include garden soil, wood, hedge cuttings, cabinets, bathroom suites, and other household products.
There are also some things that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. This includes any electronic products (fridge freezers, televisions or washing machines for example), old tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all classed as hazardous waste, and so disposing of them needs to adhere to a completely different process to make sure they do not cause harm to the environment.
Is it okay to load the skip above the side?
You must not load the skip past the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this mark, it means that the skip will not be safe and secure to transport, and you might be asked to take off any excess rubbish before it can be collected.
How long does it take to get a skip in Gillingham?
If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the next day. Sometimes, we will even provide a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed when going through the online order process.
What size skips have got a drop down door?
For anyone who is selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is great for getting rid of hefty building and demolition materials, as it can be walked into the skip with a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, although these are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you require a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a container which has a drop door is delivered.
What happens to the rubbish in my skip?
When you have finished with your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer centre in or local to Gillingham where we sort the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as possible.
How many different skip sizes are available?
We offer a complete variety of skip capacities to domestic and business customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the different sized skips to choose from, with a rough idea of how much 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 more information about our range of skips, including dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
You can typically hire your skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of providing a preferred collection day when you make your order.
Alternatively, just tell us when you’ve finished with your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many cases, it will be the following working day.
It can take a little while longer to collect your skip over busy periods, however we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.
Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?
I’m afraid this is not allowed, because electronic products such as old TVs, refrigerators, pcs and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items have to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly way.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?
If you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is usually best to be in when it is delivered. You can then ensure that the lorry has complete access and that the skip is located precisely where you want it. The same is true for those who have a skip delivered to business property, especially when gates restrict access.
However, if that is not possible, you don’t have to be concerned. Just tell us when you are placing your order, and we will take care of the rest.
How can I order a skip in Gillingham?
Ordering a skip in Gillingham with us is incredibly easy. Pick the skip size you need and then input a few details about when and where you want the skip delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then schedule to get your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
What is classed as a builder’s skip?
The builders skip is probably the most popular skip ordered throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction jobs, which is where the name originates from.
The 8 yard builder’s skip is the largest option that can be used for hefty waste including dirt, concrete, rock and rubble.
How much waste will a mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the most compact size offered by skip firms and is ideal for small DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which will contain the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms will offer a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
How big is a roll-on roll-off container?
A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to dispose of huge amounts of waste. Generally, these type of skips are used for industrial purposes. Having said that, domestic customers can also use them. You have to consider the space they will occupy, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be hired for lightweight waste such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of soil and stone.
Will you deliver to other areas in Kent?
Absolutely. We can provide skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to offer skips to residential and commercial customers throughout Kent and anywhere else in the UK.
Will a Gillingham skip hire company deliver my skip?
We use a large network of both local and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Gillingham and the rest of the UK. All of our partner businesses are approved and evaluated to guarantee they match our standards for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Gillingham?
Usually, it will be possible to get your skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to get this done, you have got to have consent from the local authority in Gillingham, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the permit, and it may sometimes take 24-2 days for them to authorise this.
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