Gloucester Skip Hire

With skips available in several sizes, ordering skip hire in Gloucester couldn’t be simpler. Whether you’re planning to clean out the attic, tidy the garden, redecorate your property or you have a whole house clearance to sort out, we’re confident to have the perfect solution.

Whether you are looking for a midi skip through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure that you can get rid of your waste swiftly, easily and without needing to break your budget! All of the rubbish collected is taken to local and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of getting a skip?

A skip is a superb asset for all sorts of waste disposal requirements. You might be clearing your shed, sorting out the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or simply planning to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip allows you to get rid of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer numerous visits to the local recycling centre.

If you require a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Gloucester, we are here to help you. We can provide skip hire for jobs large and small, plus we are experienced in hiring to both domestic and trade customers.

We will deliver a skip to your home or company premises across Gloucester, plus the nearby towns and villages. This means you can trust our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our objective is to make sure that hiring a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We have a simple online booking process that allows clients to select from a large range of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are not sure where to begin when choosing a skip, the guide below strives to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s determining which skip matches your requirements, the length of time you can hire it, or what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Gloucester Skip Hire FAQs

How many different skip sizes are available?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Gloucester, you have multiple sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard container, also known as a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for modest domestic clearances and DIY jobs.

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most common sizes hired, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also makes them ideal for household clearances involving large objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We are able to supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even bigger rubbish disposal needs. These skips are only suitable for light materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or concrete.

For more details about the different capacities offered, including dimensions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets sorted into a variety of waste types, such as wood, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish can be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Can I have a skip that has a drop down door?

For anyone who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is perfect for getting rid of heavy building and construction rubbish, as it can be pushed into the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop down door, though these are less common. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, please let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a skip that has a drop door is provided.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we can even provide a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed during the order process.

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip means the size of skip most frequently hired for construction and demolition projects. There are typically two sizes which can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which can be used to dispose of substantial volumes of building and demolition materials, like garden soil, concrete and stone.

Although they are branded a builders skip, these can be used for multiple other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.

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

If you are having a skip delivered to your home, it is best to be in on the day the skip is delivered. You can then ensure the lorry has total access and that the skip will be placed exactly where you need it. The same is true when you have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly if gates restrict access.

However, when this is not achievable, you don’t need to be concerned. Simply let us know when you are placing your order, and we will take care of everything.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in the skip?

No, you can not dispose of old or unwanted electronic waste products in your skip. This can include things such as laptops or computers, cookers, tumble dryers, fridges and tv sets. Electronic products can’t be discarded in a skip because they can have hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot go to landfill and must be recycled.

Can you deliver skips across Gloucestershire?

Certainly. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we can provide skips to both residential and business customers throughout Gloucestershire and anywhere else in the UK.

Am I able to throw all sorts of waste in a skip?

A skip can be used to dispose of lots of different types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and handling numerous items generated from construction jobs, garden projects and house tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste materials include things like:

  • Home furnishings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

The majority of waste types will be allowed, and therefore whether you need to throw out metals, plastics, timber or old toys, we can usually take your waste away.

The quantity and waste types you put into your skip may vary depending on the size skip you ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you need to discard soil and rubble, as an example, the largest size you would be allowed to use is the 8 yard builders skip.

What kind of materials am I not allowed to put in my skip?

There are several materials which you will not be permitted to dispose of in the skip. The main reason for this is that these items include hazardous components that may harm the environment. They can even be dangerous to human health, so they must be discarded separately within UK law.

A few of the items that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

When you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, a mini skip could be the best choice. What size is known as a mini skip differs from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they supply.

The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to provide a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. Cost is based on the actual size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for household jobs including modest DIY projects and garden shed clean ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and require room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Gloucester?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work with a number of local and national companies. This allows us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.

How can I order a skip online?

Ordering a skip in Gloucester through us is very straightforward. Choose the skip size you need and input a few details about when and where you need the skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered.

Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Gloucester?

This depends on where the skip is going to be located. You will only require a permit if it is put on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit when your skip is on your private property, like a drive or within your company premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, and we can make the necessary arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can position the skip on your own property, it will save you a few pounds.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, that will provide you with plenty of time to fill your skip. However, if you need some more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, in the event you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and then we will arrange to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

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

If you manage a business in Gloucester and wish to get rid of substantial amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 – 40 cubic yards, they are the largest waste disposal skips that you can hire.

As the name indicates, these type of containers are rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, unlike standard skips, that are picked up by using chains.

How much does skip hire in Gloucester cost?

The price of hiring a skip in Gloucester is determined by the size of skip you want. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a bigger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The price will also be more if you want to have the skip on the highway, as you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?

No, you can only fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up above this line will make it dangerous to move, and you might be told to take away the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes using doors, or any other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and can also make it overweight.

Other areas covered include Cheltenham, Northleach, Thornbury, Coleford, Winchcombe, Stroud, Painswick and Chipping Campden.

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