Best Skip Hire in Gravesend

With skips available in numerous sizes, hiring a skip in Gravesend couldn’t be simpler. Whether you are aiming to clean out the attic, tidy up the garden, redecorate your house or you have a full house clearance to take on, we’re confident to have the best solution.

Whether you want a mini skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure that you can get rid of your rubbish quickly, easily and without needing to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected will be sent to nearby and fully licenced recycling facilities, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the benefits of using a skip?

A skip can be a great asset for all kinds of waste clearance needs. You could be clearing the garage, rearranging the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps attempting to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip enables you to remove this waste quickly and conveniently without having to suffer multiple journeys to the local recycling centre.

If you are searching for a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Gravesend, we are here to help. We provide skip hire for jobs of all sizes, plus we’re experienced with hiring out to both residential and industrial customers.

We can deliver a skip to your property or business premises throughout Gravesend, plus the adjoining areas. Which means that you can trust our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that getting a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We have a simple online booking system enabling customers to select from a comprehensive choice 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 aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it is knowing which skip best fits your needs, how long you can hire it for, or what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Gravesend Skip Hire FAQs

What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in a skip?

Your skip may be used to dispose of lots of different types of waste. We are used to picking up and processing numerous items from building jobs, garden projects and home clean-ups. Examples of allowed waste types include things like:

  • Furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

Many different waste types will be allowed, so whether you need to dispose of furniture, plastics, wood or old toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and items you throw in the skip may vary based on which size skip you have chosen. Skips do have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you need to discard garden soil and concrete, as an example, the biggest size you would be permitted to use will be the 8 yard skip.

Are there any items that I can’t put in the skip?

There are several materials which you will not be permitted to throw out in the skip. The main reason for this is that these items incorporate hazardous elements which can be harmful to the environment. They may also be harmful to human health, so they have to be disposed of separately under UK law.

Some of the products which are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is best to be at home on the day it is delivered. You can then make sure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip can be situated exactly where you want it. This also applies if you have a skip delivered to business property, especially if gates restrict access.

However, if that isn’t achievable, you do not need to be concerned. Simply let us know when making your booking, and then we will take care of the rest.

Where do you take the waste from my skip?

The contents of the skip will be taken to the local waste transfer facility. Here the waste will be segregated by machines and also by hand into various waste streams, like soil, plastics, rubble and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to move, and you may be asked to remove any items over the level load line. This means you are not allowed to use sheets of wood, doors or any other object, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty of care to ensure that skips are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please be sure you hire the appropriate sized skip for your needs and get in touch if you’re uncertain which size you require. We would be glad to help.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can usually hire the skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, you will have the option of providing a preferred collection time when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply let us know when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the majority of circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It may take a little while longer to collect your skip over busy periods, however we will always try to be there as swiftly as possible.

Will a Gravesend skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a thorough skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work with a number of local and national businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we can offer customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are great for small DIY jobs and house clearances. Their small footprint means they are excellent for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from household furnishings and broken toys to paving slabs and rubble. With a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make multiple visits to the local recycling centre.

Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?

Electrical products including televisions, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and so can not be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric powered items need to be separated from other rubbish. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of waste materials. Generally, these type of containers are used for industrial purposes. Having said that, domestic customers can also order them. It is important to look at the area they take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they must only be utilised for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and hardcore.

What is the cost of skip hire in Gravesend?

Our goal is to offer the cheapest skip hire service in Gravesend. The price you pay will, of course, depend upon the size of skip that you hire. This ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have your skip placed on the highway or other council property, you will also have to factor in the added price of the skip permit.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Gravesend?

This is the easy part. First, select the skip size you would like to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or council property (like the road). Then, choose the date you want your skip to get delivered. Check your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Gravesend on the date you have selected.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Gravesend?

Normally, it is possible to have your skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But to get this done, you have got to get approval from your local authority in Gravesend, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to order this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The council do impose a fee for your license, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

Will you deliver skips across Kent?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Gravesend, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Kent. With the help of a network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in Gravesend, Broadstairs or West Malling, we have got you covered.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These are the biggest containers that can be hired to discard heavy construction waste materials such as stone, concrete, rubble or garden soil.

A builder’s skip is ideal for a variety of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning out your shed, these large containers will often be the most cost-effective choice available.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We supply a wide range of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip best for small DIY tasks and house clearances. A popular choice for bigger jobs, refurbishments and building work is the 8 yard builders skip.

For Gravesend companies with a large quantity of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need some help choosing which skip size you require, have a look at our useful skip size comparison.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

If you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is made for disposing of hefty building and demolition rubbish, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop-down door, although these are typically more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you want a drop door for your job, please tell us when ordering. We will do our very best to make sure a container that has a drop door is provided.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can typically deliver skips to Gravesend the following working day when your order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform will give you a number of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you would like the skip to arrive ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

Other areas covered include Broadstairs, West Malling, Ramsgate, Faversham, Maidstone, Canterbury, Swanscombe and Tonbridge.

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