Greenford Skip Hire

If you are looking to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Greenford skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop a skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

Should you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip might be a perfect choice. Looking for something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a big project on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we have a range of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip size which is perfect for the circumstances.

Whether it is to your home or your company, we can provide a skip to wherever you need it in Greenford. Jobs may happen anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

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Below are some of the typical questions we receive about our skip hire and recycling services.

Greenford Skip Hire FAQs

What can I put in the skip?

You can use a skip to throw out a variety of waste types. We are experienced in collecting and handling a wide variety of materials produced from building work, garden landscaping and home clearances. Some examples of allowed waste types include things like:

  • Household furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most waste materials are generally allowed, therefore whether you need to dispose of metals, plastic materials, timber or clothing, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you throw into your skip will vary depending on the size skip you ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you would like get rid of garden soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size you would be permitted to use would be the 8 yard builders skip.

What kind of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are several waste materials which you are not permitted to dump in the skip. The reason for this is that some products include hazardous elements which may be damaging to the environment. They could also be hazardous to human health, so they must be disposed of separately under UK regulations.

A few of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer monitors
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip provided by skip firms and is ideal for smaller DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies offer you a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will make sure your skip is provided on the day required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

Although we can’t guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our best to arrive within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a failed delivery effort will most likely incur a fee for the wasted journey.

What is the cost of skip hire in Greenford?

Our goal is to give you the most affordable skip hire service in Greenford. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have the skip located on the street or any other council property, you will also need to factor in the extra cost of the skip permit.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

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

Alternatively, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the next working day.

It might take a bit longer to pick up your skip over busy times, but we will always try to come as quickly as possible.

Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You can only fill your skip up to the level load line. Stacking waste up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you may be asked to take away the extra waste before your skip can be collected. This includes using doors, or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and it could also make it overweight.

Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects need to be kept separate from general waste to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely and securely. This can include all electrical items including washing machines, TVs, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Greenford?

In most cases, it will be possible to have a skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or company. But in order to do this, you have got to get consent from your local council in Greenford, which is called a skip permit. We will order this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority do impose a fee for your permit, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be at home at the time it is delivered. Then you can be sure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip will be placed exactly where you need it. The same applies if you have a skip delivered to business premises, especially if gates limit access.

However, if that is not achievable, you don’t need to stress. Simply let us know when making your order, and then we will handle the rest.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Greenford, you have various sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is excellent for modest home clearances and DIY tasks.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most popular sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also means they are great for household clear ups including bulky objects like furniture and beds.

We will offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for anyone with even bigger waste disposal needs. These sizes are only suited to light materials, so they can’t be used to get rid of soil or concrete.

For additional details about the different capacities available, such as measurements, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The name builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These will be the biggest skips that can be hired to get rid of weighty construction waste materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or clay.

The builder’s skip is perfect for a variety of jobs. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning the attic, these big skips are often the most affordable option available.

Will a Greenford skip hire company deliver my skip?

Since we offer a UK-wide waste management service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These can range from small local skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they match our high customer service and environmental principles.

What size roll-on roll-off skips are available?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are substantial industrial scale skips that are used predominantly in the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for businesses that produce large amounts of waste.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

Getting a skip that has a drop door makes filling waste into the skip much easier. This is especially the case with heavy waste materials like soil or concrete, which can then be loaded straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make disposing of large bulky objects like household furniture a lot easier as well.

The majority of skips can be supplied with a drop down door, although it will sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your booking if a door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

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

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into various waste streams, like timber, metals, plastics, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How do I hire a skip online?

Ordering a skip should not be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Greenford. Select the size you wish to order, and confirm whether it will be located on your own property. Type in your details and then make payment using our secure payment platform.

Once your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with all of your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Do you deliver to other areas in London?

We offer a nationwide skip hire service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you want skip hire in Greenford, Hampton, Carshalton, Camden or any other location in London, we can assist.

Other areas covered include Hampton, Carshalton, Camden, Clapham, Hampstead, Edgware, Beckenham and Bexleyheath.

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