Skip Hire Greenwich

If you are clearing out your attic, having some building work carried out or tidying up the garage, hiring a skip is a simple way to eradicate all of your unwanted junk. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire firm in Greenwich, we can help.

We offer skips for waste disposal projects of all sizes. Whether you want a mini skip for a basic clean up or a builder’s skip for soil and stone, we are able to offer a full range perfect for projects big or small.

We provide skips to homes and companies in Greenwich and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you might be, we will provide a reliable and cheap skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Ordering a skip through us is simple. Our online booking platform lets you pick from a full range of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Unsure what skip size you will want to do the job? Why not try out our skip size calculator to find out the amount of rubbish each size can hold.

Greenwich Skip Hire FAQs

Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old electronic waste products in your skip. This includes items like laptops, microwaves, dishwashers, fridges and computer monitors. Electronic items can’t be disposed of in the skip as they can include hazardous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.

How long does it take to get a skip in Greenwich?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We can normally offer a following day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, since to go on public property (such as a road), you must obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can anticipate it turning up within a AM or PM slot.

If I need a skip on a road in Greenwich, will I need a permit?

In most cases, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you need the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or home, you will need to get authorisation from your local authority in Greenwich, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we will be glad to arrange this for you, so it’s one less issue to think about. The council does charge a fee for the license, plus you should know before ordering that obtaining the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

Do all skips have a drop door?

Nearly all containers can be provided with a drop down door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we can do our very best to accommodate.

A skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste into the bin, especially with weighty materials, such as soil and bricks, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load large and bulky items, such as pieces of furniture.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yd skip. The label originates from the fact that these are the most typical sizes that are ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are fantastic for a wide variety of domestic and industrial jobs. These are the biggest size skips that you can use for heavy builders waste like top soil, stone and concrete.

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our clients in Greenwich and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner companies are approved and tested to make sure they satisfy our standards for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.

Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to move, and you may have to remove any rubbish over the level load mark. This also means that you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal duty to ensure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you hire the correct size of skip for your requirements and get in touch if you are unsure which size you require. We would be happy to help.

How much waste will fit in the mini skip?

When you have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, a mini skip could be the perfect option. What size is referred to as a mini skip varies from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The price is based on the specific size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are great for household tasks such as small DIY projects and shed tidy ups. If you want it positioned on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

Do I have to be there when the skip is delivered?

No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver your skip. So long as we can gain access to where you need it positioned, we will manage everything.

For those who will not be at home, just provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you place your order. For instance, you might need the skip to be located at a particular part of the driveway. Or you might want to be sure that the skip doesn’t block use of your garage.

Whatever the case might be, simply tell us when ordering, and then we will make sure your instructions will be passed on to the delivery driver.

What size skips can you supply?

We offer a full selection of skip capacities to residential and business customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the enormous 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sizes available, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish each size can hold:

  • 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 info about our choice of skips, such as measurements and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a massive container that is used to get rid of large quantities of waste. These bins are primarily for business use but can be hired by household clients also. Having said that, you will want plenty of room since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger in comparison to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, these containers can only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and paper, and so they are not suited to getting rid of soil and rubble.

How do you order a skip online?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know if the skip is going to be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on council property (like the road). After that, pick the date you want the skip to get delivered. Check your order and make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Greenwich on the day you have chosen.

What things can I put in the skip?

You can throw a variety of rubbish into your skip. This can include wood, bathroom tiles, plastics or rubble from a property clearance. Tree and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden tasks are allowed too. Cupboards and worktops from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in your skip.

However, there are some items that can’t be put in a skip because of the potential environmental or health risk they might cause.

You cannot get rid of your refrigerator, computer or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items incorporate hazardous components in one kind or another. They must be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to organise a separate service for this material. Please email for more details. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.

Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?

The items in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station. Here the waste will be segregated by machinery and by hand into various waste streams, such as soil, paper, stone and timber. Processing the waste in this manner helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is to maximise recycling and minimise the quantity of waste that has to go in landfill.

Do you deliver skips across London?

We provide a national skip hire and recycling service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you would like skip hire in Greenwich, Balham, Ealing, Chessington or any other site in London, we can assist.

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Greenwich?

Our goal is to offer the most affordable skip hire service in Greenwich. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you need to have the skip placed on the highway or any other council owned property, you will also need to factor in the additional cost of a skip permit.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

Typically, you can have the skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. Which means you do not need to hurry through your project. When you have completed your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to pick it up as soon as possible.

Other areas covered include Balham, Ealing, Chessington, Camberwell, Forest Hill, Barnet, Carshalton and Croydon.

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