Guildford Skip Hire

Whether you are cleaning out the loft space, getting some building work carried out or tidying up the shed, ordering skip is a simple option to get rid of your unwanted rubbish. If you are looking for a reliable skip hire firm in Guildford, we can help.

We can offer skips for projects of all sizes. Whether you require a midi skip for a general tidy up or even a builder’s skip for top soil and stone, we provide a wide selection perfect for projects big or small.

We provide skips to households and companies throughout Guildford and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you may be, we are able to provide a dependable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Ordering a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking software enables you to choose between a full variety of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size of skip you want for the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to see just how much waste each size can handle.

Guildford Skip Hire FAQs

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a day that suits you. We will normally give a following day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip on private property, because to go on public property (for example a highway), you will need to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

Due to numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered in a morning or afternoon slot.

How long can I keep the skip for?

Our normal hire term will be a fortnight from your delivery date. Having said that, when you order the skip, you can let us know a collection date that will work for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is fully loaded sooner than anticipated, let us know, and we will pick it up as soon as possible.

Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to remember that this is not always the case during busy periods. Once collected, the waste will be transported to your local waste transfer centre, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

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

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets separated into a range of waste types, such as wood, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish can be recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Can I dispose of all sorts of rubbish in the skip?

A skip may be used to get rid of many different types of waste. We are experienced in collecting and handling lots of items generated from building jobs, garden projects and household clearances. Examples of permitted waste materials include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many different waste types are generally accepted, and so whether you want to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, wood or textiles, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and items you throw into your skip may vary according to which size skip you have chosen. Skips have a weight limit for safety purposes. So if you wish to dispose of garden soil and gravel, for example, the largest size container you will be able to use will be the 8 cubic yard skip.

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

There are some waste materials that you will not be able to put in your skip. The reason for this is that some items include hazardous components that may be damaging to the environment. They can even be hazardous to human health, therefore they need to be discarded separately under UK law.

A few of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Can you deliver skips across Surrey?

Yes. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to offer skips to both domestic and industrial customers across Surrey and elsewhere in the UK.

If I want a skip on the road in Guildford, will I need to get a permit?

Generally, it is possible to have a skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But to do this, you have got to have approval from the local authority in Guildford, which is called a skip permit. We can order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council do impose a fee for this license, and it can sometimes take 24-2 days for them to approve this.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Guildford?

To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a number of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we can provide customers with the most affordable and trusted skip hire service.

What size skips do you supply?

We offer a whole variety of skip capacities to domestic and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the various sizes offered, with a rough guide to how much rubbish each skip 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 additional information about our range of skips, such as dimensions and the waste they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

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

You don’t really need to be home when the skip is delivered, however it does help. Being there when your skip is delivered means that you can make sure the driver is given full access and that your skip is positioned precisely where you want it. Likewise, if the skip is delivered to business property, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, when you can’t be around during delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you place the order, and then we will organise everything from there.

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

This depends upon the size you require and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the cheapest choice. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To obtain an instant quotation for skip hire in Guildford, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

How do I order a skip in Guildford?

We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your address to view the range of skip sizes we can deliver in Guildford. Select the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you would like the skip delivered. You can then make payment with our secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to verify the order as soon as your order is done!

Am I allowed to fill the skip above the side?

You must not fill your skip beyond the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this mark, it means that the skip will not be safe to move, and you can be asked to remove any extra rubbish before it can be picked up.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip will be the smallest size delivered by skip companies and is great for smaller DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 yard as their smallest skip. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

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

The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a huge container used to get rid of large volumes of rubbish. These containers are primarily for commercial use but can be hired by residential customers as well. However, you will want lots of space as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on the roadside.

As a result of the size, roro containers can only be hired for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suited to getting rid of soil and rubble.

Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items must be kept separate from general waste to be reused, recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electronic goods like washing machines, monitors, toasters, laptops and even hair straighteners.

Which size skips can have a drop down door?

The majority of skips can be delivered with a drop down door, making them easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip with a drop-down door, please tell us when making your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load waste materials into the bin, particularly with heavy materials, such as garden soil and gravel, which can be walked in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky objects, like household furniture.

What is a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These will be the biggest containers used to discard weighty construction waste such as rock, bricks, gravel or garden soil.

The builders skip is perfect for a variety of projects. Whether you are having an extension built, renovating your kitchen or cleaning the garden shed, these large skips tend to be the most cost-effective option available.

Other areas covered include Shepperton, Redhill, Godalming, Sunbury-on-Thames, Frimley, Leatherhead, Haslemere and Ewell.

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