Skip Hire Harlow

There are numerous reasons why you may find you need to order a skip. Some people want a skip because they decide to tidy up an overgrown garden. Others could be in the midst of construction work and wish to dispose of the soil and concrete left behind. You might be thinking about ordering a skip to dispose of the junk that has built up within your loft through the years.

Whatever the reason might be, if you are interested in an affordable skip hire service in Harlow, then your search is over.

Our company offers a cost-effective and dependable solution to both domestic and trade customers throughout Harlow. Our skip hire service includes a range of sizes to take on all waste removal requirements. When you don’t want too much space, the 2 yard mini skip could be the perfect solution for you. Likewise, if you feel your job might be on the bigger side, you may want to consider our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.

Our services are offered across the Harlow area, and we assist both residential and industrial customers. Using our simple online ordering system, you can get your skip ordered with just a few clicks.

To get started, enter your postcode to check out all the different sizes available and the price to hire a skip in Harlow.

Harlow Skip Hire FAQs

Is it okay to fill my skip above the side?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this will make it unsafe to transport, and you will probably be asked to remove any materials above the level load mark. This also means that you are unable to use sheets of wood, doors or some other item, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to make sure that bins are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you hire the correct sized skip for your requirements and get in touch if you’re unsure which size you require. We would be glad to help.

Do you deliver to other areas in Essex?

Of course, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skips to locations throughout Essex, such as Harlow, Saffron Walden, Grays and Harwich. So no matter where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

What can I put in my skip?

This is amongst the most frequent questions people have about skip hire. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you can fill up your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of kinds of waste that may come from garden projects, building work and property clearances.

Some of the most frequent items that we find in skips include soil, timber, hedge trimmings, kitchen cabinets, sinks, and various other household objects.

There are also some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This includes any electrical products (tumble dryers, monitors or laptops for example), old car tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all considered hazardous waste materials, and therefore getting rid of them must comply with an entirely different procedure to make sure they don’t result in damage to the environment.

Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the road in Harlow?

In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you want the skip to be located on land outside of your company or home, you will need to receive permission from the local authority in Harlow, which is known as a skip permit. If required, we will gladly arrange this for you, so it’s one less thing to think about. The council does charge a fee for your license, plus you should know before ordering that obtaining the licence will often take up to 2 working days.

What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Harlow?

This is the easy part. First, choose the skip size you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip shall be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on council property (such as the road). Then, choose the date you would like your skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and make payment using our secure online payment system. That’s it! We will deliver your chosen skip to Harlow on the date you have chosen.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will make sure your skip is delivered when required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. For those who order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the very next day.

Although we can’t promise an exact delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You have to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will often incur a charge for the wasted journey.

What is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the frequent skip which is used throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builders skip is great for most building tasks, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yd builders skip will be the largest size which can be used for heavy waste like soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Am I able to put electronic items in the skip?

No, you can not throw old or broken electrical waste products in a skip. This includes such things as printers, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators and monitors. These items can’t be thrown in a skip since they can contain dangerous materials and components.

Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

Do I need to be at home when the skip will be delivered?

It usually is best if you can be in when anyone delivers anything to your home. That allows you to make sure there is access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed precisely where you want it.

The same thing goes for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.

Nonetheless, should it be unavoidable and gaining access is not an issue, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

You can normally have the skip for as long as two weeks from the delivery date. You can provide a chosen pick up day when you place your order. Alternatively, you can tell us after you have finished, and we will organise the collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer over busy periods.

What is the cost of skip hire in Harlow?

This depends on the size you require and whether you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the cheapest option. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an immediate quote for skip hire in Harlow, enter your postcode into the search box above.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

When you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop down door. This is designed for getting rid of heavy building and construction materials, as it can be pushed in to the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop door, however these are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically low enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a skip with a drop door is supplied.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are perfect for small DIY jobs and domestic clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from household furniture and old toys to paving blocks and concrete. Having a capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip can save you needing to make multiple visits to the local recycling centre.

Where does the waste go when the skip is collected?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get sorted into a number of waste types, which includes stone, metals and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are proud of our commitment to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

What size is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge skip used to get rid of large amounts of rubbish. These skips are predominantly for business use but can be hired by household clients also. However, you will require plenty of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger when compared to the typical skip you will see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, RORO skips can only be used for light materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not suitable for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

Will a skip hire company from Harlow deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our customers in Harlow and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner firms are approved and tested to ensure they match our expectations for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips come in a number of different sizes to suit different waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is good for small residential tasks.

Next up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bin bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is often referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for shed clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant waste disposal job to deal with, a builder’s skip could be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label implies, they are the most common sizes used by builders for construction waste, including soil and hardcore. However they can equally well be used for domestic waste such as broken furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also offer 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further information about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Other areas covered include Saffron Walden, Grays, Harwich, Tilbury, Wivenhoe, Frinton-on-Sea, Great Dunmow and Southend-on-Sea.

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