Skip Hire Harpenden

With skips offered in numerous sizes, ordering a skip in Harpenden couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re looking to clean out the loft, tidy the back garden, renovate your house or have a whole house clearance to sort out, we’re certain to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are looking for a midi skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can clear out your waste quickly, easily and without having to hurt your wallet! All the waste collected will be taken to nearby and fully licenced recycling facilities, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the advantages of hiring a skip?

A skip can be a superb asset for all sorts of waste clearance requirements. You may be clearing out the shed, sorting out the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or simply attempting to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip helps you get rid of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without having to go through numerous journeys to your local recycling facility.

If you require a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Harpenden, we are here to help you. We can offer skip hire for jobs of all sizes, plus we’re experienced with hiring out to both household and industrial customers.

We can deliver a skip to your property or company premises in Harpenden, in addition to the surrounding areas. Which means you can depend on our competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our goal is to ensure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We provide a very simple online booking process enabling clients to choose from a substantial variety of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you are unsure where to begin when ordering a skip, the guide below strives to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it is determining which skip is best suited for your requirements, the length of time you can hire it for, or perhaps what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Harpenden Skip Hire FAQs

What happens to the rubbish?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machinery and by hand into numerous waste materials, like metal, cardboard, stone and wood. Processing the waste in this manner helps to maximise the volume which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Harpenden?

We use a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Harpenden and the rest of the country. Our partner skip companies are approved and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our expectations for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Electronic items such as tv sets, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous waste and therefore should not be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical objects must be segregated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most eco-friendly manner.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Harpenden?

If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the very next day. In some cases, we can even offer a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed as part of the order process.

Do you deliver skips across Hertfordshire?

Absolutely. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management businesses, we can deliver skips to both domestic and commercial customers throughout Hertfordshire and anywhere else within the UK.

Is it ok to fill the skip above the level load mark?

It is important not to overfill a skip. You should not pass the level load line that is shown on the side of the skip. When the skip is overfilled, it can be very hazardous to transport. Which means that if you overfill your skip, you might be asked to remove the surplus waste. No matter how safe you feel the skip to be, it can not be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This can be unsafe and is therefore prohibited.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

You can in most cases keep a skip for as long as 14 days from the delivery date. It is possible to give a preferred pick up day at the time you make your order. Alternatively, you can let us know after you have loaded the skip, and then we will organise the collection. Usually, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take slightly longer during hectic periods.

How large is a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip could be the best solution. What size is known as a mini skip varies from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they offer.

2 cubic yards is probably the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to have a 3 yard container for their smallest option. The price depends on the actual size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

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

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip refers to the size of skip most frequently hired for building and construction projects. There are generally two different sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that you can use to get rid of significant quantities of building and demolition waste materials, like dirt, rubble and stone.

Although branded a builder’s skip, these can be used for many other residential and business waste disposal jobs.

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

It is usually a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your home. You can then ensure there is access for your delivery, and the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it.

The same thing goes if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.

Nonetheless, when it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you offer?

If you run a company in Harpenden and want to dispose of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off container could be a perfect choice. Available in 20 to 40 cubic yards, they are the biggest waste disposal containers that can be hired.

As the name suggests, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike normal skips, that are lifted using chains.

What sizes do skips come in?

This site offers a whole range of skip capacities to residential and business clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the various sizes you can choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each skip 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 additional information about our range of skips, like measurements and the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What things can I put in the skip?

You are able to load your skip with a wide array of different waste types which are commonly generated from loft clearances, building work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include wood, soil, bricks, garden trimmings, furniture, clothing, cabinets or old bathroom fittings.

What you throw in your skip depends on which size you have hired, because there is a weight limit. For example, if you will be using your skip for heavy construction waste including bricks or garden soil, the maximum size you could get is the 8 cubic yard.

Some materials cannot be discarded in the skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials are classed as hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Harpenden?

In most circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or house, you have got to receive permission from the local council in Harpenden, which is called a permit. If necessary, we will be happy to organise this for you, and so it’s one less issue to think about. The local authority does charge a fee for the road permit, and you should know before placing your order that getting the licence can sometimes take up to two working days.

How do I order a skip online?

Ordering a skip in Harpenden through us is very straightforward. Select the skip size you will need and then enter a couple of details about where and when you would like your skip delivered. You can then pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then schedule to have your skip delivered.

Do all skips come with a drop door?

In general, almost all skips can be supplied with a drop down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and area. If you require a drop-down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly beneficial when hiring a large builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow waste materials straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini skips, since they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Harpenden?

This is determined by the skip size you will need and whether you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To obtain an immediate price for skip hire in Harpenden, enter your postcode into the search box above.

Other areas covered include Chorleywood, Borehamwood, St Albans, Hoddesdon, Hatfield, Hertford, Cheshunt and Radlett.

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