Best Skip Hire in Helston

If you’re aiming to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Helston skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop your skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.

If you have a small amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip might be a fantastic choice. In search of something a little bit larger? Maybe the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a significant job on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a range of large builders skips. However big or small your waste needs may be, we will have the skip size which is perfect for your task.

Be it to your house or even your company, we can provide a skip to wherever you need it in Helston. Projects could happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Order on our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received about our skip hire services.

Helston Skip Hire FAQs

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Helston?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need a skip permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if your skip is on private property, such as a drive or inside your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Just let us know while completing the order process, so we will make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate the skip on private property, it will save you some money.

What will happen to the rubbish?

When you have finished with your skip, we will come and get it. It will be transported to a waste transfer facility either in or local to Helston where we will separate the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as is possible.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can usually hire your skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of providing a preferred collection date when placing your order.

Alternatively, simply tell us when you have finished with your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.

It could take a little while longer to collect your skip during busy times, but we will always endeavour to come as swiftly as possible.

What is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the common skip used across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, the builders skip is fantastic for most building projects, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 cubic yard builder’s skip is the largest size that can be used for heavy waste matter including soil, concrete, stone and rubble.

What is a mini skip?

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

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms offer a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

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

Unfortunately not, as electronic items like old TVs, cookers, printers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items have to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly manner.

Can I put all sorts of waste in the skip?

Your skip can be hired to get rid of lots of different types of waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and processing a multitude of items produced from construction jobs, garden projects and house clean-ups. A few examples of allowed waste products include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials will be allowed, therefore whether you need to get rid of metals, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you put into the skip can vary based on which size skip you have hired. Skips do have a weight limit for safety. So if you need to get rid of soil and concrete, for example, the largest size container you would be able to use would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

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

There are a few waste materials which you will not be permitted to put in your skip. The reason behind this is that these goods contain hazardous components which can damage the environment. They can even be hazardous to human health, so they have to be disposed of separately under UK regulations.

A few of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How do you order a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Helston through us is very straightforward. Choose the skip size you require and enter a handful of details about where and when you need your skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and arrange to get your skip delivered to you.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Helston?

This depends on the skip size you need and if you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the least expensive choice. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To obtain an instant quote for skip hire in Helston, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Will a skip hire company from Helston deliver my skip?

Since we provide a nationwide waste management service, we use a comprehensive network of approved companies. These can include small family-run skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental expectations.

Do I need to be at home when my skip is going to be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be in at the time the skip is delivered. Then you can be sure the lorry has full access and that the skip is situated exactly where you want it. This also is applicable for those who have a skip delivered to company property, especially when gates restrict access.

However, if that is not feasible, you don’t need to worry. Simply tell us when placing your order, and we will take care of the rest.

How quickly can you deliver a skip in Helston?

We can usually supply skips to Helston the following working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking platform provides you with a range of delivery dates to select from. So whether you need your skip to arrive asap or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

What sizes do skips come in?

We provide a full range of skip sizes to household and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sized skips available, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size 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 selection of skips, including dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to transport significant volumes of waste. In the majority of cases, these type of containers are hired for business applications. However, domestic clients can also use them. You will need to consider the area they will occupy, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for lightweight waste such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and concrete.

Which size skips have got a drop down door?

When you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is ideal for getting rid of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be pushed into the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also feature a drop door, although these are generally less common. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, please tell us when ordering. We will do our best to make sure a skip with a drop door is delivered.

Will you deliver skips across Cornwall?

Along with delivering skips to Helston, we can also deliver to other towns and villages across Cornwall. By utilising a network of regional and national waste management and recycling businesses, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering in Helston, St Blazey or Falmouth, we have got it covered.

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

It is important not to overload your skip, as you risk being asked to take off excessive waste before it can be collected. Regardless of the size you hire, you are only able to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, because transporting an overloaded skip can be unsafe, as objects could drop and result in injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this issue, please be sure to order a size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If the skip is full but you have extra waste to get rid of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

Other areas covered include St Blazey, Falmouth, Torpoint, Bodmin, Newlyn, Saltash, Bude and Redruth.

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