Skip Hire in Hemel Hempstead

If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Hemel Hempstead skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

Should you have a small amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip could be a fantastic option. In search of something a little bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have got a large project on your hands, like building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we have a choice of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip that is just right for the task.

Whether it is to your home or your company, we will supply a skip to wherever you want it in Hemel Hempstead. Projects may occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Order online or contact a member of our friendly staff to learn more today.

Below are some of the typical questions we have received about our skip hire and recycling service.

Hemel Hempstead Skip Hire FAQs

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

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a substantial skip that can be used to get rid of large volumes of rubbish. These bins are predominantly for industrial use but can be hired by domestic customers as well. However, you will need plenty of room as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on the roadside.

Due to the size, these containers should only be provided for light-weight materials like plastics, wood and paper, so they are not appropriate for disposing of soil and rubble.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest size provided by skip companies and is perfect for small DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of roughly 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

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

What is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is the most frequent skip which is hired throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction projects, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 cubic yard builder’s skip is the largest size which you can use for hefty waste such as garden soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Will you deliver skips across Hertfordshire?

Yes. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management companies, we can deliver skips to both domestic and business customers throughout Hertfordshire and elsewhere in the UK.

Will a Hemel Hempstead skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service in towns and villages throughout the UK, we work with a wide range of local and national companies. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to guarantee we can provide customers with the most affordable and trusted skip hire service.

What types of waste am I allowed to put in a skip?

Your skip may be used to get rid of many different types of waste materials. We are used to collecting and processing numerous items produced from building jobs, garden projects and property tidy-ups. Examples of permitted waste types include:

  • Furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Bricks
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different materials are usually permitted, therefore whether you would like to get rid of metals, plastics, timber or clothing, we can usually take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you throw in your skip may vary according to the size skip you have hired. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you would like discard garden soil and hardcore, for example, the biggest size you will be permitted to hire would be the 8 yard builders skip.

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

There are a few materials that you are not allowed to get rid of in the skip. The main reason for this is that some items include hazardous materials which can cause harm to the environment. They can also be harmful to human health, therefore they have to be discarded separately under UK legislation.

A few of the goods that are restricted include:

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

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips are available in a wide range of sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of waste, which is great for small residential jobs.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which can be used to hold roughly 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent option for garden clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal job to take on, the builder’s skip could be the best choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name implies, they are the most typical sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, such as clay and stone. But they can equally well be hired for household waste such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also offer 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For more details about all the different skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

Unfortunately this is not allowed, as electronic products like old TVs, refrigerators, pcs and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly fashion.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ensure your skip is delivered on the day requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the next day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will always do our very best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You have to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will most likely incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?

No, you must only load your skip up to the level load line. Stacking waste materials up over this line will make it dangerous to transport, and you can be told to take away the excess waste before your skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can typically have the skip for as long as 2 weeks from the delivery date. It is possible to provide a preferred collection day when you place your order. Otherwise, you can tell us once you have loaded the skip, and then we will arrange the collection. In most cases, this will be the next business day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer over busy times.

What will happen to the waste?

The waste in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling facility. Here the contents will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into different waste materials, such as metal, paper, rubble and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

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

If you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is always best to be there when it is delivered. Then you can make sure the skip lorry has total access and that the skip is positioned exactly where you need it. This also applies for those who have a skip delivered to business premises, especially when gates limit access.

Having said that, if this isn’t possible, you don’t need to worry. Simply let us know when placing your order, and we will handle the rest.

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Hemel Hempstead?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only require a skip permit when it is put on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if your skip is on private property, such as a drive or within your business premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we will arrange this for you as part of the service. Just tell us as part of the order process, so we can make the necessary arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can have your skip on your own land, you will save a few pounds.

Which size skips have a drop door?

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

Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly helpful when choosing a large builder’s skip, because it means that you can wheelbarrow your rubbish into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, because they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What is the cost of skip hire in Hemel Hempstead?

Our goal is to provide you with the lowest priced skip hire service in Hemel Hempstead. The price you pay will, of course, be determined by the size of skip you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the least expensive choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have a skip positioned on the street or any other council property, you will also have to factor in the extra cost of a skip permit.

How can I hire a skip in Hemel Hempstead?

Ordering a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, enter your postcode to see the range of skips we can deliver to Hemel Hempstead. Pick which size you would like to hire, and confirm if it is going to be dropped on your own property. Enter in your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Other areas covered include Watford, Elstree, Royston, Welwyn Garden City, Borehamwood, Berkhamsted, Sawbridgeworth and Letchworth.

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