Skip Hire in Hereford

If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Hereford skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.

When you have a modest amount of rubbish to throw away, the mini skip may well be a perfect choice. In search of something a bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have a significant task on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a selection of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements may be, we can offer the skip that is just right for your task.

Be it to your house or your company, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Hereford. Jobs can happen anywhere, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place your order on our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly team for additional information today.

Below are examples of common questions we have received about our skip hire and recycling services.

Hereford Skip Hire FAQs

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

You don’t really need to be at home when your skip is being delivered, however it does help. Being there whenever the skip arrives means that you can make sure the lorry can be given complete access and that the skip is positioned precisely where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is hired to company property, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, when you can’t be available for the delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

Where will the rubbish be taken to when the skip is picked up?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets segregated into a number of waste streams, which includes stone, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will normally have a hire period of up to two weeks. Usually, this provides you with plenty of time to load your skip. However, if you need more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, should you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange a pick up. Just tell us when you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Hereford?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter your delivery postcode to view all the different skip sizes we can deliver to Hereford. Choose which size you wish to order, and confirm whether it is going to be dropped on your own property. Enter your information and make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Will a skip hire company from Hereford deliver my skip?

As we offer a nationwide skip hire service, we use an extensive network of verified and approved companies. These range from small family-run skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they match our high customer service and environmental standards.

What is a builders skip?

The builders skip is probably the most common skip which is hired in the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builders skip is ideal for most building and construction projects, which is where the label originates from.

The 8 cubic yard builder’s skip is the largest option which can be used for hefty waste including garden soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

How much waste will fit in the mini skip?

When you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip could be the ideal option. What size is referred to as a mini skip differs from company to company, according to what sizes they supply.

The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 yard container as their smallest option. Cost is dependent on the particular size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for household jobs like small DIY projects and garage tidy ups. If you need it put on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

How large is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container that can be used to get rid of large amounts of waste. Predominantly, these type of containers are hired for business applications. However, residential customers may also use them. You should consider the space they occupy, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be utilised for light waste including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and hardcore.

Can you deliver to other areas in Herefordshire?

We provide a nationwide skip hire service through a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Bromyard or any other site in Herefordshire, we are able to help.

What sort of waste am I able to dispose of in a skip?

You may use a skip to discard lots of different waste types. We are experienced in collecting and processing numerous materials produced from building jobs, garden landscaping and household clean-ups. A few examples of allowed waste types include things like:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Bricks
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Cabinets and units

The majority of waste types will be allowed, and therefore whether you need to get rid of metals, plastics, timber or fabric, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and materials you throw into the skip can vary based on the size skip you have chosen. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you need to dispose of garden soil and rubble, as an example, the biggest size you would be permitted to use would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?

There are several items which you are not able to dump in the skip. The reason behind this is that these items incorporate hazardous materials which could cause damage to the environment. They could also be dangerous to human health, so they must be discarded separately within UK legislation.

A few examples of the items which are restricted include:

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

Which skip sizes have got a drop door?

Having a skip with a drop down door can make loading waste into the skip so much easier. This is particularly true with heavy materials like garden soil or stone, which can then be walked straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up large bulky items like pieces of furniture much easier too.

Most skips can be provided with a drop door, although this may sometimes depend upon area and availability. Let us know when you place your booking if a door is needed, and we will do our best to supply this.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Hereford?

This will depend on the skip size you want and if you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the least expensive option. The most costly and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in commercial settings. To obtain an immediate quote for skip hire in Hereford, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Hereford?

Generally, it is possible to get a skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to get this done, you have got to have permission from your local authority in Hereford, which is known as a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for the permit, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

Am I allowed to load my skip higher than the top?

You should not load a skip beyond the level load mark. When you load it over the tip of this mark, it means that your skip will not be safe and secure to move, and you might be asked to remove the excess rubbish prior to it being picked up.

How many different skip sizes are available?

We offer a wide range of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip great for modest DIY tasks and house clearances. A popular choice for bigger tasks, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.

For Hereford businesses which produce a big amount of bulky waste, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you need some help deciding which skip size you need, check out our useful skip size comparison.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

Once your skip is ordered, we will try our very best to deliver it for you on a date that best suits you. We will usually give you a next day delivery service for orders booked before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having the skip on private property, as to go on public property (like a road), you will need to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to arrange.

Due to several factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to tell you whether you can anticipate it arriving in a morning or afternoon slot.

Can I get rid of electrical items in my skip?

No, you cannot throw old electrical waste products in your skip. This can include things like laptops or computers, microwaves, washing machines, refrigerators and television sets. Electrical items can’t be thrown in the skip as they can contain dangerous materials and components.

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

Other areas covered include Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Bromyard, Ledbury and Kington.

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