Affordable Skip Hire in Herne Bay

If you are cleaning out your attic space, having some building work carried out or tidying the garage, hiring a skip is a quick and easy option to eradicate your unwanted rubbish. If you are searching for a cheap skip hire company in Herne Bay, we can help.

This site offers skips for projects of any size. Whether you require a mini skip for a standard tidy up or a large builders skip for concrete and bricks, we can offer a wide range suitable for tasks big or small.

We can supply skips to homes and companies in Herne Bay and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you are, we can offer you a dependable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip through us is simple. Our online booking software enables you to choose from a whole range of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size you may need to complete the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to find out just how much waste each size can hold.

Herne Bay Skip Hire FAQs

What things can I put in my skip?

It is possible to fill the skip with a wide range of different waste types which are commonly produced from house clearances, construction projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This can include timber, garden soil, concrete, hedge trimmings, pieces of furniture, clothing, kitchen cabinets or outdated bathroom suites.

What you throw in the skip will depend on the skip size you have ordered, as there is a weight limit. For instance, if you will be using your skip for heavy building wastes including bricks or dirt, the maximum size you would be able to hire is an 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Some materials can not be disposed of in the skip. This includes refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact size provided by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY tasks, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms will provide a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.

Do you deliver skips across Kent?

Along with delivering our range of skips to Herne Bay, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Kent. With the help of a network of local and national skip businesses, we offer a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to Herne Bay, Southborough or New Romney, we have got it covered.

Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic goods must be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electrical items including tumble dryers, monitors, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.

Which size skips have got a drop down door?

For anyone who is selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop down door. This is great for disposing of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also feature a drop door, though they are less common. The reason being these sizes are typically low enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, tell us when ordering. We will do our utmost to ensure a container with a drop door is delivered.

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The builders skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These will be the biggest containers that can be hired to discard substantial building waste such as rock, bricks, rubble or dirt.

The builders skip is perfect for a wide range of projects. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or cleaning out your garden shed, these substantial skips tend to be the most affordable option available.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Herne Bay?

Our aim is to provide you with the cheapest skip hire service in Herne Bay. The price you pay will, of course, depend upon the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have a skip positioned on the highway or any other council property, you will also need to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.

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

A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container that can be used to transport huge amounts of waste. In the majority of cases, these containers are hired for commercial uses. Having said that, household clients can also order them. It is essential to think about the area they occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be utilised for lightweight materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and hardcore.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

We offer a complete variety of skip capacities to household and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the various sized skips on offer, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish 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, including measurements plus the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be at home when we are delivering the skip. Providing we can access where you want it located, we can manage everything.

When you will not be in, just let us have any relevant delivery instructions when placing the order. For instance, you may need the skip to be positioned on a particular part of the property. Alternatively, you may want to ensure that the skip does not hinder entry to your garage.

Whatever the case may be, tell us when ordering, and we will make sure your instructions are passed to the delivery driver.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

Generally, you can have a skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. This means you do not need to hurry through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and get the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to pick it up as soon as possible.

Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it hazardous to transport, and you will be asked to empty any rubbish over the level load line. This also means that you are not allowed to make use of sheets of wood, doors or some other item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty to make sure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please be sure you hire the appropriate size of skip to meet your needs and get in touch if you’re unsure which size you need. We will be happy to help.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ensure your skip will be delivered when required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your chosen skip the following day.

Although we cannot guarantee an exact delivery time, we will do our best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

It is important to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery effort will often incur a fee for the wasted trip.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Herne Bay?

To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a variety of local and nationwide companies. This enables us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to provide customers with the most cost effective and trusted skip hire service.

If I require a skip on a road in Herne Bay, will I need to have a permit?

In the vast majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you need the skip to be situated on land outside of your business or house, you will have to secure authorisation from the local council in Herne Bay, which is referred to as a permit. If necessary, we will gladly arrange this on your behalf, so it’s one less thing to think about. The council does charge a fee for your skip license, plus you should be aware before booking that obtaining the permit will often take up to 2 working days.

How do you order a skip?

We have built our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your delivery address to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver in Herne Bay. Select the best size to meet your requirements and enter the details of where and when you would like the skip to be delivered. After that you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to confirm the transaction as soon as your booking is complete!

Where do you take the waste from my skip?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into various waste types, which includes timber, soil and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

Other areas covered include Southborough, New Romney, Queenborough, West Malling, Dartford, Paddock Wood, Folkestone and Sheerness.

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