Hertford Skip Hire

With skips offered in many sizes, hiring a skip in Hertford couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re aiming to clear out the loft, tidy up the back garden, renovate your property or have a complete house clearance to deal with, we’re certain to have the best solution.

Whether you would like a mini skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost choices will ensure that you can clear your waste quickly, conveniently and without having to break the bank! All of the rubbish collected is taken to nearby and fully licenced waste processing centres, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the benefits of hiring a skip?

A skip is a great option for lots of different waste clearance needs. You could be clearing the garage, sorting out the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or just wishing to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can remove this waste quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer several visits to your local recycling centre.

If you need a low-cost skip hire service in Hertford, we are here to help you. We offer skip hire for jobs large and small, plus we’re experienced with hiring out to both domestic and trade customers.

We can deliver a skip to your property or company premises across Hertford, along with the surrounding towns and villages. This means you can trust our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are based.

Our goal is to ensure that choosing a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We have a straightforward online booking system that enables clients to select from a large variety of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re unsure where to begin when ordering a skip, the information below strives to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it is knowing which skip matches your needs, how much time you may hire it, as well as what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Hertford Skip Hire FAQs

What size is a mini skip?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip may be the ideal solution. What size is called a mini skip differs from business to business, determined by what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some firms choose to have a 3 yard container as their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the actual size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are perfect for residential tasks like modest DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you would like it put on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

Will a Hertford skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip company will likely deliver your skip in Hertford. We utilize a network of both local and national companies to enable us to provide our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are vetted to guarantee they fulfill the high standards we demand with regards to service, price and environmental performance.

What is the cost of skip hire in Hertford?

The price of hiring a skip in Hertford will depend on the size of skip you want. The cheapest skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you require a larger skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The charge will also be more if you need to have the skip placed on the highway, because you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?

You don’t really need to be at home when the skip is going to be delivered, but it will help. Being there when the skip is delivered means you can make sure the lorry is given complete access and that your skip is located precisely where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to your business property, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, if you can’t be around during delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will arrange everything from there.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

For anyone who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is designed for getting rid of hefty building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, although these are less common. This is because these sizes are generally small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

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

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

This is among the most common questions people have about our service. The main thing to remember is that you may fill up your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of rubbish that could come from garden work, building work and household clearances.

Some of the most typical items that we find in skips include garden soil, wood, bush trimmings, kitchen units, bathroom suites, and various other household objects.

There are some items that you are not allowed to throw in your skip. For example, any electrical products (fridges and freezers, monitors and laptops for example), old car tyres, asbestos sheets, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials, and getting rid of them has to adhere to an entirely different procedure to make sure they don’t cause harm to the environment.

What is the size of a builders skip?

The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These will be the largest containers used to discard substantial building and construction waste materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or clay.

The builders skip is ideal for a wide range of projects. Whether you are having an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out the attic, these big skips tend to be the most affordable choice available.

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

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electric items including tumble dryers, televisions, toasters, laptops and even hair straighteners.

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

Normally, it will be possible to get a skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But in order to do this, you will need to have approval from the local authority in Hertford, which is known as a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the permit, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

How do you hire a skip in Hertford?

We have created our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to type in your postcode to check out the range of skip sizes we can provide in Hertford. Pick the best size to meet your needs and enter the details of where and when you need your skip to be delivered. You then make payment with our secure payment platform, and we’ll send an email to confirm your order as soon as your booking is complete!

Do you deliver to other areas in Hertfordshire?

Absolutely. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we are able to offer skips to both domestic and commercial customers throughout Hertfordshire and elsewhere within the UK.

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

It is important not to overload a skip. You must not pass the level load line indicated along the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it will become very dangerous to transport. Which means that when you overfill your skip, you may be required to take away the surplus rubbish. Regardless of how safe you believe the skip is, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of doors or any other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. That is hazardous and is not allowed.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial scale skips that are used primarily within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for organisations that produce large quantities of waste.

How long can I hire a skip for?

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

Otherwise, just tell us when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many cases, it will be the next working day.

It may take a little bit longer to collect your skip over busy periods, however we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.

How quick can you deliver a skip in Hertford?

We will make sure your skip will be delivered on the day required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to promise an exact delivery time, we will do our best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.

You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will often incur a fee for the wasted trip.

What happens to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into different waste streams, like timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This means that the maximum amount of the waste as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips are offered in a selection of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is good for small domestic tasks.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold around 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great choice for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more significant waste disposal task to sort out, a builder’s skip might be the best choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name implies, these represent the most common sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, including clay and stone. However they can just as well be hired for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen units.

We also offer 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. For additional info on the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

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