Best Skip Hire in Hillingdon
If you are searching for affordable skip hire in Hillingdon, you are definitely in the right place. We utilise a network of regional and national skip hire firms to give a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.
We provide an extensive range of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, not to mention our range of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We supply skips throughout Hillingdon and the nearby areas. If you are ordering a skip positioned on private property (such as a driveway), we can generally organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be on the highway require a little longer, as we must obtain a skip permit from your local council.
With a simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Hillingdon.
For extra information about hiring a skip and the services we provide, we have addressed several of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.
Hillingdon Skip Hire FAQs
How quick can you deliver a skip to Hillingdon?
We will ensure your skip will be delivered on the day required, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the next day.
Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
You will need to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery area, as a failed delivery attempt will most likely incur a fee for the wasted journey.
Can I dispose of electronic products in my skip?
No, you can not dispose of old or unwanted electrical waste products in a skip. This includes items like laptops or computers, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators and computer monitors. Electronic products can’t be disposed of in a skip because they can include dangerous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot go to landfill and must be reused or recycled.
Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?
No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering your skip. So long as we can access the place you need it positioned, we will take care of it all.
If you will not be in, simply let us have any relevant delivery instructions when placing your order. For example, you might want the skip to be positioned at a particular area of your driveway. Alternatively, you may want to ensure the skip does not obstruct access to your garage.
No matter what the case might be, simply tell us when ordering, and we will make sure your directions will be passed to the lorry driver.
How do you order a skip online?
We have built our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your delivery postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we can supply in Hillingdon. Pick the right size to meet your needs and enter the details of where and when you want your skip to be delivered. You can then make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to confirm the order once your booking is complete!
How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?
You can generally hire your skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the choice of giving a preferred collection day when you place your order.
Otherwise, simply let us know when you have finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in the vast majority of cases, it will be the next working day.
It can take a little while longer to collect your skip over busy times, however we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.
How much waste will fit in a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact skip offered by skip firms and is designed for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 yard skip, some companies offer a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
What can I put in the skip?
It is possible to throw a wide array of waste types in the skip. This can include timber, ceramic tiles, metal or bricks from a property clearance. Tree and bush clippings, soil and rock from garden work is permitted too. Cupboards from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also be thrown in the skip.
There are, however, things that you can’t put in a skip because of the possible environment or health risk they could cause.
You cannot get rid of your fridge freezer, television or car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these items include hazardous elements in one type or another. They should be discarded separately from your normal rubbish.
Should you need hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule an independent collection for this material. Feel free to get in touch for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.
Am I allowed to load my skip higher than the level load line?
Make sure you don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will then have to empty any contents over the level load mark. This means that you are not allowed to use sheets of timber, doors or any other item, as this will increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty to ensure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure to order the correct sized skip for your requirements and get in touch if you are not sure which size you need. We would be happy to help.
Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?
Generally, almost all skips can be provided with a hinged door, dependant upon the size, availability and area. If you require a drop door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.
Ordering a skip that has a drop door is mainly beneficial if choosing a large builder’s skip, as it allows you to wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This is not as important for mini skips, because they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
Who will deliver my skip?
To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to supply customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.
What happens to my waste when the skip is picked up?
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 gets sorted into various waste streams, such as wood, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to environmental protection by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Will you deliver skips across Greater London?
In addition to delivering skips and containers to Hillingdon, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Greater London. By utilising a network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide a truly nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Hillingdon, Stratford or West London, we have got it covered.
If I require a skip on the road in Hillingdon, will I need to get a permit?
If possible, you want to have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. If you are doing a residential job, then a driveway will be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public property, you will have to obtain a permit from your local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be placed on a street, grass verge or any other public property in Hillingdon. If this is required, we will request the license to be issued for you. An extra charge, paid to the local authority, will be added to the price of your skip.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container that can be used to get rid of huge volumes of waste. Generally, these skips are hired for commercial applications. Having said that, residential customers can also use them. You will need to think about the space they occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they should only be utilised for light-weight waste like paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and rubble.
How much will skip hire in Hillingdon cost?
The cost of getting a skip in Hillingdon will depend on the size of skip you need. The least expensive skip available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a bigger skip, like an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The charge will also increase if you want to have your skip positioned on the highway, since you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
How big is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip is probably the most popular skip that is ordered throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builder’s skip is ideal for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the label stems from.
The 8 yd builders skip is the biggest size that you can use for hefty materials including garden soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.
What are the different skip sizes to select from?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Hillingdon, you have multiple sizes to select from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 yard container, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is excellent for modest domestic clearances and DIY jobs.
Our next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. But their substantial capacity also makes them well suited for household tidy ups involving bulky items such as furniture and beds.
We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for customers with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These containers are only suitable for lightweight waste materials, so they can not be hired to get rid of garden soil or rubble.
For more information regarding the various skip sizes offered, such as dimensions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.
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