Skip Hire Hitchin

There are numerous reasons why you may find you will want to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they want to tidy up an overgrown garden. Others may be in the middle of construction work and wish to discard the soil and concrete left behind. You may be contemplating hiring a skip to clear out the junk which has built up within your loft over the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are interested in an affordable Hitchin skip hire service, then your search is over.

We provide a cost-effective and reliable service to both residential and business customers in Hitchin. Our skip hire service includes a range of sizes to handle all waste disposal and recycling needs. When you don’t require too much space, the mini skip might be the perfect option for you. Likewise, if you think your project might be on the larger side, you may want to consider our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our service is offered across the Hitchin area, and we deal with both household and business customers. Using a simple online booking platform, you can get a skip ordered with just a few clicks.

To start, enter your delivery postcode to see all the different sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Hitchin Skip Hire FAQs

What is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low-cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip may be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal option to handle numerous tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be situated on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most frequently hired by residential customers, the mini skip can also handle smaller commercial jobs.

Am I able to throw electronic items in my skip?

Electric powered items like TVs, freezers, fridges, computer systems, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore cannot be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric goods must be segregated from other rubbish. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Hitchin?

A local skip company will most likely deliver your skip in Hitchin. We utilize a network of both local and nationwide providers to enable us to provide our service to domestic and business customers throughout the whole of the UK. These companies are fully assessed to guarantee they fulfill the high standards we require with regards to customer service, price and environmental performance.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is delivered?

No, you do not need to be at home when we deliver your skip. Providing we can gain access to where you need it delivered, we will manage it all.

If you will not be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when you book your order. For example, you may want the skip to be dropped at a particular side of your drive. Or you may need to be sure that the skip does not prevent access to your garage.

No matter what the situation might be, provide the details when ordering, and we will ensure the instructions are passed on to the delivery driver.

Is it okay to load the skip above the top?

You should not load a skip beyond the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this level, it means that the skip will not be safe and secure to move, and you might be asked to take off any excess waste prior to it being collected.

Am I allowed to throw all sorts of rubbish in a skip?

This is one of the most common questions people have about our skip hire service. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you can fill up your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are many types of rubbish which can come from garden work, building work and home clearances.

Some of the most common items that we find in our skips include garden soil, wood, tree trimmings, cupboards, sinks, as well as other household objects.

However, there are some materials that you are not allowed to put in your skip. This consists of any electronic goods (fridge freezers, TVs or computers for example), car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all considered hazardous waste materials, and so getting rid of them must adhere to an entirely different procedure to ensure they don’t cause damage to the environment.

How do you hire a skip online?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, type in your address to look at the range of skips we are able to deliver to Hitchin. Choose which size you would like to order, and confirm if it is going to be located on your own property. Enter in your details and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

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

Can you deliver skips across Hertfordshire?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Hitchin, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Hertfordshire. Through a network of regional and national waste management companies, we offer a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City or Tring, we have got it covered.

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

If at all possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface area. For anybody who is doing a residential job, then your driveway will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. On the other hand, if neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public land, you must have a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be positioned on a street, grass verge or other public property in Hitchin. If this is needed, we will arrange for the permit to be granted on your behalf. An extra cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

What is classed as a builder’s skip?

The phrase builders skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are fantastic for a multitude of residential and commercial tasks. These are the biggest skip sizes that you can use for hefty builders waste such as garden soil, rubble and gravel.

What are the different skip sizes to select from?

We provide a full variety of skip sizes to residential and industrial customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the different sized skips you can choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of rubbish each size 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 more info about our choice of skips, including measurements plus the waste materials they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Hitchin?

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

Due to many factors that may impact our service, we can never promise an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it turning up within a morning or afternoon slot.

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

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to dispose of huge quantities of waste materials. Predominantly, these containers are hired for business purposes. However, residential clients can also order them. You have to take into account the area they take up, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be used for light waste such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and concrete.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

For anyone who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is made for getting rid of hefty building and construction 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, though these are more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are typically small enough at 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 best to ensure a container which has a drop door is provided.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Our normal hire period will be 14 days from the date of delivery. However, when you order your skip, you can provide a pick up date that will work for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if your skip is full earlier than anticipated, tell us, and we will get it collected at the earliest opportunity.

We will usually complete collections within 48 hours. However, it is important to understand that this may not always be possible during busy times. Once collected, your waste will be taken to your local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

How much does skip hire in Hitchin cost?

To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Hitchin, insert your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you the skip sizes we offer in your area and how much each one costs to order. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get separated into several different waste types, including stone, metals and cardboard. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste is recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Other areas covered include Welwyn Garden City, Tring, Baldock, Cheshunt, Chorleywood, Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead and Watford.

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