Skip Hire in Hounslow
If you are looking for reasonably priced skip hire in Hounslow, you are in the best place. We work with a network of local and countrywide skip hire businesses to provide a trusted and efficient service to both residential and business customers.
We offer a total choice of sizes suitable for any waste removal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard container, as well as our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
We are able to supply skips throughout Hounslow as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip positioned on private property (like a driveway), we can generally complete your delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on a road require a little bit more time, since we will have to obtain a permit from your local council.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order a skip within just a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Hounslow.
To get more information regarding hiring a skip and the services we provide, we have answered several of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you want? Contact a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Hounslow Skip Hire FAQs
When will the skip be delivered to me?
We will ask you to confirm when you would like the skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you confirm your order prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we can’t guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we try to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry has access to your required delivery position, as unsuccessful delivery attempts will lead to a charge for the wasted trip.
Am I allowed to dispose of electrical items in my skip?
Electric powered items like tv sets, freezers, fridges, computers, monitors and hoovers are all classed as a hazardous waste type and so cannot be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electronic objects need to be segregated from other materials. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are fantastic for small DIY tasks and household clearances. Their small footprint means they are great for driveways.
They can be used to dispose of all types of waste, from household furnishings and old toys to paving blocks and rubble. Having a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you needing to make multiple journeys to the local recycling centre.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We offer a complete variety of skip capacities to household and industrial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Listed below are the different skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish each skip is capable of holding:
- 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 further information about our choice of skips, like dimensions and the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Is it okay to load up my skip higher than level load mark?
Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this will make it unsafe to move, and you will be asked to empty any items above the level load mark. This means that you cannot use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. Skip companies have a legal obligation to make sure that bins are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.
Please be sure to select the appropriate size of skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are not sure which size you require. We will be pleased to help.
What is a builder’s skip?
The builders skip is probably the most frequent skip which is hired throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is ideal for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the name stems from.
The 8 yd builder’s skip will be the largest option that can be used for hefty waste matter like dirt, concrete, stone and rubble.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
The standard hire term will be 2 weeks from your date of delivery. However, when you order the skip, you can provide a collection date that will work for you. Of course, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if the skip is full sooner than anticipated, let us know, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.
We can usually make collections within 48 hours. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that this is not always the case during busy times. Once collected, your skip will be transported to your local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Hounslow?
The cost of getting a skip in Hounslow will depend on the size of skip you want. The least expensive skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you need a larger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also increase if you want to have a skip on the highway, as you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.
How do I order a skip online?
Ordering a skip in Hounslow through us is incredibly simple. Pick the skip size you want and input a couple of details about when and where you would like the skip to be delivered. After that you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and prepare to have your skip delivered to you.
Who will deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both regional and national skip hire businesses to supply skips to our clients in Hounslow and the rest of the UK. Our partner skip companies are approved and evaluated to make certain they match our expectations for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Hounslow?
This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only need a permit when it is put on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if your skip is on private property, like a drive or on your business premises.
If you do have to get a permit, we can organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply tell us as part of the order process, and we can make the necessary arrangements with your local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on private land, you will save some money.
What types of waste materials am I allowed to put in my skip?
Prior to hiring your skip, you must ensure that the sort of waste you intend to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials have to be kept separate and cannot get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.
Some examples of waste types you could put in a skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use a skip to throw out building and demolition waste, like timber, dirt, rubble, metals and concrete.
Some examples of restricted items include electronic items, tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be discarded separately from any general rubbish.
What skip sizes have a drop door?
Using a skip that has a drop down door makes filling rubbish into the skip so much easier. This is particularly the case with heavy waste materials such as garden soil or concrete, which can then be loaded directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading large bulky items like furniture much easier too.
Most skips can be supplied with a drop door, although it will sometimes depend upon your location and availability. Let us know when placing your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our very best to deliver this.
Will you deliver to other areas in Greater London?
Along with delivering skips and containers to Hounslow, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Greater London. By utilising a network of regional and national skip hire and recycling companies, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you require a skip delivering to a house or business in Hounslow, Lewisham or Tower Hamlets, we have got it covered.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to dispose of significant volumes of waste materials. Primarily, these containers are hired for business applications. Having said that, domestic clients can also order them. You have to consider the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be hired for light-weight materials like paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of dirt and concrete.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into different waste materials, such as wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This helps to ensure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?
You don’t need to be at home when your skip will be delivered, but it does help. Being in when the skip is due for delivery means you can make sure the driver is given complete access and that the skip can be placed precisely where you want it. Similarly, if the skip is being delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.
However, if you can’t be available during the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you book your order, and then we will arrange things from there.
Other areas covered include Lewisham, Tower Hamlets, Teddington, Westminster, Woolwich, Twickenham, Islington and South London.
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