Affordable Skip Hire in Ilfracombe

If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Ilfracombe skip hire service offers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip might be a perfect option. Looking for something a little larger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the solution. Or perhaps you have got a significant task on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we have a selection of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can provide the skip that is just right for the job.

Whether it be to your home or even your business, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Ilfracombe. Projects may happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Place your order online or get in touch with a member of our helpful team to find out more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive with regards to our skip hire service.

Ilfracombe Skip Hire FAQs

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Ilfracombe?

Ideally, you want to have the skip left on to a hard surface. For anybody who is doing a residential task, then the drive will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you have got to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be placed on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Ilfracombe. If this is needed, we will request the license to be issued for you. An additional fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

What skip sizes do you deliver?

We provide a complete range of skip sizes to household and industrial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the different sizes you can choose from, with a rough idea of how much rubbish each size 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 additional information about our range of skips, like dimensions and the waste they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.

How long can I keep a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to 14 days. In most cases, this provides you with sufficient time to fill the skip. However, if you need some more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Of course, should you finish with your skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a pick up. Just let us know once you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

Can you deliver skips across Devon?

Certainly. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management businesses, we can deliver skips to residential and industrial customers across Devon and elsewhere within the UK.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Ilfracombe?

Hiring a skip in Ilfracombe through us is very straightforward. Choose the skip size you require and then input a handful of details about when and where you need the skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then arrange to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Ilfracombe and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip hire providers are verified and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our standards for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

Where does the rubbish be taken to when the skip is picked up?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and take it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets segregated into several different waste streams, such as wood, soil and plastic materials. 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!

Can I fill my skip higher than the side?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it unsafe to transport, and you may be asked to remove any contents higher than the level load mark. This means you cannot use sheets of wood, doors or any other item, as this will artificially increase the height of the skip. Waste management companies have a legal obligation to make sure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you order the appropriate sized skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you are uncertain which size is best. We would be pleased to help.

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

The roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of rubbish. These bins are primarily for commercial use but can be used by residential customers as well. However, you need plenty of room because these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger compared to the average skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, roro containers can only be used for light-weight materials such as plastics, timber and paper, so they are not suitable for getting rid of concrete and bricks.

What waste materials am I allowed to put in my skip?

Your skip can be used to get rid of many different types of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and processing a multitude of items from building jobs, garden projects and home clean-ups. A few examples of allowed waste products include things like:

  • Home furniture
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

The majority of materials are generally accepted, so whether you want to discard furniture, plastics, timber or fabric, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and items you throw in the skip may vary according to the size skip you have ordered. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you need to discard soil and rubble, for example, the biggest size container you will be permitted to use will be the 8 yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?

There are several waste items you will not be permitted to put in the skip. The main reason for this is that these items contain hazardous materials that may be damaging to the environment. They can even be harmful to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately under UK regulations.

Examples of the items that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Am I able to get rid of electronic products in my skip?

No, you can not throw old or unwanted electronic waste items in a skip. This includes such things as computers, cookers, tumble dryers, fridges and computer monitors. Electronic items can’t be disposed of in the skip since they can contain dangerous materials and components.

As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical goods cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.

How big is a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the common skip which is used throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builder’s skip is ideal for most building and construction work, which is where the label stems from.

The 8 yard builders skip will be the largest size which you can use for hefty waste matter like dirt, concrete, rock and rubble.

Can I get a skip with a drop down door?

If you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is designed for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be walked in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop-down door, however they are less common. This is because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a skip that has a drop door is delivered.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact containers are perfect for small DIY tasks and house clearances. Their small footprint makes them excellent for driveways.

They may be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and bricks. Having a volume of approximately 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip can save you having to make several visits to the local recycling centre.

How quick can you deliver a skip to Ilfracombe?

We can usually supply skips to Ilfracombe the next working day when an order is placed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking platform will provide you with various delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need the skip delivered asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

What is the cost of skip hire in Ilfracombe?

The cost of getting a skip in Ilfracombe will depend on the size of skip you need. The lowest priced option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you need a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also be more if you want to have the skip positioned on the highway, because you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

Do I need to be at home when my skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t need to be home when the skip will be delivered, but it does help. Being in when your skip is delivered means you can make sure the delivery driver is given full access and that your skip can be dropped exactly where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is being hired to business property, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, when you can’t be around for the delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask you to tell us when you book your order, and we will arrange things from there.

Other areas covered include Holsworthy, Dawlish, Budleigh Salterton, Moretonhampstead, Kingsteignton, Wotton Cross, Crediton and Chudleigh.

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