Skip Hire in Islington

With skips offered in a variety of sizes, ordering a skip in Islington couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re looking to clean out the attic, tidy up the back garden, renovate your property or have a complete house clearance to tackle, we are certain to have the perfect solution.

Whether you are interested in a small skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can get rid of your waste quickly, conveniently and without having to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected is sent to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling centres, where it will be segregated and recycled.

What are the advantages of using a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic asset for lots of different waste disposal needs. You could be cleaning out the garage, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or just wishing to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can clear this junk quickly and conveniently without having to go through multiple outings to the local recycling facility.

If you require a low-cost skip hire company in Islington, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for tasks of all sizes, and we’re experienced in hiring to both residential and business customers.

We are able to deliver a skip to your property or company premises throughout Islington, and also the adjoining towns and villages. Which means you can depend on our affordable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.

Our objective is to ensure that hiring a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We have a simple online booking process enabling clients to select from a substantial variety of skip sizes, and we can often schedule the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re not sure where to begin when ordering a skip, the information below strives to answer all the questions you might have. Whether it’s determining which skip matches your needs, how much time you may hire it, as well as what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Islington Skip Hire FAQs

How soon can you deliver a skip in Islington?

We will ensure your skip will be delivered on the day required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the next day.

Although we can’t guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You have to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will in most cases incur a fee for the wasted journey.

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size offered and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small bins are fantastic for small DIY jobs and house clearances. Their small footprint means they are great for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furnishings and old baby toys to paving blocks and garden soil. With a volume of approximately 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip will save you needing to make multiple journeys to your local recycling centre.

What size is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a substantial container used to transport significant quantities of waste materials. In the majority of cases, these type of containers are hired for industrial applications. Having said that, domestic customers can also order them. It is important to think about the space they will take up, as they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they can only be utilised for lightweight waste such as paper, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and stone.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?

Typically, nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop down door, depending on the size, availability and location. If you require a drop-down door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip that has a drop door is mainly helpful if you are choosing a big builder’s skip, since it allows you to wheelbarrow your rubbish straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, because they are lower enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Am I allowed to dispose of all types of waste in a skip?

Before ordering your skip, it is essential to check that the type of rubbish you need to dispose of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some objects and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types it is possible to discard in a skip include household items like furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You could also use your skip to get rid of building and demolition waste, such as timber, top soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Examples of prohibited items include electrical products, car tyres, paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore have to be discarded separately from your general rubbish.

Will you deliver skips across Greater London?

Certainly, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skip sizes to locations across Greater London, such as Islington, Whetstone, Kingston Upon Thames and Lambeth. So no matter where you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

Where will the rubbish be taken to when the skip is collected?

When 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 separated into the different waste streams, like timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This means that as much of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Islington and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner businesses are approved and tested to guarantee they meet our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Islington?

This will depend on the skip size you need and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the least expensive choice. The most costly and largest option is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used primarily in business settings. To obtain an instant price for skip hire in Islington, simply enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.

Is it ok to fill my skip above level load mark?

No. You can only fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up over this line would make it dangerous to transport, and you could be asked to take off the excess waste before your skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

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

You don’t really need to be home when the skip is being delivered, but it does help. Being home when the skip arrives means that you can ensure the driver can be given full access and that your skip will be positioned exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being delivered to a company premises, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, when you can’t be around at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask you to let us know when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

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

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical goods must be kept separate from general waste to be recycled or disposed of safely and securely. This includes all electronic products such as cookers, televisions, toasters, tablets and even hairdryers.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Islington?

Usually, it will be possible to have a skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But to do this, you have got to get permission from the local authority in Islington, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this for you, so you don’t need to worry. The council do charge a fee for this permit, and it can sometimes take 24-2 days for them to approve this.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The builders skip is the most popular skip that is ordered throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builder’s skip is perfect for most building and construction projects, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 cubic yard builder’s skip will be the largest option which can be used for hefty waste materials such as dirt, concrete, bricks and gravel.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can typically keep the skip for up to 14 days from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of providing a preferred collection time when you make your order.

Alternatively, just let us know when you have finished with your skip, and we will arrange to pick up sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the next working day.

It may take a little longer to collect your skip during busy times, but we will always try to come as quickly as possible.

How can I order a skip in Islington?

This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you want to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on council property (like the road). Next, select the date you need the skip to get delivered. Confirm your order and make payment using our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your skip to Islington on the day you have chosen.

What different sizes do skips come in?

Skips are available in a variety of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of rubbish, which is good for small household tasks.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is sometimes called a midi skip. The 4 yarder is an excellent option for garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more substantial waste disposal job to handle, the builder’s skip might be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, these are the most frequent sizes used by builders for building waste, such as clay and stone. However they can equally well be used for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen units.

We also supply 10-16 yard skips and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For more information about all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Other areas covered include Whetstone, Kingston Upon Thames, Lambeth, Morden, South West London, Stanmore, Wanstead and Northwood.

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