Skip Hire in Kensington

If you are wanting to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Kensington skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.

If you have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may well be a perfect choice. Interested in something a bit bigger? Maybe the 4 yard skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a major job on your hands, like building an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip size which is just right for the task.

Whether it is to your property or even your company, our team can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Kensington. Jobs could happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Order online or get in touch with a member of our helpful team to learn more today.

Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we have received relating to our skip hire and recycling service.

Kensington Skip Hire FAQs

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Kensington?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Kensington, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the skip sizes we provide in your location and how much each option will cost you to hire. If the skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also need to be factored in.

Will you deliver skips across Greater London?

As well as delivering our range of skips to Kensington, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Greater London. With the help of a network of local and national waste management and recycling companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Kensington, Wandsworth or South West London, we have got it covered.

How large is a mini skip?

If you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip might be the perfect option. What size is described as a mini skip varies from business to business, based on what sizes they supply.

2 cubic yards is probably the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to provide a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Cost is dependent on the actual size you hire, instead of the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are ideal for household work like modest DIY projects and shed clean ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

What types of waste am I allowed to put in my skip?

You are allowed to throw a variety of waste types into your skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, metal or bricks from a property clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are permitted as well. Dated cabinets from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in the skip.

There are, however, some items that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the possible environment or health risk they might cause.

You cannot throw in your freezer, television or old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. All of these items consist of hazardous elements in one type or another. They should be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to schedule a separate collection for this material. Please email for more information. Alternatively, if you are a residential customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

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

If at all possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface. When you are carrying out a residential project, then a drive will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, when neither is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public property, you must obtain a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be positioned on the street, grass verge or other public property in Kensington. If this is needed, we will arrange for the license to be issued for you. An extra fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Kensington?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a number of local and national companies. This enables us to cover all corners of the UK and helps to make sure we are able to supply customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you offer?

The roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a large container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These skips are primarily for business use but can be used by residential customers also. Having said that, you will require plenty of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which is much bigger compared to the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, these skips should only be hired for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suited to getting rid of soil and rubble.

What skip sizes can you deliver?

This site offers a full range of skip sizes to residential and business customers all over 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.

Listed below are the different sizes on offer, 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 additional information about our selection of skips, including measurements plus the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How long can I hire a skip for?

The price of hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. In most cases, that will provide you with sufficient time to load your skip. However, if you need some more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Naturally, in the event you finish with the skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know when you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.

How long will it take to get a skip in Kensington?

We will ensure your skip is provided on the day requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the following day.

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

You have to ensure the skip lorry will be able to access the delivery location, as a failed delivery effort will usually incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Which size skips can have a door?

Nearly all containers can be delivered with a drop door, making them easy to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you want a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load materials into the container, especially with heavy materials, like soil and rubble, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load large and bulky items, like household furniture.

Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will be asked to empty any items higher than the level load mark. This also means that you cannot use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, as this will increase the height of the skip. We have a legal obligation to make sure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please be sure you select the correct sized skip for your requirements and get in contact if you’re not sure which size you require. We would be pleased to help.

Should I stay in when the skip is delivered?

It is usually a good idea to be there when anybody delivers anything to your house. That allows you to make sure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be placed just where you need it.

The same thing goes if you have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not present.

However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.

How big is a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builders skip is the size of skip most often used for building projects. There are generally two skip sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips that you can use to get rid of significant amounts of building and demolition materials, such as soil, rubble and stone.

Although they are labelled a builders skip, they can be used for many other domestic and industrial waste disposal tasks.

How do you order a skip in Kensington?

We have designed our online booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first task is to enter your delivery address to view the range of skip sizes we can provide in Kensington. Select the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of when and where you want your skip delivered. After that you can make payment with our secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to confirm the transaction once your order is done!

Am I allowed to throw electronic products in the skip?

Electric powered objects such as tv sets, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore should not be disposed of in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric goods should be separated from other rubbish. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly way.

What will happen to the waste in my skip?

After you have finished filling your skip, we come and get it. It will be transported to a waste recycling centre either in or local to Kensington where we will sort the waste into its composite types (wood, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.

Other areas covered include Wandsworth, South West London, Walthamstow, Hillingdon, Havering, Lewisham, Northolt and Upminster.

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