Best Skip Hire in Kingston Upon Thames
If you’re planning to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, ordering a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Kingston Upon Thames skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop a skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.
If you have a modest amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may be a perfect option. Looking for something a little bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a significant job on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can supply a choice of big builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs might be, we can provide the skip size that is just right for your job.
Be it to your property or even your company, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Kingston Upon Thames. Jobs can occur anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place an order on our website or get in touch with a member of our helpful team for additional information today.
Below are some of the common questions we have received about our skip hire and recycling service.
Kingston Upon Thames Skip Hire FAQs
What sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Kingston Upon Thames, you have various sizes to pick from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 yard container, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for modest domestic clearances and DIY work.
The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. They are the most popular sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently use them. However their large capacity also makes them suitable for house clear ups involving bulky items such as pieces of furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people and businesses with even bigger rubbish disposal needs. These skips are only suited to lightweight waste materials, so they cannot be used to dispose of garden soil or stone.
To get more details about the different capacities offered, including proportions, take a look at our help guide to skip sizes.
What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Kingston Upon Thames?
Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. That is why we have made the order procedure as easy as possible. First, enter in your delivery address to view all the different skips we can deliver to Kingston Upon Thames. Select the size you wish to hire, and confirm if it will be positioned on private property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure payment platform.
When your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.
If I want a skip on a road in Kingston Upon Thames, will I need to get a permit?
In most cases, it will be possible to have a skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to get this done, you need to have consent from your local authority in Kingston Upon Thames, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The council will charge a fee for this license, and it can sometimes take 24-2 days for them to authorise this.
Do I need to be at home whenever the skip will be delivered?
No, you do not need to be home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we can gain access to the place you want it located, we are able to take care of everything.
For those who are not likely to be at home, just let us have any relevant delivery directions when you book your order. For example, you might need the skip to be dropped on a particular side of your drive. Alternatively, you may want to ensure that the skip does not obstruct use of your garage.
No matter what the situation may be, tell us when ordering, and we will make sure the instructions will be passed to the lorry driver.
What size is a builder’s skip?
As the name suggests, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most often supplied for building and demolition work. 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 containers that you can use to get rid of substantial amounts of building and demolition materials, like earth, concrete and rock.
Even though they are labelled a builder’s skip, they can of course be used for multiple other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.
How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?
You can typically have your skip for as many as two weeks from the date of delivery. You may provide a preferred collection day when you place your order. Otherwise, you can tell us once you have finished with the skip, and then we will arrange your collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take slightly longer during busy periods.
What can I put in the skip?
Your skip may be used to discard lots of different types of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and processing numerous items generated from construction jobs, garden projects and house clean-ups. Some examples of permitted waste types include things like:
- Home furnishings
- Garden cuttings
- Bathroom toilets and sinks
- Cabinets and units
The majority of waste types will be permitted, so whether you would like to get rid of furniture, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can normally take your rubbish away.
The quantity and things you discard in the skip will vary based on which size skip you ordered. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So to be able to dispose of garden soil and bricks, for example, the biggest size you would be permitted to hire will be the 8 cubic yard skip.
Are there items that I can’t put in the skip?
There are a few waste items that you are not permitted to get rid of in your skip. The reason behind this is that some goods incorporate hazardous components which can harm the environment. They can also be dangerous to human health, and so they must be discarded separately under UK legislation.
A few examples of the goods that are restricted include:
- Paint cans
- Solvents Fridges
- Gas cylinders
- Computer screens
- Battery packs
Can I dispose of electrical products in my skip?
Electronic objects such as television sets, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and tumble dryers are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore cannot be thrown in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electrical objects have to be separated from other waste. This ensures they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are big commercial size skips used predominantly within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them ideal for companies that produce large volumes of waste materials.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Kingston Upon Thames?
As we provide a nationwide skip hire service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified and approved businesses. These range from small family-run skip hire firms to national waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.
What happens to the waste in my skip?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste gets segregated into several different waste types, such as timber, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Will you deliver skips across Greater London?
Along with delivering our range of skips to Kingston Upon Thames, we also deliver to other towns and villages within Greater London. By utilising our network of regional and national waste management businesses, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you need a skip delivering in Kingston Upon Thames, Waltham Forest or North London, we have got it covered.
Is it ok to fill the skip above the top?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it unsafe to move, and you will have to empty any rubbish higher than the level load mark. This also means you are not allowed to use sheets of wood, doors or some other object, since this will artificially increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty to make sure that skips are not overloaded or overweight before moving them.
Please make sure that you select the appropriate sized skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are uncertain which size you need. We will be glad to help.
What is the cost of skip hire in Kingston Upon Thames?
This depends on the size you need and whether you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest choice. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To get an instant quotation for skip hire in Kingston Upon Thames, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
Which size skips have a door?
For anybody who is hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop-down door. This is great for disposing of heavy building and construction waste materials, as it can be pushed in to the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also feature a drop-down door, though these are typically more uncommon. The reason being these sizes are generally small enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you require a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our best to ensure a container with a drop door is supplied.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the most compact skip provided by skip companies and is ideal for smaller DIY jobs, garden clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip firms provide a 3 yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
When will my skip be delivered?
We can typically supply skips to Kingston Upon Thames the next working day when an order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking platform will provide you with a variety of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you would like a skip to arrive ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.
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