Best Skip Hire in Launceston

If you’re looking to clean out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy children’s room, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Launceston skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop a skip off, you load it up, and we collect it.

If you have a small amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be a great option. Interested in something a little bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have a large task on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we offer range of big builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we have the skip that is just right for your situation.

Whether it be to your home or your business, our team can provide a skip to wherever you want it in Launceston. Jobs can take place anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

Order online or contact a member of our helpful team for more information today.

Below are examples of typical questions we receive regarding our skip hire services.

Launceston Skip Hire FAQs

Do all skips come with a drop down door?

Getting a skip which has a drop down door helps make filling rubbish into it much easier. This is especially true with hefty materials like garden soil and rubble, which can then be loaded straight into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading large bulky items like pieces of furniture easier also.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, but this may sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our best to supply this.

Who will deliver my skip?

To offer a complete skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a variety of local and national businesses. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most cost effective and reliable skip hire service.

What can I put in the skip?

You can use your skip to discard a variety of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and processing a multitude of items from building jobs, garden landscaping and home tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste materials include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom sinks and toilets
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most materials are allowed, and so whether you need to discard metals, plastic materials, wood or fabric, we can normally take your waste away.

The volume and waste types you put in your skip may vary depending on which size skip you have hired. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you want to get rid of top soil and hardcore, as an example, the biggest size container you would be able to hire will be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

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

There are several items which you will not be allowed to discard in your skip. The reason for this is that some items incorporate hazardous materials which may be damaging to the environment. They may also be damaging to human health, therefore they have to be disposed of separately under UK laws.

Some examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Battery packs
  • Tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip will be delivered?

You don’t need to be at your property when the skip is delivered, however it will help. Being in when the skip is due to be delivered means that you can make sure the driver is given complete access and that your skip is dropped exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is being hired to business property, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, for those who can’t be available for the delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you place your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Launceston?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Launceston, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display the skip sizes we provide in your town and how much each size will cost you to order. If your skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.

Will you deliver to other areas in Cornwall?

Certainly. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we are able to provide skips to both household and business customers across Cornwall and elsewhere within the UK.

Am I allowed to put electronic products in the skip?

No, you can not put old or unwanted electrical waste items in a skip. This can include things like laptops or computers, cookers, washing machines, refrigerators and monitors. These items can’t be discarded in the skip as they can have dangerous materials and components.

Due to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic items cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.

What size is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These compact bins are perfect for small DIY work and domestic clearances. Their small footprint makes them ideal for driveways.

They may be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furniture and broken toys to paving blocks and rubble. With a volume of around 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip can save you having to make numerous visits to your local recycling centre.

How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?

The term builder’s skip can mean two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The label originates from the fact that these are the most typical sizes ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are suited to a multitude of residential and business tasks. These are the largest size skips that you can use for weighty builders waste like garden soil, stone and gravel.

How can I order a skip online?

Hiring a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your delivery address to view the range of skips we can deliver to Launceston. Choose which size you wish to hire, and confirm whether it will be located on private property. Enter your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

As soon as your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can typically keep a skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up is as convenient as possible, there is the option of giving a preferred collection day when placing your order.

Otherwise, just tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It may take a little longer to pick up your skip over busy times, but we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.

Am I allowed to load my skip higher than the level load mark?

It is vital never to overfill your skip. You should not pass the level load line that is shown along the side of the skip. If your skip is overfilled, it is very unsafe to transport. This means that when you overload the skip, you might be required to remove the surplus waste. Regardless of how secure you believe the skip is, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. That is unsafe and is prohibited.

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

Usually, it will be possible to get a skip placed on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But in order to do this, you will need to get permission from the local authority in Launceston, which is called a skip permit. We are able to arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do impose a fee for this permit, and it will sometimes take up to 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are substantial commercial scale skips used primarily within the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for businesses that generate significant volumes of waste materials.

How long does it take to get a skip in Launceston?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We will usually give you a following day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (like a street), you must get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of many factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it turning up within a morning or afternoon slot.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I have finished?

Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a nearby waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The waste will get separated into a variety of waste streams, which includes timber, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste can be recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

What skip sizes do you provide?

We offer a full variety of skip sizes to domestic and commercial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the various sizes on offer, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip 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 more info about our range of skips, like measurements plus the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Other areas covered include Camborne, Newlyn, Hugh Town, St Columb Major, Saltash, Newquay, Truro and St Ives.

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