Skip Hire in Leigh-on-Sea

There are so many reasons why you may find you will want to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they decided to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the midst of construction work and need to throw out the soil and stone left behind. You may just be considering ordering a skip to reduce the rubbish which has built up in your loft over the years.

Whatever your reason might be, if you are searching for a cost-effective Leigh-on-Sea skip hire service, then look no further.

We provide a cost-effective and dependable service to both domestic and industrial customers in Leigh-on-Sea. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to sort out all waste management needs. If you don’t require a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip may be the best option for you. Equally, if you feel your task could be on the bigger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 yard builder’s skips.

Our service is available all over the Leigh-on-Sea area, and we deal with both household and business customers. With our simple online booking process, you can get a skip ordered within just a couple of clicks.

To start, enter your delivery postcode to check out all the different sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Leigh-on-Sea Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to stack up the waste in my skip?

Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this will make it hazardous to transport, and you may be asked to empty any rubbish over the level load line. This also means that you are unable to make use of sheets of timber, doors or some other object, since this will increase the height of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to make sure that bins aren’t overfilled or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure you hire the correct sized skip for your needs and get in touch if you’re unsure which size you require. We will be glad to help.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the road in Leigh-on-Sea?

If possible, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. For anybody who is doing a domestic job, then the drive will be best. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, if neither is available, the street or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you need to obtain a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be dropped on the road, grass verge or other public property in Leigh-on-Sea. If this is required, we will arrange for the permit to be granted on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We can in most cases deliver skips to Leigh-on-Sea the next working day when your order is confirmed before 3pm. This is applicable to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform offers you a range of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you would like your skip delivered ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

Can you deliver skips across Essex?

Sure, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer skips to locations across Essex, including Leigh-on-Sea, Chipping Ongar, Maldon and Basildon. So regardless of where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

How can I order a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Leigh-on-Sea with us is very straightforward. Pick the skip size you require and input a couple of details about where and when you want the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and arrange to have your skip delivered.

What will happen to my waste when the skip is collected?

The materials in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling centre. Here the waste will be segregated by machinery and by hand into various waste materials, like soil, paper, concrete and timber. Sorting the waste in this manner helps to maximise the quantity that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and dedication is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

The normal hire period is 2 weeks from the date of delivery. Having said that, when you book your skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is ideal for you. Obviously, there is a possibility that you won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if the skip is loaded sooner than expected, contact us, and we will pick it up as soon as possible.

Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. But, it is important to keep in mind that this may not be possible at busy times. Once collected, your waste will be taken to a local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our clients in Leigh-on-Sea and the rest of the UK. All of our partner companies are approved and tested to make sure they satisfy our expectations for price, service, recycling and reliability.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Leigh-on-Sea?

The cost of hiring a skip in Leigh-on-Sea depends on the size of skip you need. The cheapest option available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY projects and clearances. If you want a larger skip, like an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also be more if you need to have a skip positioned on the highway, because you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Do I have to be there when the skip is delivered?

You don’t have to be home when the skip is delivered, however it does help. Being there whenever the skip is being delivered means you can make sure the lorry driver is given complete access and that the skip can be positioned exactly where you need it. Similarly, if the skip is delivered to your company premises, we will appreciate your support during delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, for those who can’t be around for delivery, don’t worry. We just ask you to let us know when you place your order, and we will organise things from there.

What size skips can you deliver?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Leigh-on-Sea, you have numerous sizes to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact skip is great for modest domestic clearances and DIY jobs.

Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.

After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most common sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their substantial capacity also means they are ideal for household clear ups including large objects such as household furniture and beds.

We will offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for customers with even larger rubbish disposal needs. These containers are only suited to light waste materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or concrete.

To get more details about the different skip sizes offered, including proportions, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

I’m afraid this is not allowed, because electronic products including old televisions, freezers, pcs and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly fashion.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact size available and can describe either the 2 or 3 cubic yard skip. These small bins are fantastic for small DIY work and domestic clearances. Their small footprint means they are perfect for driveways.

They can be used to get rid of all types of waste, from house furniture and old baby toys to paving slabs and garden soil. Having a total capacity of around 25-30 bin bags of rubbish, the mini skip could save you having to make multiple journeys to your local recycling centre.

Do all skips come with a drop door?

Typically, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, dependant upon the size, availability and location. If you want a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Having a skip with a drop door is primarily beneficial if hiring a large builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This is not as important for mini and midi skips, as they are low enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

What size roll-on roll-off skips are available?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a huge container that can be used to dispose of large quantities of waste. In most cases, these type of containers are hired for industrial applications. However, domestic clients may also order them. It is very important consider the space they will occupy, since they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be used for lightweight waste including paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of garden soil and rubble.

What is classed as a builders skip?

As the name indicates, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most commonly hired for building and demolition jobs. There are generally two sizes which can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of construction and demolition materials, such as dirt, rubble and stone.

Even though they are labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for many other residential and industrial waste disposal jobs.

What can I put in my skip?

It is possible to put a wide array of waste types into your skip. This includes wood, floor tiles, metal or concrete from a house clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, top soil and rock from garden tasks are permitted too. Worktops and units from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in a skip.

However, there are a few things that you can’t put in a skip because of the potential environmental or health risk they can trigger.

You cannot throw in your refrigerator, computer or your old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also not allowed in the skip. All of these things contain hazardous elements in one kind or another. They need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.

If you want hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule an independent collection for this waste. Please email us for further information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling facility.

Other areas covered include Chipping Ongar, Maldon, Basildon, Brightlingsea, Canvey Island, Epping, West Mersea and Brentwood.

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