Skip Hire in Letchworth
If you are wanting to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Letchworth skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and we collect it.
When you have a small amount of waste materials to dispose of, the mini skip might be a great choice. Looking for something a bit larger? Maybe the 4 yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have a significant project on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can offer a range of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs may be, we can offer the skip size that is just right for your circumstances.
Whether it is to your house or even your business, we will provide a skip to wherever you need it in Letchworth. Jobs can happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.
Place an order online or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out more today.
Below are a few of the common questions we have received regarding our skip hire service.
Letchworth Skip Hire FAQs
Do I have to be home when the skip is going to be delivered?
It usually is a good idea to be there when anyone delivers anything to your home. You can then make sure there is access for the delivery, and the skip can be located just where you want it.
The same thing goes for those who have a company. If you have a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not present.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and gaining access is not a problem, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
What happens to the rubbish in my skip?
Once you have finished filling your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste recycling station in or local to Letchworth where we separate the rubbish into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can reuse and recycle as much of it as possible.
How long can I hire a skip for?
Usually, you can keep your skip for a maximum of two week. This means you do not need to hurry through your project. Once you have finished your project or the skip is full prior to the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Letchworth?
Our goal is to give you the most affordable skip hire service in Letchworth. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you need to have your skip positioned on the street or any other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the added price of a skip permit.
Am I allowed to throw electrical items in the skip?
No, you cannot dispose of old or unwanted electronic waste products in your skip. This includes items like laptops or computers, microwaves, tumble dryers, refrigerators and television sets. Electronic items can’t be disposed of in a skip because they can have hazardous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.
What size is a mini skip?
If you are looking for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, the mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to deal with numerous jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be positioned on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit from the council.
Although most frequently chosen by household customers, the mini skip can even be used for smaller commercial jobs.
How much waste will a builders skip hold?
The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip which is hired across the country. Coming in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction work, which is where the label stems from.
The 8 cubic yard builders skip will be the biggest option that you can use for hefty waste including soil, concrete, stone and rubble.
Will a skip hire company from Letchworth deliver my skip?
We use a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Letchworth and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner skip hire providers are verified and evaluated to guarantee they satisfy our standards for cost, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
How quickly can you deliver a skip in Letchworth?
We will make sure your skip will be provided on the day required, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the very next day.
Although we cannot promise a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to come within either a morning or afternoon slot of your choosing.
You will need to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery attempt will in most cases incur a charge for the wasted journey.
Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?
Please don’t overfill your skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you will then have to empty any rubbish above the level load mark. This also means that you cannot use sheets of timber, doors or some other item, since this will increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty to ensure that containers are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.
Please make sure you choose the correct size of skip to suit your needs and get in touch if you’re unsure which size you need. We will be happy to help.
What is the process of hiring a skip in Letchworth?
Ordering a skip in Letchworth through us is very straightforward. Choose the skip size you need and then input a few details about when and where you need the skip delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.
Can you deliver to other areas in Hertfordshire?
Yes, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can offer skips to areas across Hertfordshire, such as Letchworth, Borehamwood, Hoddesdon and Rickmansworth. So wherever you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
How many different skip sizes are available?
Our company offers a full selection of skip sizes to domestic and industrial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various skip sizes available, with a rough guide to the amount of waste 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 more info about our choice of skips, such as measurements and the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Letchworth?
In most circumstances, your skip can be delivered on to your drive, the street, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you want your skip to be placed on land outside of your business or house, you have got to receive permission from your local council in Letchworth, which is referred to as a permit. If necessary, we will be happy to organise this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to worry about. The council does charge a fee for the permit, plus you should be aware before ordering that securing the licence can often take up to 2 working days.
Will the skip be supplied with a drop door?
Virtually all skips can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and we will do our best to accommodate.
Having a skip that has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste into the skip, particularly with weighty materials, such as soil and bricks, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky items, like furniture.
Am I allowed to throw all kinds of waste in my skip?
Your skip can be used to discard a variety of types of waste. We are used to picking up and processing a wide variety of materials generated from construction jobs, garden projects and property clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste types include:
- Household furniture
- Hedge trimmings
- Bathroom toilets and sinks
- Kitchen cabinets and units
Many different materials are accepted, and so whether you wish to discard metals, plastic materials, wood or old toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.
The quantity and items you put into the skip can vary depending on which size skip you ordered. All skips have a weight limit for safety reasons. So if you would like discard garden soil and bricks, for example, the largest size you will be allowed to hire is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.
Are there items which I can’t throw in the skip?
There are several waste materials you are not permitted to discard in the skip. The main reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous components which could be harmful to the environment. They could also be damaging to human health, therefore they must be discarded separately within UK legislation.
Some of the things that are restricted include:
- Solvents Fridges
- Gas cylinders
- Computer screens
- Battery packs
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
A roll-on roll-off skip, often known as a RORO, is a huge skip used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These bins are mainly for industrial use but can be hired by domestic customers also. Having said that, you should have a good amount of room because these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger when compared to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.
Due to the size, roll-on roll-off containers can only be hired for lightweight materials like plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suited to disposing of concrete and rubble.
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