Skip Hire in London

If you are cleaning the attic, having some building work done or tidying in the garden, hiring a skip is a quick and simple way to get rid of all of your unwanted junk. If you are searching to get a cheap skip hire provider in London, we can help.

We provide you with skips for jobs of all sizes. Whether you require a midi skip for a standard tidy up or a large builders skip for top soil and rubble, we are able to supply a full range ideal for projects big or small.

We provide skips to homes and companies located in London and the surrounding areas. So regardless of where you might be, we are able to give you a reliable and affordable skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking software lets you select from a full selection of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Undecided what size you require to do the job? Why not try out our skip size guide to find out how much rubbish each size can handle.

London Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste will a builders skip hold?

The builders skip is regarded as the common skip ordered throughout the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, a builder’s skip is perfect for most building and demolition projects, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 cubic yard builder’s skip will be the biggest size which can be used for heavy waste materials like dirt, concrete, bricks and gravel.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

If you are looking for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to deal with numerous tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be located on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.

Although most often chosen by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.

Can you deliver to other areas in London?

We provide a national skip hire service using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you want skip hire in London, Edmonton, Brentford, Coulsdon or any other location in London, we can assist.

How quick can you deliver a skip to London?

When you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the following day. In some cases, we will even offer a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed when going through the order process.

Am I able to throw electrical products in the skip?

Electrical products including television sets, freezers, fridges, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore cannot be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric powered goods have to be segregated from other rubbish. This helps ensure they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.

Is it ok to fill the skip higher than the top?

It is very important to not overload a skip, as you run the risk of being asked to take out excess waste before it can be collected. Whatever size you order, you are only allowed to fill them to a level load. This is a safety condition, since transporting an overloaded bin is hazardous, as objects could fall and cause injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this issue, please make sure you order a skip size suited to your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full but you have additional waste to dispose of, we are happy to provide an exchange.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can usually keep your skip for as long as two weeks from the delivery date. It is possible to provide a preferred collection day when you confirm your order. Otherwise, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and we will organise your collection. Usually, this will be the next working day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer during busy times.

If I would like a skip on the road in London, will I need a permit?

If possible, you should have the skip left on a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a residential project, then your drive is going to be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only option. As this is public land, you need to obtain a permit from the local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be dropped on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in London. If this is required, we will arrange for the license to be granted on your behalf. An extra fee, paid to the local authority, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 cubic yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bags of rubbish, which is ideal for small residential jobs.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a smallish car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yarder is a great choice for loft clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more substantial waste disposal job to sort out, a builder’s skip might be the best option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label suggests, these represent the most popular sizes ordered by builders for building and demolition waste, such as soil and hardcore. But they can just as well be hired for domestic rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen units.

We also supply 10-16 cubic yard bins and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For further information about the range of skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Can I get a skip which has a drop door?

Generally, most skips can be provided with a drop down door, depending on skip size, availability and area. If you want a drop-down door, please tell us when ordering your skip.

Having a skip that has a drop door is mainly helpful when choosing a big builder’s skip, as it lets you wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This is not as important for mini skips, as they are small enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

If you operate a company in London and need to dispose of substantial quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off bin could be a fantastic choice. Available in 20 to 40 cubic yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips that you can hire.

As the label suggests, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, as opposed to normal skips, that are lifted using chains.

How can I order a skip in London?

This is the easy part. First, pick the skip size you want to hire. Let us know if the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (like the road). Then, select the day you would like your skip to be delivered. Check your order and then make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to London on the date you have selected.

Do you use local skip hire companies in London?

Since we provide a national skip hire service, we use an extensive network of verified and approved companies. These can include small local skip hire businesses to national waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental principles.

What will happen to the waste?

When you have finished filling up your skip, we come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste recycling station in or local to London where we will separate the rubbish into its composite types (wood, metal, soil, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

How much will skip hire in London cost?

To find out how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in London, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which sizes we provide in your town and how much each size will cost you to hire. If the skip is going to be on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.

What can I put in the skip?

This is amongst the most frequent questions people have about hiring a skip. The most important thing to consider is that you may load your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are so many types of rubbish that can come from garden work, building work and house clearances.

Some of the most frequent things which we collect in our skips include soil, wood, tree cuttings, kitchen cabinets, baths, and various household products.

There are also some waste materials that you are not allowed to put in the skip. This can include any electronic products (fridge freezers, televisions and washing machines for example), old car tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. These are all regarded as hazardous waste materials, and getting rid of them must follow an entirely different process to make sure they do not result in damage to the environment.

Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at your property when the skip will be delivered, but it does help. Being home when the skip is being delivered means you can make sure the driver is given full access and that your skip will be positioned exactly where you need it. Likewise, if the skip is hired to your business property, we will appreciate your help at the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

However, if you can’t be around at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you book your order, and we will arrange things from there.

Other areas covered include Edmonton, Brentford, Coulsdon, Finchley, Dagenham, Hampton, Clapham and Dulwich.

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