Skip Hire Looe

If you’re aiming to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or even unclutter a messy kids room, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Looe skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.

If you have a small amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip could be a perfect choice. In search of something a bit larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have got a significant project on your hands, such as building an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can provide a selection of big builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we will have the skip that is perfect for your situation.

Whether it is to your property or even your company, our team will supply a skip to wherever you need it in Looe. Projects can take place anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place an order online or contact a member of our helpful staff for additional information today.

Below are examples of typical questions we get with regards to our skip hire and recycling services.

Looe Skip Hire FAQs

What are the different skip sizes available?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Looe, you have several options to select 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 container is great for modest home clearances and DIY jobs.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most popular sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also means they are well suited for house tidy ups involving bulky objects such as furniture and beds.

We are able to provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suited to light waste materials, so they can not be used to dispose of garden soil or stone.

For additional information about the different capacities available, such as proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

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

When you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the very next day. In some instances, we can even offer a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed as part of the order process.

What things can I put in my skip?

This is one of the most frequent questions people have about hiring a skip. The most important thing to remember is that you may fill your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are so many types of rubbish that may result from garden work, building work and property clearances.

Among the most frequent things which we pick up in our skips include soil, timber, bush trimmings, kitchen cabinets, baths, as well as other household items.

There are also some waste materials that you are not allowed to put in your skip. This includes any electrical items (fridges, monitors or laptops for example), old tyres, sheets of asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials, and therefore disposing of them must comply with a completely different process to make sure they don’t result in damage to the environment.

Do all skips come with a drop door?

Typically, almost all skips can be supplied with a drop-down door, dependant upon skip size, availability and location. If you require a drop door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip that has a drop door is primarily useful if you are hiring a big builder’s skip, as it enables you to wheelbarrow your rubbish into the skip. This isn’t so important for mini and midi skips, since they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Do I need to stay in when the skip will be delivered?

You don’t need to be at home when the skip is being delivered, however it will help. Being there when your skip is due for delivery means you can ensure the delivery driver can be given complete access and that your skip is placed precisely where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is hired to a company premises, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.

Even so, when you can’t be around during the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you place the order, and then we will arrange everything from there.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a huge container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste. In most cases, these containers are used for business purposes. However, residential customers may also order them. You have to consider the space they will occupy, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they must only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of soil and concrete.

Will a Looe skip hire company deliver my skip?

To provide a complete skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a wide range of local and nationwide businesses. This allows us to cover all areas of the UK and helps to ensure we are able to offer customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

Will you deliver skips across Cornwall?

Certainly. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we are able to deliver skips to domestic and industrial customers across Cornwall and anywhere else in the UK.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

You can typically have a skip for as many as 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You can give a preferred collection day when you place your order. Otherwise, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and we will arrange your collection. Normally, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a little bit longer over busy times.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

It is very important not to overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being told to take out excessive waste prior to it being collected. Irrespective of what size you order, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety condition, as transporting an overloaded skip is dangerous, as materials could fall and cause injury or damage to others.

To avoid this situation, please be sure you order a skip size appropriate for your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full but you have some extra waste to get rid of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

Where will my rubbish be taken to once the skip is picked up?

The waste in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be segregated by machinery and also by hand into numerous waste materials, such as metal, plastics, rubble and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this way helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and commitment is to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.

Am I able to dispose of electrical items in my skip?

Unfortunately it is not permitted, because electronic items such as old televisions, fridge freezers, laptops and monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items must be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly fashion.

How much waste will fit in a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be the ideal solution. What size is called a mini skip differs from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they supply.

2 cubic yards is considered the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to have a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. Cost is based on the particular size you order, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for household tasks such as modest DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

If I require a skip on a road in Looe, will I need a permit?

This depends on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need to have a skip permit when it is put on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You do not need to have a permit when your skip is on your private property, such as a driveway or within your company premises.

Should you need to get a permit, we will arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know while completing the order process, and we can make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can have the skip on your own land, you will save some money.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The phrase builder’s skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The term originates from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are hired by general builders and tradespeople.

These big skips are great for a wide variety of household and commercial tasks. They are the largest sizes which can be used for heavy builders waste like soil, stone and concrete.

What is the cost of skip hire in Looe?

Our goal is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in Looe. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip you hire. This varies from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you wish to have your skip positioned on the street or other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional cost of the skip permit.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Looe?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your address to view all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Looe. Pick which size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it will be located on private property. Enter in 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 information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

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