Skip Hire Loughton
If you’re looking to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or simply unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Loughton skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we take it away.
If you have a small amount of waste materials to remove, the mini skip may be a perfect choice. In search of something a bit bigger? Maybe the 4 cubic yard skip could be the answer. Or perhaps you have got a significant project on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we can provide a range of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we can provide the skip size that is just right for your job.
Be it to your home or your company, our team will provide a skip to wherever you need it in Loughton. Jobs can take place anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.
Place your order online or contact a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.
Below are a few of the common questions we get with regards to our skip hire services.
Loughton Skip Hire FAQs
What things can I put in my skip?
Prior to hiring a skip, it is important to check that the sort of rubbish you intend to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials have to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Examples of waste types you may throw in a skip include home goods like pieces of furniture, floor tiles, cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to dispose of building and construction waste, like old bricks, soil, rubble, metals and gravel.
Some examples of prohibited items include things like electronic goods, tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste and therefore need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
How big is a roll-on roll-off container?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container that can be used to dispose of huge quantities of waste materials. Mostly, these type of skips are used for business purposes. However, household customers may also order them. It is important to think about the area they will take up, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be used for lightweight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and concrete.
Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?
Electric powered items like TVs, freezers, refrigerators, computers, monitors and vacuum cleaners are all classed as a hazardous type of waste and therefore can not be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electric items need to be separated from other waste. This ensures that they can be recycled and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly manner.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Loughton?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Loughton, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you which sizes we offer in your town and how much each size costs to hire. If the skip will be on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.
What happens to the waste in the skip?
The materials in your skip will be taken to the local waste transfer centre. Here the waste will be separated by machinery and by hand into numerous waste streams, including soil, paper, hardcore and wood. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste that ends up in landfill.
How soon can you deliver a skip in Loughton?
We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you complete your booking prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we cannot guarantee what time we will arrive with your skip, we endeavour to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery location, as failed deliveries can result in a fee for a wasted trip.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
The builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. These are the largest containers that can be used to discard heavy construction waste materials such as rock, bricks, rubble or soil.
A builder’s skip is great for a wide array of tasks. If you are having an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or clearing out the shed, these large containers are usually the most cost-effective solution available.
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
Getting a skip which has a drop door will make loading waste into the skip a lot easier. This is particularly the case with heavy materials such as soil or rubble, which can then be loaded into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away large bulky items such as pieces of furniture a lot easier as well.
The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, although this can sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when you make your order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.
Do I have to be there whenever the skip is going to be delivered?
You don’t really need to be home when your skip is delivered, but it will help. Being home whenever the skip arrives means you can make sure the lorry driver is given full access and that your skip can be positioned exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being hired to your business premises, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s access.
Even so, if you can’t be available at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We simply ask that you let us know when you book your order, and we will organise things from there.
Do you deliver skips across Essex?
We provide a UK wide skip hire and waste management service through a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are interested in skip hire in Loughton, Theydon Bois, Saffron Walden, Brentwood or another location in Essex, we can assist.
Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?
Make sure you don’t overfill the skip as this makes it unsafe to move, and you will then have to remove any rubbish over the level load mark. This also means you cannot use sheets of timber, doors or another object, since this will increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty to ensure that skips are not overfilled or overweight before transporting them.
Please make sure you select the correct sized skip for your requirements and get in touch if you’re uncertain which size you require. We would be glad to help.
Will a Loughton skip hire company deliver my skip?
To offer a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work together with a number of local and nationwide companies. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we are able to offer customers with the most affordable and dependable skip hire service.
Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Loughton?
Preferably, you want to have the skip left on a hard surface. When you are doing a residential job, then a drive will be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the ideal solution. However, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public property, you will have to have a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be placed on the street, grass verge as well as other public property in Loughton. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted for you. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your skip.
What is the procedure for ordering a skip in Loughton?
We have designed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your address to view all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in Loughton. Pick the right size to meet your needs and give us the details of where and when you want your skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment through the secure payment system, and we will send an email to verify your order once your booking is done!
How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?
If you are searching for a low-cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip could be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to handle numerous jobs.
The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be placed on the side of the road, subject to obtaining a skip permit.
Although most often chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.
What sizes do skips come in?
This site offers a full selection of skip sizes to household and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various skip sizes offered, with a rough guide to how much waste each size is capable of holding:
- 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 selection of skips, such as dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I able to hire the skip for?
Typically, you can keep a skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. This means you do not need to rush through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is fully loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as quickly as possible.
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