Maidstone Skip Hire
If you are wanting to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Maidstone skip hire service offers a very simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and then we take it away.
When you have a modest amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip might be a great choice. Looking for something slightly bigger? Maybe the 4 yard skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have a significant job on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can provide a range of large builders skips. However big or small your waste requirements may be, we will have the skip size which is just right for your job.
Whether it be to your house or even your business, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Maidstone. Jobs may occur anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.
Place an order on our website or speak to a member of our helpful staff to learn more today.
Below are a few of the typical questions we get relating to our skip hire and recycling services.
Maidstone Skip Hire FAQs
How quickly can you deliver a skip to Maidstone?
We will make sure your skip will be delivered when requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. For those who place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your skip the next day.
Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.
You have to make sure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery attempt will usually incur a fee for the wasted trip.
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Maidstone?
Ideally, you should have the skip left on to a hard surface. If you are carrying out a residential job, then a driveway will be perfect. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither is available, the street or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you will have to get a permit from the local council. This is known as a skip permit, and will be essential for a skip to be positioned on a road, grass verge or any other public property in Maidstone. If this is required, we will request the permit to be issued for you. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your skip.
Do I have to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?
You don’t need to be at home when your skip is going to be delivered, however it will help. Being in when your skip is delivered means you can ensure the driver is given complete access and that your skip will be located exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is being delivered to company property, we will appreciate your assistance during the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.
Having said that, when you can’t be around during the time of delivery, don’t worry. We just ask that you let us know when you place your order, and then we will organise things from there.
What sizes do skips come in?
We provide a full range of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest available skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip excellent for small DIY jobs and house clearances. A common option for more substantial tasks, renovations and construction work is the 8 yard skip.
For Maidstone companies which have a big volume of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need help deciding on which skip size you require, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.
Where will you take the rubbish from my skip?
The waste in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer centre. Here the rubbish will be separated by machines and by hand into different waste streams, including metal, cardboard, rubble and timber. Sorting the rubbish in this manner helps to maximise the quantity which can be reused and recycled. Our aim and motivation is always to maximise recycling rates and minimise the quantity of waste ending up in landfill.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are large industrial size skips used primarily in the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them ideal for companies that produce large quantities of waste materials.
Is it ok to load the skip higher than level load line?
It is very important to not overfill your skip, as you run the risk of being required to remove excessive waste prior to it being collected. Regardless of what size you hire, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, since transporting an overloaded skip will be dangerous, as rubbish could drop and lead to injuries or damage to other people.
To prevent this problem, please be sure to order a size appropriate for your waste disposal needs. If the skip is full but you have further rubbish to get rid of, we are happy to organise an exchange.
What is the cost of skip hire in Maidstone?
Our aim is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in Maidstone. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip that you hire. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you want to have your skip situated on the road or other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the additional price of the skip permit.
Am I able to get rid of electronic items in my skip?
Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric products must be kept separate from general rubbish to be recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electric items including cookers, televisions, toasters, tablets and even hairdryers.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Maidstone?
We utilise a network of both local and nationwide skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Maidstone and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner companies are verified and tested to guarantee they satisfy our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
How do I hire a skip in Maidstone?
We have developed our online booking process with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in Maidstone. Select the best size to meet your needs and provide us with the details of when and where you need the skip to be delivered. You can then make payment with the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to confirm your order once your booking is done!
Do you deliver skips across Kent?
We offer a national skip hire and waste management service by using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you need skip hire in Maidstone, Rochester, Tenterden, New Romney or another location in Kent, we are able to help.
Will the skip be supplied with a drop door?
Virtually all skip sizes can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you want a skip that has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we can do our very best to accommodate.
A skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the container, especially with heavy materials, such as garden soil and rubble, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load big and bulky objects, such as furniture.
What size is a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builders skip means the size of skip most frequently supplied for building and demolition projects. There are usually two different sizes that may be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins which can be used to get rid of substantial amounts of construction and demolition waste, such as dirt, rubble and stone.
Even though they are branded a builders skip, they can be used for multiple other household and commercial waste disposal tasks.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip will be the most compact size offered by skip companies and is good for smaller DIY tasks, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, that will contain the equivalent of around 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 yard skip, some skip companies will offer a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as a mini skip, which may be a little confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is branded as a mini skip or not will not make any difference.
What types of waste materials can I put in a skip?
You are able to fill the skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly generated from loft clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This could include wood, garden soil, stone, garden trimmings, household furniture, toys, cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.
What you put in the skip will depend on which size you have hired, because there is a maximum weight limit. For example, in the event that you will be using a skip for heavy building wastes such as concrete or dirt, the biggest size you can get is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.
Some materials cannot be disposed of in a skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, car tyres, paint, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and have to be disposed of separately.
How long can I keep a skip for?
The price of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to two weeks. Usually, this gives you plenty of time to load your skip. However, if you need some more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Obviously, should you finish with your skip sooner, we are happy to arrange your collection. Just tell us when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip at the earliest opportunity.
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