Affordable Skip Hire in Melksham

If you are cleaning your attic space, getting some building work carried out or tidying the garage, getting a skip is a simple option to eradicate all of your unwanted rubbish. If you are looking for a cheap skip hire provider in Melksham, we can help.

This site offers skips for waste disposal projects of all sizes. Whether you want a mini skip for a basic clean up or perhaps a large builders skip for soil and bricks, we supply a full range perfect for projects big or small.

We supply skips to households and businesses throughout Melksham and the surrounding towns and villages. So no matter where you are, we will give you a trusted and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Hiring a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking platform enables you to pick from a complete selection of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size skip you need to complete the job? Why not try our skip size calculator to learn just how much waste each size can hold.

Melksham Skip Hire FAQs

Am I allowed to throw all kinds of rubbish in a skip?

You can fill up your skip with a variety of different waste types that are commonly produced from house clearances, building work, garden landscaping and lots of other jobs. This can include wood, garden soil, bricks, hedge trimmings, pieces of furniture, toys, cabinets or old bathroom fittings.

What you throw in the skip will depend on the skip size you have hired, because there is a maximum weight restriction. For example, if you will be using your skip for heavy construction waste including stone or dirt, the largest size you can use is an 8 yard builders skip.

Some materials can not be disposed of in your skip. This includes fridges, computer monitors, tyres, chemicals, paint, asbestos and plasterboard. These materials are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of separately.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?

Typically, nearly all skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you need a drop-down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is mainly helpful when choosing a big builder’s skip, because it lets you wheelbarrow rubbish directly into the skip. This is not as important for mini and midi skips, since they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips are offered in a selection of sizes to match various waste disposal needs. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is perfect for small household tasks.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold around 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a fantastic choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial waste disposal task to handle, the builder’s skip might be the most suitable option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label indicates, these represent the most common sizes hired by builders for construction waste, such as clay and stone. However they can just as well be hired for household waste such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We also provide 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 yard RORO containers. For additional info on all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

What is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a cheap skip to get rid of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip could be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal solution to tackle many tasks.

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

Although most often hired by household customers, the mini skip can even handle smaller commercial jobs.

Can I fill the skip higher than the side?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this makes it dangerous to transport, and you will have to remove any items higher than the level load mark. This also means you are unable to use sheets of timber, doors or some other object, as this will increase the size of the skip. We have a legal duty of care to ensure that bins aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please make sure that you order the correct size of skip for your needs and get in touch if you are unsure which size is best. We will be glad to help.

What happens to the waste when the skip is picked up?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and collect it. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre in or local to Melksham where we sort the waste into its composite types (wood, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Melksham?

We have created our booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to type in your delivery address to see all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in Melksham. Pick the best size to meet your needs and provide us with the details of when and where you want the skip to be delivered. You can then make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to confirm the order once your order is complete!

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will usually include a hire period of up to 2 weeks. In most cases, this provides you with plenty of time to fill up your skip. However, if you need a bit more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, in the event you finish with your skip earlier, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.

When will my skip be delivered?

When you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we can even give you a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed as part of the order process.

Do you deliver to other areas in Wiltshire?

We provide a UK wide skip hire and waste management service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Melksham, Devizes, Trowbridge, Marlborough or any other location in Wiltshire, we can help.

Do I need to be there when the skip is delivered?

You don’t have to be at home when your skip will be delivered, however it does help. Being there when your skip is due to be delivered means you can ensure the lorry driver is given complete access and that your skip can be dropped exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being hired to business property, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, especially if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, for those who can’t be available for delivery, you don’t need to worry. We just ask you to let us know when you book your order, and we will organise things from there.

Will a Melksham skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we provide a UK-wide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of verified and approved businesses. These include small local skip hire companies to nationwide waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to ensure they meet our high customer service and environmental requirements.

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

If you run a business in Melksham and want to dispose of large quantities of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off container could be a fantastic option. Offered in 20 to 40 yards, these are the largest waste disposal skips that are available.

As the label implies, these containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, in contrast to normal skips, which are picked up using chains.

How much does skip hire in Melksham cost?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Melksham, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which sizes we provide in your location and how much each size will cost to hire. If the skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.

Am I able to throw away electrical items in my skip?

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic goods have to be kept separate from general rubbish to get recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electrical items such as cookers, TVs, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.

Do I need permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Melksham?

This depends upon where the skip will be positioned. You will only need to have a skip permit if it is put on public property, such as a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if your skip will be on your private property, like a driveway or inside your business premises.

If you have to get a permit, we will arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just let us know during the order process, so we will make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can position the skip on private property, you will save a few pounds.

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 6 or 8 cubic yard skip. They are the largest skips that can be used to discard weighty building and construction materials such as stone, concrete, rubble or garden soil.

A builders skip is great for a number of jobs. If you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or cleaning the attic, these substantial skips are usually the most affordable solution available.

Other areas covered include Devizes, Trowbridge, Marlborough, Westbury, Salisbury, Calne, Mere and Warminster.

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