Best Skip Hire in Merton

Whether you are cleaning out the attic space, having some building work done or tidying in the garden, hiring a skip is a quick and simple way to throw out your excess rubbish. If you are looking for a reliable skip hire firm in Merton, we can help.

We provide you with skips for waste disposal projects of any size. Whether you want a mini skip for a basic tidy up or perhaps a large builder’s skip for concrete and bricks, we are able to provide a wide selection perfect for jobs big or small.

We can deliver skips to homes and businesses based in Merton and the surrounding areas. So no matter where you are, we can provide a trusted and affordable skip hire service that won’t disappoint you.

Getting a skip through us is simple. Our online booking system enables you to select from a complete array of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size of skip you may need to complete the job? Why not try out our skip size guide to see just how much rubbish each size can hold.

Merton Skip Hire FAQs

How do I order a skip?

We have built our online booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to enter your delivery postcode to see the range of skip sizes we are able to supply in Merton. Pick the right size to meet your needs and enter the details of where and when you need your skip delivered. You then make payment through the secure payment platform, and we will send an email to confirm your order as soon as your booking is done!

What size is the mini skip?

If you are searching for a low-cost skip to dispose of some domestic waste, the mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based upon location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to deal with many tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be situated on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit from the council.

Although most often chosen by domestic customers, the mini skip can even handle small commercial jobs.

Am I allowed to put all sorts of waste in my skip?

You may use your skip to throw out many different waste materials. We are used to collecting and handling a multitude of materials from construction jobs, garden projects and household clean-ups. Examples of permitted waste materials can include:

  • Home furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom sinks and toilets
  • Cabinets and units

Many different waste materials are allowed, therefore whether you wish to dispose of furniture, plastic materials, timber or textiles, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and things you throw into your skip may vary depending on which size skip you have ordered. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you need to dispose of soil and rubble, as an example, the largest size you will be allowed to use will be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Is there anything that I can’t put in my skip?

There are some materials you will not be permitted to get rid of in the skip. The reason for this is that these items incorporate hazardous materials which may damage the environment. They can even be damaging to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately within UK laws.

A few of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How many different skip sizes are there?

Our company offers a complete variety of skip capacities to residential and business clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Below are the various skip sizes to choose from, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish each skip 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 information about our choice of skips, including measurements plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Merton?

The price of hiring a skip in Merton will depend on the size of skip you need. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suitable for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you require a bigger skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also increase if you need to have your skip positioned on the road, because you will need a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will normally include a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, this will give you sufficient time to load your skip. However, if you do need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, our company is happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know when you have finished, and then we will arrange to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.

Is it ok to pile up waste in my skip?

No. You are only allowed to load the skip up to the level load line. Piling waste materials up above this line makes it unsafe to transport, and you could be asked to remove the extra waste before your skip can be removed. This includes using doors, or other materials to raise the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

Can you deliver skips across Greater London?

We offer a national skip hire service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Merton, Havering, Putney, Wembley or another area in Greater London, we are able to help.

Am I allowed to throw electronic products in the skip?

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electric objects have to be kept separate from general rubbish to get recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This can include all electric powered items including washing machines, TVs, kettles, laptops and even hair straighteners.

What happens to the waste in the skip?

As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into the different waste materials, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This means that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Do I need to be home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

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

Having said that, in the event you can’t be around during the time of delivery, you don’t need to worry. We simply ask that you tell us when you place your order, and we will organise everything from there.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?

A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a large skip that is used to dispose of large quantities of rubbish. These containers are predominantly for commercial use but can be used by domestic clients as well. However, you will need plenty of space since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger when compared to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, RORO containers should only be provided for lightweight materials such as plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suitable for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

Will a Merton skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we offer a UK-wide skip service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified businesses. These can vary from small local skip hire firms to national waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental standards.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. These are the largest skips used to dispose of weighty building and demolition materials such as stone, bricks, gravel or soil.

The builder’s skip is ideal for a wide range of tasks. If you are getting an extension built, renovating your kitchen or clearing out your garden shed, these large skips tend to be the most cost-effective choice available.

If I require a skip on a road in Merton, will I need to get a permit?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need a permit if it is placed on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if your skip is on your private property, like a drive or within your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply let us know during the order process, so we will make the required arrangements with your local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can place the skip on your own land, it will save you a few pounds.

What skip sizes have got a drop door?

If you are getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is made for disposing of hefty building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop-down door, although these are typically less common. Simply because these sizes are typically small enough on the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to ensure a container with a drop door is delivered.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can typically supply skips to Merton the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking system will provide you with a variety of delivery dates to select from. So whether you want a skip to arrive ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

Other areas covered include Havering, Putney, Wembley, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Lambeth, New Malden and Sutton.

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