North London Skip Hire

Whether you are clearing the loft, getting some building work done or tidying in the garage, getting a skip is a simple way to throw out your unwanted waste. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire provider in North London, we can help.

This site offers skips for waste disposal projects of all sizes. Whether you want a mini skip for a basic tidy up or a builder’s skip for garden soil and rubble, we supply a wide selection suitable for jobs big or small.

We can supply skips to households and companies throughout North London and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you may be, we are able to offer a dependable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Getting a skip with us is quick and easy. Our online booking software enables you to select from a whole range of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

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

North London Skip Hire FAQs

How much waste will a mini skip hold?

For those who have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip might be the ideal choice. What size is identified as a mini skip varies from company to company, determined by what sizes they supply.

The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The cost is based on the specific size you order, instead of the term “mini skip”.

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

When will my skip be delivered?

We can usually supply skips to North London the following working day when an order is placed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our simple online booking system provides you with a number of delivery dates to select from. So whether you want the skip delivered ASAP or want to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.

What skip sizes do you deliver?

Skips come in a selection of sizes to match different waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bin bags of waste, which is perfect for small household jobs.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold approximately 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes known as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great choice for shed clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

For those who have a more significant rubbish disposal job to deal with, a builder’s skip could be the most suitable option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name indicates, these are the most typical sizes hired by builders for construction waste, like clay and hardcore. However they can equally well be hired for household waste such as broken furniture or kitchen units.

We also offer 10-16 yard skips and industrial 20-40 yard roll-on roll-off containers. For further info on all the different skip sizes we have available, please click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into the different waste materials, like timber, metals, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.

What is the size of a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most frequent skip used throughout the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builders skip is fantastic for most building and demolition work, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 yd builders skip will be the largest option that can be used for hefty waste matter including garden soil, concrete, rock and rubble.

Can you deliver to other areas in Greater London?

We offer a national skip hire and waste management service by using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in North London, Wallington, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth or another location in Greater London, we are able to help.

What is the cost of skip hire in North London?

This will depend on the skip size you want and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced option. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To receive an instant quote for skip hire in North London, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the road in North London?

Generally, it will be possible to have your skip positioned on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But in order to do this, you must have approval from the local authority in North London, which is called a skip permit. We can organise this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the permit, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.

Am I able to throw all kinds of rubbish in my skip?

Your skip can be hired to discard many different types of waste materials. We are experienced in collecting and handling lots of items from construction work, garden projects and household clean-ups. Examples of permitted waste types include:

  • Home furniture
  • Garden trimmings
  • Top soil
  • Concrete and bricks
  • Bathroom suites
  • Cabinets and units

Most materials are generally allowed, therefore whether you wish to throw out metals, plastics, timber or clothing, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and materials you put into the skip will vary based on which size skip you have ordered. All skips have a weight limit for safety. So if you would like dispose of soil and concrete, as an example, the largest size container you will be able to use would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

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

There are a few waste materials you are not permitted to put in the skip. The reason for this is that these items contain hazardous elements which could harm the environment. They could also be damaging to human health, so they must be discarded separately under UK regulations.

Some examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are substantial commercial size skips that are used predominantly within the business sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for businesses that generate significant quantities of waste.

Will a skip hire company from North London deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in North London and the rest of the country. Each of our partner businesses are verified and evaluated to ensure they meet our expectations for price, service, recycling and reliability.

Am I able to get a skip which has a drop door?

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

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop-down door, though these are generally more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip which has a drop door is delivered.

Am I able to put 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 waste materials to be recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electrical products including cookers, TVs, toasters, computers and even hair straighteners.

How do you hire a skip?

Ordering a skip in North London through us is very simple. Choose the skip size you need and input a few details about when and where you want the skip to be delivered. Then you can pay for your skip using our secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and schedule to have your skip delivered to you.

Is it ok to stack up waste in my skip?

You should not fill your skip beyond the level load mark. When you fill it above the tip of this mark, it means that your skip will not be safe to move, and you can be asked to take off the excess waste before it can be collected.

Do I need to be home when the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t have to be at your property when your skip will be delivered, but it will help. Being home when your skip arrives means you can make sure the delivery driver can be given complete access and that your skip is positioned exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is being delivered to a business property, we will appreciate your help during delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

Having said that, if you can’t be around during the time of delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to let us know when you place the order, and then we will arrange everything from there.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases include a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, that gives you plenty of time to fill up the skip. However, if you do 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 your collection. Just tell us when you have finished, and then we will organise to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip at the earliest opportunity.

Other areas covered include Wallington, Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Islington, Hayes, Wandsworth, South London and Waltham Forest.

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