Best Skip Hire in Orpington
If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Orpington skip hire service offers a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.
If you have a modest amount of rubbish to remove, the mini skip may well be a fantastic choice. Interested in something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the answer. Or maybe you have a big task on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old bulky furniture. For this, we have a choice of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we will have the skip size that is perfect for the circumstances.
Whether it be to your house or even your company, we can deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Orpington. Jobs can occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.
Place an order on our website or speak to a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.
Below are a few of the typical questions we receive with regards to our skip hire service.
Orpington Skip Hire FAQs
What is the process of hiring a skip in Orpington?
This is the easy part. First, choose the size of skip you wish to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on local authority property (such as the road). Next, pick the day you need the skip to be delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. That is it! We will deliver your skip to Orpington on the date you have selected.
What types of waste am I able to throw in a skip?
This is amongst the most popular questions people have about skip hire. The main thing to consider is that you may load your skip with a variety of different materials. After all, there are so many kinds of waste that can result from garden work, building work and household clearances.
Some of the most frequent items that we see in skips include soil, wood, hedge trimmings, cupboards, bathroom suites, and various other household products.
There are some items that you are not allowed to discard in the skip. This can include any electrical products (fridge freezers, televisions and computers for example), car tyres, sheets of asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all considered hazardous waste, and so getting rid of them must adhere to an entirely different process to make sure they do not result in damage to the environment.
Will a skip hire company from Orpington deliver my skip?
Since we provide a UK-wide waste management service, we use a diverse network of approved companies. These can range from small local skip hire businesses to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they match our high customer service and environmental requirements.
What skip sizes do you deliver?
We offer a complete range of skip sizes to domestic and business clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various sized skips available, with a rough guide to how much waste each skip can hold:
- 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 further information about our range of skips, including dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Can I stack up the waste in my skip?
It is very important never to overload your skip, as you risk being required to take off surplus waste prior to it being picked up. Irrespective of what size you order, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety condition, because moving an overloaded bin can be unsafe, as rubbish could drop and lead to personal injury or damage to other people.
To avoid this situation, please be sure you order a skip size suited to your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full but you have some further rubbish to get rid of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.
What size is the mini skip?
If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some domestic waste, the mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal solution to deal with numerous tasks.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can equally be situated on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.
Although most commonly hired by domestic customers, the mini skip can even be used for small commercial jobs.
Am I able to put electrical products in my skip?
I’m afraid it is not permitted, because electrical items like old TVs, fridge freezers, printers and computer monitors are classified as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly manner.
How long will it take to get a skip in Orpington?
If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the very next day. Sometimes, we will even offer a same-day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed as part of the order process.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
Our standard hire period is 2 weeks from your date of delivery. Having said that, when you book the skip, you can let us know a pick up date that is ideal for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your project will take. So if your skip is full sooner than anticipated, let us know, and we will get it removed as soon as possible.
Collections will normally be made within 48 hours. However, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible at busy times. Once collected, your skip will be taken to a local waste transfer facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.
Do I have to be there whenever the skip is delivered?
When you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be in when the skip is delivered. Then you can make sure the lorry has full access and that the skip will be situated exactly where you need it. This also applies for those who have a skip delivered to business property, especially when gates restrict access.
Having said that, if that isn’t achievable, you don’t need to stress. Just let us know when placing your booking, and then we will take care of the rest.
What is the size of a builders skip?
The builders skip is regarded as the frequent skip used throughout the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builder’s skip is great for most building and construction jobs, which is where the name originates from.
The 8 yard builder’s skip is the largest size that you can use for heavy waste matter such as garden soil, concrete, stone and gravel.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
If you operate a company in Orpington and want to dispose of large volumes of light waste, a roll-on roll-off skip might be a perfect choice. Available in 20 – 40 cubic yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips on the market.
As the name indicates, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry using a hook, as opposed to normal skips, that are picked up by using chains.
How much will it cost to hire a skip in Orpington?
This will depend on the skip size you need and if you will require a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the cheapest choice. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To receive an instant quote for skip hire in Orpington, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
If I require a skip on the road in Orpington, will I need to have a permit?
If possible, you want to have the skip left on to a hard surface area. When you are doing a residential project, then the driveway will be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, if neither is available, the street or grass verge might be your only choice. As this is public property, you need to obtain a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be located on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Orpington. If this is needed, we will arrange for the permit to be granted on your behalf. An extra charge, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your chosen skip size.
Can you deliver skips across Greater London?
In addition to delivering skips and containers to Orpington, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Greater London. With the help of our network of regional and national skip hire businesses, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business premises in Orpington, Isleworth or New Addington, we have got you covered.
Where does the waste go when the skip is collected?
The items in the skip will be taken to a local waste transfer station. Here the rubbish will be separated by machines and by hand into various waste streams, including soil, paper, rubble and timber. Sorting the waste in this way helps to increase the volume that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and dedication is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
When you are hiring a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is ideal for disposing of heavy building and demolition materials, as it can be walked in the skip with a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also include a drop-down door, however these are less common. The reason being these sizes are generally low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you prefer a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our very best to make sure a container that has a drop door is provided.
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