Affordable Skip Hire in Ottery St Mary

If you are planning to clean out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy kids room, ordering a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to dispose of what is getting in your way. Our Ottery St Mary skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.

Should you have a modest amount of waste materials to get rid of, the mini skip may be a fantastic choice. Looking for something a bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have got a significant project on your hands, like having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can offer a selection of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can offer the skip which is perfect for the task.

Whether it is to your home or even your company, we can deliver a skip to wherever you need it in Ottery St Mary. Projects can occur anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Place your order on our website or contact a member of our friendly team to learn more today.

Below are a few of the common questions we have received with regards to our skip hire services.

Ottery St Mary Skip Hire FAQs

What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Ottery St Mary?

This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you want to hire. Tell us if the skip will be going on private property (a driveway, for example) or on public property (such as the road). Then, pick the day you need the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order and make payment with our safe and secure online payment platform. All done! We will deliver your skip to Ottery St Mary on the day you have chosen.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Ottery St Mary?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Ottery St Mary, type in your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you the skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each size will cost you to order. If your skip is going to be on the road or any other council-owned property, a skip permit fee will also have to be factored in.

What things can I put in my skip?

Your skip can be used to get rid of many different types of waste. We are used to picking up and handling a wide variety of items produced from building jobs, garden landscaping and property clean-ups. Examples of permitted waste materials include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Garden soil
  • Bricks and rubble
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different waste types will be allowed, so whether you wish to throw out metals, plastics, wood or fabric, we can usually take your rubbish away.

The quantity and waste types you discard in your skip will vary based on which size skip you hired. All skips have a maximum weight limit for safety. So if you need to discard soil and bricks, for example, the largest size you would be permitted to use would be the 8 cubic yard skip.

What sort of items am I not allowed to put in the skip?

There are several waste items which you are not permitted to get rid of in your skip. The reason for this is that these items include hazardous elements which may be damaging to the environment. They can also be dangerous to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately within UK laws.

Some examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Will a skip hire company from Ottery St Mary deliver my skip?

A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Ottery St Mary. We work with a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to enable us to offer our service to customers throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are vetted to make sure they match the high expectations we demand regarding customer service, cost and environmental performance.

Is it okay to load the skip above the level load mark?

It is very important never to overfill a skip, as you risk being told to take off surplus waste prior to it being collected. Irrespective of what size you order, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, as transporting an overloaded bin will be dangerous, as waste could fall and lead to injury or damage to other people.

To prevent this situation, please make sure you hire a size suited to your waste disposal needs. If your skip is full and you have additional rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

What will happen to the waste?

Once you have finished filling up your skip, we come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste recycling facility either in or local to Ottery St Mary where we will separate the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most frequently used for construction projects. There are usually two skip sizes which can be described as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips which can be used to get rid of significant quantities of building and demolition materials, including garden soil, rubble and rock.

Even though they are branded a builder’s skip, they can be used for multiple other domestic and commercial waste disposal tasks.

Am I allowed to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Unfortunately it is not permitted, since electronic items including old TVs, fridge freezers, laptops and monitors are classed as hazardous waste materials. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these items need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

What size is the mini skip?

The mini skip is the smallest size available and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small containers are ideal for small DIY jobs and household clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.

They can be used to dispose of all types of waste materials, from household furniture and old toys to paving blocks and bricks. With a volume of about 25-30 bin bags of waste, the mini skip can save you needing to make numerous trips to your local recycling centre.

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

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are substantial commercial scale skips used primarily in the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for organisations that generate large amounts of waste materials.

Do you deliver to other areas in Devon?

We provide a national skip hire and waste management service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partners. So whether you would like skip hire in Ottery St Mary, Holsworthy, Salcombe, Chagford or another location in Devon, we can help.

How long can I keep a skip for?

You can typically keep the skip for up to 2 weeks from the date that it is delivered. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, you will have the option of offering a preferred collection date when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It could take a little bit longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, but we will always try to come as quickly as possible.

How many different skip sizes are there?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Ottery St Mary, you will have several sizes to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 cubic yard container, often referred to as a mini skip, will be the smallest choice available. This compact skip is fantastic for modest home clearances and DIY work.

The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, that can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of waste.

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their big capacity also makes them suitable for house clear ups involving bulky objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.

We are able to offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for people with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These containers are only suitable for lightweight materials, so they can’t be used to dispose of soil or concrete.

For additional information about the different skip sizes available, including measurements, check out our guide to skip sizes.

If I would like a skip on the road in Ottery St Mary, will I need to have a permit?

In most cases, it is possible to have a skip located on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your property or business. But in order to do this, you must have consent from your local council in Ottery St Mary, which is called a skip permit. We can order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for this license, and it will sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.

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

No, you do not need to be at home when we deliver your skip. So long as we are able to access the place you need it located, we are able to take care of it all.

In case you will not be at home, simply let us know any relevant delivery directions when you place the order. For instance, you may prefer the skip to be dropped on a particular part of your driveway. Or you might want to ensure that the skip does not obstruct entry to your garage.

No matter what the case might be, simply let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure the instructions are passed on to the lorry driver.

Will the skip have a drop down door?

Using a skip with a drop down door helps make filling rubbish into the skip so much easier. This is especially true with heavy waste materials such as garden soil and hardcore, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading big bulky items such as household furniture easier as well.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, although it will sometimes depend on your area and availability. Let us know when making your online order if a door is required, and we will do our very best to deliver this.

How soon can you deliver a skip in Ottery St Mary?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our best to deliver it for you on a date that best suits you. We can typically give a next day delivery service for orders made prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip on private property, since to be on public property (for example a highway), you must gain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.

Due to numerous factors that could impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving within a AM or PM slot.

Other areas covered include Holsworthy, Salcombe, Chagford, Buckfastleigh, Bideford, Higher Dunstone, Teignmouth and Ilfracombe.

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