Affordable Skip Hire in Oxford
With skips offered in a variety of sizes, ordering a skip in Oxford couldn’t be easier. Whether you are aiming to clear out the attic, neaten the back garden, renovate your house or have a whole house clearance to deal with, we’re confident to have the ideal solution.
Whether you are searching for a small skip through to a large builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear out your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without having to break the bank! All the rubbish collected will be transferred to local and fully licenced recycling centres, where it will be separated and recycled.
What are the benefits of using a skip?
A skip can be a fantastic choice for all sorts of waste clearance needs. You could be clearing out your shed, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps looking to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip enables you to clear this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer numerous journeys to the local recycling centre.
If you are searching for a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Oxford, we are here to help. We offer skip hire for jobs large and small, plus we’re experienced in hiring to both residential and trade customers.
We can deliver a skip to your house or company premises in Oxford, and also the adjoining towns and villages. Which means you can rely on our reliable and competitive skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.
Our aim is to make sure that hiring a skip through our website is hassle-free and efficient. We have a very simple online booking system which enables clients to choose from an extensive range of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you’re unsure where to begin when choosing a skip, the guide below strives to answer the questions you may have. Whether it is determining which skip best fits your requirements, how much time you may hire it for, or even what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Oxford Skip Hire FAQs
Do I need to be home whenever the skip is delivered?
If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be in on the day the skip is delivered. You can then make sure the skip lorry has complete access and that the skip will be placed precisely where you need it. The same is true if you have a skip delivered to business property, particularly if gates restrict access.
Having said that, if this is not possible, you don’t need to worry. Simply let us know when you are making your booking, and then we will handle everything.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest skip delivered by skip companies and is good for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer you a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a bit confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as a mini skip or not won’t make any difference.
What is the size of a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most frequently supplied for construction and demolition work. There are usually two sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers that you can use to dispose of large amounts of building and demolition waste materials, including garden soil, concrete and stone.
Even though they are branded a builder’s skip, these can be used for multiple other domestic and business waste disposal tasks.
How long does it take to get a skip in Oxford?
We can in most cases deliver skips to Oxford the next working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This applies to purchases made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking program offers you various delivery dates to select from. So whether you need the skip delivered ASAP or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.
Is it possible to have a skip with a drop door?
Generally, nearly all skips can be provided with a hinged door, depending on skip size, availability and location. If you want a drop-down door, be sure to let us know when ordering your skip.
Getting a skip which has a drop door is primarily useful if hiring a big builder’s skip, because it enables you to wheelbarrow waste materials straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini skips, as they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial scale skips that are used primarily within the commercial sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for businesses that produce large quantities of waste materials.
Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Oxford?
Normally, it will be possible to get a skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you need to get permission from the local council in Oxford, which is called a skip permit. We are able to order this on your behalf, so you don’t need to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for your license, and it can sometimes take up to 24-2 days for them to authorise this.
What waste materials am I allowed to put in my skip?
It is possible to throw a wide array of waste types in the skip. This can include timber, bathroom tiles, plastics or bricks from a household clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, top soil and stone from garden jobs are permitted also. Cupboards from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be thrown in your skip.
However, there are a few things that can’t be put in a skip a result of the possible environmental or health risks they might trigger.
You can’t throw out your fridge freezer, computer monitor or car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items contain hazardous materials in one type or another. They need to be disposed of separately from general waste.
If you need hazardous waste removal, we might be able to organise an independent service for this waste. Please get in touch for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
Is it ok to fill up my skip above the level load mark?
You should not fill your skip past the level load mark. If you load it over the tip of this mark, it means that the skip is not safe to transport, and you might be asked to remove any excess rubbish prior to it being picked up.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Oxford?
We utilise a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Oxford and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner firms are approved and evaluated to make sure they satisfy our standards for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.
Will you deliver skips across Oxfordshire?
We offer a national skip hire and waste management service using a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you want skip hire in Oxford, Faringdon, Chipping Norton, Bicester or any other area in Oxfordshire, we are able to assist.
How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?
You can normally keep a skip for up to two weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the collection will be as convenient as possible, you will have the choice of providing a preferred collection date when you make your order.
Alternatively, simply let us know when you have finished with the skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the following working day.
It may take a little bit longer to pick up your skip during busy times, but we will always try to be there as quickly as possible.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Oxford?
Our aim is to give you the cheapest skip hire service in Oxford. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip that you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the cheapest choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have a skip placed on the road or other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the added expense of a skip permit.
What happens to the rubbish?
If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a nearby waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into a variety of waste streams, such as wood, soil and paper. This helps to ensure as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our dedication to the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!
Can I get rid of electronic items in my skip?
Unfortunately this is not allowed, as electronic products such as old TVs, fridge freezers, laptops and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects must be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly fashion.
How do I order a skip in Oxford?
Ordering a skip in Oxford through us is very easy. Pick the skip size you will need and then enter a handful of details about when and where you want your skip to be delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered to you.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We can supply a full-range of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for modest DIY jobs and household clearances. A common choice for more substantial projects, renovations and building work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Oxford firms which have a large amount of bulky waste materials, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
Should you need some help choosing which skip size you require, take a look at our handy skip size comparison.
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