Penzance Skip Hire

There are so many reasons why you could find you need to order a skip. Some people require a skip because they want to neaten up an overgrown garden. Others might be in the middle of construction work and want to throw out the soil and rubble left behind. You may just be thinking about ordering a skip to dispose of the rubbish that has built up in the loft over the years.

Whatever your reason may be, if you are searching for a reliable skip hire service in Penzance, then look no further.

We offer a cost-effective and efficient solution to both residential and business customers across Penzance. Our skip hire service includes a selection of sizes to deal with all waste disposal requirements. When you don’t need a lot of space, the 2 yard mini skip could be the ideal solution for you. Likewise, if you feel your project might be on the larger side, you might need to consider one of our 6 or 8 yard builders skips.

Our service is offered throughout the Penzance area, and we work with both domestic and industrial clients. With our easy online ordering process, you can have your skip ordered with only a couple of clicks.

To get going, type in your delivery postcode to see all the different sizes offered and the price to hire a skip in your area.

Penzance Skip Hire FAQs

Can I dispose of electronic items in my skip?

No, you cannot put old electronic waste products in your skip. This includes such things as computers, hobs, dishwashers, freezers and tv sets. Electronic products can’t be discarded in the skip as they can include hazardous materials and components.

Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

Where does the rubbish be taken to once the skip is collected?

As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste will get segregated into various waste types, which includes wood, soil and cardboard. This helps to ensure as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!

How much will it cost to hire a skip in Penzance?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Penzance, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly display which skip sizes we offer in your area and how much each one costs to order. If the skip is going on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

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

The builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 yard skip. These are the largest skips used to dispose of substantial building materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or garden soil.

A builders skip is great for a wide range of projects. Whether you are having an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out the shed, these substantial skips are often the most affordable solution available.

How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?

The regular hire term is 2 weeks from your delivery date. However, at the time you order your skip, you can let us know a collection date that is best for you. Of course, there is a chance that you just won’t know how long your project will take. So if the skip is fully loaded sooner than anticipated, let us know, and we will pick it up as quickly as possible.

Collections will usually be made within 48 hours. But, it is important to understand that this may not be possible at busier times. Once collected, your skip will be transported to a local waste transfer facility, where it will be processed and sorted.

Can you deliver to other areas in Cornwall?

Sure, we offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can offer our range of skips to areas across Cornwall, including Penzance, Bude, Saltash and Liskeard. So no matter where you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

When will my skip be delivered?

We can usually supply skips to Penzance the next working day when your order is made before 3pm. This is applicable to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking program will provide you with various delivery dates to pick from. So whether you need a skip delivered asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s no problem.

How do you order a skip online?

Hiring a skip in Penzance through us is very simple. Decide on the skip size you will need and enter a handful of details about where and when you would like the skip delivered. After that you can pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and then schedule to get your skip delivered on the date selected.

What is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact size available from skip companies and is good for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some firms will provide a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

Will a skip hire company from Penzance deliver my skip?

As we offer a national waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental requirements.

What different sizes do skips come in?

We provide a wide selection of skip sizes to meet your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip perfect for modest DIY jobs and house clearances. A popular choice for bigger projects, refurbishments and building work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Penzance businesses with a significant volume of bulky waste, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.

Should you need some help figuring out which skip size you require, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.

If I require a skip on a road in Penzance, will I need a permit?

In the vast majority of cases, your skip can be delivered onto your driveway, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you would like your skip to be situated on land outside of your business or residence, you will need to obtain permission from your local council in Penzance, which is referred to as a skip permit. If required, we would be happy to organise this on your behalf, and so it’s one less issue to worry about. The council does charge a fee for the permit, and you should be aware before ordering that obtaining the licence can often take up to 2 working days.

Can I stack up waste in my skip?

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

Am I allowed to put all types of waste in the skip?

It is possible to put a wide array of rubbish into the skip. This can include timber, floor tiles, plastics or concrete from a property clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, soil and stone from garden jobs are allowed too. Dated units from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings may also be discarded in a skip.

However, there are some materials that you cannot put in a skip a result of the potential ecological or health risk they could trigger.

You can’t get rid of your fridge, laptop or car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also not allowed in the skip. All of these items consist of hazardous elements in one kind or another. They should be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

If you require hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to arrange a separate service for this material. Please email for additional information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling facility.

How big is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off container, sometimes known as a RORO, is a huge container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These containers are primarily for industrial use but can be hired by household customers as well. However, you need lots of room as these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger when compared to the typical skip you will likely see on a neighbour’s driveway.

As a result of the size, roro containers can only be hired for light materials like plastics, wood and paper, and so they are not suited to disposing of soil and bricks.

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

Having a skip that has a drop door will make filling rubbish into it so much easier. This is especially true with hefty waste like garden soil or hardcore, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make throwing away big bulky items like household furniture much easier also.

Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, but this may sometimes depend on area and availability. Let us know when you make your booking if a drop door is required, and we will do our best to deliver this.

Should I stay in when the skip will be delivered?

No, you do not have to be home when we are delivering the skip. Providing we can gain access to where you want it delivered, we can manage it all.

If you are not likely to be in, just provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you book the order. For instance, you might prefer the skip to be located on a particular side of your driveway. Alternatively, you might want to ensure the skip doesn’t hinder access to your garage.

Whatever the situation might be, simply let us know when you place your order, and we will ensure your directions are passed on to the lorry driver.

Other areas covered include Bude, Saltash, Liskeard, Hugh Town, Redruth, Stratton, Helston and Penryn.

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