Skip Hire Plymouth

If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking kitchen, or maybe unclutter a messy kids bedroom, hiring a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Plymouth skip hire service delivers a very simple solution – we will drop your chosen skip off, you fill it up, and we take it away.

Should you have a small amount of waste materials to dispose of, the mini skip might be a great choice. In search of something a little bit bigger? Maybe the 4 yard skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have got a big task on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of furniture. For this, we offer selection of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can offer the skip that is just right for the situation.

Be it to your property or even your company, we can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Plymouth. Jobs could happen anywhere, and our skips shall be there to meet your requirements.

Order online or contact a member of our friendly team for more information today.

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

Plymouth Skip Hire FAQs

What is classed as being a builders skip?

The name builder’s skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These are the largest skips that can be used to discard weighty construction materials such as rock, bricks, gravel or soil.

A builder’s skip is great for a variety of tasks. Whether you are getting an extension built, remodelling your kitchen or clearing out the shed, these large skips tend to be the most affordable solution available.

What happens to the waste?

If your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a nearby waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into several different waste streams, such as timber, metals and plastic materials. This helps to ensure that as much of the waste will be recycled as possible. Our company is very proud of our dedication to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?

You must not fill up a skip past the level load line. If you load it over the tip of this level, it means that your skip is not safe and secure to move, and you might be asked to take off the excess waste prior to it being picked up.

How much waste can a mini skip hold?

If you have a small quantity of waste to dispose of, a mini skip could be the ideal option. What size is called a mini skip differs from business to business, dependant upon what sizes they offer.

2 cubic yards is considered the most widely used size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to have a 3 yard container for their smallest option. Cost is based on the particular size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are ideal for domestic tasks such as modest DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you would like it placed on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

What things can I put in my skip?

Prior to hiring a skip, it is important to check that the kind of waste materials you want to discard is allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

A few examples of waste types it is possible to discard in a skip include household items like furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and plastics. You may also use your skip to throw out building and construction waste, including timber, top soil, rubble, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include electrical items, car tyres, paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all classed as hazardous waste and subsequently have to be disposed of separately from general waste.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Plymouth?

If possible, you should have the skip dropped on to a hard surface. For anyone who is carrying out a residential job, then a drive is going to be perfect. When it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the ideal solution. Having said that, when neither option is available, the road or grass verge may be your only choice. As this is public land, you must obtain a permit from the local authority. This is called a skip permit, and will be necessary for a skip to be positioned on a street, grass verge as well as other public property in Plymouth. If this is required, we will request the permit to be granted for you. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.

What size skips can you supply?

When it comes to ordering a skip in Plymouth, you have various options to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

The 2 yard skip, often referred to as a mini skip, is the smallest option available. This compact container is excellent for modest home clearances and DIY work.

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

After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most common sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their large capacity also makes them suitable for house clear ups including bulky objects such as furniture and beds.

We are able to supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard containers for people and businesses with even larger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only appropriate for lightweight waste materials, so they cannot be used to dispose of soil or concrete.

To get more details about the different skip sizes offered, including measurements, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

How can I order a skip online?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be difficult. This is why we have made the order process as simple as possible. First, type in your delivery postcode to view the range of skip sizes we can deliver to Plymouth. Choose the size you would like to hire, and confirm whether it is going to be located on your own property. Type in your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

When your order is done, we will send a confirmation email with all your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?

Virtually all containers can be provided with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, unfortunately we cannot always guarantee this. If you want a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and we can do our very best to accommodate.

A skip that has a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the container, particularly with heavy materials, such as soil and gravel, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to put in big and bulky objects, such as furniture.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

A roll-on roll-off container, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a huge skip that can be used to dispose of large quantities of rubbish. These bins are predominantly for business use but can be used by household customers too. However, you will need plenty of space as these skips vary from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the typical skip you will see on the side of the road.

Due to the size, roll-on roll-off skips can only be provided for lightweight materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and rubble.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Plymouth?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Plymouth, insert your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately show you which sizes we offer in your town and how much each one will cost you to order. If the skip is going to be on the highway or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.

How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?

The cost of hiring a skip will in most cases have a hire period of up to two weeks. In most cases, that will provide you with plenty of time to fill your skip. However, if you need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, if you finish with the skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange your pick up. Just let us know when you have finished, and we will organise to send out one of our drivers to collect the skip as soon as possible.

Do you deliver skips across Devon?

Yes, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skip sizes to locations across Devon, including Plymouth, Dartmouth, Totnes and Topsham. So regardless of where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

Will a Plymouth skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Plymouth. We work with a network of both regional and national businesses to allow us to provide our service to businesses and households throughout the whole of the UK. These firms are comprehensively assessed to guarantee they satisfy the high expectations we demand regarding service, cost and environmental performance.

Do I need to be home whenever the skip is delivered?

You don’t really need to be at home when the skip will be delivered, however it can help. Being home when the skip arrives means you can ensure the delivery driver can be given complete access and that the skip can be placed exactly where you want it. Similarly, if your skip is being delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your support at the time of delivery, particularly if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, when you can’t be around during delivery, don’t worry. We simply ask you to tell us when you place your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

Am I allowed to get rid of electronic products in my skip?

No, you cannot dispose of old electrical waste products in a skip. This can include such things as laptops or computers, hobs, dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions. Electronic objects can’t be discarded in the skip because they can contain dangerous materials and components.

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

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you have asked for. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to give you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery location, as failed deliveries can result in a fee for a wasted journey.

Other areas covered include Dartmouth, Totnes, Topsham, Dawlish, Tavistock, Axminster, Salcombe and Newton Abbot.

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