Best Skip Hire in Portishead

There are lots of reasons why you might find that you need to order a skip. Some people want a skip because they decide to neaten up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the midst of construction work and wish to discard the soil and rubble left behind. You might be thinking about ordering a skip to dispose of the rubbish which has built up within your loft through the years.

Whatever the reason might be, if you are searching for a cost-effective Portishead skip hire service, then your search is over.

Our company offers a cost-effective and trusted solution to both household and industrial customers throughout Portishead. Our skip hire service includes many different sizes to sort out all waste disposal requirements. When you don’t require too much space, the mini skip will be the perfect solution for you. Likewise, if you think that your task could be on the larger side, you might like to consider our 6 or 8 cubic yard builder’s skips.

Our services are offered all over the Portishead area, and we deal with both household and business customers. With our easy online booking platform, you can get a skip ordered with only a couple of clicks.

To get started, enter your delivery postcode to view the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in your area.

Portishead Skip Hire FAQs

Where will the rubbish go once the skip is collected?

Once you have finished with your skip, we will come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer station in or local to Portishead where we will sort the waste into its composite types (timber, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as possible.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Portishead?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you want to hire. Let us know if the skip shall be going on private property (a drive, for example) or on public property (like the road). After that, choose the day you need the skip to get delivered. Check your order details and make payment with our secure online payment platform. Order complete! We will deliver your chosen skip to Portishead on the day you have chosen.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Portishead?

This will depend on where the skip is going to be located. You will only need to have a permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not need a permit when your skip is on your private property, like a drive or on your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we can organise this on your behalf as part of the service. Just tell us while completing the order process, so we can make the required arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for this, so if you can have your skip on private property, you will save some money.

How much will skip hire in Portishead cost?

The cost of hiring a skip in Portishead is determined by the size of skip you require. The least expensive skip available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and general clearances. If you want a bigger skip, like an 8 cubic yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The cost will also increase if you need to have the skip on the road, since you will need a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

How long am I able to hire a skip for?

Our standard hire period will be two weeks from the delivery date. However, at the time you order your skip, you can choose a pick up date that will work for you. Obviously, there is a chance that you won’t know how long your project will take. So if your skip is finished with sooner than anticipated, tell us, and we will get it collected at the earliest opportunity.

We can usually make collections within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to bear in mind this may not be possible during busy times. Once collected, the waste will be taken to your local waste recycling station, where it will be processed and sorted.

What size is a builder’s skip?

The term builder’s skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. The name comes from the fact that they are the most common sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.

These large skips are ideal for numerous residential and industrial tasks. These are the biggest skip sizes which can be used for hefty builders waste including garden soil, rubble and concrete.

Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is usually best to be at home at the time the skip is delivered. Then you can ensure the lorry has total access and that the skip can be located exactly where you need it. The same applies when you have a skip delivered to business property, particularly if gates limit access.

Having said that, if that isn’t possible, you don’t have to worry. Just tell us when placing your booking, and we will handle everything.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

When your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it for you on a date that best suits you. We will normally give you a following day delivery service for orders booked prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This is subject to having the skip on private property, since to be on public property (like a highway), you will have to get a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.

As a result of many factors that can impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to inform you whether you can expect it to be delivered within a morning or afternoon slot.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you offer?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are substantial industrial scale skips that are used primarily within the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for organisations that generate large quantities of waste.

Is it okay to pile up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill your skip as this will make it dangerous to transport, and you will probably have to remove any materials higher than the level load mark. This also means you are unable to use sheets of timber, doors or any other object, since this will artificially increase the height of the skip. We have a legal responsibility to make sure that skips aren’t overloaded or overweight before moving them.

Please be sure to order the appropriate size of skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you are uncertain which size you require. We would be pleased to help.

Am I able to throw away electronic items in the skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, because electronic items such as old televisions, fridge freezers, computers and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic objects have to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

How much waste will the mini skip hold?

When you have a small amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip may be the ideal option. What size is referred to as a mini skip differs from company to company, determined by what sizes they offer.

2 cubic yards is considered the most common size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The cost is based on the specific size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for domestic work such as modest DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and want room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a great choice.

What sizes do skips come in?

Skips come in a wide range of sizes to suit various waste disposal needs. They are measured by volume, normally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, often referred to as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is good for small residential jobs.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold around 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the size of a small car and is often described as a midi skip. The 4 yd is a great option for garden clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

When you have a more substantial waste disposal task to take on, a builder’s skip may be the smartest choice. These can be ordered in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the name suggests, they are the most popular sizes hired by builders for construction waste, such as soil and hardcore. However they can equally well be hired for household rubbish such as outdated furniture or kitchen cabinets.

We can also supply 10-16 yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off containers. To get more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do you deliver skips across Somerset?

In addition to delivering skips to Portishead, we also deliver to other towns and villages across Somerset. With the help of a network of regional and national waste management companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to a house or business in Portishead, Ilminster or Dulverton, we have got it covered.

Can I get a skip that has a drop door?

Having a skip that has a drop door helps make filling rubbish into the skip so much easier. This is especially true with heavy materials like soil or hardcore, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away big bulky items like pieces of furniture easier too.

Most skip containers can be provided with a drop door, although this will sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when you make your booking if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

What things can I put in the skip?

Prior to ordering a skip, you must make sure that the type of rubbish you wish to dispose of is allowed to go in the skip. Some goods and materials must be kept separate and can’t be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you may throw in a skip include household items like furniture, tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You could also use a skip to dispose of building and construction waste, such as bricks, dirt, rubble, metals and gravel.

Examples of restricted items include things like electronic items, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and asbestos. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be discarded separately from any general waste.

Who will deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our clients in Portishead and the rest of the country. Every one of our partner firms are approved and tested to ensure they meet our expectations for price, customer service, recycling and reliability.

Other areas covered include Ilminster, Dulverton, Keynsham, Clevedon, Watchet, Nailsea, Yeovil and Bath.

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