Best Skip Hire in Portsmouth

With skips offered in several sizes, ordering a skip in Portsmouth couldn’t be easier. Whether you are aiming to clear out the garage, neaten the garden, renovate your property or you have a full house clearance to take on, we are confident to have the ideal solution.

Whether you need a small skip right through to a big builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure that you can get rid of your waste quickly, conveniently and without having to hurt your wallet! All the rubbish collected will be sent to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of hiring a skip?

A skip is a great option for lots of different waste disposal requirements. You might be cleaning the shed, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe wishing to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can dispose of this rubbish quickly and conveniently without having to go through numerous trips to your local recycling centre.

If you require a low-cost skip hire service in Portsmouth, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for tasks of all sizes, and we are experienced in hiring out to both household and trade customers.

We can deliver a skip to your home or business premises throughout Portsmouth, along with the adjoining towns and villages. This means you can rely on our very competitive skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our objective is to make sure that finding a skip through us is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a very simple online booking process that allows clients to select from an extensive choice of skip sizes, and we can often arrange the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re not sure where to start when ordering a skip, the guide below strives to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s understanding which skip best suits your requirements, how long you can hire it for, as well as what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Portsmouth Skip Hire FAQs

Do you deliver skips across Hampshire?

Certainly, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide skips to locations throughout Hampshire, such as Portsmouth, Yateley, Horndean and Hedge End. So wherever you want a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.

Do I need to be there whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

No, you don’t need to be at home when we deliver the skip. As long as we are able to access the place you need it located, we are able to manage everything.

If you will not be in, just let us know any relevant delivery instructions when you book your order. For instance, you may need the skip to be dropped on a particular part of your driveway. Or you might want to ensure that the skip doesn’t prevent access to your garage.

No matter what the case might be, provide the information when ordering, and then we will ensure your directions will be passed on to the delivery driver.

What will happen to the waste in the skip?

As soon as 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 gets separated into several different waste types, including wood, soil and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are very proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will make sure your skip is delivered on the day requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. When you order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the next day.

Although we are not able to guarantee a precise delivery time, we will always do our very best to arrive within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a unsuccessful delivery effort will normally incur a charge for the wasted journey.

Is it okay to pile up the waste in my skip?

I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill the skip up to the level load line. Loading waste up above this line makes it dangerous to move, and you could be told to get rid of the extra waste before the skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, or any other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.

If I would like a skip on a road in Portsmouth, will I need to get a permit?

In most cases, it will be possible to get the skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But in order to do this, you must get consent from the local council in Portsmouth, which is called a skip permit. We can organise this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will impose a fee for the license, and it may sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to authorise this.

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

The builders skip is the most popular skip that is hired across the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 yard capacity, a builder’s skip is great for most building and demolition tasks, which is where the label comes from.

The 8 cubic yard builders skip will be the biggest size which can be used for hefty waste matter such as garden soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Will a Portsmouth skip hire company deliver my skip?

We use a large network of both local and nationwide skip hire businesses to deliver skips to our customers in Portsmouth and the rest of the UK. All of our partner companies are approved and evaluated to make sure they meet our standards for cost, service, recycling rates and reliability.

Do all skips have a drop down door?

For anybody who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will have a drop down door. This is made for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste materials, as it can be walked in to the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also come with a drop down door, however these are more uncommon. This is because these sizes are generally low enough on the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you need a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our best to make sure a skip which has a drop door is delivered.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Portsmouth?

Our goal is to offer the lowest priced skip hire service in Portsmouth. The price you pay will, naturally, be determined by the size of skip you hire. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard RORO container. If you need to have your skip located on the street or any other local authority property, you will also have to factor in the additional cost of a skip permit.

How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) bins are huge commercial size skips used predominantly within the commercial sector. These come in 20-40 cubic yards, making them great for companies that produce large quantities of waste materials.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips come in a selection of sizes to suit various waste disposal requirements. They are measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 cubic yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip. It will hold approximately 25 bin bags of waste, which is perfect for small domestic jobs.

The next size up is the 4 yard skip, which will hold around 35 black bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is sometimes described as a midi skip. The 4 yard is an excellent choice for garage clearances and domestic refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant rubbish disposal task to deal with, a builder’s skip could be the most suitable option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yard sizes. As the title implies, these represent the most typical sizes ordered by builders for building waste, such as soil and stone. However they can equally well be used for household rubbish such as old furniture or kitchen units.

We also deliver 10-16 cubic yard containers and commercial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. To get more details about the range of skip sizes we have available, click on the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

Our regular hire time frame will be two weeks from the delivery date. However, at the time you book your skip, you can select a pick up date that is best for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you just won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. Therefore, if the skip is finished with sooner than expected, contact us, and we will pick it up as soon as possible.

Collections will normally be made within 48 hours. However, it is important to understand that this is not always the case during busier times. Once collected, your skip will be taken to your local waste recycling station, where it will be processed and sorted.

What is a mini skip?

For those who have a small quantity of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip may be the ideal option. What size is known as a mini skip is different from business to business, depending on what sizes they offer.

The most common size for a mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to have a 3 yard skip as their smallest option. The cost is dependent on the actual size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are best for domestic work including modest DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you need it placed on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

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

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic goods have to be kept separate from general waste to be recycled or disposed of safely. This can include all electrical items including cookers, TVs, kettles, tablets and even hair straighteners.

What things can I put in the skip?

Your skip can be used to get rid of a variety of types of waste materials. We are used to picking up and processing a wide variety of materials from building work, garden projects and home clean-ups. Some examples of allowed waste products can include:

  • Furniture
  • Tree cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Most waste types are permitted, and so whether you wish to discard furniture, plastics, wood or textiles, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and materials you discard in the skip will vary according to which size skip you have hired. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you would like get rid of top soil and gravel, as an example, the biggest size container you would be permitted to use would be the 8 yard builders skip.

Are there any items which I can’t put in the skip?

There are a few waste items you will not be allowed to discard in your skip. The reason for this is that some goods contain hazardous materials which could be damaging to the environment. They can even be hazardous to human health, therefore they need to be disposed of separately under UK legislation.

Examples of the goods that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Fridges
  • Gas canisters
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How do you hire a skip in Portsmouth?

This is the easy part. First, select the size of skip you would like to hire. Let us know whether the skip is going to be going on your own property (a drive, for example) or local authority property (such as the road). After that, select the day you want your skip to get delivered. Check your order and then make payment with our secure online payment platform. That’s it! We will deliver your skip to Portsmouth on the date you have selected.

Other areas covered include Yateley, Horndean, Hedge End, Aldershot, Totton, Romsey, Fleet and Stockbridge.

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