Best Skip Hire in Potters Bar
If you are searching for reasonably priced skip hire in Potters Bar, you are definitely in the best place. We utilise a network of regional and countrywide skip hire companies to give a trusted and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.
We provide an extensive variety of skip sizes perfect for all of your waste disposal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 yard bin, as well as our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.
Our team provide skips throughout Potters Bar as well as the surrounding towns and villages. If you are getting a skip placed on private property (for example a driveway), we can in most circumstances schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be dropped on the road require a little longer, as we have to order a permit from your local authority.
Using our simple online booking system, you can order your skip within only a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Potters Bar.
To get more information regarding hiring a skip and the service we offer, we have answered many of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Speak to a member of our team who will gladly help.
Potters Bar Skip Hire FAQs
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Potters Bar?
Generally, it is possible to have the skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But to get this done, you have got to have consent from your local council in Potters Bar, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to organise this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for the permit, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.
How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?
The builders skip may refer to either the 6 or 8 yard skip. These are the largest skips that can be used to get rid of substantial building materials such as rock, concrete, rubble or clay.
A builders skip is ideal for a wide range of jobs. Whether you are having an extension built, remodelling your bathroom or cleaning out your garage, these substantial containers tend to be the most cost-effective choice available.
Am I able to throw away electronic products in my skip?
No, you can not dispose of old or broken electronic waste products in your skip. This includes items like computers, microwaves, dishwashers, freezers and tv sets. Electrical items can’t be disposed of in a skip since they can contain hazardous materials and components.
Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
When you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop-down door. This is ideal for getting rid of heavy building and demolition materials, as it can be pushed in to the skip using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop door, although they are less common. Simply because these sizes are generally low enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.
If you need a drop door for your job, tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a container that has a drop door is supplied.
What skip sizes can you deliver?
When it comes to ordering a skip in Potters Bar, you have various options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 yard skip, sometimes called the mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for modest household clearances and DIY jobs.
Our next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of waste.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most frequent sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their large capacity also means they are suitable for house clear ups including large objects like pieces of furniture and beds.
We can offer 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for customers with even larger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only suited to lightweight waste, so they can’t be hired to dispose of garden soil or rubble.
For more details about the various capacities offered, such as measurements, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Potters Bar?
We utilise a large network of both regional and nationwide skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in Potters Bar and the rest of the country. All of our partner skip companies are approved and tested to ensure they satisfy our standards for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
What is a roll-on roll-off skip?
The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container that can be used to dispose of large amounts of waste materials. In most cases, these skips are hired for business applications. Having said that, household clients may also hire them. It is essential to look at the space they occupy, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be hired for light materials such as paper, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of dirt and concrete.
Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?
It is very important not to overload your skip, as you risk being required to take off excessive waste before it can be collected. No matter what size you hire, you are only able to fill them to a level load. This is a basic safety condition, since moving an overloaded bin is dangerous, as waste could drop and cause injuries or damage to other people.
To avoid this problem, please be sure you hire a size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If the skip is full but you have some further waste to dispose of, we are pleased to organise an exchange.
How long am I allowed to hire the skip for?
Normally, you can have the skip for a maximum of two week. This means you don’t need to rush through your project. When you have finished your project or the skip is full prior to the 14-day mark, we will be glad to come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.
What size is the mini skip?
The mini skip will be the most compact skip provided by skip firms and is perfect for small DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies offer a 3 cubic yard as the smallest skip. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make a difference.
Can you deliver to other areas in Hertfordshire?
Yes, we can offer a national skip hire and waste management service. We can supply our range of skips to locations across Hertfordshire, including Potters Bar, Bishop’s Stortford, Berkhamsted and Baldock. So no matter where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Potters Bar?
This is determined by the skip size you need and whether you need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) will be the cheapest choice. The most expensive and biggest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used mainly in industrial settings. To receive an instant quotation for skip hire in Potters Bar, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
How do I hire a skip?
We have built our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. The first step is to type in your delivery postcode to view all the different skip sizes we are able to provide in Potters Bar. Pick the right size to meet your requirements and enter the details of when and where you want the skip delivered. Then you can make payment with our secure payment system, and we’ll send an email to confirm your order as soon as your booking is done!
When will the skip be delivered to me?
Once your skip is ordered, we will do our very best to deliver it to you on a day that best suits you. We will typically give you a next day delivery service for orders arranged prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, because to be on public property (like a highway), you will have to obtain a skip permit which will take a couple of days to organise.
As a result of many factors that could impact our service, we can never guarantee an exact delivery time. However, we will always aim to tell you whether you can expect it arriving within a AM or PM slot.
What happens to the waste in my skip?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, it will be taken to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be separated into the various waste streams, including timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This ensures that as much of the rubbish as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.
What things can I put in the skip?
Prior to hiring a skip, it is important to ensure that the kind of waste you intend to get rid of is allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials need to be kept separate and are not allowed to be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement designed to help protect the environment.
Some examples of waste types you can throw in a skip include household items like furniture, ceramic tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use your skip to dispose of building and construction rubbish, like wood, soil, stone, metals and concrete.
Some examples of forbidden items include things like electrical items, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste materials and subsequently must be disposed of separately from your general waste.
Should I be in when the skip is going to be delivered?
No, you don’t have to be home when we deliver your skip. Provided that we can gain access to where you want it located, we will manage it all.
If you are not going to be at home, simply provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when placing the order. For example, you might need the skip to be located on a particular part of the property. Alternatively, you may want to ensure the skip does not obstruct use of your garage.
No matter what the case may be, let us know when you place your order, and then we will ensure the instructions will be passed to the delivery driver.
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