Skip Hire Ramsgate

If you are looking for affordable skip hire in Ramsgate, you are certainly in the best place. We employ a network of local and countrywide skip hire and recycling firms to provide a dependable and efficient service to both residential and business clients.

We offer a whole variety of skip sizes suitable for all of your waste removal requirements. From the small mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard container, not forgetting our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.

We are able to supply skips across Ramsgate and the nearby towns and villages. If you are hiring a skip placed on your private property (like a driveway), we can generally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be positioned on a street require a bit more time, as we must get a skip permit from the local council.

With a simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Ramsgate.

For further information about hiring a skip and the service we offer, we have addressed some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Contact a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Ramsgate Skip Hire FAQs

What happens to the rubbish in my skip?

Once your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get segregated into a number of waste streams, such as timber, soil and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection can be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to protecting the environment by sending as little to landfill as possible!

Will the skip come with a drop door?

For anybody who is getting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is designed for getting rid of heavy building and demolition waste, as it can be pushed in the skip by using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop down door, however these are more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are typically low enough at the ends to be able to tip a wheelbarrow of waste into them.

If you require a drop door for your job, let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to ensure a container with a drop door is provided.

Will you deliver skips across Kent?

Of course, we can offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skips to locations across Kent, including Ramsgate, Queenborough, Lydd and Paddock Wood. So wherever you want a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What is classed as being a builder’s skip?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip that is used across the UK. Coming in either a 6 or 8 yd capacity, the builders skip is great for most building work, which is where the name originates from.

The 8 cubic yard builders skip will be the largest option which can be used for heavy waste including soil, concrete, stone and gravel.

Will a Ramsgate skip hire company deliver my skip?

As we provide a UK-wide skip hire service, we use a comprehensive network of approved companies. These can vary from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management providers. Our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental expectations.

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

As a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electronic items have to be kept separate from general waste materials to be recycled, reused or disposed of safely. This includes all electrical goods such as washing machines, TVs, toasters, tablets and even hair straighteners.

How long can I hire a skip for?

You can in most cases keep a skip for up to two weeks from the date of delivery. You can give a chosen pick up day when you make your order. Otherwise, you can let us know once you have finished with the skip, and we will prepare the collection. Generally, this will be the next working day, although it can sometimes take a little longer during busy periods.

Am I allowed to load the skip higher than the level load mark?

No. You are only allowed to fill up the skip up to the level load mark. Loading waste materials up above this line will make it unsafe to move, and you could be told to take away the surplus waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and it can also make it overweight.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Ramsgate, you will have several options to select from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.

The 2 cubic yard container, also known as a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact container is great for modest household clearances and DIY tasks.

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

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 use them. However their big capacity also means they are ideal for house tidy ups including large items like pieces of furniture and beds.

We will provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for people with even bigger rubbish disposal needs. These containers are only suited to light waste, so they can’t be used to get rid of garden soil or stone.

To get more information regarding the various sizes available, including proportions, check out our help guide to skip sizes.

Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Ramsgate?

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

If you do need to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us as part of the order process, and we can make the required arrangements with the local council. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate the skip on private land, you will save some money.

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

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

In case you will not be at home, just provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you place your order. For instance, you may prefer the skip to be positioned at a particular area of the driveway. Or you may want to ensure the skip does not block use of your garage.

Whatever the case might be, provide the details when you place your order, and we will make sure the instructions will be passed to the delivery driver.

How much does skip hire in Ramsgate cost?

This will depend on the size you require and if you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) is the lowest priced choice. The most expensive and largest option is the 40 yard roll-on roll-off container, which is used predominantly in business settings. To receive an instant quotation for skip hire in Ramsgate, simply enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.

When will my skip be delivered?

If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the very next day. In some cases, we will even provide a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed as part of the online order process.

How do I order a skip in Ramsgate?

Hiring a skip in Ramsgate through us is incredibly simple. Pick the skip size you will need and then input a handful of details about where and when you want the skip to be delivered. You then pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered to you.

What can I put in the skip?

You may use a skip to get rid of many different waste types. We are experienced in collecting and handling lots of items from construction jobs, garden landscaping and house tidy-ups. A few examples of allowed waste products include:

  • Pieces of furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Top soil
  • Bricks
  • Bathroom toilets and sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different waste materials will be permitted, therefore whether you wish to throw out metals, plastics, wood or unwanted toys, we can normally take your waste away.

The quantity and things you put into the skip can vary according to which size skip you have hired. All skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety purposes. So if you need to get rid of soil and gravel, for example, the largest size you will be able to use would be the 8 yard builders skip.

What type of materials am I not allowed to put in my skip?

There are a few waste materials you are not able to get rid of in your skip. The reason behind this is that some goods contain hazardous materials which may cause harm to the environment. They can also be harmful to human health, so they have to be disposed of separately within UK law.

Examples of the products that are restricted include:

  • Paint tins
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

How large is a mini skip?

The mini skip will be the most compact size available from skip companies and is ideal for small DIY jobs, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 yard skip, that can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of waste.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a little 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 won’t make any difference.

What size is a roll-on roll-off container?

The roll-on roll-off skip (RORO) is a large container used to get rid of huge volumes of waste. Primarily, these containers are used for commercial applications. However, domestic clients may also hire them. It is very important look at the area they take up, because they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they must only be hired for lightweight materials such as paper, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the disposal of soil and rubble.

Other areas covered include Queenborough, Lydd, Paddock Wood, Minster, Herne Bay, Broadstairs, Ashford and Dover.

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