Reading Skip Hire
Whether you are clearing your attic, getting some building work carried out or tidying the garden, hiring a skip is a fast and simple option to throw out your unwanted junk. If you are looking for a cheap skip hire provider in Reading, we can help.
We offer skips for waste disposal jobs of all sizes. Whether you want a mini skip for a standard clean up or perhaps a builder’s skip for garden soil and bricks, we are able to provide a full range ideal for jobs big or small.
We supply skips to households and businesses located in Reading and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you might be, we can provide a reliable and low-cost skip hire service that won’t let you down.
Ordering a skip with us is simple. Our online booking software lets you pick from a full range of sizes which can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.
Undecided what size you will want to complete the job? Why not check out our skip size guide to learn the amount of waste each size can handle.
Reading Skip Hire FAQs
Will a Reading skip hire company deliver my skip?
Since we offer a national skip service, we use a diverse network of verified companies. These can range from small family-run skip hire companies to national waste management service providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental standards.
How fast can you deliver a skip in Reading?
If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the next day. In some instances, we will even offer a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery days are confirmed during the order process.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered and may describe either the 2 or 3 yard skip. These small bins are ideal for small DIY work and household clearances. Their small footprint makes them perfect for driveways.
They can be used to get rid of all types of waste materials, from house furniture and broken baby toys to paving blocks and rubble. With a total capacity of approximately 25-30 bags of waste, the mini skip can save you needing to make several visits to the local recycling centre.
How do you hire a skip online?
Ordering a skip in Reading with us is very straightforward. Select the skip size you will need and input a couple of details about where and when you need the skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and then arrange to get your skip delivered on the date selected.
Do you deliver to other areas in Berkshire?
Absolutely. We can supply skips to cities, towns and villages throughout the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management businesses, we can supply skips to both residential and commercial customers throughout Berkshire and anywhere else within the UK.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
If you run a company in Reading and need to dispose of substantial quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off bin may be a perfect choice. Offered in 20 – 40 yards, these are the biggest waste disposal skips available.
As the label indicates, these containers are rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, as opposed to normal skips, that are picked up by using chains.
Can I stack up the waste in my skip?
It is important never to overfill a skip, as you risk being told to remove excessive waste before it can be collected. Irrespective of what size you order, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, because moving an overloaded container can be dangerous, as objects could drop and cause injury or damage to other people.
To avoid this problem, please be sure to order a size appropriate for your waste removal requirements. If the skip is full and you have further waste to get rid of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.
What sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to hiring a skip in Reading, you have multiple sizes to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.
The 2 cubic yard container, often referred to as the mini skip, will be the smallest option available. This compact container is fantastic for modest domestic clearances and DIY work.
The next size available is the 4 yard midi skip, which can hold the equivalent of approximately 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 yards. These represent the most popular sizes ordered, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their substantial capacity also makes them great for house clearances involving bulky items such as household furniture and beds.
We can supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard bins for anyone with even larger waste disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for lightweight materials, so they can’t be hired to get rid of soil or rubble.
For additional details about the different sizes available, such as measurements, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How much does skip hire in Reading cost?
The price of getting a skip in Reading will depend on the size of skip you require. The least expensive skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is ideal for small DIY projects and general clearances. If you want a larger skip, such as an 8 yard builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The price will also be more if you need to have your skip on the highway, as you will need a permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
Am I allowed to dispose of all sorts of rubbish in my skip?
This is among the most frequent questions people have about skip hire. The most important thing to remember is that you may load your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are lots of types of waste that could result from garden work, building work and home clearances.
Some of the most common things that we pick up in our skips include dirt, wood, bush trimmings, kitchen cabinets, toilets, and other household products.
However, there are some materials that you are not allowed to throw in the skip. For example, any electronic products (refrigerators, monitors or laptops for example), tyres, asbestos materials, plasterboard and paint. They are all deemed hazardous waste materials, and disposing of them needs to follow an entirely different procedure to ensure they don’t result in damage to the environment.
Do I need to be there when the skip will be delivered?
No, you do not need to be at home when we are delivering your skip. Provided that we are able to access where you need it located, we can manage it all.
In case you are not going to be at home, simply provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when you book your order. For example, you may need the skip to be positioned at a particular part of the drive. Alternatively, you might need to ensure the skip does not prevent entry to your garage.
No matter what the case may be, let us know when you place your order, and then we will make sure your directions are passed on to the delivery driver.
What happens to the waste?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will pick it up and transport it to a local waste transfer station, where it will be processed. The waste will get sorted into a number of waste streams, including stone, soil and plastic materials. This helps to ensure as much of the waste will be recycled as possible. We are very proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Do I need permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Reading?
If possible, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. If you are carrying out a residential task, then a driveway is going to be ideal. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. However, if neither option is available, the road or grass verge could be your only choice. As this is public land, you will have to obtain a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be positioned on the street, grass verge or other public property in Reading. If this is required, we will arrange for the license to be issued on your behalf. An additional cost, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your skip.
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
When you are ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop-down door. This is great for getting rid of heavy building and construction materials, as it can be pushed into the skip by using a wheelbarrow.
Some mini skips and 4 cubic yarders also have a drop down door, although these are generally less common. This is because these sizes are typically small enough at the ends so that you can tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.
If you want a drop door for your job, let us know when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip that has a drop door is provided.
What is classed as a builders skip?
As the name implies, a builders skip is the size of skip most frequently used for building jobs. There are usually two skip sizes which can be labelled as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that can be used to get rid of large amounts of construction and demolition waste materials, like soil, rubble and bricks.
Although labelled a builder’s skip, they can be used for multiple other residential and commercial waste disposal tasks.
How long am I able to keep a skip for?
The fee for hiring a skip will normally have a hire period of up to a fortnight. Usually, that provides you with plenty of time to fill up your skip. However, if you need more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.
Obviously, if you finish with your skip sooner, our company is happy to arrange your collection. Just tell us when you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.
Can I get rid of electrical products in my skip?
Electrical products including televisions, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and tumble dryers are classed as a hazardous waste stream and therefore can not be placed in your skip with other waste. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electrical objects have to be segregated from other waste. This helps ensure that they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco-friendly manner.
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