Best Skip Hire in Richmond Upon Thames

With skips available in many sizes, hiring a skip in Richmond Upon Thames couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re wanting to clear out the garage, tidy the garden, renovate your house or have a whole house clearance to deal with, we are confident to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are searching for a midi skip through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear your waste swiftly, conveniently and without needing to break your budget! All the rubbish collected is transported to local and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the benefits of using a skip?

A skip is a superb option for all kinds of waste disposal needs. You could be clearing out your garage, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe planning to reclaim space in your house. Getting a skip means that you can remove this rubbish quickly and conveniently without needing to go through several visits to the local recycling facility.

If you require a low-cost and reliable skip hire solution in Richmond Upon Thames, we are here to help. We provide skip hire for tasks large and small, and we are experienced in hiring out to both household and trade clients.

We will deliver a skip to your property or company premises throughout Richmond Upon Thames, as well as the surrounding towns and villages. Which means you can rely on our reliable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are located.

Our objective is to make sure that ordering a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a straightforward online booking system which allows clients to select from an extensive range of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to start when hiring a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s deciding which skip best fits your requirements, how long you can hire it for, or even what you might put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Richmond Upon Thames Skip Hire FAQs

Can I put all sorts of rubbish in the skip?

It is possible to throw a variety of waste in the skip. This can include wood, ceramic tiles, metal or rubble from a household clearance. Tree and bush clippings, dirt and stone from garden tasks are allowed too. Cupboards and worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fittings can also be thrown in your skip.

However, there are things that you cannot put in a skip a result of the possible ecological or health risk they might cause.

You cannot throw out your fridge freezer, laptop or old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things include hazardous components in one type or another. They must be disposed of separately from your normal rubbish.

Should you need hazardous waste removal, we may be able to arrange an independent service for this waste. Please email for further details. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.

How soon can you deliver a skip to Richmond Upon Thames?

We can normally supply skips to Richmond Upon Thames the following working day when your order is placed before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.

Our online booking platform offers you a number of delivery dates to pick from. So whether you would like the skip delivered asap or would like to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not an issue.

How long am I allowed to keep the skip for?

You can usually keep a skip for up to two weeks from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection will be as convenient as possible, you have the option of offering a preferred collection day when you place your order.

Otherwise, simply tell us when you have finished with the skip, and we will prepare to pick up sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It might take a little while longer to collect your skip during busy periods, however we will always try to come as quickly as possible.

How much will skip hire in Richmond Upon Thames cost?

The price of getting a skip in Richmond Upon Thames will depend on the size of skip you need. The lowest priced skip available is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general tidyups. If you want a bigger skip, such as an 8 yd builder’s skip, it will naturally cost a bit more. The cost will also be more if you want to have your skip placed on the road, as you will require a skip permit, which the council charge a fee for.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

A roll-on roll-off skip, often referred to as a RORO, is a massive container that can be used to dispose of large volumes of waste. These containers are mainly for commercial use but can be used by household clients also. Having said that, you will want lots of room since these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger than the average skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, roro containers should only be hired for light materials such as plastics, wood and paper, so they are not suited to getting rid of concrete and bricks.

Do I need to be there when the skip is going to be delivered?

When you are getting a skip delivered to your home, it is usually best to be at home when it is delivered. Then you can ensure the lorry has complete access and that the skip can be situated exactly where you need it. This also is applicable when you have a skip delivered to business premises, particularly when gates limit access.

Having said that, if this isn’t feasible, you don’t need to stress. Simply let us know when you are placing your booking, and then we will take care of everything.

Will you deliver skips across Greater London?

We provide a UK wide skip hire and waste management service using a network of verified and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Richmond Upon Thames, New Malden, Islington, Kensington or any other area in Greater London, we can help.

How large is a mini skip?

If you are searching for a low cost skip to get rid of some household rubbish, the mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (depending on area), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to deal with many tasks.

A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can also be located on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit.

Although most often chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can also handle smaller commercial jobs.

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

I’m afraid not, because electrical items including old televisions, cookers, printers and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. As a result of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects have to be kept separate so that they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly way.

How can I hire a skip in Richmond Upon Thames?

Ordering a skip shouldn’t be difficult. That is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter your postcode to see the range of skips we are able to deliver to Richmond Upon Thames. Pick which size you wish to order, and confirm if it will be positioned on private property. Enter in your information and then make payment using our secure online payment platform.

When your order is complete, we will send a confirmation email with your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we handle the rest.

Will the skip come with a drop door?

If you are selecting a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will come with a drop-down door. This is great for getting rid of hefty building and construction waste, as it can be pushed in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also have a drop door, although these are less common. The reason being these sizes are generally low 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, please let us know when ordering. We will do our very best to make sure a container which has a drop door is supplied.

What sizes do skips come in?

When it comes to hiring a skip in Richmond Upon Thames, you have multiple options to choose from, ranging from 2 to 40 cubic yards in volume.

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

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

After the midi comes the builder’s skips, that are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These are the most popular sizes ordered, as building contractors and tradespeople frequently use them. However their substantial capacity also means they are well suited for household clear ups involving large objects such as furniture and beds.

We can provide 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for those with even larger rubbish disposal requirements. These sizes are only suitable for light waste materials, so they can’t be used to dispose of soil or concrete.

For additional details about the various skip sizes available, such as measurements, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Who will deliver my skip?

We utilise a network of both local and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our customers in Richmond Upon Thames and the rest of the country. All of our partner skip hire providers are verified and tested to guarantee they satisfy our standards for cost, service, recycling and reliability.

Can I pile up waste in my skip?

Please don’t overfill the skip as this will make it hazardous to transport, and you will have to remove any contents above the level load line. This also means you can not make use of sheets of wood, doors or some other item, as this will increase the height of the skip. Skip companies have a legal duty of care to make sure that bins are not overloaded or overweight before transporting them.

Please make sure to select the correct size of skip to meet your requirements and get in contact if you’re not sure which size is best. We would be glad to help.

Do I require permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Richmond Upon Thames?

Normally, it will be possible to have the skip positioned on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or business. But in order to do this, you must have approval from your local council in Richmond Upon Thames, which is known as a skip permit. We are able to organise this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council will impose a fee for your license, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

How big is a builder’s skip?

As the name indicates, a builders skip means the size of skip most often hired for building and demolition jobs. There are typically two sizes which can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips that you can use to dispose of significant amounts of building and demolition waste materials, including garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Although they are branded a builders skip, these can of course be used for various other household and commercial waste disposal jobs.

What will happen to the waste in my skip once I’ve finished?

The items in your skip will be taken to a nearby waste recycling centre. Here the waste will be segregated by machines and by hand into different waste streams, like soil, paper, rubble and wood. Processing the waste in this manner helps to increase the amount that can be reused and recycled. Our aim and commitment is always to maximise the amount of waste that is recycled and minimise the amount of waste that has to go in landfill.

Other areas covered include New Malden, Islington, Kensington, South London, Purley, Lewisham, Kingston Upon Thames and Romford.

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