Affordable Skip Hire in Rochester
With skips offered in several sizes, ordering a skip in Rochester couldn’t be easier. Whether you’re planning to clean out the loft, tidy up the back garden, renovate your property or have a full house clearance to take on, we are confident to have the ideal solution.
Whether you would like a small skip right through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure you can dispose of your rubbish quickly, conveniently and without having to hurt your wallet! All of the waste collected is sent to local and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the benefits of using a skip?
A skip can be a superb option for all kinds of waste disposal requirements. You may be clearing the garage, rearranging the loft, giving the garden an overhaul or maybe looking to reclaim space in your home. Getting a skip enables you to get rid of this waste quickly and conveniently without having to go through numerous visits to your local recycling centre.
If you want a low-cost skip hire service in Rochester, we are here to help. We provide skip hire for tasks big and small, and we are experienced in hiring to both domestic and industrial clients.
We will deliver a skip to your property or company premises in Rochester, as well as the adjoining towns and villages. Which means that you can trust our affordable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.
Our objective is to ensure that getting a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We have a very simple online booking system enabling clients to select from a large range of skip sizes, and we can often organise delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you are unsure where to start when ordering a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it’s understanding which skip best fits your needs, the length of time you may hire it for, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
Rochester Skip Hire FAQs
What waste materials am I allowed to put in the skip?
Before getting a skip, it is important to make sure that the type of waste you wish to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some items and materials have to be kept separate and are not allowed to get mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement which aims to help protect the environment.
A few examples of waste types it is possible to discard in your skip include home items like furniture, ceramic tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use a skip to throw out building and construction rubbish, including timber, dirt, rubble, metals and gravel.
Examples of prohibited items include things like electrical products, car tyres, old paint, chemicals, batteries and plasterboard. They are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
Do you use local skip hire companies in Rochester?
A local skip company will likely deliver your skip in Rochester. We work with a network of both regional and nationwide providers to allow us to offer our service to customers across the whole of the UK. These businesses are assessed to ensure they satisfy the high expectations we demand when it comes to service, price and environmental performance.
Where will you take the waste from my skip?
Whenever your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a local waste recycling station, where it will be processed. The rubbish gets segregated into a variety of waste types, which includes stone, metals and plastics. This helps to ensure that as much of the rubbish is recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
What are the different skip sizes available?
We provide a full-range of skip sizes to meet your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for modest DIY jobs and domestic clearances. A common choice for more substantial projects, renovations and building work is the 8 yard skip.
For Rochester businesses which generate a large quantity of bulky waste materials, we can supply RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), ranging from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you need some help deciding which skip size you need, take a look at our useful skip size comparison.
Do I need to be home whenever the skip will be delivered?
When you are getting a skip delivered to your property, it is always best to be there on the day the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip will be placed exactly where you need it. This also is true for those who have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly when gates restrict access.
On the other hand, if that isn’t possible, you don’t have to worry. Just tell us when you are placing your order, and we will handle the rest.
Am I able to dispose of electrical items in my skip?
No, you can not put old or unwanted electrical waste products in your skip. This includes things such as computers, cookers, tumble dryers, freezers and television sets. Electric objects can’t be thrown in your skip because they can include dangerous materials and components.
Due to the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and must be reused or recycled.
How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?
If you are searching for a low-cost skip to dispose of some household rubbish, the mini skip might be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective rubbish disposal option to take on many jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be located on the side of the street, subject to receiving a skip permit.
Although most commonly chosen by residential customers, the mini skip can even tackle small commercial jobs.
Will you deliver skips across Kent?
We provide a UK wide skip hire and recycling service using a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you would like skip hire in Rochester, Paddock Wood, New Romney, Minster or another site in Kent, we are able to help.
Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?
It is very important never to overfill a skip, as you risk being asked to take off excessive waste prior to it being collected. No matter what size you hire, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a basic safety requirement, since transporting an overloaded bin can be dangerous, as waste could drop and lead to injury or damage to others.
To avoid this issue, please be sure to hire a skip size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If the skip is full and you have extra waste to dispose of, we are pleased to provide an exchange.
Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the road in Rochester?
In the majority of situations, your skip can be delivered on your drive, the road, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or workplace. If you would like your skip to be placed on land outside of your business or home, you will have to get authorisation from the local authority in Rochester, which is known as a skip permit. If required, we will be happy to arrange this for you, and so it’s one less point to worry about. The council will charge a fee for the license, plus you should be aware before ordering that securing the licence can often take up to two working days.
How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?
The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container used to get rid of significant quantities of waste. In most cases, these type of skips are used for commercial applications. Having said that, residential clients may also use them. You will need to think about the space they will take up, because they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. For this reason, they can only be used for light waste such as plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of garden soil and concrete.
How quick can you deliver a skip to Rochester?
When your skip is ordered, we will try our best to deliver it for you on a day that best suits you. We can typically provide a following day delivery service for orders arranged before 3pm on Monday to Friday. This will be subject to having your skip placed on private property, since to be on public property (for example a highway), you must gain a skip permit which can take a couple of days to organise.
Due to numerous factors that may impact our service, we can never promise a precise delivery time. Having said that, we will always aim to let you know whether you can anticipate it to be delivered within a morning or afternoon slot.
How do I hire a skip?
Hiring a skip should not be hard. That is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, enter in your delivery address to look at all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver to Rochester. Pick the size you wish to hire, and confirm if it will be positioned on private property. Type in your details and make payment using our secure online payment platform.
After your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.
What is the size of a builders skip?
The phrase builders skip can mean two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. The term stems from the fact that these are the most common sizes that are used by general builders and tradespeople.
These large containers are fantastic for numerous types of household and industrial tasks. These are the biggest size skips that can be used for weighty builders waste like garden soil, stone and bricks.
How long can I hire the skip for?
You can usually keep your skip for as many as two weeks from your date of delivery. You may give a preferred pick up date when you make your order. Alternatively, you can tell us once you have finished with the skip, and then we will arrange the collection. Usually, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a little bit longer over hectic periods.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in Rochester?
This will depend on the skip size you need and if you will need to have a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 cubic yard mini skip) is the cheapest option. The most costly and biggest option is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used predominantly in commercial settings. To obtain an immediate quotation for skip hire in Rochester, enter the delivery postcode into the search box above.
Will my skip be supplied with a drop door?
Nearly all containers can be provided with a drop door, which makes them easy to load. However, we cannot always guarantee this. If you require a skip that has a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and we can do our best to accommodate.
Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load rubbish into the container, especially with weighty materials, like soil and concrete, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to put in big and bulky objects, such as household furniture.
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