Best Skip Hire in Rochford
If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or even unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to get rid of what is getting in your way. Our Rochford skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop the skip off, you fill it up, and then we collect it.
Should you have a small amount of waste to throw away, the mini skip could be a great choice. In search of something a little larger? Maybe the 4 yard skip could be the answer. Or maybe you have a major job on your hands, like having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we can provide a choice of large builders skips. However large or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip size that is perfect for your task.
Whether it is to your property or your company, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Rochford. Jobs can occur anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your requirements.
Place your order online or contact a member of our friendly staff for additional information today.
Below are a few of the common questions we have received relating to our skip hire services.
Rochford Skip Hire FAQs
Do I need to be in when the skip is going to be delivered?
It is usually a good idea to be there when anyone delivers something to your property. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, plus the skip can be positioned just where you need it.
The same thing goes if you have a company. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not present.
However, when it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you do not have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
How can I order a skip in Rochford?
We have developed our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to enter your delivery postcode to see all the different skip sizes we can provide in Rochford. Pick the best size to meet your requirements and provide the details of where and when you need the skip delivered. After that you can make payment with our secure payment platform, and we will send you an email to verify the transaction once your order is complete!
Is it okay to fill my skip higher than the level load line?
It is important never to overfill a skip, as you run the risk of being told to take out surplus waste before it can be collected. Whatever size you order, you are only allowed to load them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, because transporting an overloaded container is unsafe, as objects could drop and result in injuries or damage to others.
To avoid this problem, please ensure that you order a skip size suited to your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full but you have additional waste to get rid of, we are pleased to arrange an exchange.
What is classed as being a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most commonly used for building and demolition projects. There are generally two sizes that can be labelled as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. They are both heavy-duty skips that can be used to get rid of significant amounts of building and demolition waste materials, such as soil, rubble and rock.
Although branded a builder’s skip, these can of course be used for many other household and business waste disposal tasks.
How big is a mini skip?
If you have a small quantity of rubbish to throw out, a mini skip could be the perfect option. What size is known as a mini skip is different from company to company, dependant upon what sizes they have.
2 cubic yards is considered the most common size for the mini skip. However, some firms opt to provide a 3 yard skip for their smallest option. Cost is based on the specific size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.
Mini skips are fantastic for domestic jobs such as small DIY projects and garden shed tidy ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and require space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.
Can I have a skip delivered on the road in Rochford?
In the vast majority of situations, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the highway, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or place of work. If you would like the skip to be positioned on land outside of your business or residence, you need to secure permission from the local council in Rochford, which is called a permit. If required, we would be happy to arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority does charge a fee for the license, plus you should be aware before placing your order that securing the permit will often take up to two working days.
How much does it cost to hire a skip in Rochford?
Our goal is to deliver the cheapest skip hire service in Rochford. The price you pay will, of course, depend on the size of skip that you order. It varies from the mini skip, which is the cheapest option, all the way up to the 40 yard RORO container. If you need to have the skip positioned on the highway or any other council owned property, you will also have to factor in the additional expense of a skip permit.
What will happen to the rubbish in the skip?
As soon as your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The rubbish will be separated into the different waste streams, like timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This makes sure that as much of the rubbish as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
If you place your order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can typically have your skip delivered the following day. In some instances, we can even give you a same-day delivery service. Availability and delivery days will be confirmed as part of the order process.
Will a skip hire company from Rochford deliver my skip?
Since we provide a nationwide waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of verified and approved companies. These vary from small family-run skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. All of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they meet our high customer service and environmental principles.
Am I able to dispose of electrical items in my skip?
No, you cannot throw old or broken electrical waste products in your skip. This includes things such as computers, cookers, tumble dryers, refrigerators and tv sets. Electrical items can’t be thrown in a skip since they can have dangerous materials and components.
As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.
Do you deliver to other areas in Essex?
Certainly, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can deliver our range of skip sizes to locations throughout Essex, such as Rochford, Corringham, Chipping Ongar and Wivenhoe. So regardless of where you require a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
You can generally keep a skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered. To ensure that the collection will be as convenient as possible, you have the choice of providing a preferred collection date when you make your order.
Alternatively, just let us know when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will prepare to collect sooner – in many cases, it will be the following working day.
It could take a little bit longer to pick up your skip during busy periods, however we will always endeavour to be there as swiftly as possible.
What types of waste can I put in the skip?
It is possible to put a variety of rubbish into your skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, metal or concrete from a house clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, top soil and stone from garden tasks are permitted too. Dated cabinets from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also go in a skip.
However, there are a few things that you cannot put in a skip because of the possible ecological or health risks they might trigger.
You can not get rid of your freezer, laptop or your old car tyres. Asbestos, paint or chemical waste is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things include hazardous components in one form or another. They need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
If you want hazardous waste disposal, we might be able to arrange a separate service for this material. Feel free to email for further details. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this kind of waste to your local council managed recycling centre.
What different sizes do skips come in?
Our company offers a whole range of skip capacities to residential and commercial customers throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough idea of how much waste each size is capable of holding:
- 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
- 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
- 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
- 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
- 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
- 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
- 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
- 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags
For additional information about our choice of skips, like measurements plus the waste materials they can be used for, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Do all skips have a drop down door?
Generally, the majority of skips can be provided with a drop door, dependant upon skip size, availability and location. If you need a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.
Having a skip which has a drop door is mainly helpful when you are choosing a large builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow waste materials straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for midi and mini skips, because they are lower enough at the ends for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
If you manage a business in Rochford and want to dispose of substantial amounts of light waste materials, a roll-on roll-off container may be a great option. Offered in 20 – 40 yards, these are the largest waste disposal skips available.
As the label suggests, these type of containers can be rolled off and on the lorry using a hook, unlike regular skips, that are lifted using chains.
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