Saffron Walden Skip Hire

With skips offered in numerous sizes, ordering skip hire in Saffron Walden couldn’t be easier. Whether you are planning to clear out the attic, neaten the back garden, redecorate your property or have a full house clearance to handle, we are sure to have the best solution.

Whether you are looking for a mini skip through to a big builders’ skip, our range of low-cost options will ensure you can clear your rubbish quickly, easily and without needing to break the bank! All the waste collected is transported to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of hiring a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic option for lots of different waste disposal requirements. You might be clearing the garage, sorting out the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or just looking to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip means that you can get rid of this junk quickly and conveniently without needing to endure numerous visits to your local recycling facility.

If you are searching for a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in Saffron Walden, we are here to help you. We provide skip hire for projects big and small, and we are experienced with hiring to both residential and trade customers.

We can deliver a skip to your home or company premises throughout Saffron Walden, in addition to the adjoining towns and villages. Which means that you can depend on our reliable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our goal is to ensure that hiring a skip through our website is hassle-free and reliable. We provide a very simple online booking system which allows customers to pick from a large selection of skip sizes, and we can often organise the delivery to you the following working day if required.

If you’re not sure where to start when choosing a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it is understanding which skip best suits your requirements, how long you can hire it for, or even what you are able put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place your order.

Saffron Walden Skip Hire FAQs

How do I hire a skip online?

We have created our booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to type in your postcode to see the range of skip sizes we can supply in Saffron Walden. Pick the best size to meet your requirements and give us the details of where and when you want the skip delivered. After that you can make payment with the secure payment system, and we’ll send you an email to confirm the transaction as soon as your booking is complete!

What is the cost of skip hire in Saffron Walden?

To find out how much it will cost to hire a skip in Saffron Walden, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display which skip sizes we provide in your area and how much each size costs to hire. If your skip will be on the street or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be taken to a waste transfer facility in or local to Saffron Walden where we sort the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, soil, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

Can I dispose of electrical products in the skip?

No, you can not throw old electronic waste items in a skip. This includes things such as laptops or computers, cookers, dishwashers, fridges and tv sets. Electronic products can’t be discarded in your skip as they can contain dangerous materials and components.

Due to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic goods cannot be sent to landfill and should be recycled.

Is it possible to have a skip which has a drop door?

Getting a skip which has a drop down door makes filling waste into it so much easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials like soil and concrete, which can then be loaded into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up big bulky items such as furniture easier as well.

Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, but this may sometimes depend on location and availability. Let us know when you make your online order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our absolute best to provide this.

What is a roll-on roll-off container?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are substantial commercial size skips used mainly within the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them excellent for businesses that generate large volumes of waste.

How long am I able to keep the skip for?

You can generally hire your skip for up to 2 weeks from the day that it is delivered to you. To ensure that the pick up will be as convenient as possible, you have the option of offering a preferred collection time when you place your order.

Alternatively, simply tell us when you’ve finished loading up your skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the following working day.

It might take a little bit longer to collect your skip during busy periods, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

Do I need permission to get a skip delivered on the street in Saffron Walden?

Normally, it is possible to get a skip located on the road, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to get this done, you must get approval from the local authority in Saffron Walden, which is called a skip permit. We can arrange this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority will charge a fee for this permit, and it can sometimes take up to 24-48 hours for them to approve this.

Am I allowed to fill my skip above the top?

No, you must only fill up your skip up to the level load mark. Stacking waste up above this line will make it unsafe to move, and you might be told to get rid of 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 hazardous and can also make it overweight.

How big is the mini skip?

The mini skip will be the smallest skip available from skip companies and is great for smaller DIY jobs, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 cubic yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of roughly 25 bin bags worth of waste.

Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies will provide a 3 yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the actual cost of hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.

How many different skip sizes are available?

Skips come in a variety of sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, typically in cubic yards. The smallest of which is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It will hold roughly 25 bags of rubbish, which is perfect for small household projects.

The next size up is the 4 cubic yard skip, which will hold roughly 35 black bags of waste. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a small car and is sometimes referred to as a midi skip. The 4 yard skip is a good choice for loft clearances and home refurbishment jobs.

If you have a more substantial waste disposal job to sort out, the builder’s skip may be the best option. These come in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the name indicates, these are the most frequent sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, such as soil and hardcore. But they can equally well be used for domestic waste such as broken furniture or bathroom suites.

We also provide 10-16 yard containers and industrial 20-40 yard RORO containers. To get more information about the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

How much waste can a builders skip hold?

The phrase builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. The name stems from the fact that they are the most typical sizes ordered by builders and tradespeople.

These large containers are great for an array of household and commercial jobs. They are the biggest size skips which you can use for hefty builders waste such as soil, stone and bricks.

Can you deliver to other areas in Essex?

We provide a national skip hire and waste management service using a network of verified and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Saffron Walden, Billericay, Chelmsford, Wivenhoe or any other location in Essex, we are able to help.

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

You don’t really need to be at your property when your skip is going to be delivered, but it will help. Being there when the skip is being delivered means you can ensure the lorry is given full access and that the skip can be positioned exactly where you need it. Similarly, if your skip is being delivered to your business property, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s entry.

Having said that, in the event you can’t be around during delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

When will my skip be delivered?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you confirm your booking before 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot promise what time we will deliver your skip, we endeavour to provide an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we ask is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery site, as failed deliveries can result in a fee for the wasted journey.

Am I able to dispose of all kinds of rubbish in my skip?

Before ordering a skip, you must ensure that the type of waste you need to get rid of will be allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials have to be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general waste. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.

Examples of waste types you could throw in your skip include home items like pieces of furniture, tiles, cabinets, garden waste and clothing. You may also use your skip to throw out building and construction waste, such as old bricks, soil, stone, metals and concrete.

Some examples of restricted items include electrical items, car tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and asbestos. These are all classed as hazardous waste materials and therefore need to be discarded separately from your general waste.

Who will deliver my skip?

To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service in locations across the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and national companies. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we can supply customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.

Other areas covered include Billericay, Chelmsford, Wivenhoe, Witham, Epping, Southminster, Manningtree and Hockley.

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