Skip Hire in Sevenoaks
If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Sevenoaks, you are in the best place. We make use of a network of local and countrywide waste management firms to offer a reliable and efficient service to both residential and business customers.
We provide a whole variety of sizes perfect for all waste disposal requirements. From the 2 cubic yard mini skip all the way up to the 16 cubic yard bin, not forgetting our collection of commercial roll-on roll-off containers.
We are able to provide skips across Sevenoaks as well as the nearby towns and villages. If you are ordering a skip placed on your private property (for example a driveway), we can generally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips that will be positioned on the highway take a little bit longer, because we will have to order a skip permit from your local council.
By using our simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Sevenoaks.
For further info about hiring a skip or the service we offer, we have addressed a number of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you need? Get in touch with a member of our team who will gladly help.
Sevenoaks Skip Hire FAQs
Do all skips come with a drop down door?
The majority of skip sizes can be delivered with a drop down door, which makes them much easier to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you want a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when placing your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip with a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste materials into the skip, particularly with heavy materials, like dirt and rubble, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to load large and bulky objects, such as household furniture.
How much waste will fit in a mini skip?
If you are searching for a low-cost skip to dispose of some household rubbish, a mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (depending on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to handle numerous jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of drives but can also be placed on the side of the street, subject to obtaining a skip permit.
Although most frequently chosen by domestic customers, the mini skip can also tackle smaller commercial jobs.
Will you deliver skips across Kent?
Certainly, we provide a national skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skip sizes to locations across Kent, including Sevenoaks, Swanscombe, Herne Bay and Broadstairs. So no matter where you need a skip to get delivered, we have got it covered.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We are able to offer a wide range of skip sizes to meet your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip ideal for small DIY tasks and household clearances. A common choice for larger sized projects, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Sevenoaks companies which generate a large volume of bulky waste, we can offer RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
Should you need help deciding on which skip size you need, check out our handy skip size comparison.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off skips come in?
If you operate a business in Sevenoaks and want to get rid of large quantities of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container might be a perfect choice. Available in 20 to 40 cubic yards, these are the biggest waste disposal containers on the market.
As the name suggests, these containers can be rolled off and on the lorry with a hook, unlike normal skips, which are lifted using chains.
How do you order a skip in Sevenoaks?
This is the easy part. First, pick the size of skip you wish to hire. Let us know whether the skip shall be going on private property (a drive, for example) or local authority property (such as the street). Then, pick the date you would like the skip to be delivered. Confirm your order details and make payment with our secure online payment system. Job done! We will deliver your skip to Sevenoaks on the date you have chosen.
Can I dispose of electrical items in my skip?
No, you cannot dispose of old or unwanted electrical waste products in your skip. This can include items like laptops or computers, cookers, washing machines, fridges and televisions. Electric items can’t be disposed of in your skip as they can include hazardous materials and components.
As a result of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot go to landfill and must be recycled.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
The fee for hiring a skip will normally have a hire period of up to a fortnight. In most cases, this gives you plenty of time to load your skip. However, if you do need some more time, contact us, and we will see what we can do.
Needless to say, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, we are happy to arrange your pick up. Just contact us when you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our drivers to pick up the skip as quickly as possible.
Is it ok to load up the skip above the top?
It is important to not overload a skip. You must not pass the level load line that is indicated on the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it will become very hazardous to transport. This means that when you overfill the skip, you could be asked to take off the excess rubbish. However safe you feel the skip is, it can not be picked up if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat materials to build up around the rubbish. This is unsafe and is therefore prohibited.
How much waste will a builder’s skip hold?
The phrase builder’s skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 yard skip. The label stems from the fact that they are the most popular sizes that are ordered by general builders and tradespeople.
These large skips are perfect for a multitude of residential and commercial tasks. They are the biggest sizes that you can use for weighty builders waste including top soil, stone and gravel.
What can I put in the skip?
You are allowed to put a variety of waste into your skip. This can include wood, tile, metal or concrete from a household clearance. Shrub and bush clippings, soil and rock from garden tasks are allowed too. Cabinets from your kitchen and old bathroom fixtures can also go in the skip.
However, there are things that can’t be put in a skip because of the potential environmental or health risks they may trigger.
You can not throw out your refrigerator, laptop or car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. All of these things include hazardous components in one type or another. They need to be discarded separately from general rubbish.
Should you need hazardous waste removal, we may be able to arrange a separate service for this material. Feel free to get in touch for more information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you may be able to take this sort of waste to your local council run recycling facility.
What is the cost of skip hire in Sevenoaks?
The price of getting a skip in Sevenoaks will depend on the size of skip you want. The cheapest option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY projects and general clearances. If you need a larger sized skip, such as an 8 yd builders skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also increase if you need to have a skip positioned on the road, since you will require a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.
When will the skip be delivered to me?
If you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered the next day. In some cases, we will even give you a same day delivery service. Availability and delivery dates are confirmed as part of the order process.
Will a skip hire company from Sevenoaks deliver my skip?
Since we provide a nationwide skip hire service, we utilise a diverse network of approved companies. These vary from small local skip hire companies to national waste management providers. Every one of our service providers are vetted to make sure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental standards.
Do I have to be home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?
When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there on the day it is delivered. You can then ensure that the lorry has total access and that the skip is situated exactly where you need it. The same is true when you have a skip delivered to company premises, especially when gates limit access.
However, when this isn’t achievable, you do not need to be concerned. Just let us know when making your booking, and we will take care of the rest.
If I want a skip on the road in Sevenoaks, will I need to get a permit?
In most circumstances, your skip can be delivered onto your drive, the road, path or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you want your skip to be situated on land outside of your company or home, you need to get authorisation from your local council in Sevenoaks, which is referred to as a permit. If necessary, we will be glad to arrange this on your behalf, so it’s one less issue to worry about. The local authority will charge a fee for your road permit, plus you should know before ordering that getting the licence can often take up to 2 working days.
What happens to the waste once the skip is picked up?
Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into various waste streams, like wood, cardboard, plastics, etc. This means that as much of the waste as possible is recycled, which is much better for the environment.
Other areas covered include Swanscombe, Herne Bay, Broadstairs, Hythe, Sittingbourne, Gillingham, Maidstone and Westerham.
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