Skip Hire in Shaftesbury
If you are looking for reasonably priced skip hire in Shaftesbury, you are certainly in the right place. We work with a network of local and countrywide skip hire and recycling businesses to offer a dependable and efficient service to both residential and business customers.
We provide a total variety of sizes suitable for any waste removal needs. From the small mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, not to mention our selection of industrial roll-on roll-off containers.
We will provide skips throughout Shaftesbury as well as the surrounding areas. If you are having a skip placed on your private property (such as a driveway), we can usually organise delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be dropped on a street take a little bit longer, because we will need to order a permit from your local council.
With our simple online booking system, you can order your skip within just a couple of clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Shaftesbury.
For further info about hiring a skip plus the service we provide, we have addressed some of the frequently asked questions below. Can’t find what you want? Get in touch with a member of our team who will be happy to help.
Shaftesbury Skip Hire FAQs
What is the cost of skip hire in Shaftesbury?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Shaftesbury, type in your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you which skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each one will cost to order. If the skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.
How long am I able to hire the skip for?
You can usually keep a skip for up to 2 weeks from the date of delivery. You are able to provide a preferred collection date when you confirm your order. Alternatively, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and then we will prepare the collection. Usually, this will be the next business day, although it can sometimes take a bit longer over busy periods.
What will happen to the rubbish once the skip is picked up?
When your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and take it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get sorted into a range of waste streams, such as wood, metals and paper. This helps to ensure that as much of the collection is recycled as possible. We are proud of our dedication to minimising environmental impact by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
How fast can you deliver a skip in Shaftesbury?
We will ask you to confirm when you want the skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you have requested. The majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
When you confirm your booking prior to 3pm on a Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the next day.
Although we cannot guarantee what time we will deliver your skip, we try to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.
All we ask is that you make sure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery location, as failed deliveries will result in a fee for the wasted journey.
Can I throw away electrical products in the skip?
No, you cannot throw old or unwanted electronic waste items in your skip. This can include things such as laptops or computers, hobs, tumble dryers, freezers and tv sets. Electronic objects can’t be thrown in your skip because they can have dangerous materials and components.
Under the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electronic products cannot be sent to landfill and must be recycled.
How many different skip sizes are there?
We can offer a wide range of skip sizes to meet your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, a compact skip excellent for modest DIY jobs and house clearances. A common choice for larger sized projects, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.
For Shaftesbury companies with a large quantity of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.
Should you need some help deciding which size skip you require, have a look at our handy skip size comparison.
Can you deliver to other areas in Dorset?
We offer a UK wide skip hire and waste management service using a network of approved and fully licensed local companies. So whether you want skip hire in Shaftesbury, Bridport, Chickerell, Blandford Forum or any other area in Dorset, we are able to assist.
How big is a roll-on roll-off skip?
A RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container used to get rid of large volumes of waste. Mostly, these type of containers are hired for commercial uses. However, domestic customers may also hire them. It is important to take into account the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 and 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be used for light waste like plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not suitable for the removal of dirt and hardcore.
Is it ok to pile up the waste in my skip?
It is vital to not overfill your skip. You must not pass the level load mark that is shown along the side of the skip. When the skip is overloaded, it will become very unsafe to move. This means that when you overload your skip, you could be required to remove the excess waste. No matter how safe you believe the skip is, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes making use of old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the waste. That is unsafe and is prohibited.
Should I 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 enables you to make sure there is sufficient access for your delivery, plus the skip can be positioned exactly where you need it.
The same thing applies if you have a company. If there is a gate or security, it might not be possible to have a skip delivered when you are not there.
However, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is delivered.
Will a skip hire company from Shaftesbury deliver my skip?
We use a large network of both regional and national skip hire firms to deliver skips to our customers in Shaftesbury and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip hire companies are approved and tested to make sure they satisfy our standards for price, service, recycling and reliability.
What sort of rubbish am I able to dispose of in a skip?
This is amongst the most frequent questions people have about skip hire. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you can fill your skip with a wide variety of different materials. After all, there are numerous kinds of rubbish that will come from garden projects, construction work and property clearances.
Some of the most frequent items that we pick up in our skips include dirt, wood, hedge cuttings, kitchen cabinets, baths, and various household objects.
However, there are some things that you are not allowed to put in your skip. This can include any electronic objects (dishwashers, monitors or cookers for example), car tyres, asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all regarded as hazardous waste, and so getting rid of them must adhere to a completely different procedure to make sure they don’t cause harm to the environment.
Is it possible to have a skip which has a drop down door?
Using a skip that has a drop door helps make filling rubbish into it a lot easier. This is particularly true with hefty waste materials such as dirt or hardcore, which can then be loaded directly into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It can also make loading up big bulky objects such as pieces of furniture much easier too.
Most skip containers can be supplied with a drop down door, but this may sometimes depend on your location and availability. Let us know when you make your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our very best to provide this.
What is classed as a builders skip?
The phrase builders skip can relate to two sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yd skip. The name comes from the fact that these are the most frequent sizes hired by builders and tradespeople.
These substantial skips are suited to a wide variety of domestic and commercial projects. These are the biggest size skips which can be used for heavy builders waste such as dirt, rubble and bricks.
How much waste can the mini skip hold?
The mini skip will be the most compact size available from skip companies and is great for smaller DIY tasks, house clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, which can hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of waste.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some skip companies provide a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will likely refer to this as the mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the fee for hiring the skip depends on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
How can I hire a skip?
We have created our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to type in your delivery address to check out the range of skip sizes we can supply in Shaftesbury. Select the right size to meet your needs and enter the details of when and where you need the skip to be delivered. You can then make payment through the secure payment system, and we will send an email to verify the order as soon as your order is complete!
Can a skip be dropped on a road in Shaftesbury?
Ideally, you want to have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. For anybody who is doing a household task, then your drive will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or company premises is the way to go. On the other hand, if neither is available, the road or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public property, you will have to have a permit from your local authority. This is known as a skip permit, and will be required for a skip to be located on the road, grass verge or any other public property in Shaftesbury. If this is needed, we will request the permit to be issued for you. An extra fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the cost of your chosen skip size.
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