Skip Hire Shepton Mallet

If you’re wanting to clear out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids bedroom, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Shepton Mallet skip hire service provides a simple solution – we will drop your skip off, you load it up, and we collect it.

If you have a modest amount of waste to dispose of, the mini skip may be a great choice. Interested in something slightly larger? Perhaps the 4 yard midi skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have got a large task on your hands, such as having an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a selection of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we can provide the skip size which is perfect for the situation.

Be it to your house or even your company, our team will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Shepton Mallet. Jobs could happen anyplace, and our skips will be there to meet your needs.

Order online or make
contact with a member of our helpful staff to find out more today.

Below are a few of the common questions we receive about our skip hire and recycling service.

Shepton Mallet Skip Hire FAQs

How long will it take to get a skip in Shepton Mallet?

We will ensure your skip is provided when requested, which in most cases is going to be Monday to Saturday. If you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can normally deliver your skip the following day.

Although we can’t guarantee a precise delivery time, we will do our very best to reach you within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You will need to ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery area, as a failed delivery attempt will usually incur a charge for the wasted journey.

What types of waste materials can I put in my skip?

You are able to throw a variety of waste types in the skip. This can include wood, tile, plastics or bricks from a household clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden jobs are allowed also. Dated cabinets from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in your skip.

However, there are things that you are not allowed to put in a skip because of the possible environmental or health risks they can cause.

You can’t throw in your fridge, computer monitor or your old car tyres. Chemical waste, asbestos or paint is also prohibited in the skip. All of these things consist of hazardous materials in one form or another. They should be disposed of separately from your normal waste.

If you want hazardous waste disposal, we may be able to arrange a separate service for this waste. Please email for further information. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this type of waste to your local council run recycling centre.

Can you deliver to other areas in Somerset?

Yes. We can deliver skips to cities, towns and villages in all parts of the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we are able to offer skips to both domestic and industrial customers across Somerset and elsewhere in the UK.

How can I hire a skip online?

Ordering a skip should not be hard. This is why we have made the order process as easy as possible. First, enter your delivery address to view all the different skip sizes we can deliver to Shepton Mallet. Pick which size you wish to hire, and confirm if it is going to be delivered on private property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

After your order is complete, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order details. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Do I need approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Shepton Mallet?

This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a skip permit when it is placed on public property, like a street, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit if your skip will be on private property, like a driveway or inside your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Just tell us as part of the order process, and then we can make the necessary arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can locate your skip on your own property, it will save you a few pounds.

What is the cost of skip hire in Shepton Mallet?

The cost of hiring a skip in Shepton Mallet is determined by the size of skip you want. The cheapest option available is the 2 yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you require a larger skip, like an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally be more expensive. The charge will also increase if you need to have a skip on the highway, because you will need a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

What size is a builder’s skip?

A builder’s skip can refer to either the 8 or 6 cubic yard skip. They are the largest containers that can be hired to get rid of weighty building waste materials such as stone, bricks, gravel or soil.

A builder’s skip is perfect for a number of projects. Whether you are getting an extension built, renovating your bathroom or cleaning out your garage, these large skips tend to be the most cost-effective solution available.

How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?

If you are looking for a cheap skip to dispose of some domestic waste, the mini skip could 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 rubbish disposal solution to handle numerous jobs.

The 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 often hired by household customers, the mini skip can also tackle small commercial jobs.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The normal hire term is 2 weeks from your date of delivery. However, at the time you book your skip, you can tell us a collection date that is ideal for you. Naturally, there is a possibility that you simply won’t know how long your skip will take to fill. So if the skip is loaded sooner than anticipated, contact us, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.

We can usually make collections within 48 hours. Having said that, it is important to keep in mind that this may not always be possible at busy periods. Once collected, your waste will be transported to your local waste recycling facility, where the waste will be processed and sorted.

Do all skips have a drop door?

The majority of containers can be provided with a drop down door, making them easy to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you need a skip which has a drop-down door, please tell us when placing your order, and then we can do our very best to accommodate.

A skip which has a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the skip, particularly with weighty materials, like dirt and concrete, which can be pushed in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in big and bulky objects, such as furniture.

Can I stack up waste in my skip?

You must not fill up the skip past the level load line. When you fill it up above the tip of this level, it means your skip is not safe and secure to move, and you may be asked to remove any excess rubbish before it can be collected.

What skip sizes can you offer?

We provide a whole variety of skip sizes to domestic and commercial clients all over the UK. We have a skip to match all requirements – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the various skip sizes you can choose from, with a rough idea of the amount of rubbish each skip can hold:

  • 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 range of skips, like dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Shepton Mallet?

As we provide a national skip hire service, we utilise a diverse network of approved companies. These vary from small local skip hire firms to nationwide waste management service providers. Each of our service providers are vetted to guarantee they satisfy our high customer service and environmental requirements.

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is going to be delivered?

It is always best if you can be in when anyone delivers something to your home. You can then ensure there is sufficient access for your delivery, and the skip can be placed just where you need it.

The same thing goes for those who have a business. When there is a gate or security, it may not be possible to have a skip delivered if you are not there.

However, when it is unavoidable and access is not a problem, you do not need to be there when the skip is being delivered.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

When your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be transported to a local waste transfer station to be processed. The contents will be sorted into the different waste materials, like wood, metals, plastics, etc. This ensures that the maximum amount of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

Am I allowed to dispose of electrical products in my skip?

No, you cannot put old or broken electronic waste products in your skip. This includes things such as printers, cookers, tumble dryers, refrigerators and computer monitors. Electronic objects can’t be disposed of in your skip since they can include 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 must be reused or recycled.

What size roll-on roll-off containers can you offer?

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes referred to as a RORO, is a substantial skip used to dispose of large amounts of rubbish. These skips are primarily for industrial use but can be hired by residential customers also. Having said that, you will want a good amount of room because these skips range from 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much bigger in comparison to the average skip you will likely see on the side of the road.

As a result of the size, roll-on roll-off containers should only be hired for light-weight materials like plastics, timber and cardboard, so they are not appropriate for getting rid of concrete and bricks.

Other areas covered include Ilminster, Wells, South Petherton, Taunton, Bridgwater, Yeovil, Wincanton and Dulverton.

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