Skip Hire in Sherborne

Whether you are cleaning out the loft, getting some building work carried out or tidying in the shed, ordering skip is a simple and fast option to throw out all of your unwanted junk. If you are searching for a cost-effective skip hire provider in Sherborne, we can help.

We provide you with skips for waste disposal projects of all sizes. Whether you need a mini skip for a basic tidy up or a large builders skip for top soil and stone, we are able to supply a wide range ideal for projects big or small.

We can provide skips to households and businesses across Sherborne and the surrounding towns and villages. So wherever you may be, we are able to offer you a reliable and cheap skip hire service that won’t let you down.

Getting a skip on our website is simple. Our online booking software enables you to choose between a full variety of sizes that can be delivered within as little as 24 hours.

Not sure what size skip you may need to do the job? Why not try our skip size guide to find out the amount of waste each size can hold.

Sherborne Skip Hire FAQs

How can I order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Sherborne through us is incredibly straightforward. Decide on the skip size you want and enter a handful of details about where and when you want your skip to be delivered. You can then pay for your skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send you a confirmation email and prepare to have your skip delivered to you.

What are the different skip sizes to pick from?

We are able to offer a wide range of skip sizes to match your particular needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest available skip is the 2 yard mini skip, which is a compact skip great for small DIY projects and household clearances. A popular option for more substantial tasks, refurbishments and building work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Sherborne companies which produce a large quantity of bulky waste materials, we can offer RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

If you require help figuring out which skip size you need, have a look at our helpful skip size comparison.

How big is a mini skip?

The mini skip is the most compact skip available from skip companies and is perfect for smaller DIY jobs, shed clearances and general tidy-ups. For most firms, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, which will hold the equivalent of about 25 bin bags worth of rubbish.

Rather than a 2 yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 yard as their smallest container. They will likely refer to this as being a mini skip, which can be a little confusing. But rest assured, the price of hiring a skip depends on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is classed as a mini skip or not will not make a difference.

How long can I keep the skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to two weeks. Usually, that provides you with sufficient time to fill up your skip. However, if you do need some more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Obviously, in the event you finish with the skip earlier, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and we will prepare to send out one of our lorry drivers to collect the skip as quickly as possible.

Do I need to be at home when my skip will be delivered?

When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there at the time the skip is delivered. Then you can make sure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip can be located exactly where you want it. The same applies when you have a skip delivered to company premises, particularly when gates restrict access.

On the other hand, if this is not possible, you do not have to stress. Just tell us when you are placing your booking, and then we will take care of the rest.

Am I allowed to throw away electronic products in my skip?

Electrical objects such as televisions, freezers, refrigerators, laptops or computers, monitors and washing machines are classed as a hazardous type of waste and so cannot be disposed of in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 requires that electronic objects must be segregated from other materials. This helps ensure that they can be reused, recycled and disposed of within the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

How large is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a large container that can be used to get rid of large quantities of waste. Primarily, these type of containers are used for business purposes. However, household clients may also hire them. It is very important take into account the space they will occupy, as they measure between 20 – 40 cubic yards. Due to this, they can only be utilised for light materials including plastics, wood and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the removal of soil and rubble.

What can I put in the skip?

You can throw a variety of rubbish into your skip. This can include wood, floor tiles, metal or concrete from a household clearance. Plant and bush cuttings, dirt and stone from garden work is allowed too. Worktops and units from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be discarded in your skip.

However, there are a few items that can’t be put in a skip due to the potential environmental or health risk they could cause.

You cannot throw in your fridge, laptop or your old car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also not allowed in the skip. Each of these things consist of hazardous materials in one type or another. They must be disposed of separately from your general waste.

Should you need hazardous waste removal, we may be able to arrange a separate service for this waste. Feel free to contact us for additional details. Alternatively, if you are a domestic customer, you might be able to take this sort of waste to your local council managed recycling facility.

What will happen to the rubbish once the skip is collected?

Once you have finished filling up your skip, we come and get it. It will be transported to a waste transfer centre in or local to Sherborne where we will separate the waste into its composite types (wood, plastics, rubble, etc.). By separating the waste from your skip, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.

Will you deliver to other areas in Dorset?

Sure, we provide a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can provide our range of skip sizes to areas throughout Dorset, including Sherborne, Swanage, Wareham and Chickerell. So no matter where you require a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?

The builder’s skip is regarded as the popular skip which is ordered throughout the UK. Offered in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, a builders skip is perfect for most building and construction projects, which is where the name stems from.

The 8 yd builders skip will be the biggest option that you can use for heavy waste matter such as soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Can I get a skip that has a drop down door?

For anyone who is ordering a builder’s skip, the likelihood is that it will include a drop door. This is made for disposing of heavy building and construction rubbish, as it can be walked in the skip using a wheelbarrow.

Some mini skips and 4 yarders also come with a drop-down door, however these are generally more uncommon. Simply because these sizes are generally small enough at the ends for you to tip a wheelbarrow of waste materials into them.

If you prefer a drop door for your job, please tell us when placing your order. We will do our utmost to make sure a skip with a drop door is provided.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Sherborne?

To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service throughout the UK, we work in partnership with a variety of local and nationwide businesses. This enables us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to guarantee we can offer customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

What is the cost of hiring a skip in Sherborne?

To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Sherborne, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the skip sizes we offer in your town and how much each one costs to hire. If the skip is going on the road or other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also have to be factored in.

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 following day. In some instances, we can even provide a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery dates will be confirmed when going through the order process.

Do I require permission to have a skip delivered on the street in Sherborne?

In most cases, it is possible to get your skip placed on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your house or company. But to do this, you need to have consent from the local council in Sherborne, which is known as a skip permit. We will arrange this for you, so you don’t have to worry. The council will charge a fee for the license, and it can sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to authorise this.

Can I fill up my skip higher than the level load line?

No. You must only fill the skip up to the level load line. Stacking rubbish up over this line would make it unsafe to move, and you may be asked to get rid of the extra waste before the skip can be collected. This includes the use of doors, or other materials to raise the skip height. Again, this makes transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.

Other areas covered include Swanage, Wareham, Chickerell, Shaftesbury, Stalbridge, Blandford Forum, Bridport and Beaminster.

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