Affordable Skip Hire in Smethwick
If you are planning to clear out a garden shed, remodel a tired looking kitchen, or perhaps unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is a simple and cost-effective way to throw out what is getting in your way. Our Smethwick skip hire service delivers a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you load it up, and we collect it.
Should you have a small amount of waste materials to throw away, the mini skip may well be a perfect option. In search of something slightly larger? Maybe the 4 yard skip could be the solution. Or maybe you have a significant job on your hands, such as having an extension or throwing out some old furniture. For this, we have a range of large builder’s skips. However big or small your waste requirements might be, we have the skip size which is just right for your task.
Whether it is to your house or your business, we will deliver a skip to wherever you want it in Smethwick. Jobs can take place anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
Place your order online or get in touch with a member of our friendly team for additional information today.
Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we get regarding our skip hire and recycling service.
Smethwick Skip Hire FAQs
What can I put in the skip?
This is one of the most popular questions people have about our skip hire service. What is important to consider is that you may fill up your skip with a wide range of different materials. After all, there are numerous kinds of waste that may result from garden work, building work and home clearances.
Among the most frequent items that we pick up in our skips include soil, wood, tree cuttings, kitchen cabinets, bathroom suites, and various household products.
There are some waste materials that you are not allowed to discard in your skip. This includes any electronic objects (fridge freezers, monitors or computers for example), old tyres, sheets of asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals. These are all regarded as hazardous waste, and so getting rid of them must comply with an entirely different procedure to make sure they do not cause damage to the environment.
What is a builders skip?
The term builders skip can refer to two different sizes – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. The name originates from the fact that these are the most typical sizes used by general builders and tradespeople.
These large containers are suited to a multitude of domestic and business tasks. They are the largest skip sizes that can be used for hefty builders waste such as top soil, stone and bricks.
Am I allowed to pile up waste in my skip?
I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill your skip up to the level load mark. Piling rubbish up over this line would make it unsafe to move, and you might be told to take away the extra waste before your skip can be picked up. This includes using doors, sheets of wood or other materials to increase the height of the skip. Again, this will make transportation of the skip hazardous and it could also make it overweight.
What will happen to the rubbish in my skip once I’ve finished?
After you have finished with your skip, we come and get it. It will be taken to a waste transfer station either in or local to Smethwick where we will separate the waste into its composite types (timber, metal, concrete, etc.). By separating the waste materials, we can recycle as much of it as is possible.
Who will deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both local and national skip hire firms to supply skips to our clients in Smethwick and the rest of the UK. Each of our partner skip hire companies are approved and evaluated to make sure they satisfy our expectations for cost, service, recycling and reliability.
What size skips have a drop down door?
Getting a skip which has a drop door will make loading waste into the skip much easier. This is especially the case with heavy materials such as garden soil or hardcore, which can then be loaded straight into the skip with a wheelbarrow. It may also make throwing away big bulky objects like furniture a lot easier also.
Most skips can be provided with a drop down door, however this can sometimes depend on area and availability. Let us know when you place your online order if a drop door is needed, and we will do our best to provide this.
Should I be in when the skip is delivered?
No, you do not have to be at home when we deliver the skip. Provided that we can access where you need it positioned, we will manage everything.
When you will not be at home, just provide us with any relevant delivery instructions when placing the order. For example, you may prefer the skip to be positioned on a particular area of your property. Or you may want to ensure the skip doesn’t block entry to your garage.
Whatever the situation may be, tell us when you place your order, and then we will ensure your instructions are passed to the lorry driver.
How quick can you deliver a skip to Smethwick?
If you place an order prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually have your skip delivered the next day. In some instances, we will even provide a same day delivery option. Availability and delivery days are confirmed during the order process.
How large is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are large industrial scale skips that are used mainly within the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, making them perfect for businesses that generate large amounts of waste.
Can you deliver to other areas in West Midlands?
We provide a UK wide skip hire service using a network of approved and fully licensed local businesses. So whether you are looking for skip hire in Smethwick, Brierley Hill, Bilston, Solihull or any other location in West Midlands, we are able to help.
What is a mini skip?
The mini skip is the smallest size offered by skip firms and is designed for small DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For the majority of firms, the mini skip will be a 2 cubic yard skip, that can contain the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of rubbish.
Instead of a 2 cubic yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 cubic yard as their smallest container. They will refer to this as a mini skip, which may be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring a skip is based on the actual size of the skip you order, so whether it is branded as being a mini skip or not won’t make a difference.
Am I able to throw away electrical items in the skip?
Unfortunately this is not allowed, since electronic products including old TVs, refrigerators, laptops and monitors are classified as hazardous waste. Due to The Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical objects need to be kept separate so they can be recycled and disposed of in a secure and environmentally friendly fashion.
If I would like a skip on a road in Smethwick, will I need to have a permit?
This depends on where the skip will be positioned. You will only require a permit if it is positioned on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not need a permit if your skip is on your private property, such as a drive or within your company premises.
If you have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Simply tell us while completing the order process, and then we will make the required arrangements with the local authority. They do charge a fee for the permit, so if you can place your skip on private property, it will save you some pounds.
What is the procedure for hiring a skip in Smethwick?
We have created our booking system with speed and simplicity in mind. Step one is to enter your address to view the range of skip sizes we are able to deliver in Smethwick. Pick the right size to meet your needs and provide us with the details of when and where you need your skip to be delivered. After that you can make payment through the secure payment system, and we’ll send you an email to verify your order as soon as your order is complete!
What is the cost of skip hire in Smethwick?
To discover how much it will cost to hire a skip in Smethwick, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will instantly show you the skip sizes we offer in your area and how much each size will cost you to order. If your skip is going to be on the highway or any other council-owned property, a skip permit cost will also need to be factored in.
What sizes do skips come in?
We can offer a full-range of skip sizes to meet your specific needs, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. Our smallest skip is the 2 yard mini skip, a compact skip suitable for modest DIY jobs and house clearances. A common choice for larger sized tasks, refurbishments and construction work is the 8 cubic yard skip.
For Smethwick businesses with a big quantity of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo skips (roll on roll off skips), which range from 20-40 cubic yards in size.
If you require some help deciding on which skip size you require, check out our useful skip size comparison.
How long am I allowed to hire a skip for?
Generally, you can have a skip for a maximum of 2 weeks. Which means you don’t need to hurry through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is loaded prior to the 14-day mark, we will gladly come and collect the skip earlier. Just give us a call or get in touch online, and we will be out to get it as quickly as possible.
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