Skip Hire in Soham

With skips available in numerous sizes, hiring a skip in Soham couldn’t be easier. Whether you are looking to clean out the loft, tidy the back garden, renovate your property or you have a complete house clearance to deal with, we are sure to have the ideal solution.

Whether you are interested in a midi skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost choices will ensure that you can dispose of your rubbish quickly, easily and without having to hurt your wallet! All the rubbish collected will be sent to local and fully licenced waste processing facilities, where it will be separated and recycled.

What are the advantages of getting a skip?

A skip can be a fantastic asset for all sorts of waste clearance requirements. You may be clearing out your garage, rearranging the attic, giving the garden an overhaul or perhaps planning to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip allows you to clear this waste quickly and conveniently without needing to suffer numerous journeys to your local recycling facility.

If you are looking for a low-cost and reliable skip hire company in Soham, we are here to help you. We offer skip hire for jobs big and small, and we are experienced in hiring out to both residential and trade clients.

We will deliver a skip to your property or company premises in Soham, and also the surrounding areas. This means that you can rely on our reliable skip hire service to meet your needs wherever you are located.

Our goal is to ensure that choosing a skip through us is hassle-free and dependable. We provide a very simple online booking process that allows clients to select from a comprehensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often schedule delivery to you the next working day if required.

If you are uncertain where to begin when choosing a skip, the information below aims to answer the questions you might have. Whether it’s determining which skip best suits your needs, the length of time you may hire it, or even what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.

Soham Skip Hire FAQs

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Soham?

If at all possible, you should have the skip dropped on a hard surface area. For anybody who is doing a household project, then the driveway will be best. If it is a commercial job, then a car park or business premises is the way to go. However, when neither option is available, the street or grass verge could be your only option. As this is public land, you must get a permit from your local council. This is called a skip permit, and will be needed for a skip to be positioned on a road, grass verge or other public property in Soham. If this is needed, we will request the license to be granted for you. An additional fee, paid to the local council, will be added to the price of your skip.

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

If you are getting a skip delivered to your house, it is always best to be there at the time the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the lorry has complete access and that the skip can be placed exactly where you want it. The same is true for those who have a skip delivered to business property, particularly when gates restrict access.

Having said that, if this is not achievable, you don’t have to stress. Simply let us know when placing your booking, and then we will handle the rest.

Can I throw all kinds of waste in a skip?

You may use a skip to throw out many different waste materials. We are experienced in picking up and handling lots of items generated from building jobs, garden projects and property clean-ups. A few examples of allowed waste materials include things like:

  • Furniture
  • Tree trimmings
  • Soil
  • Stone and concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Cabinets and units

Many waste materials are accepted, so whether you would like to throw out metals, plastic materials, timber or unwanted toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The quantity and items you discard in your skip will vary based on which size skip you have ordered. Skips have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you wish to discard soil and gravel, for example, the largest size you would be allowed to use is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Are there any items which I can’t put in the skip?

There are a few materials you will not be able to throw out in your skip. The reason for this is that some products include hazardous components that may damage the environment. They can even be damaging to human health, so they need to be discarded separately within UK regulations.

Examples of the things that are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • PC screens
  • Batteries
  • Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

What sizes do skips come in?

We offer a wide selection of skip sizes to match your specific requirements, from 2 to 40 cubic yards. The smallest skip is the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is a compact skip great for small DIY projects and domestic clearances. A common option for bigger jobs, renovations and construction work is the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

For Soham companies with a big volume of bulky waste, we can provide RoRo containers (roll on roll off skips), between 20-40 cubic yards in size.

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

How long will it take to get a skip in Soham?

We will ask you to confirm when you would like your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the day that you’ve requested. The vast majority of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

If you complete your booking prior to 3pm Monday to Friday, we will typically have your skip delivered to you the next day.

Although we can’t promise what time we will arrive, we endeavour to give you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.

All we request is that you make sure the delivery driver has access to your required delivery location, as unsuccessful delivery attempts can lead to a fee for a wasted journey.

How much does it cost to hire a skip in Soham?

To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in Soham, insert your delivery postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display the 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 road or other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also have to be factored in.

What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?

A roll-on roll-off skip, sometimes known as a RORO, is a massive container that is used to get rid of large amounts of waste. These bins are predominantly for industrial use but can be used by household clients as well. However, you will need lots of space as these skips range between 20 to 40 cubic yards, which are much larger in comparison to the typical skip you will see on a neighbour’s driveway.

Due to the size, roro skips should only be provided for light-weight materials such as plastics, wood and cardboard, and so they are not suited to getting rid of concrete and bricks.

Do you deliver skips across Cambridgeshire?

Sure, we offer a nationwide skip hire and waste management service. We can offer skips to areas across Cambridgeshire, such as Soham, Peterborough, Chatteris and Cambridge. So regardless of where you need a skip to be delivered, we have got it covered.

What happens to the rubbish in the skip?

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

How much waste can the mini skip hold?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to get rid of, the mini skip may be the perfect choice. What size is referred to as a mini skip varies from company to company, according to what sizes they have.

2 cubic yards is probably the most common size for the mini skip. However, some companies choose to have a 3 cubic yard container for their smallest option. Price depends on the particular size you hire, instead of the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for household tasks like modest DIY projects and garage clean ups. If you need it positioned on your driveway and need space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

You can typically hire a skip for up to a fortnight from the date that it is delivered to you. To ensure the collection is as convenient as possible, there is the option of offering a preferred collection time when you make your order.

Alternatively, simply let us know when you have finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in many circumstances, it will be the next working day.

It could take a bit longer to pick up your skip during busy times, but we will always endeavour to be there as quickly as possible.

Am I able to get rid of electrical items in my skip?

Electrical items including TVs, freezers, refrigerators, computer systems, monitors and washing machines are all classed as a hazardous waste stream and so can not be placed in your skip. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013 dictates that electric items should be separated from other rubbish. This ensures they can be recycled and disposed of within the safest and most eco friendly manner.

Will my skip be supplied with a drop down door?

Having a skip which has a drop door will make filling waste into the skip a lot easier. This is especially the case with hefty materials like dirt or stone, which can then be walked into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It will also make loading large bulky objects such as household furniture much easier too.

The majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, but this will sometimes depend upon location and availability. Let us know when you make your booking if a door is required, and we will do our very best to supply this.

Will a Soham skip hire company deliver my skip?

A local skip firm will most likely deliver your skip in Soham. We work with a network of both regional and nationwide businesses to allow us to provide our service to domestic and business customers across the whole of the UK. These companies are thoroughly vetted to guarantee they fulfill the high expectations we require with regards to customer service, price and environmental performance.

Am I allowed to stack up waste in my skip?

Unfortunately not. You are only allowed to fill the skip up to the level load line. Loading waste up over this line makes it dangerous to transport, and you can be told to remove the surplus waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or any other materials to increase the skip height. Again, this will make transportation of the skip dangerous and it could also make it overweight.

How can I order a skip?

Hiring a skip in Soham through us is very straightforward. Choose the skip size you want and then input a handful of details about when and where you need your skip to be delivered. You can then pay for the skip using our secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and then prepare to have your skip delivered on the date you have selected.

How big is a builders skip?

The term builder’s skip can relate to two different sizes – the 6 cubic yard and the 8 yard skip. The term comes from the fact that they are the most frequent sizes ordered by general builders and tradespeople.

These substantial containers are suitable for a multitude of household and industrial projects. These are the biggest size skips which can be used for heavy builders waste like garden soil, rubble and concrete.

Other areas covered include Peterborough, Chatteris, Cambridge, St Neots, March, St Ives, Godmanchester and Huntingdon.

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