Affordable Skip Hire in South East London
If you’re aiming to clear out a garden shed, renovate a tired looking bathroom, or maybe unclutter a messy kids room, a skip is an easy and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our South East London skip hire service provides a very simple solution – we drop your chosen skip off, you load it up, and we collect it.
If you have a small amount of waste materials to throw away, the mini skip may well be a perfect choice. Looking for something a little bigger? Perhaps the 4 cubic yard midi skip will be the answer. Or perhaps you have a large project on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we can supply a range of large builder’s skips. However large or small your waste needs may be, we can offer the skip which is just right for your task.
Whether it be to your property or your company, our team can provide a skip to wherever you want it in South East London. Projects can occur anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.
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Below are a few of the frequently asked questions we receive relating to our skip hire services.
South East London Skip Hire FAQs
Where does my waste be taken to when the skip is collected?
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 separated into different waste streams, like timber, cardboard, paper, etc. This means that as much of the waste as possible can be recycled, which is much better for the environment.
How long does it take to get a skip in South East London?
We can typically supply skips to South East London the next working day when an order is made before 3pm. This applies to orders made between Monday and Friday.
Our online booking system offers you a number of delivery dates to choose from. So whether you need your skip delivered asap or wish to schedule delivery for a later date, it’s not a problem.
Will you deliver skips across Greater London?
We provide a nationwide skip hire service through a network of approved and fully licensed local partner companies. So whether you are searching for skip hire in South East London, Lee, Newham, Hornchurch or another area in Greater London, we are able to assist.
Am I allowed to dispose of electronic items in the skip?
No, you cannot dispose of old or unwanted electronic waste items in your skip. This includes things such as laptops or computers, microwaves, washing machines, fridges and tv sets. Electrical objects can’t be discarded in a skip as they can have hazardous materials and components.
Due to the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical products cannot go to landfill and should be reused or recycled.
If I want a skip on a road in South East London, will I need to have a permit?
Generally, it is possible to have your skip put on the street, pavement or grass verge outside of your home or business. But in order to do this, you must have approval from your local council in South East London, which is known as a skip permit. We can order this on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry. The local authority do charge a fee for this permit, and it may sometimes take 24-48 hrs for them to approve this.
How much waste can a mini skip hold?
The mini skip is the smallest size available from skip companies and is designed for smaller DIY tasks, garage clearances and general tidy-ups. For most companies, the mini skip is a 2 yard skip, that will hold the equivalent of about 25 black bags worth of waste.
Rather than a 2 cubic yard skip, some firms offer you a 3 cubic yard as the smallest container. They will refer to this as the mini skip, which can be slightly confusing. But rest assured, the cost of hiring the skip is based on the actual size of the skip ordered, so whether it is labelled as being a mini skip or not will not make any difference.
Should I be in when the skip will be delivered?
When you are having a skip delivered to your house, it is usually best to be there at the time it is delivered. You can then make sure the skip lorry has full access and that the skip will be located precisely where you want it. The same is true when you have a skip delivered to company property, especially if gates restrict access.
Having said that, if this is not feasible, you don’t have to stress. Just tell us when placing your booking, and we will handle everything.
Am I allowed to throw all kinds of rubbish in the skip?
Before getting your skip, you must ensure that the sort of waste materials you wish to discard will be allowed to go in the skip. Some products and materials must be kept separate and cannot be mixed with general rubbish. This is a legal requirement that aims to help protect the environment.
Waste types you can put in your skip include household goods like furniture, tiles, kitchen cabinets, garden waste and toys. You can also use a skip to dispose of building and demolition waste, like wood, top soil, rubble, metals and concrete.
Some examples of restricted items include electrical goods, car tyres, old paint, chemical substances, batteries and plasterboard. They are all considered hazardous waste and therefore must be disposed of separately from general waste.
Can I get a skip with a drop down door?
Using a skip that has a drop door helps make loading waste into it much easier. This is particularly true with hefty materials like garden soil and concrete, which can then be walked directly into the skip using a wheelbarrow. It may also make loading up large bulky items like household furniture much easier too.
The majority of skips can be provided with a drop down door, although this can sometimes depend upon area and availability. Let us know when you make your online order if a drop door is required, and we will do our absolute best to supply this.
Will a skip hire company from South East London deliver my skip?
We utilise a network of both local and national skip hire companies to deliver skips to our clients in South East London and the rest of the country. Our partner skip hire providers are verified and evaluated to ensure they meet our expectations for price, service, recycling rates and reliability.
What sizes do roll-on roll-off containers come in?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are big industrial scale skips that are used mainly within the business sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them great for companies that produce large volumes of waste materials.
Is it okay to stack up waste in my skip?
I’m afraid not. You are only allowed to fill your skip up to the level load line. Stacking waste up over this line makes it unsafe to move, and you may be told to take off the surplus waste before your skip can be removed. This includes the use of doors, or any other objects to increase the height of the skip. Again, this can make transportation of the skip dangerous and can also make it overweight.
How do I hire a skip in South East London?
We have developed our booking system with speed and simplicity at its core. Step one is to enter your delivery postcode to see all the different skip sizes we are able to deliver in South East London. Select the best size to meet your needs and provide the details of when and where you want the skip to be delivered. After that you can make payment with the secure payment platform, and we’ll send you an email to verify the transaction once your order is complete!
How much waste can a builder’s skip hold?
As the name implies, a builders skip is the size of skip most often hired for building and construction projects. There are typically two skip sizes that can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 cubic yard and 8 yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips that can be used to get rid of significant quantities of construction and demolition waste materials, like garden soil, concrete and rock.
Although branded a builders skip, these can be used for a number of other domestic and commercial waste disposal jobs.
What sizes do skips come in?
We provide a complete variety of skip capacities to household and business customers all over the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the humble 2 yard mini skip to the huge 40 yard roll-on roll-off container.
Here are the various sizes on offer, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each size is capable of holding:
- 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 more information about our choice of skips, such as dimensions plus the waste they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.
How long am I allowed to keep a skip for?
You can in most cases keep your skip for as long as 14 days from your delivery date. You may provide a chosen pick up date when you make your order. Otherwise, you can tell us when you have finished with the skip, and we will organise your collection. Generally, this will be the following business day, although it can occasionally take a little longer during hectic times.
What is the cost of hiring a skip in South East London?
This depends upon the skip size you will need and if you will need a council permit. As you would expect, the smallest skip (the 2 yard mini skip) will be the lowest priced choice. The most expensive and biggest choice is the 40 cubic yard RORO container, which is used primarily in commercial settings. To get an immediate quotation for skip hire in South East London, enter your delivery postcode into the search box above.
Other areas covered include Lee, Newham, Hornchurch, Romford, Sutton, Northwood, Pinner and Ruislip.
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