Best Skip Hire in South London
With skips offered in various sizes, ordering skip hire in South London couldn’t be easier. Whether you are aiming to clean out the attic, tidy the back garden, renovate your home or have a full house clearance to tackle, we’re sure to have the ideal solution.
Whether you are interested in a midi skip through to a large builders’ skip, our low-cost options will ensure that you can clear out your waste quickly, conveniently and without needing to break the bank! All the waste collected will be taken to nearby and fully licenced waste recycling facilities, where it will be sorted and recycled.
What are the benefits of using a skip?
A skip can be a great asset for lots of different waste disposal requirements. You might be clearing out your shed, sorting out the attic space, giving the garden an overhaul or even wanting to reclaim space in your house. Hiring a skip lets you remove this junk quickly and conveniently without needing to go through numerous outings to the local recycling facility.
If you want a low-cost and reliable skip hire service in South London, we are here to help. We can provide skip hire for projects big and small, and we are experienced with hiring to both residential and business clients.
We will deliver a skip to your house or business premises throughout South London, as well as the nearby areas. This means you can rely on our reliable skip hire service to meet your requirements wherever you are based.
Our objective is to ensure that finding a skip through our website is hassle-free and dependable. We have a very simple online booking process that enables clients to pick from a comprehensive selection of skip sizes, and we can often arrange delivery to you the next working day if required.
If you are uncertain where to start when choosing a skip, the guide below aims to answer all the questions you may have. Whether it is determining which skip best fits your needs, how long you are able to hire it, as well as what you can put in it, let’s get you in the know before you place an order.
South London Skip Hire FAQs
What different sizes do skips come in?
When it comes to hiring a skip in South London, you will have numerous sizes to choose from, which range from 2 to 40 cubic yards in capacity.
The 2 cubic yard container, sometimes called a mini skip, is the smallest choice available. This compact container is fantastic for small household clearances and DIY jobs.
The next available size is the 4 yard midi skip, which can contain the equivalent of roughly 35-40 bin bags of rubbish.
After the midi are the builder’s skips, which are available in either 6 or 8 cubic yards. These represent the most frequent sizes hired, as builders and tradespeople frequently make use of them. But their big capacity also means they are ideal for household tidy ups including bulky objects such as pieces of furniture and beds.
We are able to supply 10, 12, 14 and 16 cubic yard skips for those with even bigger waste disposal requirements. These skips are only suitable for light waste, so they can’t be hired to dispose of soil or concrete.
For more information about the various skip sizes available, such as measurements, check out our guide to skip sizes.
Do all skips have a drop down door?
The majority of containers can be supplied with a drop door, which makes them much easier to load. However, unfortunately we can’t always guarantee this. If you require a skip with a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we can do our very best to accommodate.
Having a skip with a drop-down door can make it easier to load materials into the skip, particularly with weighty materials, such as garden soil and concrete, which can be walked in with a wheelbarrow. This also makes it easier to throw in large and bulky items, such as household furniture.
How quick can you deliver a skip in South London?
We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the order process, and we’ll ensure that it’s with you on the date that you have requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.
If you confirm your order before 3pm on Monday to Friday, we will normally have the skip delivered to you the following day.
Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive with your skip, we try to offer you a morning or afternoon delivery slot to manage your day more conveniently.
All we request is that you ensure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery spot, as unsuccessful delivery attempts will result in a fee for a wasted journey.
If I need a skip on the road in South London, will I need to get a permit?
In the majority of cases, your skip can be delivered on to your driveway, the street, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your house or place of work. If you need your skip to be situated on land outside of your business or home, you need to get authorisation from your local council in South London, which is known as a permit. If necessary, we would gladly arrange this for you, therefore it’s one less point to worry about. The council does charge a fee for your skip license, plus you should be aware before placing your order that getting the licence can often take up to two working days.
Should I be in when the skip is delivered?
It is always a good idea to be there when anyone delivers something to your property. That allows you to ensure there is sufficient access for the delivery, and the skip can be located exactly where you want it.
The same goes for those who have a business. If you have a gate or security, it may not be possible to get a skip delivered when you are not present.
Nonetheless, if it is unavoidable and the access is not a problem, you don’t have to be there when the skip is being delivered.
What is the cost of skip hire in South London?
To discover how much it is going to cost to hire a skip in South London, enter your postcode into the search box above. We will immediately display the skip sizes we offer in your area and how much each size will cost you to hire. If your skip is going to be on the street or any other council-owned property, a skip permit charge will also need to be factored in.
Am I allowed to fill my skip above level load line?
It is essential to not overfill a skip. You must not pass the level load mark indicated on the side of the skip. If the skip is overfilled, it becomes very unsafe to move. This means that when you overload your skip, you might be asked to take off the excess waste. However secure you think the skip to be, it cannot be collected if overloaded. This includes using old doors or other large flat pieces to build up around the rubbish. This can be dangerous and is not allowed.
What is the procedure for hiring a skip in South London?
Ordering a skip in South London with us is very straightforward. Pick the skip size you require and then enter a handful of details about when and where you need the skip to be delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment platform. We will send you a confirmation email and schedule to have your skip delivered to you.
What will happen to the waste?
As soon as your skip is full and ready for collection, we will collect it and transport it to a local waste recycling centre, where it will be processed. The rubbish will get separated into a variety of waste types, such as wood, soil and plastics. This helps to ensure as much of the rubbish will be recycled as possible. Our company is proud of our commitment to the environment by sending as little waste to landfill as possible!
Am I able to throw away electrical items in the skip?
Unfortunately it is not permitted, because electrical products including old televisions, refrigerators, laptops and monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical items need to be kept separate for them to be recycled and disposed of in a secure and eco-friendly way.
How long am I able to hire a skip for?
You can typically keep the skip for up to a fortnight from the day that it is delivered. To ensure the pick up is as convenient as possible, you will have the option of giving a preferred collection date when making your order.
Otherwise, just tell us when you’ve finished loading up the skip, and we will arrange to collect sooner – in the majority of cases, it will be the next working day.
It might take a little while longer to collect your skip over busy times, but we will always try to come as swiftly as possible.
Can you deliver to other areas in Greater London?
As well as delivering skips to South London, we also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Greater London. Through our network of local and national waste management and recycling businesses, we provide a totally nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering in South London, Hillingdon or Islington, we have got you covered.
How much waste can you fit in a mini skip?
If you are looking for a cheap skip to dispose of some domestic rubbish, a mini skip might be just the thing you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 yard capacity (based on location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal option to take on many jobs.
A mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be situated on the side of the street, subject to getting a skip permit from the council.
Although most frequently hired by household customers, the mini skip can also handle smaller commercial jobs.
Am I allowed to dispose of all sorts of waste in the skip?
Your skip can be used to get rid of a variety of types of waste. We are used to collecting and processing lots of items from building work, garden projects and property clearances. Some examples of allowed waste products include:
- Home furnishings
- Garden trimmings
- Top soil
- Bathroom sinks and toilets
- Cabinets and units
Many different waste types are generally permitted, therefore whether you wish to dispose of metals, plastic materials, timber or old toys, we can normally take your waste away.
The volume and materials you throw into the skip may vary depending on which size skip you have chosen. Skips do have a maximum weight limit for safety reasons. So if you want to get rid of soil and rubble, as an example, the largest size you will be allowed to hire would be the 8 yard builders skip.
Is there anything that I can’t put in the skip?
There are several waste materials you are not able to dump in your skip. The reason behind this is that these items include hazardous elements which can be damaging to the environment. They can even be harmful to human health, and so they have to be disposed of separately under UK law.
A few of the things that are restricted include:
- Solvents Fridges
- Gas cylinders
- Computer screens
Will a skip hire company from South London deliver my skip?
To offer a thorough skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work with a number of local and national businesses. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to ensure we can offer customers with the most cost effective and dependable skip hire service.
What is a builder’s skip?
As the name indicates, a builder’s skip is the size of skip most commonly supplied for building projects. There are generally two skip sizes that may be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty bins that can be used to dispose of large quantities of building and demolition materials, such as earth, concrete and bricks.
Although they are branded a builder’s skip, these can of course be used for a number of other household and industrial waste disposal tasks.
What is a roll-on roll-off container?
Roll-on roll-off (RORO) skips are substantial industrial size skips that are used primarily within the business sector. They come in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for companies that produce significant quantities of waste.
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