Best Skip Hire in Southampton

If you are searching for cost-effective skip hire in Southampton, you are certainly in the best place. We employ a network of local and national skip hire and recycling companies to give a reliable and efficient service to both domestic and business customers.

We offer a thorough selection of sizes perfect for all waste removal needs. From the 2 yard mini skip up to the 16 cubic yard container, not to mention our selection of commercial roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers.

We can supply skips in Southampton and the nearby areas. If you are ordering a skip placed on your private property (for example a driveway), we can normally schedule delivery within 24 hours. Skips which will be positioned on the highway take a little bit longer, as we must get a skip permit from the local council.

With a simple online booking system, you can hire a skip within only a few clicks and get it delivered anywhere in Southampton.

For further information regarding hiring a skip and the service we offer, we have addressed some of the FAQs below. Can’t find what you are looking for? Speak to a member of our team who will be glad to help.

Southampton Skip Hire FAQs

What is the cost of skip hire in Southampton?

Our goal is to deliver the most affordable skip hire service in Southampton. The price you pay will, naturally, depend on the size of skip you order. It ranges from the mini skip, which is the lowest priced choice, all the way up to the 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container. If you want to have your skip situated on the street or other local authority property, you will also need to factor in the additional price of a skip permit.

What is a mini skip?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to throw out, the mini skip may be the ideal solution. What size is referred to as a mini skip is different from company to company, according to what sizes they provide.

2 cubic yards is considered the most popular size for the mini skip. However, some companies opt to have a 3 cubic yard container as their smallest option. Price is dependent on the actual size you hire, rather than the phrase “mini skip”.

Mini skips are good for residential work including small DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you would like it positioned on your driveway and need room to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them a good choice.

Can I load my skip higher than the side?

It is important never to overload a skip, as you risk being required to take out surplus waste prior to it being collected. Regardless of the size you hire, you are only allowed to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, since transporting an overloaded container can be hazardous, as rubbish could fall and result in injuries or damage to others.

To prevent this situation, please make sure you order a size suitable for your waste disposal requirements. If your skip is full and you have further waste to dispose of, we are happy to organise an exchange.

What is the process of ordering a skip in Southampton?

Hiring a skip shouldn’t be hard. This is why we have made the order procedure as simple as possible. First, enter in your postcode to view the range of skips we can deliver to Southampton. Select which size you wish to hire, and confirm if it is going to be dropped on your own property. Enter your details and make payment using our secure payment platform.

As soon as your order is done, we will send you a confirmation email with all your order information. You can then sit back and relax while we take care of the rest.

Am I able to have a skip which has a drop door?

Typically, the majority of skips can be supplied with a drop door, dependant upon the size, availability and area. If you want a drop-down door, be sure to tell us when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is primarily beneficial if you are choosing a big builder’s skip, as it lets you wheelbarrow your waste straight into the skip. This isn’t as important for mini and midi skips, since they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

Do I require approval to get a skip delivered on the street in Southampton?

This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only require a skip permit if it is placed on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You do not require a permit if the skip is on private property, like a drive or inside your company premises.

If you need to get a permit, we can arrange this on your behalf as part of the service. Simply tell us as part of the order process, and then we will make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for the permit, so if you can place your skip on your own land, you will save some money.

Do you use local skip hire companies in Southampton?

To provide a comprehensive skip hire and waste management service across the UK, we work in partnership with a number of local and national companies. This allows us to cover the whole of the UK and helps to make sure we can offer customers with the most affordable and reliable skip hire service.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Generally, you can keep the skip for a maximum of two week. This means you don’t have to hurry through your project. Once you have completed your project or the skip is loaded ahead of the 14-day mark, we will be happy to come and pick up the skip earlier. Just give us a call or contact us online, and we will be out to collect it as soon as possible.

Can you deliver to other areas in Hampshire?

Yes. We provide skips to cities, towns and villages all over the UK. By utilising a network of approved waste management companies, we can offer skips to both domestic and industrial customers throughout Hampshire and elsewhere within the UK.

What size roll-on roll-off skips can you provide?

If you run a company in Southampton and want to dispose of substantial amounts of light waste, a roll-on roll-off container may be a perfect option. Available in 20 to 40 yards, they are the largest waste disposal containers that are available.

As the label indicates, these containers can be rolled on and off the lorry with a hook, in contrast to regular skips, which are picked up using chains.

What is a builders skip?

The builder’s skip is probably the most common skip that is used across the UK. Available in either a 6 or 8 cubic yard capacity, the builders skip is ideal for most building and construction work, which is where the name comes from.

The 8 yd builders skip is the largest option which you can use for hefty waste like garden soil, concrete, bricks and rubble.

Where will you take the waste from my skip?

After you have finished filling your skip, we will come and pick it up. It will be transported to a waste transfer station in or local to Southampton where we segregate 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 fast can you deliver a skip to Southampton?

We will ensure your skip is delivered when requested, which in most cases will be Monday to Saturday. When you place an order before 3pm Monday to Friday, we can usually deliver your chosen skip the very next day.

Although we are not able to promise a precise delivery time, we will always do our best to come within either an AM or PM slot of your choosing.

You should ensure the skip lorry can access the delivery location, as a failed delivery effort will most likely incur a fee for the wasted journey.

How many different skip sizes are there?

Skips come in a selection of different sizes to match different waste disposal requirements. Each container is measured by volume, generally in cubic yards. The smallest of these sizes is the 2 yard skip, also known as the mini skip. It can hold approximately 25 bags of waste, which is perfect for small residential projects.

Next up is the 4 yard skip, which can hold roughly 35 bags of rubbish. This skip is roughly the dimensions of a smallish car and is often known as a midi skip. The 4 yard is a good choice for loft clearances and household refurbishment jobs.

Should you have a more significant waste disposal job to deal with, a builder’s skip could be the smartest choice. These are available in both 6 and 8 cubic yards. As the label implies, these represent the most typical sizes ordered by builders for construction waste, including clay and stone. However they can just as well be used for domestic rubbish such as outdated furniture or bathroom suites.

We also offer 10-16 cubic yard containers and industrial 20-40 cubic yard RORO containers. For additional info on the range of skip sizes we have available, click the link below.

Guide to skip sizes

Do I need to be at home whenever the skip is due to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at home when the skip is going to be delivered, but it will help. Being there when your skip arrives means that you can make sure the delivery driver can be given complete access and that your skip will be located precisely where you need it. Likewise, if your skip is being hired to a company premises, we will appreciate your assistance during delivery, especially if gates restrict the lorry’s access.

However, when you can’t be around at the time of delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask you to tell us when you book your order, and then we will organise things from there.

Am I able to dispose of electrical products in the skip?

I’m afraid it is not permitted, since electronic products like old televisions, fridges, computers and computer monitors are classed as hazardous waste. Because of the Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, these objects need to be kept separate to allow them to be recycled and disposed of in a safe and eco friendly way.

What types of rubbish am I able to throw in a skip?

You are allowed to throw a variety of rubbish in the skip. This can include timber, tile, metal or concrete from a house clearance. Shrub and bush cuttings, dirt and rock from garden tasks are permitted too. Worktops from a kitchen and old bathroom fixtures may also be thrown in a skip.

However, there are some materials that you cannot put in a skip because of the possible ecological or health risk they can trigger.

You can not throw out your refrigerator, computer or car tyres. Paint, chemicals and asbestos is also prohibited in the skip. Each of these items include hazardous elements in one form or another. They must be disposed of separately from normal rubbish.

If you want hazardous waste removal, we might be able to schedule an independent service for this waste. Please email us for further information. Alternatively, if you are a household customer, you might be able to take this kind of waste to your local council run recycling facility.

Other areas covered include Tadley, Hook, Horndean, Winchester, Portsmouth, Aldershot, New Alresford and Farnborough.

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