Southborough Skip Hire

If you are aiming to clean out a garden shed, redecorate a tired looking bathroom, or simply unclutter a messy children’s bedroom, a skip is a straightforward and cost-effective way to discard what is getting in your way. Our Southborough skip hire service provides a simple solution – we drop the skip off, you load it up, and then we collect it.

Should you have a modest amount of waste to get rid of, the mini skip might be a fantastic option. Looking for something a bit bigger? Perhaps the 4 yard skip will be the solution. Or maybe you have a significant task on your hands, such as building an extension or getting rid of bulky furniture. For this, we have a choice of big builder’s skips. However big or small your waste needs might be, we can deliver the skip size that is perfect for the task.

Whether it is to your house or even your company, we can supply a skip to wherever you need it in Southborough. Projects can happen anyplace, and our skips shall be there to meet your needs.

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Below are examples of frequently asked questions we get about our skip hire and recycling services.

Southborough Skip Hire FAQs

How can I order a skip in Southborough?

Ordering a skip in Southborough with us is very easy. Decide on the skip size you will need and enter a handful of details about where and when you need the skip delivered. You then pay for the skip using our safe and secure online payment system. We will send a confirmation email and then arrange to have your skip delivered on the date selected.

What size is a builder’s skip?

As the name implies, a builders skip refers to the size of skip most often supplied for construction and demolition work. There are typically two sizes which can be classed as a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. They are both heavy-duty containers that can be used to dispose of significant volumes of building and demolition materials, including soil, rubble and stone.

Although labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for a number of other domestic and business waste disposal jobs.

How big is a roll-on roll-off skip?

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) is a substantial container that can be used to transport huge amounts of waste. Generally, these skips are used for industrial purposes. However, domestic customers may also use them. You should look at the space they will occupy, because they measure between 20 to 40 cubic yards. Because of this, they should only be used for lightweight materials including plastics, timber and cardboard, and are not appropriate for the disposal of garden soil and hardcore.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

This site offers a whole variety of skip sizes to domestic and commercial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to suit all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the huge 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Listed below are the different sized skips offered, with a rough idea of how much waste each skip 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 additional information about our range of skips, like measurements plus the waste they can be used for, take a look at our guide to skip sizes.

How long am I able to hire the skip for?

Our standard hire term will be a fortnight from your delivery date. Having said that, when you book your skip, you can tell us a pick up date that is perfect for you. Naturally, there is a chance that you simply won’t know how long your project will take. Therefore, if your skip is fully loaded sooner than expected, let us know, and we will get it picked up as soon as possible.

We can usually be out to pick up your skip within 48 hours. But, it is important to understand that this is not always the case during busier times. Once collected, the skip will be transported to your local waste transfer centre, where it will be processed and sorted.

Can I fill up the skip above the level load line?

It is very important to not overload your skip, as you run the risk of being told to remove surplus waste before it can be picked up. Regardless of the size you order, you are only permitted to fill them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, as moving an overloaded container will be unsafe, as materials could fall and result in injuries or damage to other people.

To avoid this situation, please be sure to hire a size appropriate for your waste removal needs. If your skip is full but you have some additional rubbish to dispose of, we are happy to arrange an exchange.

Will you deliver to other areas in Kent?

As well as delivering skips and containers to Southborough, we can also deliver to other towns and villages throughout Kent. By utilising our network of local and national waste management and recycling companies, we provide you with a truly nationwide service. So whether you want a skip delivering to Southborough, Lydd or Queenborough, we have got you covered.

Can a skip be dropped on a road in Southborough?

In the vast majority of circumstances, your skip can be delivered on your driveway, the highway, pathway or grass verge and deliveries can be made to your home or workplace. If you would like the skip to be located on land outside of your business or house, you need to get permission from the local council in Southborough, which is referred to as a permit. If necessary, we would be happy to arrange this on your behalf, so it’s one less thing to think about. The local authority will charge a fee for your skip permit, and you should be aware before ordering that getting the licence can often take up to two working days.

What things can I put in my skip?

You may use your skip to throw out many different waste types. We are experienced in collecting and processing numerous items produced from building jobs, garden landscaping and household clean-ups. Examples of permitted waste materials include:

  • Home furniture
  • Garden cuttings
  • Garden soil
  • Concrete
  • Bathroom sinks
  • Kitchen cabinets and units

Many different materials will be allowed, so whether you wish to discard metals, plastic materials, timber or unwanted toys, we can normally take your rubbish away.

The volume and items you put into your skip may vary depending on the size skip you have ordered. All skips do have a weight limit for safety. So if you would like get rid of top soil and concrete, as an example, the biggest size container you would be permitted to use would be the 8 cubic yard builders skip.

What type of items am I not allowed to put in a skip?

There are several items you will not be allowed to put in the skip. The main reason for this is that some items incorporate hazardous components which may cause harm to the environment. They could also be damaging to human health, therefore they have to be disposed of separately under UK legislation.

A few examples of the items which are restricted include:

  • Paint cans
  • Solvents Refrigerators
  • Gas cylinders
  • Computer monitors
  • Battery packs
  • Car tyres
  • Chemical substances
  • Asbestos
  • Plasterboard

Will my skip come with a drop down door?

Nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop down door, which makes them easy to load. However, we can’t always guarantee this. If you want a skip which has a drop-down door, please let us know when making your order, and then we will do our very best to accommodate.

Having a skip which has a drop-down door makes it easier to load waste materials into the skip, especially with heavy materials, like garden soil and bricks, which can be pushed in using a wheelbarrow. It also makes it easier to load big and bulky items, such as pieces of furniture.

Who will deliver my skip?

Since we provide a nationwide waste management service, we utilise a comprehensive network of approved businesses. These vary from small family-run skip hire companies to nationwide waste management providers. All of our service providers are vetted to ensure they satisfy our high customer service and environmental requirements.

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

Due to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, electrical products have to be kept separate from general waste to get recycled or disposed of safely. This includes all electrical items such as tumble dryers, monitors, kettles, computers and even hairdryers.

What size is the mini skip?

If you are looking for a cheap skip to dispose of some household waste, a mini skip may be just what you need. With a choice of either a 2 or 3 cubic yard capacity (based upon your location), the mini skip is a cost-effective waste disposal choice to handle many tasks.

The mini skip can fit on the smallest of driveways but can equally be located on the side of the road, subject to receiving a skip permit from the council.

Although most commonly hired by household customers, the mini skip can also handle smaller commercial jobs.

How long does it take to get a skip in Southborough?

We will ask you to confirm when you want your skip to be delivered as part of the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you’ve requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

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

Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive, we try to offer you an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we request is that you ensure the delivery driver can access your required delivery position, as failed delivery attempts will result in a charge for the wasted journey.

What is the cost of skip hire in Southborough?

The price of hiring a skip in Southborough is determined by the size of skip you require. The lowest priced option available will be the 2 yard mini skip, which is suited to small DIY jobs and general tidyups. If you want a larger skip, such as an 8 yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The cost will also increase if you want to have the skip placed on the highway, since you will require a permit, which the council charge a fee for.

What happens to the waste in my skip?

The rubbish in the skip will be taken to a nearby waste transfer facility. Here the contents will be sorted by machinery and also by hand into different waste streams, such as metal, cardboard, stone and timber. Processing the rubbish in this way helps to maximise the amount which can be reused and recycled. Our goal and motivation is to maximise recycling and minimise the volume of waste ending up in landfill.

Do I need to stay in when the skip will be delivered?

If you are having a skip delivered to your property, it is best to be there on the day the skip is delivered. You can then be sure the lorry has complete access and that the skip is situated precisely where you want it. This also is applicable for those who have a skip delivered to company property, especially when gates restrict access.

However, if that is not possible, you do not have to stress. Simply let us know when you are making your order, and then we will take care of everything.

Other areas covered include Lydd, Queenborough, Sittingbourne, Rochester, Minster, Herne Bay, Dover and Folkestone.

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